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Winter weather in Ocala, Florida, isn’t like weather in the southern part of the state. It can get downright cold sometimes. You need a heating unit that will get the job done without costing you too much. Which is better: a heat pump or furnace? You decide.

Heat Pump

Unlike other systems that warm up cold air, a heat pump pulls in as much warm air as possible from the outside and heats it to the temperature set by your thermostat before sending it through your home. Heating warm air is much more efficient than heating cold air. It doesn’t have to create heat on its own because it uses electricity to move warm air from outside the home to the home’s interior.

Highly-rated, Energy efficient heat pumps are available, if you’re looking to keep your energy costs even lower in the winter. The Infinity 20 Heat Pump with Greenspeed Intelligence by Carrier has a 13 HSPF rating, one of the highest energy efficiency ratings.


Whether you go for a gas or oil furnace, the principle is the same. When the thermostat indicates the temperature has dropped, a signal is sent to the pilot light or electrical ignition to light the burner. This creates heat in the heat exchanger. Once the air is warm enough, it’s pushed out through your home. Your electrical bill will be much lower, which is a great thing, but remember, you’ll purchase the fuel for the furnace.

The Infinity 98 Gas Furnace with Greenspeed Intelligency by Carrier is one of the most energy efficient models available. The modulating gas valve, when managed by Infinity Control, actually adapts its output to your home. With the ability to make small adjustments, your system won’t use any more energy than necessary to keep your home warm.

There’s no one right answer to find the right heating unit for you. Pick the one that fits your needs and budget best. When you’re ready to discuss your heating options or if you need to service your existing heater, contact us at Senica Air Conditioning, Inc. at 866-881-5935.

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