If your air conditioner is more than 10 years old or doesn’t cool effectively, it may be time to replace it. Efficient air conditioning is a must for indoor comfort in the humid, hot climate of Tampa, Florida. Advancements in technology in the last 10 years offer improved energy efficiency, better humidity control and more even cooling.
Ductless Mini-Split Units
If you live in a home that does not have central air conditioning, or if installing ductwork is not possible, ductless mini-split units solve the problem. Ductless mini-splits can be used with a ducted system for rooms that do not cool properly or for add-ons that are difficult to connect to a ducted system.
Installation is easy but should be done by experienced Florida air conditioning contractors. An outdoor compressor is connected to indoor blowers by a conduit carrying wiring and refrigerant routed through a wall. Some models support up to eight blowers on one compressor. The temperature of each room can be individually controlled and the blower switched off when you leave the room.
Advanced Compressor Technology
Dual-stage compressors heat and cool evenly, but use less energy. Standard air conditioners deliver a blast of cold air when on. After reaching the desired temperature, the compressor cycles off. When the temperature rises, the compressor comes on again. Dual-stage compressors operate at high speed only when extra cooling is needed. Most of the time they operate at lower speeds, maintaining a consistent temperature and better humidity control with less energy consumption.