Hi, I am Laura Pearman the AC Answer Lady, holder of a Florida State AC Contractor License Class B, and managing partner of Frosty’s AC.
The question I often hear is: “What is the difference between HVAC and AC?” Let’s start with the definition of HVAC. HVAC stands for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning. While AC is short for air conditioning, hence HVAC covers a lot more and requires a greater skill level to repair and install furnaces, boiler chillers, and heating systems. When it’s winter in Florida and your gas furnace is not working, who are you going to call? Naturally, you would call a company like Frosty’s that perform HVAC repairs and has extensive experience with different heating systems.
The answer is obvious if you know what the HVAC acronym means. But, the HVAC definition doesn’t tell you whether the company you choose is experienced and competent to repair your HVAC system or has the expertise to design, configure and install an energy-efficient HVAC system. to fit your need. Commercial customers that have buildings with large floor-space require more complex HVAC systems than residential customers.
For most residential customers, Frosty’s recommend an energy-efficient Heat Pump as the HVAC system of choice to deliver both cooling and heating. A Lennox Heat Pump is an ideal HVAC system in Florida for single-family homes. Heat Pumps sizes start small at 2-ton to the larger 10-ton system with a high SEER rating that will perform well in both summer and winter.
Essentially a Heat Pump (as the name implies) pumps heat out of the house to the outside to provide cooling and vice versa heat is pumped into the house from the outside. When the outside temperature drops very low, the amount of heat extracted from the outside is too small to adequately heat the house. For those particular circumstances, Heat Pumps are equipped with heating elements as an Emergency Heat option. Not all Heat Pumps have this option. All of Frosty’s installed Heat Pumps are configured to include a heating element as a ready solution for bitterly cold winter days.
As climate change brings swings to temperatures extremes, a Heat Pump is the best single HVAC system to handle both heating and cooling. Tampa Bay’s summers are usually around 90 degrees and make air conditioning a necessity. The hot summer heat takes its toll on your AC System. So, when you’re having problems with your AC System not cooling, who do you call for exceptional HVAC repair expertise? Frosty’s of course!
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