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Need a Hand with Your AC? Advanced Air Home Services Can Help.

Choosing the right air conditioner or heat pump can feel like a daunting task, but Advanced Air Home Services can make it less stressful. We provide you with free estimates on a range of air conditioners and heat pumps to fit each application. So, if you need assistance in deciding on the right air conditioner or heat pump for your home, give us a call at 386-427-1665. Our air conditioners come in a variety of capacities and prices, so that we can help you find the best unit for your house!

About Air Conditioners & Heat Pumps

There are typically three types of Air Conditioners.

  1. “Straight-cool” air conditioners move heat from inside the home and transfer it to the outside, which lowers the temperature of the air indoors.
  2. Heat Pumps provide the same cooling process but can also reverse the process in order to pull heat from the outside air and bring it indoors, so heat pumps also heat the inside air.
  3. Minisplit Heat Pumps provide room-by-room temperature control, rather than conditioning the whole-home, for buildings that require more concise temperature control for each room.

Air Conditioner Efficiency

Efficiency of Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps are determined by SEER. SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio. It represents the ratio of cooling produced divided by the electricity used (in watts). The greater the number the better the energy efficiency of the equipment.

Air Conditioner Sizes

Sizes of Air Conditioners, in other words their capacity to condition in a particular size space, are rated by Tonnage. Tonnage is used to describe the cooling capacity of an air conditioner. You can discover your unit’s tonnage by finding the 2-digit number near the model number. This number can range from 18-60. When this number is seen, you will then divide that number by 12. Whatever answer you get, that is your AC’s tonnage.

Varied sizes of air conditioners

Signs You May Need an Air Conditioner or Heat Pump Replacement

So, how you could know when it’s best to upgrade the air conditioner? Here are some tell-tale warning signs you should look for:

  • Warm Air Coming Out– This warning sign is kind of obvious. If your air conditioner blows out warm air when it should be cold air, there’s an issue.
  • Increased Energy Bills – The harder your air conditioning unit has to work to give you cold air, the greater your energy bills are going to be. Any time you notice a significant increase in your electric bill, it’s time to call in our professionals to see what we can do.
  • Strange Noises or Smells – It’s a bad sign hear grinding noises from your air conditioning unit. You might have a belt that’s slipped out of position or some other loose component causing the sounds. Likewise, your air conditioner should never have a bad smell to it. If it smells like something’s burning when it’s running, you could have an electrical wiring problem that could be a fire hazard. If it smells musty, you could have dirty or moldy ductwork that could make you and your family sick over time unless you get it cleaned properly.
  • Weak Airflow – Is your air conditioner blowing out cold air but really weakly that you almost can’t feel it? Your air conditioning compressor is likely breaking and needs to be replaced, but we can’t know for sure until you give us a call and we come out and inspect it.
  • Failing Thermostat – A central air conditioning system is controlled by a thermostat. When something goes wrong with your thermostat, it can create a ton of issues, including an air conditioner that won’t turn on or one that keeps powering on and off too soon.
  • Freon or Water Leaks – Have you noticed moisture pooling around your air conditioning unit? If you have a Freon leak, this can be deadly. Even if it’s just a water leak due to a faulty condensation tube, you shouldn’t ignore it. Better let us take a look at it for you.

If you need advice after reviewing this list, give us a call at 386-427-1665 so we can provide a FREE new AC estimate quickly!

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