The right air conditioning unit can make an incredible difference to your home, but how do you choose the right one? While it may be winter right now, that doesn’t mean much in Florida’s climate, where we have sweltering summers and winters that would be laughable to our family and friends up north. If you’re considering a new HVAC unit to help keep your home cool, consider a ductless AC unit.
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When it comes to choosing a new air conditioning system for your home, there are many factors you need to look at, including construction, energy efficiency, size, etc. Size, however, is one factor that homeowners often don’t consider quite carefully enough.
A common assumption about air conditioner size is “the bigger the better” however this is untrue. The size of your cooling system will determine how effectively and efficiently it cools your home, in addition to how long its lifespan is. Keep reading to learn what happens if your AC system is the wrong size.
With warmer temperatures already upon us, your thoughts have likely turned to your air conditioner. If you are thinking about a replacement, now is the perfect time to have a new system installed, before the weather gets too hot and HVAC technicians are busy with emergency calls.
Before you rush out to replace your current air conditioner however, it’s important to know how to choose the best system for your home and your needs. For example, if you already have ductwork installed in your home, then a traditional central air conditioner unit may be the best option for you. We’ve explored a few other types of systems along with their benefits below.
When it comes time to install a new air conditioning system for a home, one of the questions that you will probably have on your mind is whether or not the new AC will be powerful enough to keep your home cooled down the way you want it. This is good question, and it’s an important one to have answered correctly: if your new air conditioner is too small or too large, it will be a huge problem both for your comfort and your budget.
Energy efficiency is an important part of selecting an air conditioning system for a home, and if you have professionals helping you with the installation (and you always should) you will end up with an AC that will provide you with the level of cooling you need combined with energy-saving performance.
We understand that many homeowners today are looking for ways to cut down on extra expenses and save money, and also that many people pride themselves on their independence and ability to get jobs done on their own. This is a commendable attitude… but it has limits. There are household jobs that must be left to skilled professionals or else the consequences can end up expensive. You don’t want to try to save money only to cost yourself more money and multiple hassles.
Homes that use central air conditioning hooked up to ductwork are in something of an “all-or-nothing” bind. Each time the AC comes on, every room that has a vent receives conditioned air. Although convenient, it is also wasteful when used on empty rooms. If your house is big enough, there is probably always an unoccupied room or two receiving cooling it doesn’t need when the AC turns on.
But there is a solution to this dilemma: zone control. You can have HVAC professionals install a zone control system into your home that divides up the ventilation network with dampers that can shut off cooling to individual rooms. Through a series of local thermostats and a central thermostat, you can control which areas (or zones) of your home receive cooled air.
3 benefits of a zone control system
- Lower utility bills: It is wasteful spending energy to cool down rooms that don’t need it. If you live in a large house or have rooms, such as guest rooms, that are frequently untenanted, having a zone control system that can shut down cooling to unoccupied areas will create significant savings every month.
- Individual comfort: It’s hard to find a general temperature for a home that will suit everyone in it, since each person’s comfort needs are different. Zone control allows everyone in a home to manipulate the temperature where they are through local thermostats, which helps keep everyone content.
- Even temperature distribution: Sending out cool air to the whole house at once can result in many rooms becoming too cold. However, you can create a program with the thermostats that cools rooms in a sequence that allows for more even temperatures throughout the house. This will create much better comfort levels.
Interested in having zone control installed for your home? Then contact Kool Breeze for service in Fort Walton Beach, FL and throughout Northwest Florida.
Spring is allergy season, the time of the year when the air is filled with pollen, grass and many other allergens. These airborne contaminants are not only an issue for people who suffer from allergies; they can also cause allergy symptoms in others.
Short-cycling is a condition that occurs when an air conditioner’s compressor turns on and off rapidly, never completing a full cooling cycling. Short-cycling is extremely damaging for an air conditioner, and it affects comfort in a home and raises energy bills. Because the AC uses a large amount of power to turn on each time, short-cycling places enormous stress on the components and will cause electrical costs to skyrocket. And since the AC will not stay on long enough to distribute sufficient cool air through a house, short-cycling will create hot spots in rooms and general discomfort.
Heat pumps are a great choice in Florida for year-round residential comfort. One of the reasons they are excellent for our climate is that heat pumps conserve energy when in heating mode while still delivering the right level of warmth for the mild winters. Heat pumps often experience efficiency issues in colder parts of the country, but for Florida they are ideal and can keep a house warm through even our chilliest days.