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3 Ways a Brand New Air Conditioner Can Benefit You

Monday, February 15th, 2016

You’re still not sure whether it’s the right time to buy a brand new central air conditioning system. Maybe it’s because your older air conditioner is still working, but not at the capacity you’d like. Maybe you currently rely on window or portable AC units, and you don’t know if you really need a central air conditioner.

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Purchasing a New AC? Why Sizing Is So Important to the Process

Monday, September 21st, 2015

The first step many homeowners take when they are planning to purchase an air conditioner is to call around for various companies and look for the cheapest price. Unfortunately, this results in a lot of people not getting the system they expected—and often the service quality matches the price as well.

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5 Air Conditioning Tips that Can Help You Save Money

Monday, July 27th, 2015

Saving money in the summer can be difficult, since the air conditioner is often the one system of your home that consumes the most energy. Saving money on cooling costs can be difficult, but you don’t have to shut off the air conditioner completely just to cut costs. Here are a few tips to save on air conditioning without giving up comfort.

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3 Things to Look for with a New Air Conditioner

Monday, May 4th, 2015

Spring is the ideal time to evaluate your air conditioner, and see if the time has come to replace your old air conditioner with a new one. The milder temperatures give you the flexibility to schedule installation when you wish, and have it ready to go by the time our patented Lakeland, FL heat waves hit. But before you pull the trigger on a new system, it pays to do some research and determine your precise needs and wishes. Here are 3 things to look for with a new air conditioner.

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How to Choose an Energy Efficient System for Air Conditioning Replacement

Monday, October 6th, 2014

Air conditioning replacement in Brandon offers you the opportunity to install an AC system that may fit your needs better, including achieving better energy efficiency. There are a number of choices available to homeowners when it comes to installing a new air conditioner, and knowing what your choices are, and how energy efficient they can be, are important factors that go into choosing a system for your home.

SEER Numbers

SEER stands for seasonal energy efficiency rating, and this number tells you how energy efficient a specific air conditioner will operate. The numbers are on a scale, starting with 1 and going as high as 26 (although there is no official threshold). The lower a SEER number, the lower the energy efficiency. According to current federal laws, the minimum SEER an air conditioner must be is 13. So what does it mean if an air conditioner has a SEER number higher than 13? It means the air conditioner with the higher SEER rating won’t cool your home better, but it will cool it using less energy. It is estimated that each SEER point can equal up to a 10% savings in annual energy costs, so reviewing different SEER rating for your new system is important.

Energy Star

Most people are familiar with the Energy Star sticker. What the Energy Star sticker denotes is that a particular product is at least 15% more energy efficient than the required minimum. Energy Star products are tested by third parties in EPA-recognized laboratories to ensure that products are truly meeting Energy Star standards.

Choosing an Energy Efficient System

When it comes to choosing an energy efficient system, working with a professional can help a great deal. As mentioned above, all air conditioning units have a minimum energy efficiency level to meet, but there are certain types of air conditioners that are known for being especially energy efficient:

  • Geothermal systems – these systems use the natural, steady temperature of the Earth to heat and cool your home. With the help of a heat pump, these systems use very little electricity and no fossil fuels.
  • Heat pumps – heat pumps use approximately 25% of the electricity of a traditional split-system AC, and they bring the added benefits of offering both heating and cooling.
  • Solar – solar panels are used to create the electricity for your air conditioner, which can greatly reduce the amount of electricity you use to cool your home.

Energy efficiency in any home cooling system is important, and one of the best ways to ensure that your air conditioning replacement in Brandon meets your efficiency needs is to work with a trained professional. Call Air Conditioning Experts today and schedule an appointment with one of our installation experts.

For almost 20 years, Air Conditioning Experts has helped customers choose and install air conditioning systems, and we can help you, too.

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How Old Does My Air Conditioner Have to Be Before I Should Replace It?

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

A broken down air conditioner may be your worst nightmare here in Florida. If you’ve had your air conditioning system for several years, the decision to part ways can be tough, but it may be better than risking a broken AC in the middle of summer. A well-maintained air conditioner can last you many years. But how old can an AC get before it’s finally too old?

Of course, age is just a number. Some systems last longer than others. If you clean your filters once a month, schedule regular maintenance, and run your AC somewhat infrequently, your system could last longer than average.

When to Consider A/C Replacement

However, it’s a good idea to consider air conditioning replacement if your system is around ten years old. At this point, the normal wear and tear your system goes through affects the performance and efficiency of your system. Especially if you’ve had to make repair calls in the last couple of years, replacement is probably a more cost-effective solution. Air conditioning replacement is usually necessary when your air conditioner reaches fifteen years. Even if it seems to be working well, the chance of your AC failing entirely is very high, especially during the summer when your AC is working overtime to keep you comfortable.

In fact, even if your system has a couple of good years left, it might be time to replace your unit with a modern high-efficiency AC. If you bought an exceptional system ten years ago, a new AC may still offer better performance and higher efficiency. Recent advancements in system components mean newer systems run with fewer issues. Furthermore, air conditioners are now required to use less energy than they once did. Because of this, a newer system will likely save you a lot of money every month. An air conditioning professional can help you a select a high-efficiency system that’s right for your home and budget.

At Air Conditioning Experts, we know when it’s time to replace your air conditioner. When in doubt, call us to talk about all of your options for air conditioning replacement in Lakeland.

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