Once your air conditioner or heat pump is 8 years old, we recommend customers start budgeting for equipment replacement. You should have a few good years left, but it gives you time to save up so you aren’t surprised when your A/C kicks the bucket. This is especially important for customers who want to be able to pay cash for their new system and do not have a desire to seek out financing options. More and more often, we are seeing customers choose to finance their new air conditioning and heating system instead of choosing to pay cash. This enables customers to replace their current system with one that is more efficient or has more health and comfort enhancements.
Common features of our top 3 A/C manufacturers for homes and offices in southwest Florida include:
- 100% made in the USA
- All of their products and models have few problems
- The behind-the-scenes support must be impressive (this is perhaps the most important feature of a leading manufacturer)
- Their warranty claim process is structured with simplicity in mind
- Their equipment is competitively priced
Since 1977, we have experienced working with many manufacturers who were “the best”, but over time or due to acquisition from larger companies their level of excellence faded, and they were replaced by a new industry leader. Similar to any other industry, this seems to be a cycle. This is why it is on us to continually monitor trends and failure rates in order to recommend products you can trust.
Since 1977, this is one of the most popular questions we have received. To be completely honest, the answer has changed over the years as we have learned, grown, and developed relationships with many different manufacturers and brands.
Ductless air conditioners and/or heat pumps are a more efficient way to heat and cool your home. These systems do not have any ductwork and are able to set custom temperatures in each room. In other words, you can choose to cool your bedroom to 72 degrees at night without having to cool your entire home.
What is the best A/C system for manufactured homes?
That is a tough question to answer. To be honest, rarely will a contractor be able to install a new A/C and duct system to the A/C manufacturer specifications.