Frequently Asked Questions on HVAC Systems

Frequently Asked Questions on HVAC Systems

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It is okay to admit that even if you’re a seasoned homeowner, you may not know everything there is to know about your home’s HVAC system. We at Air Pros have been providing HVAC repairs and installations across multiple states for decades and are ready to share our knowledge and wisdom. 

This article will tackle some of the most frequently asked questions about HVAC units. Read on to get the answers to some of these questions.

What is the Average AC Replacement Cost?

Each AC installation must be tailored to the home’s needs, and replacement costs vary, starting from about $2,300 and higher. The fees you pay for your new AC unit will depend on the following factors: 

  • Size of your home
  • Type of AC; ductless mini split or central air
  • If ductwork will be required
  • Manufacturer of the AC unit
  • Total labor required

Specific nuances will determine AC replacement costs, but with Air Pros, you will have access to an estimate with all the upfront fees. We went into greater detail on AC replacement costs on our blog.

What Does AC Unit Capacity Mean?

An AC unit’s capacity is defined as the amount of heat it can remove from the room. It is measured in British Thermal Units per house and estimates the approximate cooling needs of a room or home. 

This measurement factors in the total square footage of the home or room, its height, the region you live in, and the number of people it will accommodate. That’s a whole lot of math to do on your own, and luckily you can use an AC BTU Calculator found online. The efficiency of your new AC unit will need to be selected to accommodate this calculation; otherwise, your AC won’t perform as well. 

Is it Okay to Run Central Air All Day?

In general, it is okay to run your AC all day. However, if your AC continues to run throughout the day without cooling the home, you may have a problem with the efficiency of your AC. In that case, you may have to contact an air conditioning service in Fort Lauderdale, FL. 

The following issues can explain poor air conditioning efficiency: 

  • Clogged air filters 
  • Air leaks in the air ducts
  • Broken blower motor 
  • Miscalibrated thermostat
  • Low refrigerant fluid levels
  • Broken AC capacitor

All of these issues would need to be investigated thoroughly by an AC tech at Air Pros. We recently wrote a detailed blog on some common AC problems you might face over the warmer months.  

Why is My HVAC Unit Blowing Warm Air?

Sometimes the AC unit develops repair issues that cause it to blow warm air. This problem is a significant inconvenience, especially when it’s pretty warm outside. If you feel warm air coming from the AC unit, you will need to investigate the following components of your unit: 

  • Check that the air filters are clean
  • Check for clean evaporator coils
  • Ensure that the air compressor is working properly
  • Refrigerant fluid levels are at the appropriate level
  • Ensure that the refrigerant fluid lines aren’t clogged

While checking the air filters may be a simple task, the others are a bit more complex and require contacting an air conditioning service tech in Fort Lauderdale, FL

When Should I Replace My AC?

It isn’t always obvious when the AC unit in your home must be replaced. Most AC units have a lifespan of about 15 to 20 years. Here are a few signs that you need a new air conditioning unit: 

  • It is at the end of its lifespan
  • The current AC’s efficiency is getting worse
  • AC repairs are becoming excessive
  • Poor indoor quality

We recently wrote an article on how to get the most out of your AC. Check it out and learn how to extend the lifespan of your HVAC unit. 

Do Air Conditioning Companies Offer Financing?

At Air Pros, we pride ourselves on making air conditioning units accessible to people from all walks of life, regardless of their income or credit score. We partnered with several financial institutions to offer our clients flexible payment options that work best with their budgets. Learn more about the financing options available on our website!

Air Conditioning Service in Fort Lauderdale, FL 

Are you in need of air conditioning services in your home? The team of Air Pros is complete with highly trained and certified air conditioning technicians who will provide prompt, professional, and affordable air conditioning services for your home. Your AC repair services are just a phone call away at (877) 561-9730.

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