What Does HVAC Stand For?
HVAC stands for heating, ventilation and air conditioning. This acronym is used to describe the three functions that are often combined into one system in today’s modern homes and buildings.
How Important is Air Conditioning Maintenance?
As with any large appliance or home investment, you will be able to get the most out of your air conditioning system if it is properly maintained on a regular basis. While there are efforts you can make yourself to maintain your air conditioning system, such as changing the air filter once per month, we recommend scheduling a maintenance appointment with one of our trained professionals at least twice per year. During one of our maintenance appointments, your air conditioning system will be inspected and finely tuned, which will ensure it is functioning as efficiently as possible without any unnecessary strain on the device.
How Often Should You Change the Air Filter?
We recommend changing your air conditioning filter once per month to enjoy the cleanest air possible and avoid placing unnecessary strain on your air conditioning system.
What Is a Good SEER Rating?
SEER stands for seasonal efficiency energy ratio and is a numbered system that represents how efficient an air conditioning system is. The rating measures the cooling output during a typical cooling season divided by the total electric energy input during the same period. Put simply, an air conditioner with a higher SEER rating will be more efficient than one with a lower SEER rating.
How Much Does a New AC Unit Cost?
The cost of a new air conditioning system is dependent on numerous factors including the size and layout of your home, as well as the type of air conditioning system you are looking to purchase. At Sansone, we offer free quotes where one of our trained professionals will come to your home and give you an honest estimate at no cost to you.
How Much Does AC Service Cost?
Our service calls are $89 to diagnose the system. We will give you a flat rate quote for repairs.
My Air Conditioner Smells, Why?
- Mold and Mildew: Moisture inside the AC unit can promote the growth of mold and mildew. When the air conditioner runs, it can circulate these musty odors throughout your home.
- Dirty or Clogged Filters: Accumulated dust and debris on the air filters can produce unpleasant smells when the air conditioner is in operation. Regular filter cleaning or replacement is essential.
- Stagnant Water: If water collects in the drain pan or drainage system, it can become a breeding ground for bacteria and emit foul odors.
- Burnt or Overheated Components: A burning smell may indicate an electrical issue or overheating within the unit. In such cases, it’s crucial to turn off the AC and seek professional assistance immediately.
- Pest Infestation: Small animals or insects might find their way into the air conditioner and create an unpleasant smell.
- Chemical Odors: If your AC system uses refrigerants or other chemicals, a chemical-like smell could indicate a leak, which requires immediate attention.
To address the issue, it’s advisable to schedule a professional inspection and maintenance of your air conditioner. Regular servicing and cleaning can prevent these odor problems and keep your AC running efficiently.
Why Is My AC so Loud?
Air conditioners can be loud for a variety of reasons. In some cases, a loose screw may be all that is causing the noise, but in other cases, a loud noise could be indicative of a bigger underlying issue. If your AC is making a loud noise, we recommend scheduling an appointment with one of our professional AC technicians.
How Can I Increase the Humidity Level Inside My Home?
Low humidity isn’t a common problem in Florida homes, but when moisture levels drop it can cause discomfort including dry skin and eyes, throat irritation, and more. To combat low levels of humidity, adding a humidifier can help.
How Can I Lower the Humidity of My Home?
High humidity can be a problem for Florida homeowners but can be easily combatted by having your air conditioning system maintained by a professional technician. In certain cases, the addition of a dehumidifier can remove excess humidity from your home and increase your comfort.
Why Is My Room Hotter Than the Rest of the House?
Temperature inconsistencies can occur when your air conditioning system isn’t functioning efficiently. It can also be a sign that your air conditioner is too big or too small for your home. We recommend having a professional technician inspect your home’s air conditioning system to determine the underlying issue.
For more information check out our blog: Why Is One Room in My Home Hotter Than the Others?
How to Clean Clogged Drain Line?
Our professional technicians can clean your air conditioner’s condensate drain line.
If you would like to read step-by-step instructions on how you can clean the condensate line, check out our blog: How to Clean Your AC Drain Line.
How Can I Reduce Dust In My Home?
There are numerous ways you can reduce dust in your home, such as regular cleaning, dusting, and sweeping. Your air conditioning system is also an important factor when it comes to how much dust is in your home. When your air conditioner is working efficiently, it will be able to effectively remove dust from the air. To ensure your air conditioner is able to combat dust, make sure you change your air filter and schedule maintenance appointments regularly.
What Is the Purpose of My AC Return Vent?
An air conditioner return vent helps to maintain air pressure, reduce energy costs, and trap airborne particles.