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  • Can I install the HVAC unit myself?
    You shouldn't try to install the HVAC system yourself. Specialized equipment and electrical skills are needed for proper installation. You risk doing more harm than good if you attempt to install an HVAC system yourself and it doesn't work. In order to ensure that your new unit operates smoothly from the start, it is best to have a qualified HVAC specialist install it.
  • What is the best thermostat setting for energy savings?
    To save up to 15% on your utility bills, the U.S. Department of Energy recommends setting the temperature to 68°F during the winter and 75°F during the summer. Settings should not be static and should be adjusted for maximum performance while sleeping or on the go. Looking for an easy way to ensure peak performance? Today's smart learning thermostat works for you.
  • What is the best HVAC system type for Naples Florida?
    There is no one-size-fits-all answer to this topic because the optimum HVAC system depends on the size and architecture of the home but a system with advanced dehumidification options is most ideal in the sub-tropical climate on southwest Florida. Please contact us to decide which system type is appropriate for your home.
  • How much will the new HVAC system cost?
    To get an accurate price for a new HVAC system is nearly impossible to do with out seeing it in person due to differences in size (square feet), layout (single or multistory), exposure, leakage, and other issues that affect HVAC system sizing and cost. Luckily, you can get a free, no-obligation quote from Presidential Air Conditioning to meet your specific needs.
  • What is an air duct and how does it affect airflow?
    An air duct is a duct that connects and directs warm or cold air into your home. Proper sizing of ductwork is critical to the functionality and efficiency of your air conditioning system
  • What is manual J-load calculation?
    Manual J, Residential Load Calculator, published by the American Air Conditioning Contractor (ACCA), is the recommended method for sizing refrigeration systems in the United States. This includes local climate, house size, shape and orientation, window area, type and location, air intrusion, number and age of occupants, comfort preferences, size and amount of lighting (heat generating (because it does) is taken into account.
  • Should the air conditioner be repaired or replaced?
    Every situation is different, but in general, if you answer YES to any of the following questions, you should seriously consider replacing your system. Is your system over 10 years old and out of warranty? Interested in lowering your electricity bill? Is your system using R-22 refrigerant? Does your system require frequent maintenance or repairs? Is your system too loud?
  • How might delays in delivery of replacement parts affect my HVAC repair?
    Repair time may be delayed if the HVAC unit repair requires replacement parts. Global supply chains are causing shortages of many of the materials needed to manufacture HVAC parts and equipment, delaying delivery of parts. Wait times for HVAC parts can take weeks or months, and system repairs can take longer than usual.
  • What is the difference between ductless air conditioning and central air conditioning?
    A typical central air conditioning system is a "split type" with an outdoor unit and an indoor unit that conditions and distributes the air through ducts in the attic or underfloor space of the house. A ductless or "mini-split" system is installed directly on the wall, with the indoor part of the system not being connected to any ductwork and cooling just the room it is located in. Each system has its own strengths and weaknesses. Before deciding which system is best for your home, it's important to discuss these with your trusted heating and cooling experts.
  • What types of Air Conditioner filters are there?
    Fiberglass Air Filters Fiberglass air filters are disposable and the least expensive type of filter. They do cause less strain on HVAC systems when drawing in air and keep large particles out of your system. However, they do not do such a great job of keeping out dust and other smaller contaminant particles. If you or members of your family suffer from allergies or have respiratory problems, this type of filter may not be powerful enough to help relieve or prevent respiratory problems. It will typically have a MERV 4 rating. Pleated Air Filters Pleated air filters are made of cotton or polyester folds. They are slightly more expensive than fiberglass filters, but they are more effective with filtering dust and other small particles like pollen, mold spores, and pet dander. Those with more pleats provide better filtering and help prevent dust and other particulates from being recirculated in the air. MERV ratings for these filters typically run between 5 to 8. HEPA Filters If you or your family have allergies or other respiratory problems, high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters are recommended. While they are more expensive than fiberglass or pleated air filters, they are the most effective at screening up to 99.97% of dust, pollen, mold, pet dander, viruses, bacteria, and other irritants out of the air. Look for filters that are rated MERV 11 or higher. However, please be aware that the higher the MERV, the more difficult it is for your HVAC system to pull in air. You should check with us to see what MERV is best for your system.
