Things You Must Know About Replacing Air Conditioning Components
Your air conditioning system will perhaps be one of the most important investments you will make when setting up your home in Orlando or anywhere in Florida for that matter. One issue that comes up time and time again is the lack of knowledge that comes from inadequate contractors who will mix and match air conditioning components in order to get a sale or save money.
This is probably one of the most troublesome areas that can cause you more issues in the long run. So what is the problem with this mix and match to get more dollars in your pocket?
Two AC Parts Work As One
Typically, there are two parts to an air conditioning system that are designed to work in conjunction with one another – the indoor coil system and the outdoor condenser unit. The air conditioning component is the heart line of your whole system and if one is not in harmony with the other, then you will not get the maximum efficiency nor the maximum financial viability.
If you use one cheaper component over another, then you are asking for a whole heap of trouble, and in terms of efficiency of your system, you will not meet those needs. Sure, the system may work for a while and you may get some benefit, but the reality is that you will be putting undue stress on your AC system and you may even destroy other components that are required to make the whole system work efficiently.
Refrigerants and your AC System
Consider this, if you are using the new refrigerant Hydroflourocarbon (HFC) and you use different components, then your system will surely fail much faster than you would have expected. The reason is because the components are designed for use with this new refrigerant and using the wrong combination will not work. Skimping on your system will end up costing you a lot more money in the future.
How Your AC Works In Layman’s Terms
Many home owners are under the assumption that an air conditioning system puts cold air into a room and in fact that is not the case. The system removes heat from the air using the refrigerant and a synergy of parts such as;
- The Condenser
- The Compressor
- The Coils
- The Air Handler
All of these components are of course synergistic and one will not work without the other and harmony needs to exist between the synergistic marriage of all components working with each other. This is how you get maximum efficiency of your system.
Now consider if all these parts were different, but still worked together. You may think that everything is okay, but there is no synergy between them and so undue pressure is placed upon the system and it will not work to the promised efficiency level. Therefore, a greater threat of system failure exists.
Installation Of Your Air Conditioning System
When you invest in a new AC system, you will want to make sure that you are using properly certified contractors that can give you a certificate of ARI Performance. This will ensure that your system matches up to the efficiency levels claimed and that your system is matched and meeting the Efficiency standards set. Armstrong Air and Heating are one of the few companies that adhere to this standard and offers these ARI Performance Certificates, thus ensuring you are getting the right system that will be energy efficient and work effectively in your home.
A Rebate Is An Added Benefit
When your AC company installs your new air conditioning system and provides you with an ARI Certificate, you may be able to receive a rebate from your power company as an added bonus. All you need to do is give the power company your ARI reference number that will be provided to you by your air conditioning installation company. You may just get the welcome rebate you deserve.
Make sure that you only use certified installers for your new install of your AC system, it will save you money and frustration in the long run.