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7 Questions to Ask Your Technician About Your Air Conditioning System

Air conditioning technician discussing AC with a homeowner

Anyone living in Central Florida knows how swelteringly hot our days can get. That’s why having a properly functioning air conditioning system is not just a luxury but a necessity. To ensure your AC system keeps you cool and comfortable, you need to have a trusted AC company by your side. At Iceberg Home Services, we provide comprehensive cooling services to help you beat the heat. Our technicians value your comfort, so we want to help you understand your system better, make informed decisions, and ensure optimal performance. In this blog post, we’ll cover seven crucial questions about air conditioning for Central Florida homeowners.

1. Which type of air conditioner is best for my home in Central Florida?

Central Florida’s climate requires an air conditioner that can handle high temperatures and humidity. Central AC systems tend to be the most common choice. When you call Iceberg Home Services, our technicians can assess your home’s size, insulation, and cooling needs to recommend the best option, whether it’s a central AC, a heat pump, or a ductless mini-split system.

2. What’s the difference between central AC, heat pumps, and mini-splits?

Understanding the differences between the different types of cooling systems can help you make an informed decision. Central AC cools the entire house through a network of ducts. Heat pumps have the advantage of being able to both heat and cool your home, making them an ideal option for year-round use. Ductless mini-splits help cool specific rooms or areas, as you can install them where needed. Your technician can explain the pros and cons of each system, considering factors like installation costs, energy efficiency, and zoning capabilities.

3. Do I really need to change my air filters?

Changing your air filters may seem like a hassle, but it’s a small step with a large payoff. Keeping your air filters clean and changing them regularly helps to maintain good indoor air quality and helps your AC to operate efficiently. Dirty filters restrict airflow, causing your system to work harder and increasing energy consumption. Most air filters need to be replaced every 1-3 months, but check your specific filter instructions to know when they need to be replaced.


4. How often should I have my air conditioner serviced?

Professional AC maintenance is one of the most important steps to keep your air conditioner in good shape. Regular tune-ups help prevent breakdowns, keep your AC operating efficiently, and extend your unit’s life span. To enjoy these benefits, you should schedule a tune-up annually. We recommend scheduling your tune-up in early spring before the full force of Florida’s heat arrives.

5. When should I call for air conditioning repairs?

Knowing when to call for AC repairs can help prevent the problem from worsening and save you from paying for extensive repairs. Keep an eye out for the following signs that something is wrong with your air conditioner:

  • Unit won’t run
  • Short-cycling
  • Strange or loud noises
  • Musty odors from vents
  • Monthly energy costs have spiked
  • Running the AC causes breakers to trip

If you notice any of these signs, call Iceberg Home Services at (863) 223-1849 for repairs. We’ll send out a technician to diagnose the problem and get your system back on track.

6. How can I tell if my AC needs to be repaired or replaced?

While repairs can solve many AC issues, there comes a point when replacement is a better choice. If your system is over a decade old, requires frequent repairs, or doesn’t provide adequate cooling, replacing it might be more cost-effective than attempting to repair it. Your technician can assess your system’s condition and help you make an informed choice.

7. How long do air conditioners last on average in Florida?

The life span of an AC system depends on many factors, including maintenance, usage, and the quality of the equipment. On average, air conditioners can last around 10 to 15 years. However, Florida’s hot and humid climate can put a lot of wear and tear on your AC, leading to a shorter service life. That’s why it is especially important to keep up with professional air conditioning maintenance when you live in the Orlando area.

Choose Iceberg Home Services for Your AC Needs

Keeping comfortable in Central Florida is no easy feat, but Iceberg Home Services is here to help with a full range of air conditioning services. Our technicians put your comfort first, so you can count on us to give honest recommendations and provide trustworthy solutions for all your air conditioning needs.

Call Iceberg Home Services today at (863) 223-1849 or contact us online to schedule AC services in Orlando or the surrounding areas.



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