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Need Help with Your A/C? Duron Smith AC & Heat Can Help.

Determining the correct air conditioner or heat pump might seem like a daunting task, but Duron Smith AC & Heat can put your mind at ease. We give you free estimates on a range of air conditioners and heat pumps to fit each application. So, if you need some help in making sure you get the right air conditioner or heat pump for your home, give us a call at 321-452-3553. Our air conditioners come in a variety of capacities and prices, so that we can help you find the perfect unit for your needs!

About Air Conditioners & Heat Pumps

There are typically three types of Air Conditioners.

  1. “Straight-cool” air conditioners move heat from inside the home and move it to the outside, which lowers the temperature of the air indoors.
  2. Heat Pumps provide the same cooling process but can also reverse the process in order to pull heat from the outside air and bring it indoors, so heat pumps also heat the inside air.
  3. Minisplit Heat Pumps provide room-by-room temperature control, rather than conditioning the whole-home, for buildings that have to have more concise temperature control for each room.

Air Conditioner Efficiency

Efficiency of Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps are rated by SEER. SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio. It explains the ratio of cooling produced divided by the electricity used (in watts). The greater the number the better the energy efficiency of the equipment.

Air Conditioner Sizes

Sizes of Air Conditioners, in other words their capacity to condition in a cetain size space, are rated by Tonnage. Tonnage is used to understand the cooling capacity of an air conditioner. You can find your unit’s tonnage by looking at the 2-digit number near the model number. This number can range from 18-60. When this number is discovered, you will then divide that number by 12. Whatever answer you get, that is your AC’s tonnage.

Varied sizes of air conditioners

Signs You May Need an Air Conditioner or Heat Pump Replacement

Are you wondering how you can find out when it’s the right time to upgrade the air conditioner? Here are some warnings you should watch for:

  • Warm Air Coming Out– This warning sign is kind of obvious. If your air conditioner blows out warm air when it should be cold air, there’s a problem somewhere.
  • Increased Energy Bills – The harder your air conditioning unit has to work to put out cold air, the more expensive your energy bills are going to be. Whenever you notice a significant increase in your electric bill, it’s time to call in our specialists to see what can be done.
  • Strange Noises or Smells – You should never hear grinding noises from your air conditioning unit. You might have a belt that’s slipped out of position or some other loose component causing the sounds. Likewise, your air conditioner shouldn’t ever have a bad smell to it. If it smells like something’s burning when it’s running, you could have an electrical wiring issue that could be a fire hazard. If it smells musty, you could have dirty or moldy ductwork that could make you and your family sick over time unless you get it cleaned properly.
  • Weak Airflow – Is your air conditioner blowing out cold air but really weakly that you can barely feel it? Your air conditioning compressor is likely breaking and needs to be replaced, but we can not know for sure until you give us a call and we come out and inspect it.
  • Failing Thermostat – A central air conditioning system is controlled by a thermostat. When something goes wrong with your thermostat, it can cause a ton of issues, including an air conditioner that won’t turn on or one that keeps powering on and off too soon.
  • Freon or Water Leaks – Have you noticed moisture around your air conditioning unit? If you have a Freon leak, this can be fatal. Even if it’s just a water leak due to a faulty condensation tube, you shouldn’t ignore it. Better let us take a look at it for you.

If you need help after reviewing this list, give us a call at 321-452-3553 so we can provide a FREE new A/C estimate quickly!

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