A/C Installation & Replacement in Navarre Florida & the Surrounding Areas
With over a decade of local service and equipment experience, the licensed Navarre HVAC technicians at Southern Efficiency have installed just about every major brand of air conditioning unit in many different homes and businesses.
Our company regularly sources and installs top-of-the-line, energy-efficient products from some of America’s leading brands, including Rheem, Lennox, Trane, and more. In combination with our air conditioning installation services in Navarre Fl, Southern Efficiency also offers competitive financing options and a wide range of unbeatable equipment warranties that make it easy to acquire a new air conditioning solution for your home or commercial facility.
The Florida summers are hot and sweaty, but you don’t have to melt away anymore. A new central AC system will turn your home from miserably uncomfortable into a cool oasis, which is why you should join the 85 percent of American households in the south that already have one.
If you think it’s time for a new system, call Southern Efficiency at (850) 807-9990 today for a free quote.
What is a Central AC System?
Central AC systems circulate cool air through ducts and release the air into a home through vents, which are the grated openings in the floor, walls and ceilings that you see in many houses and buildings.
There are three key components: a condenser, an evaporator, and a compressor. In a typical central AC system, known as a split system, the condenser and the compressor are in an outdoor unit, the metal box you see outside of homes and buildings. The evaporator is usually mounted on an indoor furnace.
You control the temperature from a thermostat, which is commonly placed on a wall in a central location in your home.
A package system uses the same technology as a split system, but the three main components are combined in a single outdoor unit.
How Does Central AC Function?
It functions like a giant refrigerator. Essentially, warm air is pulled from the outdoors and cooled by a fan and refrigerant before being blowing into your home through the ducts. Meanwhile, warm air is pulled out of your house through return ducts, cooled again and recirculated into your home. For a more detailed explanation of the parts and exactly how central AC works, check out this article from the US governmental organization Energy Saver.
Why You Should Choose Central AC
Central AC is efficient, quiet, and easy to operate. In other words, it’s relatively inexpensive and easy to operate,
It’s also clean. Basic filters prevent most airborne particles such as dust and lint. High-efficiency particulate air filters (HEPA) can prevent 99.9 percent of all dust, pollen, mold, bacteria, and airborne particles. HEPA filters are ideal for folks with allergies and pets.
How to Maintain Your Central A/C System
The lifetime and efficiency of your AC depends on a number of factors, including how well you maintain it. Maintenance is very important in Florida, where the hot summers cause the system to work particularly hard.
Three things you can do are change the filters, oil the fan motor, and make sure the parts are clean.
Your filters must be changed regularly. The timetable depends on the type of AC unit and the type of filter.
You should oil the fan motors at the start of each cooling season. While you’re at it, check the fan blades and motor for signs of wear and tear.
It’s also advisable to hose off the outdoor unit to ensure the fan and other parts are free of debris.
How Long Does a Central AC Unit Last?
Newer central AC systems usually last 15-20 years, while older ones have a shorter life of about 10-15 years.
You should avoid putting money into a central AC system once it’s approaching 15 years old. If it malfunctions at that late stage, you’ll get better for value by purchasing a new system.
Does a Professional Need to Install Central AC?
It’s always rewarding and cost-effective to take the DIY approach, but there are times when it’s better to hire a certified professional.
The following are just a few reasons to call on an HVAC expert to install your central AC system.
- No manual labor for homeowners: Installing an AC system involves intense manual labor. You may find yourself walking on the roof, crawling under the home, pouring concrete, lifting heavy parts, and more. Most prefer to sit back and let an expert team handle this rigorous job.
- Certification and permits: Local governments can require permits for large-scale projects such as the installation of a central AC system. Also, you need to have a specific certification if you’re handling refrigerants. You can earn an EPA certification, but for peace of mind, most folks prefer to hire a certified professional.
- Mistakes are costly: You do not want to make a mistake when installing central AC. It will be costly in terms of time and money. This is a demanding, complex job, and you do not want to risk making a mistake, so contact a pro to install the system for you.
Raising Industry Standards
Southern Efficiency is located in Navarre, FL and serves both homeowners and businesses throughout the region, including the communities of Destin, Fort Walton Beach, Gulf Breeze, Mary Esther, and Niceville.
Every member of our team at Southern Efficiency has extensive field experience and has proven themselves to be honest and dependable. We welcome air conditioning projects of every size and we’re even able to provide emergency service when your A/C unit breaks down or starts leaking water into your home. Call now to learn more about our extensive list of HVAC solutions, including air conditioning installation, and a wide range of repair, maintenance, and specialty services.
Contact Southern Efficiency
Reach us by phone at 850-403-4780 or submit a service request through the online form on the Southern Efficiency website.
We at Southern Efficiency pride ourselves on keeping your family comfortable all year round, so contact us with any of your heating and cooling needs.