Dunedin Heat Pump Repair
For climates with moderate heating and cooling needs like the Dunedin Bay Area, heat pumps offer an energy-efficient alternative to furnaces and air conditioners. Like your refrigerator, heat pumps use electricity to move heat from a cool space to a warm space, making the cool space cooler and the warm space warmer. During the heating season, heat pumps move heat from the cool outdoors into your warm house and during the cooling season, Dunedin heat pump repair can help move heat from your cool house into the warm outdoors. Because they move heat rather than generate heat, heat pumps can provide equivalent space conditioning at as little as one quarter of the cost of operating conventional heating or cooling appliances.
There are three types of heat pumps: air-to-air, water source, and geothermal. They collect heat from the air, water, or ground outside your home and concentrate it for use inside.
The most common type of heat pump is the air-source heat pump, which transfers heat between your house and the outside air. Today’s heat pump can reduce your electricity use for heating by approximately 50% compared to electric resistance heating such as furnaces and baseboard heaters. High-efficiency heat pumps also dehumidify better than standard central air conditioners, resulting in less energy usage and more cooling comfort in summer months. Air-source heat pumps have been used for many years in nearly all parts of the United States, but until recently they have not been used in areas that experienced extended periods of subfreezing temperatures. However, in recent years, air-source heat pump technology has advanced so that it now offers a legitimate space heating alternative in colder regions.
For homes without ducts, air-source heat pumps are also available in a ductless version called a mini-split heat pump. In addition, a special type of air-source heat pump called a “reverse cycle chiller” generates hot and cold water rather than air, allowing it to be used with radiant floor heating systems in heating mode.
Dunedin Heat Pump Repair
Are you in the market for Dunedin Heat Pump 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, Velocity Air Conditioning is the cooling company to call. Simply call (813) 370-0299.
Geothermal Heat Pumps
Geothermal (ground-source or water-source) heat pumps achieve higher efficiency by transferring heat between your house and the ground or a nearby water source. Although they cost more to install, geothermal heat pumps have low operating costs because they take advantage of relatively constant ground or water temperatures. Geothermal (or ground source) heat pumps have some major advantages. They can reduce energy use by 30%-60%, control humidity, are sturdy and reliable, and fit in a wide variety of homes. Whether a geothermal heat pump is appropriate for you will depend on the size of your lot, the subsoil, and the landscape. Ground-source or water-source heat pumps can be used in more extreme climates than air-source heat pumps, and customer satisfaction with the systems is very high.
A new type of heat pump for residential systems is the absorption heat pump, also called a gas-fired heat pump. Absorption heat pumps use heat as their energy source, and can be driven with a wide variety of heat sources.
For more information on these specific types of heat pumps, go to:
Advanced Features to Look for in a Heat Pump
Unlike standard compressors that can only operate at full capacity, two-speed compressors allow heat pumps to operate close to the heating or cooling capacity needed at any particular moment. This saves large amounts of electrical energy and reduces compressor wear. Two-speed heat pumps also work well with zone control systems. Zone control systems, often found in larger homes, use automatic dampers to allow the heat pump to keep different rooms at different temperatures.
Some models of heat pumps are equipped with variable-speed or dual-speed motors on their indoor fans (blowers), outdoor fans, or both. The variable-speed controls for these fans attempt to keep the air moving at a comfortable velocity, minimizing cool drafts and maximizing electrical savings. It also minimizes the noise from the blower running at full speed.
Many high-efficiency heat pumps are equipped with a desuperheater, which recovers waste heat from the heat pump’s cooling mode and uses it to heat water. A desuperheater-equipped heat pump can heat water 2 to 3 times more efficiently than an ordinary electric water heater.
Another advance in heat pump technology is the scroll compressor, which consists of two spiral-shaped scrolls. One remains stationary, while the other orbits around it, compressing the refrigerant by forcing it into increasingly smaller areas. Compared to the typical piston compressors, scroll compressors have a longer operating life and are quieter. According to some reports, heat pumps with scroll compressors provide 10° to 15°F (5.6° to 8.3°C) warmer air when in the heating mode, compared to existing heat pumps with piston compressors.
Although most Dunedin Heat Pump Repair projects use electric resistance heaters as a backup for cold weather, heat pumps can also be equipped with burners to supplement the heat pump. Back-up burners help solve the problem of the heat pump delivering relatively cool air during cold weather and reduces its use of electricity. There are few heat pump manufacturers that incorporate both types of heat supply in one box, so these configurations are often two smaller, side-by-side, standard systems sharing the same ductwork. The combustion fuel half of the system could be propane, natural gas, oil, or even coal and wood.
