There are many ways to heat and cool your home. Most Tampa Bay Area homeowners use split systems, which simply means the air conditioner or heat pump is located outside, and the rest of the equipment is located inside. An alternative to an air conditioner is a heat pump, as it can also heat the home, and since the Tampa Bay are not as brutal as Northern winters, a heat pump can be used for both heating and cooling.
Heat Pumps – The Advantages
Most of the time a natural gas furnace is easier on the heating bills, but heat pumps are ideal for a home that doesn’t have gas hooked up. Heat pumps are also good for homes outside of cities in areas with no access to natural gas because propane heating is pretty pricey. A heat pump can be combined with a gas furnace for hybrid heating, which switches between the gas furnace and electric heat pump based on outdoor temps.
The Downside of Heat Pumps
When we have our occasional frigid weather (at least frigid for us local to Tampa Bay!) a heat pump might have to kick into auxiliary heating mode, which is more expensive to operate. This is one reason heat pumps would not be the best choice for heating in a more Northern environment. Also, since a heat pump is running all year long, it will have a short life span than if you were running an air conditioner and furnace combination.
Heat Pump Installation
Using top-quality equipment for your home’s comfort is important, but it doesn’t end there. Did you know that the finest equipment available will have problems if not sized and installed correctly? Don’t lose precious money by trusting an inexperienced company. Trust the knowledge and skills of Velocity Air Conditioning! We do an installation right down to the finest detail, and we’re pro’s at helping you stretch your dollars the right way.
Any Heat Pump Repaired
Do you have an existing heat pump system in need of repair? Maybe something wasn’t setup the right way when it was installed, or your equipment is older and need serviced? We repair and maintain all makes and models of HVAC equipment. Whether you have Carrier, Goodman, Trane, Bryant, Payne, Rheem, Lennox or another brand, we’re the Tampa Bay cooling company to call. Simply call (727) 265-2300 .
The Right Equipment
We’ll be the first to tell you that the right design and installation is more important than the equipment. So equipment doesn’t matter? Equipment does matter, but even the most expensive, efficient air conditioner on the planet will have problems if the system isn’t design and installed the right way. With Velocity Air Conditioning you get both: top quality equipment and a custom installation done the right way — 100% guaranteed!
Velocity Air offers both residential and commercial services in Clearwater, Tampa, St Petersburg and surrounding areas. Give us a call (727) 265-2300 in Pinellas, (813) 370-0299 in Hillsborough or you can schedule online for all of your heating and cooling needs.