Energy efficiency is usually a priority when seeking air conditioning installation in Tampa. After all, temperatures in August average about 90 degrees Fahrenheit. Upgrading an HVAC system can reduce energy costs, but updating equipment usually requires an up-front investment not to be taken lightly.
One way to maximize energy efficiency is to install a new air conditioning unit. However, this ordinarily requires making sure the currently installed unit is the right size, or one identical to it might not be effective. One way to confirm the performance of an air conditioning and/or heating system is to think back to a time when the existing unit worked at its best. Another way to know for sure is to have a contractor inspect the equipment now installed before deciding to replace it with a new one.
When inspecting an air conditioning or heating system, making sure the pumps that run them work properly is usually a priority. After inspection, it might be determined by a professional air conditioning installer in Tampa that it needs to be replaced. Usually, the replacement pump is matched with the current HVAC system by viewing the “tonnage” reading of the outdoor cooling unit.
Not everyone knows, however, how to determine the tonnage of heating and cooling equipment just by looking at the unit. That is because the numerical size indicator is hidden in the equipment’s model number found on the unit plate. For instance, an “18” listed in a model number stands for “1.5 tons,” or a “42” in a model number stands for “3.5 tons.” However, the model number is sometimes worn off the plate.
Another way besides reading the unit model number on the outdoor unit is to perform a load calculation on the indoor unit. Some home or business owners might be able to complete this action on their own, but oftentimes they request help for this task from a certified professional just to be sure.
Once appropriate size of unit is determined, it usually makes way for maintaining, repairing and replacing parts when necessary. It also increases the chance that an existing or new HVAC unit can be made more efficient.