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Air Conditioning Guide: Upgrading Your Split Air Conditioning System

Air Conditioning Guide: Upgrading Your Split Air Conditioning System

As the heat and humidity have already made their appearance in April, it’s a good time to evaluate whether your air conditioning system is ready for the long cooling season ahead. You need your AC system not only to perform its job effectively, but it also needs to be energy efficient, so that you can keep your costs at a minimum without reducing your comfort. If your system is getting older, or requires frequent repairs, then it may be time to consider upgrading your central air split system.  When you’re ready for exceptional air conditioning service in Tampa, FL, call the pros at Ierna’s Heating & Cooling.

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When you’re ready to upgrade, there are some things to consider:

  • Size: Whenever you perform a system upgrade, you need to make sure the components are appropriately sized for your living space. This is true even if you’re only replacing one part of your system. Compatibility is the key to effectiveness. If your previous system was the wrong size—either too big or small—then you may have had trouble cooling your home efficiently in the past. A new system upgrade should correct any sizing issues whenever possible.
  • Energy efficiency: One of the main reasons for a system upgrade is probably energy efficiency. Today’s split units carry SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) ratings of up to 23, which is double that of most units produced just over a decade ago.
  • Ductwork: Make sure to have your ductwork tested before you install a new system upgrade. No matter what the SEER rating of your new component is, it won’t matter much if your ductwork has a leak in it. Routine inspection and cleaning can also prevent the buildup of dust and debris, both of which can reduce airflow and cause poor indoor air quality.

Whether you’re replacing just one of the system components, or both, make sure your new central air split system is ready to go with professional installation. For air conditioning service in Tampa, FL, call the experts at Ierna’s Heating & Cooling today!