HVAC - Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I purchase a new AC System?

We realize that purchasing a new  air conditioning system is no small matter. However, if your existing system is old, in need of repair or simply inefficient, purchasing a new unit, one which can be as much as 60% more efficient than a system purchased just 10 years ago, can offer long-term benefits and significant energy savings.

What is the proper HVAC system for my home?

Sizing the equipment load requires the consideration of several factors. Ceiling height, construction, window size and placement and dozens of other variables all need to be considered to properly size a heating and/or cooling system. A professionally conducted load calculation is the foundation of an effective system.

How long will my new system last?

 How long will my system last?

Proper maintenance is key. Maintenance and service play a key role in the life-cycle of a heating or air conditioning system. If all recommended maintenance and service actions are taken, an air conditioner can last 12 to 15 years.

 

What is the most efficient way to run my system?

  • Keep thermostat at consistent temperature , even when you are not home.
  • Change your filters every month. 
  • Check the outside condensing unit regularly for any grass clippings or debris stuck to the coil.
  • Be sure your AC  is serviced every year by a licensed service company.

How often should I change my AC filter?

We suggest checking filters monthly. If you have a disposable type filter, (these usually have a cardboard edge), and if it is dirty,  replace it.  Air is meant to flow through the filter in one direction only.  Look for an arrow or airflow symbol indicating direction. The arrow should point towards the air handler. If your filter does not have any arrows, see if one side of the filter looks rougher than the other side; that would be the side to collect the dust. Common AC Questions in Sarasota Common AC Questions in Bradenton

Does it really matter how humid my house is?

Yes!     The optimum indoor range is around  30% to 40%. If you go above this level, condensation on the windows can occur, breeding mold. Dust mites (the leading cause of allergies)  thrive in as little as 50% humidity.   Allergens like molds thrive in relative humidity conditions above 60%, leading to a variety of aliments including asthma, allergies and respiratory infections.