An amazing opportunity has arisen for consumers that are in the market for a new air conditioning system in the State of Florida. Besides the already substantial savings that perspective customers can capitalize on which are the Florida Power and Light Rebate and the Federal Tax Credit, Florida has now unveiled the Cash For Clunkers $1500 Energy Star Rebate. This rebate, however, does have a catch. First of all the new system must meet all of the criteria required to get the Federal Tax Credit. A new Manual J Heat Load Calculation must be performed to confirm the correct amount of cooling BTU’s required for the specific application which is a no brainer and relatively inexpensive. The catch is that the duct work must be tested (after the new system is installed) and must not leak more that 15% of the total volume of air. That wouldn’t be much of a problem either but only a Class 1 Rater is qualified to do the test and there only a small ratio of those guys in relation to the amount of Air Conditioning companies in Florida. Not only that, but the testing in itself is expensive. I found that companies are charging anywhere from $175 to $500 and now that they are in high demand, I wouldn’t be surprised if the prices increase. For exact qualification requirements please call us at Modern AC Technology. I found that some of the Air Conditioning Companies are assuring their prospective customers that it is easy and that they won’t run into problems but in all actuality, that is not true. Being the owner of an Air Conditioning Company myself and giving all fairness to other AC Contractors, I hope that there are not many companies out their that are telling customers that just to make the sale. Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/5019807
Imagine this: You’re sitting around the house and begin to sweat, so you go to the thermostat and turn on the AC unit. Unfortunately the AC unit is not responding and you are becoming hotter and sweatier. As a result, you call a repair man who comes to your home only to tell you it was a simple problem.
In this scenario the service call lasts only a few minutes, but you are left with a costly service bill. Sadly, this is a very common situation people experience daily. It is huge waste of money to have a repair man fix such a simple problem like a tripped breaker. In the next section we discuss are a few tips to help you save money and choose an appropriate contractor.
Checking the filters in the AC to see if they are dirty should always be your first step. A dirty filter can cause the system to freeze up and even lose energy efficiency. The filters need to be changed every month even if they don’t appear to be dirty. I advise my customers to change their filters every month when they receive their power bill. Second, locate your circuit breaker panel and check the breakers. Check for a tripped breaker on both the inside and outside unit’s breaker.
Next, step outside to where the condenser is located to see if the outside fan is turning. One simple thing people commonly forget is to check the batteries in the thermostat. Additionally, the thermostat should be set to “cool” and the set point on the thermostat must be set below the room’s current temperature. Some systems have a float switch which will kill the control voltage going to the system if it detects an overflow in water in the drain pan or drain line. Make sure the float switch isn’t tripped from a clogged drain. Clogged drains can be avoided most of the time by putting a cap full of bleach or vinegar down the drain ever month. Finally, put your hand up to a vent and feel to see if you have cool air coming out of the vents. If none of these techniques work, you may decide to call an AC contractor. Here are a few tips to help you choose an appropriate contractor.
You do not want to choose the wrong contract wasting money on a Lake nona Florida air conditioning repair that doesn’t fix the problem or prevent it from coming back so fallow these trips to avoid the for mentioned scenario. The biggest mistake people make when searching for a contract is calling the biggest or the first ad they see in the yellow pages. Do NOT call the first or biggest ad you see without doing a little bit of research. Another tip is to ask around and talk to be you trust like contacting family and friends and get their input on quality AC contractors in the area.