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When You Know It’s Time to Replace Your AC System

There comes a time when you just know that your air conditioner has reached the end of its lifespan and needs to be replaced with a newer model. When it comes to selecting a new HVAC system to replace your older one, you have a variety of options including a standard central air conditioner or a heat pump.

Our team can help you decide which system is right for your home and family. Just give us a call to schedule your air conditioning or heat pump service in Hobe Sound, FL. You can also keep reading to learn more about the next steps for upgrading your existing AC with a newer model.

Selecting a Unit

Your first step is to decide whether you want a standard central air conditioner or a heat pump. A heat pump works in a similar fashion to a central air conditioner when in cooling mode, but it has the added ability to work in heating mode. If you want to have an all-in-one solution fro your home comfort, a heat pump is definitely one of the best choices. If you would prefer to have a standalone unit, a central air conditioner is the better since you will have a dedicated heater.

You also want to consider the energy efficiency ratings. The SEER2 rating is used for all air conditioners or heat pumps that operate in cooling mode. A higher SEER2 rating means the unit will consume less energy to cool your home, which could potentially saved you money on your monthly energy costs. If you go with a heat pump, also look at the HSPF2 rating, which measures heating efficiency. Investing in energy efficiency up front will save you money over the life of the unit. 

Indoor Air Quality

Installing a new air conditioner or heat pump is an excellent opportunity to also make upgrades that can improve your indoor air quality. Here in Florida, that can mean adding additional options to your HVAC system.

One option is a whole-house air purifier. A UV air purifier can be particularly beneficial. It gets installed directly inside of your existing HVAC system and the powerful rays of the UV light neutralize harmful organic pollutants, such as mold spores, bacteria, and viruse.

We believe in UV lights so much that we’re offering a free UV light to the first person who calls and mentions this blog post. Whether or not you want to upgrade your existing air conditioner, a UV light is an excellent solution for eliminating bacteria, viruses, bad odors, and other harmful particles that are in the air around your home. 

Another solution to improve indoor air quality is a dehumidifier. Humidity levels stay high year-round and can negatively affect your indoor air quality. During the summer, your home can feel warmer than it really is due to excess humidity. A dehumidifier can help balance humidity levels, and reduce some of the strain on your air conditioner or heat pump while also helping your family to feel more comfortable. 

Contact the Mechanical Air Conditioning team for your central heating and air conditioning needs.

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