Central Air Systems
So what is a central air system?
At Miklos Air we really want you to know what is the best climate control system for your needs. Being Florida natives we know how balmy the weather can be here in South Florida. The typical central air conditioning system has two parts to it an outdoor air conditioning, or “compressor bearing unit” and an indoor air handler which we will install to a mutually agreed location, attics, garage etc.
Electricity is the power source and the compressor pumps refrigerant through the system to gather heat and moisture from indoors and remove it from the home.
Heat and moisture are removed from the home when warm air from inside the home is blown over the cooled indoor coil. The heat in the air transfers to the coil, thereby “cooling” the air.
The heat that has transferred to the coil is then “pumped” to the exterior of the home, while the cooled air is pumped back inside, helping to maintain a comfortable indoor temperature.
Central air conditioning can also be provided through a package unit or a heat pump.
Benefits of having a Central Air System:
Indoor comfort during Florida’s warm weather – Central air conditioning helps keep your home cool and reduces humidity levels.
Cleaner air – As your central air conditioning system draws air out of various rooms in the house through return air ducts, the air is pulled through an air filter, which removes airborne particles such as dust and lint. Sophisticated filters can remove microscopic pollutants which helps asthma sufferers as well. The filtered air is then routed through the air supply duct work that carries it back to your rooms.
Quieter operation – Because the compressor bearing unit is located outside the home, the indoor noise level from its operation is much lower than that of a free-standing air conditioning unit.
ENERGY STAR RATING are earned by products meeting strict energy efficiency guidelines set up by the US Environmental Protection Agency. By choosing an ENERGY STAR certified heating and cooling system and taking the required steps to optimize its performance, you will not only enhance the comfort of your home but you will also save energy (and money!)
Here in South Florida with an abundance of sunshine our air conditioning units are on 9-10 months of the year so any saving of energy from an air conditioning unit will multiply up and don’t forget you are also helping to protect our planet’s climate by helping prevent harmful carbon and reducing other greenhouse gases and their effects.
ENERGY STAR qualified central air conditioners:
• Have higher seasonal energy efficiency ratio (SEER) and energy efficiency ratio (EER) ratings, making them over 15% more efficient than conventional models.
Your central air conditioner needs an air handler and blows the cooler air through the duct system into your rooms. To ensure that your air conditioner performs at its star rated efficiency you should replace your heating/cooling system at the same time, especially if your system is over 10 years old.
The reason being if you purchase a new energy-efficient air conditioner and then connect it to a much air handling unit, your system will not be able to perform to its given stat rating.