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FAQ - Common Air Conditioning Questions

When is the best time to buy an Air Conditioning and Heating system in Florida?

  In Florida the average life expectancy can vary based on enviromental conditions, location, and frequency of maintenance of your air conditioning and heating system. The average life expectancy on the Space Coast is about 10 to 12 years. Your air conditioning system could still be cooling at or beyond this average life expectancy, but might not be cooling as efficient as it once did and the chances of it breaking down in the middle of summer dramaticly increases with age. If you replace your current air conditioning system with a new higher efficient system it will save you money on your cooling cost. This is one of the many reasons to replace your air conditioning system sooner than later. When is the best time to replace your air conditioning system? Before you need it! This will save you the hassle of having to replace it quickly and suddendly in the near future and you will have the luxury of time to understand all of your options. Because of these reasons consider replacing your air conditioning unit before the high demand of the cooling season not during or after. When our outside Florida temperature heat index reaches well over 100 degrees and your air conditioning system is running around the clock to maintain your desired comfort level, this is when your Inefficient air conditioner is going to cost you the most and when you would benefit the most by having your new system already installed. Save More Money! During our slow season Quality Comfort can nogotiate better rates with manufactures and local supply houses and we are able to pass those savings to you! Take advantage of manufacturers incentives/rebates and Quality Comfort discounts.

When is the best time of the year to have my air conditioner serviced?

Most people don’t start thinking much about their air conditioner until it gets hot outside and starts running frequently or worse breaks down.

Like most things in our busy lives, it is out of sight out of mind. When we need it, we just want it to work !

This line of thinking leads to multiple issues:

More breakdowns – over looked symptoms like increased electric bills, unusual noises, rusted parts or even a dirty filter can cause equipment failure and lead to expensive frequent breakdowns.

At Quality Comfort Air Conditioning And Heating Inc. We believe that the best time to have your Air Conditioning system maintained is in the Spring and Fall before the high damand of the cooling or heating season. Most manufacturers recommend having your system maintained once a year or they might void the warranty on your air conditioning and heating system! Because of our harsh weather conditions and being located so close to the salt water In Brevard County, we recommend two visits per year. 

The problem with waiting until mid-summer to have your air conditioner serviced Is, when It's hot outside and your system breaks down frequently contractors have just enough time to repair the current issue but unfortunately have limited time to completely evaluate the entire system that could have prevented future equipment failure! Not having your air conditioner service until high demand could reduce the life of the equipment. Example loose electrical connections, low refrigerant charge, Etc., can cause shorter equipment life. Little or no maintenance could cause system replacement quicker than expected. 

A dirty air filter or restricted coil could increase cooling cost by at least 15%. an Air Conditioning System undercharged could result in a 52% efficiency loss.

The Solution…

Quality Comfort offers service agreements and we will call you automaticly to schedule your prevenative maintanance visits during the Fall and Spring!

This program will save you the inconvenience of poor performing or malfunctioning equipment. It will also save you financially in multiple ways:

1. Properly performing equipment means less visits from the service man

2. Properly maintained equipment runs more efficiently, and lasts longer 

 Benefits also Include:

Regularly Scheduled Maintanance Visits

Discounts on Repair Services

24 Hour Emergency Service

Discounted Service Call Charges

Annual Credits For Future Replacement

And much more...

 All for pennies a day! (Programs start at $154 a year or as low as $15 per month!)

Give us a call at 321.242.2513 for more information!


I'm currently researching all the different types of thermostats that are available and I'm overwhelmed with all the different options! What would you recommend?

Great Question! There are so many options these days for thermostats it really depends on what benefits your looking for! Lets start with the basic digital thermostat these are the most common thermostats because they are very simple to operate basicly you have the setting of COOL OFF HEAT and UP and Down. The majority of our customers prefer this option because it is easy to operate. Another type of thermostat that is popular is the Digital Programmable Thermostat. The benefits of this thermostat is energy savings, lets say you leave for work at 8 am and rush out of your house and forget to raise your thermostat setting back up. This mistake could result in higher electric bills to cool your home when no one is there to enjoy it. With a programmable thermostat you could program the thermostat to a higher temperature to save energy when no one is home. But then a few hours before you return home from work that evening you could schedule your thermostat to a lower temperature so you could be comfortable when you walked in the door but your air conditioning system did not have to run the entire day! According to a study in 2015 40% of programmable thermostat owners do not even use the program option and use the HOLD option because of the difficulty of programming some of these thermostats. Another Type of thermostat that is becoming popular is the Smart Thermostat. Smart Thermostats allow you to operate them remotely from your smart phone or computer through WiFi. Some of these thermostat models will learn your temperature preference and use that date to optimize your cooling or heating schedules and they also could save you $50 or $100 or more per year. The cons: These type of thermostats are expensive and not all smart thermostats can wire up to your current system. So it really depends on which option is most convenient for you.

Give us a call at 321.242.2513 for more information!

How often should I change my air filter?

Quality Comfort recommends you to check your air filter at least once a month. If you hold your filter up to the light and you can see dust and other particles that could be reducing the air passing through your filter, you should replace it. A dirty air filter could increase cooling cost by at least 15%. We do recognize that some filter manufacturers recommend replacing your filter up to 3 months but not all homes are the same for example, If you have several pets you might not want to leave your filter unchecked up to 3 months. We have noticed the increase in cost for the "GOOD" Pleated type filters sold at local big box retailers on average of $15 or more! This  option could have a annual cost of $180.00 a year! At Quality Comfort we offer permanent air filter options at a one time cost. These Air Cleaners can be cleaned very easily by simply washing them or vacuuming them when they get dirty. This option could save you a lot of money not to mention the aggravation of remembering to pick one up at the store once a month or trying to locate the exact size you need. If you are interested in a great filter please contact our office! 

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How often should you have your air conditioner maintained?

Quality Comfort Air Conditioning And Heating Inc. Is located on the Space Coast of Florida, Brevard County. Because of our harsh weather conditions we recommend to have your air conditioner tune-up performed twice a year. According to most air conditioning manufacturers your air conditioner should be maintained a minimal of one time a year or you might void their warranties! The majority of air conditioners in our area are replaced because of rust and corrosion because of this and the fact we use our air conditioning year round we recommend twice a year. The best time of year to have this service is in the Fall And Spring! We would also recommend our service agreement!  We will call you automaticly as a reminder to schedule your prevenative maintanance visits during the Fall and Spring. Properly maintained equipment runs more efficiently, and lasts longer! As a member you will also save you financially in multiple ways.

Discounts on Repair Services

24 Hour Emergency Service

Discounted Service Call Charges

Annual Credits For Future Replacement

And much more...

Please visit our Service Agreements in our About section for more Information.