Living in Florida means we need reliable air conditioning to cool our homes most of the year. We would all be concerned if our cool air stopped working in the middle of hot and humid summer day, especially if your an older residents or have pets.
With so many A/C companies in Florida its sometimes challenging to find a trusted and reliable A/C contractor that will repair the problem correctly and keep your cool air flowing. Here are some things to take into consideration when managing your AC system:
Maintenance Tip - It's important to change the air filter in your air conditioning unit regularly, about once a month or as required by your specific unit. A dirty filter will prohibit proper airflow and possibly shorten the life of your AC system unit prematurely.
Repair Tip - Most Florida homes use a 2- to 5-ton AC unit. Expect to pay $3,000 or more for the smaller units and up to $10,000 or more for the larger units. Check the size and model you have currently and call your manufacturer to find out whether you have time left on a warranty first before seeking a repair or replacement.
Replacement Tip - Always look for a licensed & insured AC contractor to install your new AC system. Don't be afraid to ask for references and search social media for reviews. It is also a good idea to sign up for an AC maintenance program, it will help maximize the life and efficiency or your existing system, regardless of its age.