Our HVAC experts repair, replace, and maintain heat strips in your central heating & cooling system. We serve Polk County FL, Lakeland FL, Bartow FL, Winter Haven FL, Mulberry FL, Auburndale FL, & Plant City FL.
Although living in Florida means you rarely need to turn on your heat, there will be occasions when you will need the warmth of an effective heat source. The winter season can sometimes bring temperatures that drop below 40 degrees and a reliable heating system will help ensure that you are comfortable.
When it comes to installing a new heating unit, you may be confused as to which type of system you will need. The industry experts of Action Heating & Cooling Inc. are here to help. Not only will we help match you to the right unit for your heating needs, we will also provide professional installation & service.
A conventional central heat & air conditioning unit utilizes electric heat strips as a heating source during the cooler winter months. While a heat pump can pump heat in both directions – into your home in the winter and out of your home in the summer – an A/C unit can only pump heat in one direction.
With the unique Central Florida climate, powerful heat sources are generally not needed thanks to the mild winter temperatures. Strip heating (or resistance heating) is a popular option for residents in Lakeland FL, Bartow FL, Winter Haven FL, Mulberry FL, Plant City FL, and Auburndale FL.
Heat strips in an A/C unit warm the air as it is forced over the electrically heated metal coils. A powerful blower then transfers the heat from the unit to the interior of your home, providing consistent warmth for those chilly nights.
Since heat strips run on electricity alone, these units are often more affordable than a gas or oil furnace. While not as energy efficient as a heat pump, heat strip A/C units are still a very effective heat source, especially if the night time temperatures drop below freezing.
These units also cost less upfront. Homeowners concerned with the expense of installing a brand new heating unit can enjoy the benefit of a more affordable heating solution with an air conditioning system that includes heat strips.
If you’d like to find out more about your heating options, contact our heating & cooling experts. With years of industry experience and a warehouse full of quality heating & cooling products, we’ll make sure your comfort never comes into question.