Our HVAC company installs all major HVAC brands.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!