Air Conditioning & Heating FAQs for Central Florida Homeowners

Part of HVAC system ownership means understanding how your equipment operates and when it’s time to call in a service professional. When you have questions concerning the heating or air conditioning systems in your Central Florida home, Iceberg Home Services has the answers you need to keep your home comfortable all year long.

Find the answers to your HVAC service questions below, or call our team at (863) 223-1849 to speak with our heating and cooling specialists today!

Air Conditioning FAQs

While the internet can be an invaluable source of endless information, it takes expert skill and years of experience to master HVAC system repair work. Our team strongly advises against attempting DIY furnace or AC repairs. Attempting such work without the proper experience can increase your risk for injury, fire hazards, and irreparable system damage.

There are many factors that go into determining whether you need a repair or a replacement. If your AC is over 10 years old, has needed frequent repairs, or needs a repair that is 50% or more than the cost of a replacement, it is more cost effective to replace your unit. Our HVAC technicians can inspect your AC unit and provide you with a thorough assessment to help you make an informed decision.

One of the most important maintenance tasks you can do is to replace your air filters. These should be replaced typically every one to three months to ensure they aren’t dirty and straining your AC. You can also periodically clean the outdoor unit.

With Florida’s intense heat, it can be dangerous to go long without air conditioning. Call us for emergency repairs if your AC isn’t working and temperatures are 90 degrees and above.

Loud or strange noises from your air conditioner can be caused by a number of issues, such as a worn-out fan belt or a failing compressor. If you’re hearing odd noises, call our team, and we can inspect your unit to determine the cause.

On average, air conditioners last between 10 and 15 years. Because Florida is so hot, many homeowners here have to frequently run their units, which can cause significant wear and tear. However, keeping up with regular preventative maintenance can help prolong your unit’s life span.

Heat Pump FAQs

While both options will help you achieve optimal indoor comfort in your Central Florida home, a heat pump can provide long-term money and energy savings. Air-source, gas-fired, and mini-split heat pumps are all cost-effective options that families can choose to enhance their energy efficiency without the installation expense that a geothermal heat pump would cost. Read our blog comparing Heat Pumps and Air Conditioners to make the right choice for your comfort.

Because heat pumps are frequently used for both heating and cooling in Florida, we recommend scheduling a tune-up at least twice a year. This ensures that your heat pump is ready to go all year round.

Heat pumps typically last around 15 years, so if yours is any older than that, you should start planning for a replacement. Other reasons to replace your heat pump include frequent or expensive repair needs or upgrading to a new model for better energy-efficiency.

General HVAC FAQs

Yes! Annual heating and air conditioning maintenance are essential to keep your manufacturer warranty active. Otherwise, you run the risk of voiding it all together. Not only that, but annual system maintenance also improves your indoor air quality, home comfort, system performance, and HVAC equipment longevity.

With the Central Florida climate growing colder each year, more families are seeking heating solutions to maintain their home comfort all year round. Our team recommends installing either a heat pump or a furnace in your home to ensure your comfort needs are met throughout the year.

Installing a smart thermostat in your Orlando-area home can be a great way to achieve ongoing savings on energy expenses. These units help optimize your home comfort so you only heat and cool living spaces while you are present in the home. This helps cut down your energy usage, leading to significant savings on your heating and air conditioning costs.

Don’t see your question listed above? Call our team at (863) 223-1849 or contact us online with your HVAC questions.



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