FAQs

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 absolutely free when we perform a repair and our technicians are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year for your HVAC, electrical and plumbing needs. Fill out the form here and one of our team members will contact you shortly.

My Air Conditioner Smells, Why?

Air conditioners can emit smells for many reasons. Dirty sock syndrome, for example, occurs when the coils freeze and defrost, emitting a foul odor. An unpleasant smell could be indicative of an underlying issue, so we recommend scheduling a service appointment with one of our professional AC technicians.

Why Is My AC so Loud?

Air conditioners can make a loud noise 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 skins and eyes, throat irritation and more. To combat low levels of humidity, adding a humidifier can help.

How Can I Lower the Humidity 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.

For more information check out our blog: 10 Tips for Removing Humidity From Your Home

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 regularly 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.

Should I Turn Off My AC When I Leave for Work?

Rather than turning your central air conditioning system off when you leave for work, the best way to conserve energy is to use a programmable thermostat which you can set based on your schedule. We offer a variety of programmable controls and thermostats.

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