Heat pumps are an energy-efficient choice for homes in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida and in other areas with temperate to warm climates. These HVAC systems work by using natural principles of heat transfer to cool your home in summer and to heat your indoor spaces during the chilly winter months. In some cases, heat pumps also feature an EM heat mode for especially cold weather. Your local heating and cooling company can provide you with expert guidance on the right way to use the EM function on your heat pump for your Florida home.
How Your Heat Pump Works
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, heat pumps are available in a few different configurations that include ducted and ductless, split systems and packaged systems and single or multi-zone setups. Heat pumps work by extracting heat from indoor air and releasing it outside during the summer months. The process is reversed during the winter, ensuring the most comfortable temperatures for you and your family.
What Is the EM Heat Mode Setting?
One question that many homeowners have about heat pumps is the function of the EM heat mode for these systems. This mode is also known as emergency heat and is used to provide added heating power when temperatures dip below freezing. Because Florida typically enjoys relatively warm winters, the need for an EM heat setting may not be immediately obvious.
However, the Florida Climate Center has collected statistics showing that freezing temperatures and severe cold weather can also occur in our area. If your heat pump is struggling to maintain warm temperatures indoors when the mercury drops outside, the EM heat mode uses electrical power to produce added heating for your home and the most comfortable conditions for you and your family.
At Miklos Air, Inc., we are committed to the highest standards of excellence in the HVAC industry. If you are interested in more information about heat pumps and how they can help you heat and cool your Florida home more efficiently, give our team a call today at (561) 575-2173. We look forward to the opportunity to serve you.