  • How can I ensure that my Air Conditioning system is up and running all year round?
    To keep your HVAC system up and running year-round, performing HVAC maintenance is critical. Regular maintenance is key to extending the life of your HVAC system while maintaining efficient operation. Detect minor issues in your HVAC system and fix them before they become serious, saving you the cost of expensive repairs and replacements.
  • Why is it important to use a quality air filter?
    Installing a quality air filter in your system will minimize pollutants in your home as well as your HVAC equipment. A quality air filter has the following advantages: • Fitting your air conditioner with a quality air filter is very important for your health. Air filters trap and remove particles and other pollutants from the indoor air, making your home easier to breathe. • A high-quality filter will keep your heating and cooling system running longer without risking failure. Filters keep the entire device clean and keep dust and dirt out of critical components. Dirty systems cost more to repair and shorten their lifespan. • A quality air filter not only saves repair costs, it also saves on utility bills. A clean air conditioner, furnace, heat pump, or other HVAC system will run more efficiently, reducing your utility bills over time. Cheaper filters will need to be replaced more often and won't remove as many contaminants from your home as better quality ones.
  • How does central air conditioning work?
    A central air conditioning system dissipates heat and dehumidifies or removes moisture from the air. It has an air filter to remove dust and other particles. Warm room air flows over the very cold coils, removing heat and moisture. Lowering the humidity makes the temperature more comfortable. Moisture extracted from the air collects in the pan below the inner coil and is discharged down the drain of your home. The unit's fan circulates the air while the refrigerant in the coil cools the air and the outdoor compressor transfers heat from inside the house to the outside.
  • What should I do if my HVAC makes strange sounds?
    Call your trusted HVAC firm to have them take a look if your HVAC system is emitting odd noises. We are able to identify issues and swiftly and effectively fix them. Avoid attempting to diagnose HVAC problems on your own because they can be harmful if not handled correctly.
  • How often should the air filter be replaced?
    The frequency with which you should change your air filter is determined on the type of filter you use as well as environmental elements in your home. Most filters come with recommendations outlining how long the filter should last and when it should be updated. When purchasing new filters, make certain that these facts are printed on the packaging. A decent air filter should be replaced at least once every three months. If the filter becomes dirty, replace it right away. Air filters that are dirty or clogged disrupt healthy air movement, harm air conditioning components, and diminish system efficiency.
  • What are the most common problems with HVAC equipment in Naples Florida?
    The possibility of slime and algae clogging HVAC condensate lines is one of the most frequent issues. To avoid this, you should have a professional HVAC contractor clean your HVAC system twice a year.
  • How often should the system be professionally maintained?
    To avoid the need for urgent heating and cooling repairs, get your HVAC system scheduled for maintenance twice per year.
  • How do I maintain my HVAC system?
    Your HVAC system is kept in good condition with yearly maintenance and routine filter changes.
  • What is a SEER rating and why should I know about it?
    A SEER rating stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio and it is an indicator of how energy efficient your air conditioning system is. The higher the SEER rating, the more energy efficient the system is, meaning you can save money on your energy bills. Knowing your SEER rating is important when having your air conditioning system serviced, as the technician can make sure your system is running as efficiently as possible.
  • How important is indoor air quality?
    According to the EPA, indoor exposure to pollution can be 2 to 100 times higher than outdoor air. Presidential Air Conditioning offers media filters, humidity control products, UV germicidal lamps and more for those interested in improving indoor air quality.
  • What should I do if my HVAC system breaks down?
    As quickly as possible, get in touch with a professional to fix your HVAC system. Delay in repairs can cause significant harm to your system.
  • How can I make my home more energy efficient?
    There are numerous methods for directly and indirectly improving the efficiency of HVAC systems. The most significant are: -Replace the air filter on a regular basis. +Enroll in HVAC service plans to ensure regular maintenance, optimal care, and system health. Install shades or drapes in rooms with direct sunlight. Make sure your home has adequate insulation Install a smart thermostat that optimizes and changes the temperature of your home throughout the day.
  • What is the lifespan of an Air Conditioner in Naples Florida
    The average lifespan of a properly maintained air conditioner in Naples Florida is about 10 years. Why? The extreme heat and humidity of the long Southwest Florida summers put much more wear and tear on systems than those located in other parts of the country.
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