The A/C Guy of Tampa Bay Inc. Blog: Archive for the ‘Heat Pumps’ Category

Can a Heat Pump Keep Up With Florida Summers?

Monday, July 1st, 2019

woman-in-front-of-fan-hand-on-headHeat pumps are becoming more and more popular for home comfort, especially here in Florida. But even with heat pumps popping up in a larger number of houses than ever before, the general public has many misunderstandings about what they are how they operate—and that makes it more difficult to know if a heat pump might be a good installation for home comfort.

The question in the title comes from one of these misunderstandings. Heat pumps are comfort systems that both heat and cool, leading to people thinking that they can’t do either job as well as a standalone air conditioner or heater. Here in Florida, where heating isn’t the main comfort concern, homeowners want to know if a heat pump in cooling mode can manage the intense summer weather as well as an air conditioner.

The answer is yes! But there is a caveat.

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The Change to Spring: Ways to Help Your Heat Pump

Monday, March 11th, 2019

daffodilsA heat pump offers a home the great advantage of having both heating and cooling in a single unit. But it also offers a challenge as well, because it works twice as hard as a standard AC or heater. It’s important to see that your heat pump gets the right attention and service each year so that it’s prepared to work for all seasons. We’re now moving toward the hot weather of the middle of the year, so it’s time to get your heat pump ready for long hours in cooling mode.

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Why Your Heat Pump May Not Be Heating

Monday, January 28th, 2019

cold-sweater-manIf you use a heat pump in Clearwater, FL to provide both heating and cooling for your home, you’ll use it most of the time in its cooling mode. After all, Tampa Bay enjoys hot summers and warm to mild winters. It’s not often we need to have heating power for comfort. But this is one of the reasons heat pumps are such good choices for comfort in our climate: they are powerful air conditioning systems that can shift into working as efficient heating systems when necessary.

If a heat pump is working as it should, all it takes to change it to heating mode is to make an adjustment to the thermostat. But what happens if you do make the adjustment to your heat pump, but you either don’t get enough heat or the heat pump continues to send out cooled air?

Let’s take a quick look at what might be happening.

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Why a Heat Pump May Be Your Perfect AC System

Monday, November 20th, 2017

ductless-heat-pumpThe perfect AC system is a coveted item in a warm place like Tampa. You need a system that can handle the heat and the humidity. You want to make sure it’s a good fit for your home as well. And preferably it would work well with a heating system, even if you don’t use it often.

Why not get everything you need from a single system? A heat pump allows for heating and cooling all in one, using refrigerant for both heat removal (the cooling process) and moving heat into a home. It can absorb heat from the outdoors even when temperatures approach freezing, and it’s perfect for our climate. It may be the only comfort system you need.

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