Business May '17

Keeping St. Pete Cool

Gregory Mathis of Gregory Air by Kelly Nash Photography

Gregory Mathis, owner and operator of Gregory Air, may be one of St. Petersburg’s newest business owners, but he isn’t new to town or to the A/C business.

Mathis is a St. Petersburg native. He grew up here in the ‘Burg and graduated from Gibbs High school. He currently resides here with his best friend and rescue dog, Olive.

While talking to Mathis, it is apparent how much he loves his hometown and the people who live here. “I truly enjoy working in an environment which holds so many wonderful memories for me,” he said. His favorite part of St. Petersburg is our beautiful downtown area, and he is so proud of the positive changes he sees in the Grand Central District and other districts on Central Ave. “It’s completely different from just a few years ago,” he said. Mathis is excited to bring his passion and expertise to this community, along with being able to provide a personal and affordable option for residents and business owners alike.

Mathis has been in the air conditioning business going on 18 years. After spending this time working for a corporation, he has decided to branch out and start his own company. He strongly believes there is a better way to provide air conditioning and heating services that will benefit both the consumers and the environment.

Green living is important to many people, along with minimizing our footprint on the environment. These are concepts that Mathis also holds in high regard, and an area in which he strives to make a difference. Because nearly half of the energy used in a home goes towards cooling and heating, the right system can potentially have a positive impact on both the environment and the homeowner’s electric bill.

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Gregory Air focuses on providing environmentally conscious products and services. For instance, Mathis recently installed a ductless system that provides a rating of 22 SEER (seasonal energy efficient ratio). He explained that SEER ratings range from 13 SEER to 24 SEER, with the highest numbers indicating the most energy-efficient systems. If all that sounds a bit confusing to you, just know that a very high and proficient ratio will save you big bucks in the long run. Mathis said that these systems are wonderful for rooms such as a Florida room, which are often harder and more costly to keep cool. Generally speaking, it would take only one day to install this type of unit. It could possibly take an extra day depending on the specific needs of the client and the details involved.

In addition to his commitment to the environment, Mathis is dedicated to providing quality and prompt service to his clients. I’m sure we can all agree that promptness is a priority when the air conditioning goes out in Florida!

I asked Mathis for any advice he would like to give a homeowner like myself.

One important tip from this expert is to change your air filters monthly. He tells his clients, “Don’t be fooled by the filters that claim to last three months!” Another big recommendation is to have yearly preventative maintenance performed on your systems at home and/or your place of business to keep surprise breakdowns at bay. He said that the majority of his service calls are for drain line repairs, and yearly maintenance would be extremely beneficial in ensuring these lines stay in proper working condition.

Gregory Air is devoted to bringing quality and dependable air conditioning and heating services to the residents of Pinellas County. Mathis would be honored to help make your home or business more comfortable and environmentally friendly in any way that he can. Your satisfaction is of the highest priority. What’s better than knowing that he is looking out for your best interests? It’s knowing that he is also your neighbor!

Schedule your annual system check with Gregory Air today! Contact Gregory Mathis at and (727) 723-851.

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