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If you live in Florida, you know how hot the weather can be. Add 99% humidity to the temperature reading and you’ve got a hot and sticky situation. Fortunately, we have air conditioning. Some speculate that if it weren’t for air conditioning, no one in Florida would live south of Gainesville!

It’s estimated that upwards of 90% of all the homes in Florida have an air conditioning system, and if you are one of those homes, you want to make sure that the system your purchase is the best one for your lifestyle and your budget. Here are some tips to help you in choosing your next HVAC system.

Newer Technology

Technology never stands still. When you start to look for your new system, research the latest developments in air conditioning, duct work, fans, filters, dehumidifiers, and coolant. Ask your HVAC professionals for recommendations to make sure you get the best technology available.

Energy Efficiency

The cost of running your air conditioning in Florida is a major expense. You should choose a system that has a high efficiency rating. While it may cost you more initially, you’ll save money on your electric bills in the years to come.

Size

Choosing the right sized system is important because your HVAC system needs to be just big enough to cool your home. If it’s too small, it will run constantly and will never get the job done. If it’s too large, it will consume more energy and will cost you more in your monthly utility bills.

Thermostats

Choose a programmable thermostat. This will allow you to cycle your system on and off at certain times. Many of the newer thermostats will allow you to adjust the temperature remotely using a smartphone or tablet. A programmable thermostat will be more expensive than a standard model, but it will save you more than the difference in cost within the year.

Budget

It may be tempting to buy an HVAC system solely based on low price, but that will likely backfire on you. Your HVAC system is a major investment and will last for 15-25 years. Spending a little more at the beginning will give you better performance, a more comfortable home, and it will last longer.

For nearly 30 years, Hawkins Service Company has been serving the Tampa area. We are experts in all things electrical and have earned an excellent reputation for quality work and outstanding customer service. Our services include commercial and residential electrical, plumbing, and HVAC sales, installation, and service. Our team of licensed and highly trained professionals have hundreds of years of combined experience and can help you with any service issues related to your home.

While our technicians can handle service related to any brand of HVAC system, we are proud to have earned the designation as a Trane Comfort Specialist and Dealer. We are dedicated to excellence, which is why we go above and beyond to ensure that your needs are met.

To learn more about our company and the services we offer visit our website or call us at 813-488-0939. We look forward to hearing from you!