HVAC FAQS in Orange, Volusia, & Seminole Counties
All Your Air Conditioning & Heating Questions Answered in Orlando, FL
The more you know about your HVAC system, the better you’ll be able to spot problems that require the attention of an HVAC technician in Orlando. At Certified Climate Control, we are dedicated to delivering furnace and AC service suited to your needs, whether you require furnace and air conditioner repair, a new heater or AC unit, or other climate control solutions.
If you have questions about HVAC service or home climate control near Orlando, please call Certified Climate Control today at 407-888-0678 to discuss your needs with a professional.
Determining whether you should replace or repair your furnace or air conditioning will depend on many factors. The age, maintenance and service history, and severity of the problem affecting your HVAC system will all play a part in this decision. Talk to your HVAC technician about your repair and replacement options—oftentimes, replacement is best if your unit is more than 10 years old or requires repairs that cost more than half the total of a new AC unit or furnace.
While it is true you can perform some HVAC maintenance tasks yourself, many services should only be completed by a professional. Your HVAC technician is trained in the proper disassembly, cleaning, and reassembly of your furnace and air conditioning to prevent inadvertent damage. Improperly maintained systems can even pose an electrical hazard, making professional HVAC maintenance important for safety as well as convenience. Our Signature Tune-ups are designed to meet your system’s needs and help you save money in both the short and long term.
Your thermostat is a central component of your HVAC system. If your home still employs a manual thermostat, it’s a good idea to upgrade to a more modern system, especially during furnace or AC replacement. Digital programmable thermostats allow you to create programs that reduce strain on your furnace, heat pump, or air conditioning while you’re not home for improved performance and energy savings. A smart thermostat takes this concept one step further, offering learning capabilities to independently develop the best programs for your schedule and providing wireless access to your HVAC system even while you’re not at home.
Although it may seem unexpected, a furnace or air conditioner breakdown rarely occurs without warning. Scheduling regular AC and furnace maintenance and contacting your HVAC service at the first sign of a change in performance are the best ways to prevent a complete shutdown of your system that interrupts your daily schedule and affects your comfort.
With Florida’s mild winter weather, heat pumps are an excellent option for year-round, high-efficiency climate control. In the warmer months, they provide reliable cooling, with the bonus of removing humidity from the air. Call Certified Climate Control for a no-obligation evaluation of your home’s heating and cooling needs, and a quote on an energy-efficient heat pump for year-round comfort.
Traditional heat pumps, also known as “air-source” heat pumps, channel heat from outdoors into your home in the winter months, and vice versa in the summer. Geothermal heat pumps, also known as “ground-source” heat pumps, transfer heat from within the ground to your house, then reverse the process in the summertime.
It’s not as high as one would expect. The good news is heat pumps are more energy-efficient than central air conditioners and furnaces. Once we install one in your home, you can reasonably expect to see savings of 30% to 60% on prior heating and cooling bills, which means your new heat pump can pay for itself in just a few years of use.
Absolutely, with the advancements in technology and cost reductions, heat pumps will always be more cost-effective than non-heat pumps.
Once a year, preferably in mid-winter or early spring. Call our office in Orlando, FL, to make an appointment for your air conditioning’s annual preventative maintenance.
What are some tricks for preventing my AC unit from breaking down aside from routine and preventative maintenance?
No “magic bullets,” just a few common-sense precautions:
- Change or clean your filters regularly
- Vacuum around the supply and return vents periodically
- Keep your outside condenser unit clear of trees, shrubs, and storm debris
- Put Certified Climate Control on your yearly to-do list for pre-summer AC inspections
There are ways to keep energy costs down in the summer such as lowering the temperature at certain times during the day. Learn more about what you can do to lower your energy costs during hot and humid Florida summers.
Don’t let your air conditioner break during the hottest months of the year! Learn about AC system tune-ups and the optimal timing and frequency to schedule them. We also have tips and tricks to keep your AC running outside of preventative maintenance.
Sometimes, it can be difficult to know when your system is in need of attention from a professional. You must be observant and look out for any warning signs, as the sooner you address the problem, the better. The first sign of trouble is uneven heating or cooling throughout your space. For example, if there are significant differences in temperature between rooms, it could be a sign that the system is not functioning as it should. Problems with a HVAC system rarely occur all at once. Rather, minor issues may begin piling up before you even realize that something is wrong. That’s why it’s essential to have your system regularly serviced, usually on a bi-annual basis.
Just like your car performs best when it’s well-maintained, so does your HVAC system. These units have a set of intricate and complex internal parts, all of which work together to create a comfortable interior environment. Regular inspections and tune-ups by a professional will help your system stay in the best shape possible. In addition, it will also allow your technician to catch any concerns before they turn into larger problems. Our team can provide the maintenance your system needs to ensure your business stays comfortable year-round. Enrolling in a routine maintenance plan is an excellent idea because it:
- Helps to prevent expensive breakdowns
- Reduces the risk of uncomfortable conditions in your building due to a breakdown or malfunctioning system
- Lowers energy bills by helping your system run more efficiently
- Helps to extend the life of your HVAC system
Your ductwork is an important component of your HVAC system, as it carries warmed or cooled air throughout your space to help regulate the interior temperature. For this reason, your ductwork must remain in good condition. If you are concerned that you may have a problem with your ductwork, we highly suggest having it inspected. Issues with this system, like leaks, cracks, and incorrectly sized ductwork, can result in increased costs as your system will have to work harder to make up for the energy lost. A professional will be able to identify any problems with the ductwork and repair them quickly.
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