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.

Should I Replace or Repair My HVAC System?

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.

Why do I need professional furnace and AC maintenance?

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 HVAC maintenance plans are designed to meet your system’s needs and help you save money in both the short and long term.

Do I need a new thermostat?

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.

How do I prevent HVAC emergencies?

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.

I’m building a new house. Should I install a heat pump or a high-efficiency air conditioning unit?

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.

What is the difference between a traditional heat pump and a geothermal heat pump?

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.

What are the initial costs of installing a heat pump?

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.

My air conditioning unit and/or heater are due for replacement. Should I get a heat pump?

Absolutely, with the advancements in technology and cost reductions, heat pumps will always be more cost-effective than non-heat pumps.

When and how frequently should I have my heat pump or AC unit serviced?

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

Is supercooling effective? How can I save money on energy costs in the summer?

There are ways to keep energy costs down in the summer such 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.

What is an annual AC tune-up and why should I get one?

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.

 

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.

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