AC Maintenance Service in Orlando, FL
Ward off sudden, expensive equipment breakdowns by relying on Sky Air and Heat for AC maintenance service in Orlando, FL, and the surrounding area. We provide preventative maintenance and service contracts for residential clients and commercial clients throughout the community.Service is available for all makes and models of heating, cooling, and ventilation equipment. By following your HVAC maintenance schedule, you significantly reduce your need for repairs and extend the lifetime of your system.
Important Factors to Consider When Choosing a Central AC
Before you invest in a new central AC system, there are several important factors you should consider. The first is size, or rather, the air conditioner’s cooling capacity. Size is measured in British thermal units per hour (Btu/hr) or in “tons”. One ton of cooling equals 12,000 Btu/hr. Keep in mind that bigger is not always bigger when it comes to air conditioning. Since a majority of the capacity in Florida cooling is dedicated to removing humidity, it is necessary for the system to run long enough to remove humidity.
Efficiency, or how much cooling the unit deliver for each watt of electricity-- is also a vital factor to think about. This is measured by a Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating (SEER). The minimum SEER for a split system central air conditioner allowed today is 14, so look for units with SEER ratings of 15 or greater. The higher the SEER, the more you can lower your energy costs.
Two more factors to consider are maintenance needs and programmable thermostats. A maintenance plan that combines regular inspections with discounts on repairs and a labor warranty is always worth negotiating into the overall prices. Maintenance needs and prices vary across different systems, so do your research. Finally, a system with a programmable thermostat can reduce your cooling costs by up to 20 percent compared to a non-programmable thermostat.
What You Should Know Before Upgrading a Central AC System
Ready to upgrade your central AC system? Before you start shopping around, bear in mind that you can’t assume you should buy the same-sized system. Any changes you’ve made to improve your home’s energy efficiency, such as replacing your windows or adding insulation, can reduce your cooling. On the other hand, if you've added rooms, you might need a larger unit to offset the square footage added to the home.
Find out what size you should get by having our crew do a load calculation. We use an industry-recognized method for load calculation, the Manual J from the Air Conditioning Contractors of America.