March 7, 2017


Did you know, Tampa, that Air conditioners are not all created equal? There are a few added value features that you could be considering for your own home cooling needs. In this article, we’ll go over, in some detail, what features drive up initial prices a bit, but add immense value to your system.

It’s important to note, as you’re reading, that these features are options on most systems, and many, if not all of them, will pay for themselves during the life of your central air conditioner. So when you’re getting an estimate from contractors, ask them about these system features and whether they have value for your home.

2-Stage Compressor

The first is less a feature, and more a system choice. Two-Stage systems (also known as dual-stage) are an upgrade from the standard, single stage air conditioner. They allow a system to run at a lower power setting, only turning up to maximum when the outdoor temperature calls for it.

You may be wondering if they’re worth the extra money? We believe so. They provide a greater degree of comfort, superior dehumidification, and contribute to the efficiency of a system, which allows for lower bills.

Variable indoor air handler

Your interior unit, the air handler, has a lot to do with efficiency and comfort in your home. A variable speed unit can adjust – automatically – the speed at which it blows air, depending on the home’s cooling needs.

Programmable Wi-Fi Thermostats

The current rage in HVAC technology for your home is wi-fi capable programmable thermostats. Many of them are touchscreen, with an ease of use that calls to mind your smartphone.

You can also control them – from your smartphone, tablet, or computer, no matter where you are. Some are also available with voice control. You’re living in the future, and they’re paying for themselves by maximizing the efficiency with which your system runs.

Upgraded ducts and air filters

Your ductwork might not be the best. Odds are, especially in older homes, that it was simply the most cost-effective installation possible at that time. Typical duct systems are venting as much as 25% of the heating and cooling energy into crawl spaces or attics. A Tampa air conditioning system may vent even more, since fewer homes have basements and the humidity is often an issue.

Older or poorly sealed ducts may also be contributing to allergens or particles in the home. A smart upgrade for your home is newer, sealed ductwork, with upgraded air filters to make sure that you’re getting the most out of your system.

Do you need a new air conditioner for your home or office? Call us today at 813-701-3430 and get a free installation estimate and save big right now!