• Joseph Harris

Choosing The Right HVAC System For Your Home


Florida Home

The average HVAC system has a 15-25 year lifespan, but this function can fall short of that when heating and cooling a home in extreme climates and temperatures. Your HVAC system will give you several cues when it’s time for the final curtain, including:

  • Weird noises

  • Odd smells

  • Fluctuating or inefficient temperatures

  • High energy bills

  • Incorrect thermostat readings

  • High humidity levels

Whether your system is old or indicating signs of impending doom, it may pay to replace it entirely before a true need arises. How do you choose the right system for your home? Let us guide you through the process with a dose of information and added confidence that your next HVAC purchase will be the right one.


Choose the correct size

If a system is too large for the home in which it is installed, it will shorten its own lifespan by cycling on and off too often. If it’s too small, it will fail to efficiently heat and cool your home. As a general rule, you need one ton of AC capacity for every 500 square feet of home. A manual J calculation is more accurate, as it enables HVAC professionals to measure a home’s square footage, evaluate insulation, and determine a home’s HVAC load. Consult with a qualified HVAC contractor to determine the correct size and cooling capacity for your home.


Choose a high-efficiency system

A high-efficiency system might cost more upfront than a traditional one, but the installation cost is nearly identical to other standard HVAC systems. In addition, a high-efficiency system will more than pay for itself in the annual energy costs you will save for your home. Quieter performance and expert air filtration capabilities have you and your family enjoying high efficiency perks all year round.


Include air quality components in your system installation

In the summer, air pollutant levels are two to five times higher indoors than they are outside. Airborne pollutants can cause throat and eye irritation, amplify asthma symptoms, and cause severe illness. Some of these pollutants include:

  • Pollen

  • Viruses

  • Bacteria

  • Pet dander

  • Dust mites

  • Mold and mildew

  • Mycotoxins

  • Smoke

  • Cleaning chemicals

Indoor air-control components are specifically designed to reduce contaminants that circulate through your home. The following options are yours to consider as you contemplate air quality for you and your loved ones:

  1. Ultraviolet light air purifiers kill airborne viruses, bacteria, mold, and fungi by destroying their genetic makeup.

  2. Air ionizers emit negatively charged ions into the air, forcing positively charged ions and particles to clump together for elimination.

  3. Ionic air purifiers operate similarly to ionizers, but they can draw air through the structure itself to accumulate within its housing.

  4. Dehumidifiers ensure that your home’s humidity levels stay within 30-50 percent, an ideal level for reducing and eliminating mold and mildew.

  5. HEPA filters trap airborne particles including pollen, dust, and several microscopic species of bacteria.

Don’t forget to choose a reputable manufacturer/installer

Not all manufacturers and installers are reputable. Do your own research before committing to a brand and a contractor to ensure that you know what you’re getting into. Look for proven records of performance from systems and proven track records of satisfied customers from installers that you wish to work with. Tropic-Air Conditioning service professionals remain committed to all aspects of care, maintenance, service, and replacement. We are ready to attend to all of your HVAC service system needs. Let us keep you clean and comfortable all year round. Contact https://www.tropicairfl.com/ for your best summer yet!