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

Electric Heating: A Furnace or a Heat Pump?

Monday, February 11th, 2019

question-markThe natural gas furnace is one of the most common types of home heating system. But they’re not as common here in Tampa because we don’t need as much heating power. You’ll find gas furnace hard at work in places with chilly winters because the furnaces can produce high levels of heat—and that’s not something we often need. Many homes here also run entirely from electricity and don’t have a natural gas connection for a gas furnace.

What are the main options for central electric heating in Palm Harbor, FL? There are two main types of units for a consumer to consider: the electric furnace or the heat pump. Let’s look into the benefits and drawbacks of both.

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Steps to Change Your HVAC Air Filter

Monday, December 17th, 2018

air-fliter-cuTaking care of both your air conditioning and heating in Tampa, FL requires ensuring you have a clean air filter for the HVAC system. This applies during the winter as much as any other time of the year. It’s true that our heating systems don’t see much use, even during the winter, because of the Florida climate. However, in the majority of homes, the heating system shares the same air filter with the cooling system. (A furnace/AC combination or a heat pump.) Regardless of which one is running, it must have a clear filter free from clogs to allow it to work effectively and efficiently. To ensure this is the case, you must change the air filter for a new one every 1 to 3 months throughout the year.

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Tips for Getting Your Home Ready for Heating Season

Monday, December 3rd, 2018

woman-relaxing-coffeeWinter here in Tampa Bay is … well, it’s not exactly bone-chilling! At night we can sometimes have temperatures down in the 50s, and there are more rainy days. But for the most part, heating needs for the winter are less complex and urgent than in parts of the country buried under snow for most of the season.

You still may need professional HVAC services in Tampa, FL during the winter, and with the proper preparation, you can enjoy a season with minimal heater issues. Most importantly, you’ll save money thanks to efficient HVAC performance—and that includes your air conditioner, which will still put in work during the winter. Below we have some tips for getting your house ready for this time of year so you enjoy maximum comfort, HVAC energy efficiency, and HVAC performance.

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Common Problems with Florida Heaters

Monday, January 29th, 2018

took-box-and-toolsUnfortunately, air conditioning troubles are a part of life for many local residents—especially if your air conditioner is older than 10 years. We use our AC systems a lot in Florida, so breakdowns, while an annoyance, do not come as any particular surprise.

Your heater, on the other hand, probably does not see a lot of use over the years. That’s why it can be so surprising—even confusing—when a problem comes up with your heater. Despite the amount of use they get, however, our technicians will repair quite a few heaters this season. Find out what happens to Florida heating systems in today’s guide.

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Why Won’t Your Heater Turn On?

Monday, January 1st, 2018

cold-man-shiversIn Tampa, we don’t get a lot of use out of our heaters. For most of the year, the “heat” setting on the thermostat remains untouched, and our heating systems get a long rest. So when we do find ourselves in need of heating, it’s a big surprise if the unit won’t seem to kick on.

What’s wrong with your heating system? It could be a case of human error. Or, depending on the type of heater you have, you might have components that need replacement. Of course, an older heater might be in need of replacement—but a qualified company will always check for a possibility of repairs first and foremost. For more information about what may be going on, read further and then call our friendly team.

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