Last month we wrote a post about why your heat pump must have two maintenance visits a year. Most home comfort systems, such as air conditioners and furnaces, only need to have a single maintenance visit annually, either in the spring or the fall, depending on how soon it will need to be in use. Because heat pumps are both heating and cooling systems, they work twice as hard and need tune-ups in the spring and fall so they can make it through the whole year.
Kool Breeze of Northwest Florida, Inc Blog: Archive for September, 2015
When the summer season starts to wind down is an ideal time to have an old air conditioning system replaced with a new one. AC technicians usually have less busy schedules when the temperatures start to cool, and they can make easy arrangements to put in the new air conditioner. You’ll then know that the system is ready to go for any of those surprise hot days that can pop up in Florida even during the winter.
This is a follow-up on last week’s post, where we discussed ways to tell if you air conditioning system was due to retire and have a replacement put in. If you believe that the time has come to install a new air conditioner, you have many options aside from the conventional split system AC. You could have a heat pump installed, or try a ductless mini split system.
Or… what about a geothermal system? It might not have occurred to you, but a geothermal heat pump is a viable alternative for cooling in many homes. Let’s take a closer look it.
Florida has a very long cooling season when air conditioners run during most days. All the stress that ACs undergo in our hot and humid climate means that we must take special care of them so they will have the longest service lives possible and provide the best return on our original investment in them.