Florida Heat Pump (FHP) is an American manufacturer of water source and geothermal heat pumps, along with related products. As of 2015, the company serves both residential and professional markets, and it certifies all products according to Bosch quality standards, as Bosch is its parent organization.
Geothermal, or ground source, heat pumps are electrically powered systems that use the stored solar energy of the earth to provide heating, cooling and hot water for homes and commercial buildings. Ground source heat pumps can have closed or open loop configurations, and those loops can be installed horizontally, vertically, or in a pond or lake. The installation type depends on the amount of space available and the soil and rock type at the installation site.
FHP was founded in 1970, in Pompano Beach, Florida. As of 2015, the company is based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and it employs a staff of approximately 200 people. The company provides residential customers with both single and two-stage systems, as well as water to water and water to air systems.
According to the company's literature, environmentally friendly operations, production and products are its critical concerns. For example, FHP claims to be the first industry supplier to furnish an entire product line devoted to the use of refrigerant R-40A, a chemical alternative recognized as environmentally sound.
To ensure safety standards and the greenest possible result, FHP products are tested and certified by several independent entities, including the Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigerant Institute (CHRI) and the Underwriters Laboratory (UL). Additionally, FHP asserts that it works in close cooperation with recognized industry associations in order to maintain such standards, as well as pushing forward its cutting-edge engineering and technological innovation. Such associations include the International Ground Source Heat Pump Association (IGSHPA), the American Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigerant Institute (AHRI) and the International Standards Organization (ISO).