Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q:What is a variable speed air handler and why would I need to have one?
    A:

    A variable speed air handler operates similarly to a standard air handler with an added feature: a variable speed blower.  This extra feature allows the air handler to cool or heat the home with a steady and varying flow of air, instead of a stronger on/off flow of air with a standard blower.  This function increases comfort by reducing uneven temperatures in the home, lowering operating noise, saving money on electrical usage, decreasing humidity levels in the summer, increasing any attached filtration products effectiveness and increasing the systems overall efficiency.

  • Q:How long should my air conditioning system last?
    A:

    Typically in south Florida an air conditioning system will last 10-12 years if maintained properly.  Beyond that, efficiency steadily declines and repair costs increase.

  • Q:How often should I have maintenance done on my system?
    A:

    Here in Florida, we recommend having preventative maintenance done 2 times per year to keep it running properly, efficiently, and safely.

  • Q:How often should I check my filter?
    A:

    We recommend checking it monthly, and replacing it as needed.  Many service problems can be avoided by regular filter changes and doing so will increase the overall life of your system.

  • Q:How do I check out the company I am considering to install my new system?
    A:

    First and foremost, it is important to make sure they are a State of Florida licensed HVAC contractor.  You can contact the Department of Business and Professional Regulation at 1-850-487-1395.  Make sure o check liability insurance as well.  You can also check them out by contacting the Better Business Bureau at 1-727-535-5522.  They will have information about any complaints from unhappy customers.  If you feel you need a second opinion after investigating a potential HVAC contractor, please contact us at 239-432-9833.