Archive for the ‘Heating’ Category

Ring in the New Year With a Brand New Heat Pump!

Monday, December 30th, 2019

2020 is just two days away, and if you haven’t made yourself a New Year’s resolution, make it this: better efficiency, greater comfort, and fewer repairs! How? Well, with a heat pump of course!

There are plenty of reasons to invest in a heat pump, and below, we have outlined some of these reasons for you. All you have to do is keep reading to find out more (and, as always, remember to call our team for your heating installation in Pasco County, FL.)

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Is It Time to Say ‘Adios’ to Your Furnace?

Monday, December 16th, 2019

cold-manOkay sure, temperatures here in Florida rarely dip below 60 degrees, but even so, you deserve to own a great heating system for when the weather is a bit chilly! Of course, many homeowners here own furnaces, and we are willing to bet that you own one too… otherwise, you wouldn’t be reading this blog!

Sadly, your furnace wasn’t designed to last forever, and in fact, there are plenty of signs that suggest it’s time to invest in a new one. Fortunately for you, we have listed a number of these signs for you below—all you have to do is keep reading to find out more. (Oh! And of course, remember to call our team when you need heating replacement in Pasco County, FL!)

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No, a Great Heater is NOT “Optional”

Monday, December 3rd, 2018

cold-manWe know what you’re thinking: I live in Florida, why does it matter if my heater is not the best? Well, our technicians at Bayonet Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning are here to tell you that it does matter.  If you are still operating a “not-so-great” system, you might be wasting more money than you think.

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You Need That Heater Tuned Up!

Monday, October 22nd, 2018

furnace-repairIn Florida, the air conditioners in our homes are obviously working harder and much more frequently than the heating systems are. This does not mean, however, that you can afford to ignore any signs of trouble with the heater that you depend upon when temperatures do finally drop below a comfortable level in the winter. If you are serious about getting the most from your heater, you need to work with a great HVAC  company in Orlando, FL.

Reading this means that you are well on your way to doing so. The next step is to understand that you don’t want to wait for something to go wrong with your heating system before you go ahead and give us a call. We are more than ready and willing to repair your heater for you, of course. However, you should also take advantage of our heating Maximum Value Protection Club maintenance plan. This will help to ensure that your heating system is ready for whatever the colder time of the year can throw your way.

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Why Choose a Ductless Mini Split System?

Wednesday, January 17th, 2018

ductless-mini-splitsBecause we live in such a hot and humid area, it makes sense that you might give your air conditioner more frequent thought than you do your home heating system. That doesn’t mean that your heater is not just as important as your AC, though. If you are serious about living comfortably all year long, then you need both a great heater and an AC installed, regardless of how much you may use one or the other.

Of course, you could also opt to have just one system installed that will handle both your heating and your cooling needs. We’ve talked previously about how heat pumps are able to provide both heating and cooling, and today we are going to focus on a variation of that theme: the ductless mini split. Read on to learn more about why you may want to skip the ductwork when heating and cooling your home.

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Don’t Forget About Your Heating Tune-Up!

Monday, December 18th, 2017

chilly-manWow, that snuck up on us pretty quickly this year, didn’t it? Seems like it was a just a few days ago that we were relaxing in our homes with the AC running, trying to recover from the intense heat outside. Now, though, nighttime temperatures are already dropping way below what anyone would call comfortable. In fact, they’re getting down close to freezing! Don’t let your heater enter the season unprepared.

So how do you get your heater ready for the coldest time of the year? It’s actually pretty simple. You just need to dial our number in order to schedule professional heating maintenance services in Brooksville, FL. Our technicians will get your heater ready for the coldest weather that this winter can dish out.

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Is Your Heater Short Cycling?

Monday, November 20th, 2017

question-markFor very obvious reasons, we tend to focus much more on our air conditioning systems than we do our heaters in Brooksville, FL. Just because our winter weather is so mild, however, does not mean that we don’t have to worry about occasionally uncomfortable, chilly weather. That is why it is so important that your heater, regardless of how lightly it is used, is kept in great working condition.

The only way in which you can hope for your heater to function properly is to schedule routine heating maintenance with a trained professional. Even then, though, you are going to run into operational problems from time to time. There is just no such thing as a 100% reliable heating system. If and when you do notice any problems with your heater, it is in your best interest to schedule heating repairs promptly. One issue to look out for is short cycling.

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Don’t Get Caught in the Dark: What to Do in an Electrical Emergency

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

Power outages are a fact of life, especially in Florida with the ever-present threat of tropical storms and hurricanes. So when your power does inevitably go out, make sure you’ve taking the proper precautions and made preparations to make it as small an inconvenience as possible.

Keep a supply of candles, matches, and a couple flashlights with fresh batteries on hand and in a place easily accessible to everyone in the household. When the lights go out, the last thing you want is to be rummaging around in the dark looking for these things.

Be aware of food safety issues. If the power outage is less than four hours, your food should be safe to eat. For outages that last longer than four hours, follow these guidelines for safety: a half-filled freezer will typically keep food safe for up to 24 hours and a tightly packed freezer up to 48 hours. If possible, pack refrigerated items that could spoil, like milk and eggs, in a cooler packed with ice. Also, try to minimize opening the refrigerator and freezer as much as possible to keep food cooler longer.

Water purification systems may not function properly during a power outage, so make sure to keep a supply of bottled water on hand for drinking, cooking, and/or personal hygiene. If you are caught in a power outage without access to bottled water, bringing water to a rolling boil for at least one minute will kill most organisms.

Consider purchasing an emergency generator. When you have an extended power outage, an emergency generator can be your best friend. You can typically purchase a basic generator that will power lights and appliances for less than $700. This article from ConsumerReports.org is a great resource for choosing the right emergency generator for you.

If you want to alleviate the power outage risk entirely, Bayonet can install a standby generator! With natural gas or LP tank access, the stand-by generator system can power essential electricity to your home for weeks at a time, provided fuel is accessible. Generators are available in multiple sizes to suit your needs. Then, your lights, water, and refrigerator will always stay on! For more, see our upcoming blogs or contact a representative today.

Power outages are certainly a nuisance, but if you plan ahead with these relatively simple preparations you can weather the storm without too much of a headache.

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The End is Near: When to Replace Your Heating/AC Unit

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

Buying a new AC may not be at the top of your list of what you want to spend your hard-earned money on, but not replacing it when it’s time will often cost you more in the long run. It comes down to efficiency. Some of the signs to look out for are easy to see, such as:

  1. Is the unit over 10 years old?
  2. Does your home feel humid even when the unit is running?
  3. Is it unnecessarily noisy?
  4. Has your monthly bill increased?
  5. Is the SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) number on your current unit 10 or under?

If you’ve answered “yes” to any of the above, you are probably at a point where maintenance is required or, more likely, a new, more efficient unit should be considered.

Like anything mechanical, energy efficient and appropriately sized units are the key to optimum operating costs and peak functionality. Today’s air conditioners must have a minimum SEER rating of 13, and must use the more environmentally friendly R-410A refrigerant. The most efficient models have SEER ratings up to 26. Still, even the most effective units work best when they operate in the ideal environment. Some questions to ask are:

Is your home well insulated to protect its interior from drafts/warm air?

  • Is the duct system that distributes the cool air properly sealed?
  • Do you have more than one return in your home?

If you suspect any issues exist, be sure to correct those before installing new units.

So if you believe it’s time to replace your AC unit, a tremendous selection is available at a wide range of price points. The right one, installed with an upgrade like a programmable thermostat, will provide an excellent return on your investment.

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