FAQ’s About Possible Air Conditioning Concerns
When should I change my filters?
Filters should be changed in relations to the activity in the home. If the home has pets or children filters should be changed monthly. If residents have allergy problems filters should be changed monthly. If your home was built between the 70s & 2000 filters should be changed monthly. If Your home is air tight and no pets filters can be changed bimonthly or quarterly. However, to extend the life of your equipment monthly would be preferable.
How often should I get my ac checked out?
AC should be checked on a quarterly basis. Do to how aggressive our climate changes are in Florida, ac units should be checked quarterly.
Which filters are better?
If your a person that does not have the time to keep up with changing your filter then a pleated filter will fit you best. If your a person that does keep up with the maintenance of your ac equipment than a standard non pleat will be fine.
How long does an ac unit last?
Typically an AC unit in South Florida can last up to 8 years. But with periodic maintenance your AC unit can last up to 15 years. Now, if you live by the beach and your outside unit condenser is not coated then 8 years is the normal max.
Why do I continue to get less air in this room and more air in the other room?
Possible causes are:
- Lack of CFM
- Improper duct sizing
- Bad blower wheel
- Duct manual damper could be 80% closed
- Leaky flexible duct
Which ac unit is better?
I believe that all ac units brands are good. It’s how it is installed and what seer rating you get. higher the SEER rating the more efficient your unit will perform and more sensible heat to be rejected, that’s what will make your unit better and more efficient.
What is seer rating?
Stand for seasonal energy efficiency ratio based on how much cooling your AC unit can put out is based on the SEER rating. Again, higher the SEER rating the more you’re evaporator can absorb sensible heat from the conditioned space and with a matched condenser the more can be rejected.
What type of warranty comes with a purchase of a new ac unit?
All manufacturers normal standards are 5 year warranty. When you register your new equipment with the manufacturer that you bought your equipment from an additional 5 year LIMITED WARRANTY is added. However, some manufacturers are different with their warranty.
What type of ac maintenance programs would best fit me?
All maintenance programs offered by AC power & comfort are really based on client’s preference as well as application.
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Should I get a UV lights installed because we keep having allergy problems and moldy smell?
YES!.. but there are steps that would have to be taken in order to verify what type of allergies you are having and the moldy smell. Evaporator coil and duct system would have to be inspected.
Why does my drain line keep blocking up after they have cleared it?
Possible reasons why AC drain line keeps getting blocked are:
- Inside walls of the drain piping could be heavenly scaled or slimed, it’s like having cholesterol.
- Improper drain line pitch
- Cracked drain line underground
Do you maintenance cooling towers?
YES! We provide cooling tower maintenance in Palm Beach, Broward and Miami.
Our technicians specialize in maintenance for the following cooling towers brands.
Do you maintenance chillers?
We maintenance the following chillers
- Carrier chillers
- Liebert chillers
- Processed chillers for MRI machines
- York chillers
Do I need my ducts cleaned?
Should I clean my ac ducts?
Duct cleaning only depends on how much filth is in the duct stream or if moldy. If you see mold on your vents in serval location of your home, then there’s a chance that you might need duct cleaning. If you have a moldy odor but no mold growth is visible on your vents then the targeted area would only have to be at the evaporator coil/plenum also known as the inside unit air handler. It is not necessary to clean ducts if there is no sign of dirt or mold in the vent stream. However first step would have to be to get your ducts inspected. Contact us today to get a free duct inspection.
Best commercial ac brands and why?
The best ac brands are Carrier, Trane and Daikin and the main reasons are reliable, strong brand, quality parts, more efficient and better warranty.