Although swimming pools are common in southwest Florida, many homeowners don’t heat them in an effort to reduce energy costs. The truth is, you can economically enjoy the pool temperature you like, at any time of year, day or night, by using a high-efficiency heat pump pool heater or spa heater.
Heat pumps handle both cooling and heating homes (and heating pools) by absorbing heat from the air nearby, then transferring it. This minimizes costs, since redirecting heat already in the environment is much cheaper than generating heat by combustion, as traditional systems do. Heat pump pool heaters work for spa or hot tub heating, too. Benefits of a heat pump pool heating system include:
- Quiet operation
- Highly efficient design requires a fraction of the energy used by standard pool or spa heating systems
- Provides consistent pool or hot tub temperatures, acting independently or as a backup to solar power
- Recycling heat from the air is safe technology
- Potentially hazardous fuels aren’t used and don’t need to be stored in or near your home
- Uses environmentally friendly, EPA-approved R-410A refrigerant
- Low maintenance
- Self-contained equipment comes factory-refrigerant-charged, properly wired, quality-tested and ready to go. The unit just needs to be connected to the pool or spa pipe system and power source.
- No need for costly specialized piping, a flue or vents
- Versatile units can be installed in almost any spot
- Use your pool comfortably anytime
Make sure to purchase an AHRI (Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute) performance-certified unit, with an excellent warranty on compressor, functional parts and labor. A ComfortSwim™ heat pump from Conditioned Air will work with any type of existing automated system. These units supply all the benefits listed — and more.
Call us at Conditioned Air for a free, no-obligation investment analysis, which provides comparison costs between solar and fossil fuel pool heating. We’ll also determine how long it will take to recoup your investment in your system, so you can decide if it’s time for you to install or upgrade your pool heating. Visit our informative website to learn more or just give us a call.
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