March 7, 2017


Here in Tampa  (and in the wider United States) we are known as pretty serious Carrier AC dealers. That isn’t meant to sound like humble brag; we just field a lot of questions from a lot of homeowners regarding the relative merits of residential cooling systems.

There’s a lot of advice floating around, and when you’re installing something as important as a central air conditioning system in your home, it’s important that you:

A) know where the advice is coming from

B) learn to recognize good advice when you hear it.

So if you’re leaning toward a Carrier AC – a decision we fully support – and live anywhere in or around the Tampa Gulf Coast area, we’re here to help. First off, you should understand that the installation is as important as the system you choose. Whether it’s a new or replacement air conditioner, there are things to expect from a good dealer.

A good contractor will give you an estimate upfront and stick to it. Of course, there is always the possibility that something unexpected will come up, but in general, a good home estimate will include an energy audit and a pretty thorough inspection, in order to correctly size the central air system your home needs.

They’ll look at your windows, your ceiling height, your ductwork if you have any, and offer you a fair and transparent price.

A good dealer will have references from manufacturers and customers. For instance: we have awards, almost 2000 verified reviews, and national recognition from Carrier, as well as our customer experiences, all readily available.

We believe in an open and honest process, and any dealer worth the name will feel the same way. Because of that strong relationship with the manufacturer, we are able to provide our customers with the most up-to-date skills and training.

System prices have a lot to do with size and efficiency. This goes back to the first item, in some ways. Only you can be the final arbiter of what is best for you, but any reputable dealer will be able to consult with you. Let a professional give you meaningful context to help make your decision.

When we talk about size and efficiency, we mostly mean the BTU and SEER rating. A too-large or too-small central air system is going to be no help for you, so make sure your estimate references a correctly sized system. Pro-Tip: if they haven’t been to your home, they aren’t giving you a detailed estimate.

Regarding SEER, that rating represents a central air conditioner’s energy efficiency. Higher number? More efficient. But again, only you can decide how much energy efficiency is worth to you in the long run.

The bottom line here is that you should do your homework, and you should feel confident that you’re choosing a Tampa based Carrier AC dealer that does the same. Get estimates, check references, and don’t blindly accept anything said to you. We’re the professionals, but it’s your home.

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