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Get The Correct HVAC System For Your Home

Mar 29, 2022 | Blog

In Florida, a functional air conditioner isn’t a luxury, it’s a necessity. Without HVAC, you’ll sweat all summer and be very uncomfortable. Choosing the right heating and air conditioning system for your home is essential, and if yours is more than 15 years old, it likely needs to be replaced.

If you’re considering a new air conditioning installation but haven’t yet made the switch, keep these tips in mind when selecting an HVAC system for your Florida home.

Keep Up With the Times

You may be thinking of replacing their home’s central HVAC unit simply because the unit is outdated at 10-15 years old. A lot has changed since then, and air conditioning technology is no exception. For one, today’s air conditioners are much more efficient and quieter than older A/C units, and are required to meet a higher SEER rating. After 10 years, most warranties will be expired, leaving you to pick up the repair bills for an aging system all on your own. To find the right kind of system for your home, you can do some research and keep up with developments in the industry. Learn about every part of an HVAC system, including its smallest parts. We are glad to offer advice and suggestions, and we want you to have the information needed to make an informed decision.

Focus on Efficiency

Energy efficiency is an important consideration when choosing a residential HVAC unit. After all, it determines how much you’ll pay to heat or cool your home each month. While the average older unit will certainly get the job done for a while, it will probably use more energy than necessary.

HVAC systems measure efficiency based on the level of heating or cooling they generate at a certain wattage. Because air conditioners use electricity to generate heated and cooled air, efficient systems use less energy to create the same results.

Florida homeowners should definitely choose HVAC systems with their sustainability and energy efficiency in mind. Here, these units run all year long, so they should save you money when possible and be eco-friendly without sacrificing your indoor comfort. Let us help you find an efficient, yet reliable system that’s right for your Bradenton home.

Size Does Matter

When you’re learning about the process of AC installation in Florida, be sure you’re getting a system that’s the right size for your home. Sizing is crucial because air and heating systems, even ductless mini-split air conditioners, only have to be rated to serve the area they’re cooling or heating.

If your home’s air conditioner is too small, it will struggle to beat the heat. However, if the one you’ve chosen is too big, it will use more energy without providing better results. Our experts will help you choose the right HVAC system for your home, your needs, and your budget. You may be surprised to see how many models and options are available to fit your exact needs! Schedule your estimate online or call us at the office to learn more about our products and services.

Install a Programmable Thermostat to Save Money and Increase System Efficiency

Of all the advances we’ve seen in the HVAC industry over the past few years—and there have been many—programmable thermostats are one of the most significant. A programmable thermostat makes it easy to turn the system on and off at certain times, which helps Florida homeowners save money. Best of all, you can do it from anywhere there’s an internet connection from an app on your phone. For example, you can schedule your A/C to be set to 78 degrees while you’re at work, but have it drop to 75 just before you get home. The possibilities are endless!

Our heating and air conditioning specialists have many options for you to consider, and we’ll help you choose the perfect match for your system.

Keep it Quiet

If you’ve ever heard an old air conditioner rattle, squeak, and bang, you know how bothersome it can be. Noise levels are another thing to think about when choosing an air conditioner for your Florida home. In many cases, less costly and less efficient units are louder and more fragile. While most people will eventually get used to the sound, we suggest investing in a quiet, efficient system from the beginning.

Do Your Research on Pricing

Though we’re all counting our pennies these days, it’s best not to choose the cheapest unit available. As with other things in life, you get what you pay for when picking an air conditioning system. Here in Florida, an HVAC system is a big investment. Remember, you’ll end up using it almost every day for the next decade at least. By investing in a high-quality system, you’ll save money in the long term by avoiding the need for constant repairs and early replacement.

Choosing the Best System for Your Home

Selecting the right HVAC system for your Florida home is a complex process. When you choose Air & Energy for your heating and cooling needs, we’ll help you choose an efficient, reliable system that keeps your Bradenton, FL, home comfortable for many years to come. Request more information online or call today to schedule an estimate.

Will a Frozen A/C Fix Itself?

It’s easy to joke that an air conditioning unit able to encase itself in ice during a Florida summer should have no problem keeping things cold. Unfortunately, being stuck in the sweltering heat and humidity even for a day is no laughing matter. We’ll go over how to tell if your A/C is frozen and what to do if it freezes.

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