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Air Conditioning Comfort for Life

United for your comfort since 1987

Most people don’t take a second glance at their air conditioning equipment. They trust the installer to recommend the right equipment for their home and needs.

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This is our second installment of
12 Tips to Consider Before Replacing Your Air Conditioning System
which can be downloaded from our free eBook library.

But, knowledge is power. And our goal is to empower you to make the right choices when it comes to your air conditioning unit.

Here is some of the “techy terms” you should be familiar with:

Straight cool system – an air-conditioning system that includes a cooling cycle only. Gas, oil, or electric strip heating may be included in straight cool systems.

Strip heating (or resistance heating) – a form of electric heating, which may be used in climates where heat is used infrequently. Air is blown over electrically heated metal coils and circulated into the living space.

Heat pump system – cooling and heating system that provides a cooling cycle during the summer and a heating cycle during the winter by absorbing heat from the outside air and transferring it inside. Heating is provided at about half the cost of electric strip heating.

SEER, AFUE, and HSPF/COE – These are acronyms for various types of energy efficiency ratings.

  • SEER is the Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio
  •  AFUE is the Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency
  •  HSPF is the Heating Seasonal Performance Factor

       (Keep reading onto the next tip for a more in depth explanation of what each of these terms mean.)

There are also units of measure that determine an air-conditioning system’s size. These include:

BTU (British Thermal Unit) – used to describe how much cooling or heating a home needs.

Ton12 Tips to Consider AC ipad – a measure of the size or cooling capacity of an air conditioner. One ton is equal to 12,000 BTU.

Keep in mind, when you purchase a new air-conditioning system, you may spend a little money up front. However, you can enjoy the cost savings from increased energy efficiency year after year. Also, when you purchase your system through a Participating Independent Contractor, you can benefit from valuable FPL rebates.

Download our FREE eBook: 12 Tips to Consider Before Replacing Your Air Conditioning System. Learn about all the tips you should know before you go shopping for new air conditioning equipment.

Do you have questions or need assistant right now? Call us at (239) 939-2032, or contact us online. UMI Residential Air Conditioning is a Fort Myers air conditioning company that delivers air conditioning service and installation with your satisfaction guaranteed!

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