Eskimo 24 Hour Air Conditioning & Refrigeration

Frequently asked questions

What brands of HVAC systems do you install?

Our HVAC company installs all major HVAC brands.

How long on average does an HVAC system last?

The life span of an HVAC system is normally 15-20 years. This depends on the past and current maintenance being done on your HVAC system. Our heating and cooling contractor recommends that you have a routine maintenance done twice a year.

We recommend that you have a routine maintenance done twice a year.

How often should I change my air filters?

Our HVAC contractor recommends that you change your air filters monthly. Furthermore, we recommend that your air filters are pleated filters and not the 3 or 6 month air filters.

How do I know what size my HVAC unit should be for my property?

Back in the days heating and cooling contractors used to use the 400 to 500 square foot rule. This is no longer the case as these new HVAC systems are more efficient. In addition, with our new Florida Energy Efficient Codes and building requirements, using the old way will completely throw off proper sizing requirements. The best way to size a new home or existing home for a new HVAC unit is by doing an Energy, Heating, and Cooling load calculation. This is called a Test & Balance done at your home or business.

What are some ways to keep my home cooler in the summer?

1) Have your system properly cleaned (evaporator and condensing coils)
2) Proper maintenance of your system
3) Replace HVAC systems that are 15yrs and older as these units are not as efficient as they were when new.

Why is my AC freezing up?

If your air conditioner is freezing up then this can be due to a few things including but not limited to: Dirty air filters, dirty evaporator coil, bad expansion valve, plugged expansion valve, bad evaporator motor, dirty blower wheel, or air flow restriction from supply and return.

If your AC is freezing up then it is best to not try to fix the problem on your own. Contact an experienced HVAC contractor to assess your unit.

What is the best temperature to keep my house at in the summer?

The temperature to keep your air conditioning unit at all depends on your comfort level. Some people prefer cooler homes while others are more comfortable with their home being on the warmer side. However, typically the best temperature to keep your home is between 75 to 77 degrees.

If I turn my AC down really low, will it cool my house faster?

This is one of the most common AC misconceptions that our HVAC company gets asked. If you turn your air conditioning unit down really low, it will not cool your house faster.

Additional questions? Contact us!