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What Are My Options for AC Installation?


If you’re searching for a new air conditioner, you’re in the right place. Whether you’re a new homeowner needing to familiarize yourself with AC systems for the first time, or a seasoned veteran and this isn’t your first time at this rodeo, we’ve got you covered.

From central air conditioners to ductless mini splits, if you are serious about getting the best performance from your  AC installation in Tampa, FL, then you need the best team to install it for you. That’s us! You can rest assured that whatever system you choose, that it will be sized appropriately for your home and expertly installed.

Let’s go over all your options to keep your Florida home comfortable during our extended cooling season.

Central Air Conditioning

Central air conditioners are the most popular system for Florida homeowners because they quickly and powerfully cool down a home. Their efficiency is measured by SEER2 and the minimum rating for the South region is 14.3 but they go much higher. We recommend the highest SEER2 rating in your budget so that you can enjoy reduced utility costs with a high-efficiency system.

Central AC systems rely on your home’s ductwork to deliver the conditioned air. Your ductwork plays an essential supporting role in how well your AC system works. Up to 30% of conditioned air can be lost to poor ductwork. 

Heat Pumps

Heat pumps are a great option for homeowners who are looking for a two-in-one system that provides both heating and air conditioning. Heat pumps rely on refrigerant to provide heating and cooling. A component called the reversing valve allows a heat pump to easily switch between heating and cooling modes. 

Heat pumps use electricity and are considered extremely energy efficient compared to central AC. That’s because they simply transfer heat instead of generating heat. Just like with central AC systems, heat pump efficiency is measured by SEER2 for cooling.

Heat pumps are available in ducted and ductless models. A ducted heat pump connects to the ductwork in your home just like a central AC system. But what if your home doesn’t have ductwork or it’s old and problematic? 

We can inspect your home’s ductwork as part of our initial consultation. If your home needs new ductwork or modifications, when it comes to the installation and engineering of efficient and effective ductwork systems, you’ll be happy with our installations. 

Ductless Mini Splits

Ductless mini splits use heat pump technology but don’t need ductwork to operate. They provide a superior level of localized temperature control and amazing comfort customization. 

Because the air handlers and blowers are in the rooms and zones of your home, you won’t have to worry about losing cool air to ductwork, making these systems highly efficient.

Not having ducts means not having to worry about what’s in them. Ductwork often contains many indoor air contaminants, making ductless units the better option if you have family members who suffer from allergies, asthma, or respiratory illnesses.

Are you still not sure about which AC system is perfect for your home? Give us a call and we will answer any lingering questions you may have.

Contact Bayonet Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning for AC installation in Tampa, FL today!

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