In comparison with a combustion fuel-fired furnace or standard heat pump alone, this type of system is also economical. Actual energy savings depend on the relative costs of the combustion fuel relative to electricity.
To learn more about heat pumps, see operating and maintaining your heat pump.
The Right Equipment for Dunedin Heat Pump Repair
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 (813) 370-0299 in Pinellas, (813) 370-0299 in Hillsborough or you can schedule online for all of your heating and cooling needs.
"I called Velocity Air requesting a quote for duct cleaning on a Friday afternoon around 4:30pm. Brittany was my representative. She asked some very good questions and determined that we qualified for a in home second opinion. Our A/C was not functioning properly and I was going off of a previous diagnosis from another company. Bill was at my house the following day. He was amazing."
"We had trouble and called a different company. Charged more then they said and didn't fix. I took a change and called you guys. Setting up an appointment was easy. Brittany in office was pleasant. And what a refreshing change I got with Shawn. He was TERRIFIC. He explained things and answered questions. Fixed our unit for less then I paid the first one. So happy to meet a considerate gentleman. Thank you for employing this young man, he does your company proud. He is our go to guy from now on. :) Take Care, Linda"
"They were amazing they came out to our house at 10 at night to fix our air conditioning so that we didn't even have to go one evening without air conditioning and that is so important in Florida. They were quick and so polite and did not act annoyed by the time of day that we called them they were so prompt and professional and affordable I really felt like I could rely on them to be honest about what was wrong and it was a simple fix and they didn't try to sell us a bunch of other stuff that we didn't need and I will always use this company."
"Velocity Air Conditioning Technician Brad was the best! I’ve been having issues with my son’s A/C unit for months. After several attempts from other companies to resolve the problem, voila there comes Velocity Air right on time and ready to tackle my son’s problem. Brad is a definite asset to the company. He was genuinely concerned for my son’s dilemma and it is greatly appreciated. Velocity Air is 5 star and number one in our book. Kudos to Brad for a job well done!!!"
"Called 4 companies on Sunday to come repair my AC. 2 never called me back. 1 tried to charge me weekend rates. No way I would pay that. It's ridiculous.
Fourth call was to Velocity air. They sent out a tech within 30mins. Tech new his stuff and solved my issue within 15mins. Honest, professional, knowledgeable, and didn't try to charge me ridiculous prices. Very happy with my service and will use them again on the future."
"Our air conditioner was not working properly I set up for the 3rd of the month but I end up calling them back and they squeezed me and the following day now I have cold air thanks to the time the air conditioning guy check through everything made sure everything was working properly my air conditioning unit was too full on air conditioner freon and he emptied it out and filled it properly now I have cold AC I would recommend this company to anyone that likes excellent friendly service and thorough inspection."
"When I called Velocity air they were able to come that day, and where able to install a new A/C unit by the end of the week for a great price! The technicians and the office where very helpful and made sure I was informed ever step of the way. I definitely recommend them!"
"Air went out late Friday. Sent an email on Velocity's website, and they called me at 7:30 Saturday morning, and said they could come out by 11. Got here right after, and Erik, the service technician, looked the unit over, and found a blown fuse(of some type). He replaced the fuse, and the unit started working very well. They charged us less than $175. They could have easily charged me $700, and I probably would have had that done. Great job. I will always recommend Velocity Air to my friends and neighbors. Thanks for being so honest. And such quick service."
"I cannot say enough about these guys, best AC service I have ever received by a long shot. Placed service call late and the service man Shawn came right over, got my system back up and running, awesome service. Had them install my Trane system a year ago, excellent workmanship. Totally recommend!"
"Tyler and his crew came out and took care of my AC unit that wasn't working, came out quickly, got it running and running very well. "
"6 stars! Why use anyone else? Incredible from the initial phone call until job completion. A/C died in our rental house while we were out of town and they got on it within an hour, troubleshot and fixed it in another hour. Happy renters make happy owners. There's a lot of A/C companies to choose from but I've not had one that comes close to their friendliness and professionalism. They got me up and running in minimal time. Thanks Velocity!"
"Very impressed with Velocity Air Conditioning! I called at 9am and Tyler was here by 10am (he had a 40 minute drive in early morning traffic to my home). Tyler was very thorough and helpful. He had the parts on his truck and my unit fixed in less than 30 minutes. I will be enrolling in Velocity Air Conditioning's maintenance plan and look forward to doing business with Velocity for all my service needs! Thanks so much Tyler!"