When You Need to Replace Air Conditioners

A buyers’ guide

Has your energy bill spiked, or has it steadily grown beyond normal? Does your house feel cool in some areas, and hot in others? Does the AC unit make a noise it shouldn’t? When it’s time to replace air conditioners, it’s easy to become confused. Choices surround you. How can you make the best decision? Relax. Mills Heating and Air is here to make it easy for you.

As Florida residents, we depend on our air conditioners. Our “summer” lasts most of the year. Although the AC unit is hidden away in a closet or in the garage, it’s one of our most important appliances. It also represents a significant investment in our home. We don’t want to replace air conditioners if it’s unnecessary. If you’re unsure about replacement, read on.

Replace Air Conditioners with These Tips in Mind

First, call Mills Heating and Air. We are a local leader in air conditioning, and we replace air conditioners every day! Second, schedule a visit with a NATE-certified technician. He or she will listen to your concerns and calculate the load needed.

Load? It means the correct size of the air conditioning unit required. At Mills Heating and Air, your Comfort Consultant will perform the equation based on the square footage of the home, the anticipated occupancy and the geography.

For instance, does your home get a lot of direct sun during the day? Are the main areas south-facing? Are there exterior elements absorbing heat? A home meeting these criteria may require more cooling than one surrounded by shady trees or positioned to receive cross-breezes.

After the math is done, the Mills consultant will listen to your concerns. You know your home best. In which rooms do you spend most of your time? Are you a year-round resident? Are there architectural or modernizing concerns?

If you desire to replace air conditioners in the windows with ductless technology – congratulations! There are many benefits. Ductless air conditioners also address problems in many homes with hot spots.

If your central air conditioning just can’t reach every corner, ductless may be your answer. They’re quiet, efficient and easily controlled with a remote.

Finally, consider a new unit if you plan to sell your home in the near future. Buyers in a competitive market won’t want to replace air conditioners. A newer, high-efficiency model will help your house stand out!

Replace Air Conditioners Less Often with Proper Care

Different air conditioners have different warranties. Some are longer and more comprehensive than others. Regardless, the best way to ensure compliance is to properly maintain your unit.

Schedule a tune-up for your air conditioner twice a year with a local trusted provider like Mills Heating and Air. For the most convenience, take advantage of our service agreement. It makes maintenance easy, and it’s a great value.

Change or clean your filter as recommended. You should check your filter monthly, perhaps when your energy bill arrives as a regular reminder. Most filters need to be changed or cleaned every one to three months.

If you have pets, you smoke inside the home or you live in a high-pollen-count area, you may need to change or clean your filter monthly. Make sure the filter is easily accessible to you, especially if you expect a need to change it often.

Use your air conditioning unit appropriately. Don’t overwork it. If you have blinds or curtains in sunny rooms, close them during the hottest times of the day. Use the microwave or a crock pot, instead of the oven. Use ceiling fans if you have them. They can share the “cooling burden.”

Let Mills Guide You When It’s Time to Replace Air Conditioners

SInce 1984, Mills Heating and Air has helped customers with various HVAC service, repair and installation needs. We know Florida weather, and we are ready to advise Floridians who are ready to replace air conditioners.

Not ready to replace? Mills can service and repair any brand. Contact Mills Heating & Air to discuss air conditioner and indoor air quality options. For lower bills, call Mills!

Call us when you need service, repair or any HVAC product, such as dehumidifiers or air purifiers. Concerned about finances? Don’t be – Mills Heating and Air offers multiple financing options. By spreading out payments, your household budget stays intact. We want you to enjoy increased comfort, better air quality and lower energy bills today.

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