Miami residents experience heat during most months of the year. But the temperature can be very low during the winter months. Therefore, an efficient and cost effective means of heating homes and work places must not be seen as a luxury, but as a necessity.
Heaters play a vital role in keeping the body warm and preserving vital parts of your air cooling system. In mild climates, heaters can be incorporated into air conditioners (AC). This helps to turn the heater-less air conditioner into a machine that will provide the needed warmth throughout the cold months. Portable heaters can also be used to provide heat in a house or a motor home.
In order to help Miami residents to enjoy adequate warmth without incurring huge energy bills, we provide professional heater installation and repair services for all major brands of heaters and ACs. We are the leading Miami heater repair company. The brands we install and service include: Maytag, Bryant, Trane, Lennox, Carrier, Diakin, Amana, Haier, Videocon, Whirlpool, Blue Star, Voltas, Samsung, LG, and Hitachi.
Here are some of the ways to enjoy cost effective heating in Miami during the winter months.
Install a Heating Unit in the AC
Homeowners in Miami can use their central air conditioning system to provide heat when the weather becomes cold. This will help you to save the cost of purchasing a portable heater or installing a separate central heating system in the home. The heating unit that converts your AC into a heater is also known as a heat strip for AC.
Heat strips serve as heating elements in the air flow of the AC. They can provide a good source of heat to keep most homes in Miami warm throughout the winter months. And they can save you the extra cost of installing a gas furnace that will be idle most of the time. The sizes of heat strips range from 5 to 20 kW. Heat strips are installed using heater kits.
What is a heater kit? A heater kit is a device that allows you to attach a heating unit to the air flow section of an air conditioner. It also enables you to connect the heating element to the mains so the air conditioner can perform the function of a heater.
Use a Heat Pump
A heat pump is a kind of air conditioner but it reverses the normal working cycle of the air conditioner that cools the house. The heat pump can bring heat into the home in winter but it takes it out during summer. So homeowners can save cost by installing a heat pump to handle both heating and cooling instead of buying an air conditioner and a heater. The heat pump provides adequate warmth in homes where the temperature does not drop below 30 degrees Fahrenheit. For temperatures lower than this, an air handler that will provide extra electric heat or a gas furnace will be required to heat up the home.
The heat pump consumes less electrical energy than an air handler or electric furnace. That is why we recommend the heat pump for heating Miami homes. It is a cost effective choice for Miami residents who experience a moderate winter climate.
Use an Air Conditioning Unit with Variable Speed
To increase the energy efficiency and comfort of your home heating system, it is best to install a heat pump or air conditioner with a variable speed. These machines work very efficiently and they will enhance the efficiency rating of the air conditioning system and provide extra energy savings.
New homeowners should also consider using a packaged unit that handles both heating and cooling functions without minimal adjustment and user interference. This unit is usually installed outdoors and it uses an electric heat strip or heat pump as its primary source of heat. Even though the initial cost of these packaged units is higher, they allow you to enjoy much lower electricity bills and within a few years you would recover the cost of the initial purchase through energy savings. Then you will continue to enjoy lower energy bills for the rest of the life of the unit.
Seek for Professional HVAC Company
We offer professional advice that will help you to select the most suitable heating system to meet your needs without exceeding your budget. Our talented team of engineers and technicians are well trained and highly skilled professionals who have several years of experience in the installation, servicing and repair of all the major types and brands of heaters and air conditioners.
Give us a call today so we can help you to enjoy highly efficient, cost effective and comfortable heating and cooling systems,