To Better Serve Our Customers, Sterling Service Has Opened a New Location in East Tallahassee


  • FAQs

    • What size system does my home need?
      Sizing your climate control load requires the consideration of several factors. Ceiling height, construction, window dimension, and positioning as well as lots of various other variables. All need to be thought about to properly size a home heating and/or air conditioning system. A professionally performed load calculation is usually required to install an efficient system. At Sterling Service of Florida a proper load calculation is one of our specialties!
    • Should I service my system regularly?
      Heating and A/C equipment, no matter what kind you have, must be evaluated, cleaned, and also serviced a minimum of once annually. The most effective scenario is to have the heating unit checked in the Fall as well as the air conditioning inspected in the Spring. Oil-fired tools need to be cleaned up and serviced each year; at the start of each home heating period. If you would like our trained servicemen at Sterling Service of Florida to perform the service, give us a call anytime at (850) 446-7544.
    • Is it a problem to keep my system on too long?
      Each time your system starts up, it will certainly make use of a great deal of electrical energy and not create much cooling. Normally a system that is also tiny to cool down the residence is a lot more affordable to run but delivers much less comfort. Despite the fact that it runs nonstop, it will generally consume much less power than a bigger system that cycles on and off. As a rule of thumb, a unit that is either on or off is less costly than one cycling on and off.
    • What temp should my A/C be blowing?
      We get asked this question at Sterling Service of Florida every day! The air temperature level your system produces relies on the temperature of the air going into the system. Usually, the air created ought to be 18 ° -20 ° below what gets in the system. So if the air entering the system is 80 °, the air exiting should have to do with 60 ° -62 °. However, that only works on a system that has been going for at least 15 mins on a warm, completely dry day with a house that has to do with 80 ° inside. On a light day, with an indoor temperature level in the low 70’s, or during humid conditions, the air appearing may just be 15 ° -17 ° cooler than what goes into the house.
    • How important is indoor air quality?
      The short answer? So crucial! Your indoor air quality can be as bad as 100 times worse than the outdoor air! That means pollutants, irritants, dust, and mildew can be distributed in your house impacting your household’s health and wellness and health and well-being. Improving as well as maintaining your indoor air quality is vitally important to your house as well as your family.
    • What should I check prior to calling?
      Before contacting Sterling Service of Florida for ac repair in the Tallahassee area, go through the basics. Make sure you don’t have a dead thermostat or a tripped breaker. Then, put in a new air filter and make sure you have the system set correctly. If none of these things are to blame, reach out to us for a ac diagnostics check.
    • How often should I check my air filters?
      You'd be amazed how many HVAC problems are caused by someone forgetting to change their air filter. If you use a 1-inch disposable filter, we suggest replacing those monthly. For people with a 4-inch media filter, two changes a year is often enough.
    • How long will my AC unit last?
      While the lifespan of a new AC unit varies based on make and model, most will last between 10 and 15 years. Some systems not subject to heavy, constant use can last over 20 years if properly maintained. That doesn’t mean, however, that you should wait for it to break. Old units are often inefficient and expensive to repair. Being proactive about AC replacement is a great way to save money on your utility bills. Call (850) 446-7544 for a quote on new air conditioner installation in Tallahassee.
    • How do I know if my AC is under warranty?
      You'll want to start by finding out when your unit was produced. There's usually a visible production plate on the machine—the placement of it varies by brand and model. Once you have that, look up the manufacturer's warranty and see if yours falls within eligible dates. Note that some HVAC companies offer their own no-lemon and installation guarantees that go beyond what the factory offers.
    • How much does AC service cost?
      The cost of your AC repair or installation depends on many factors that are rarely, if ever, the same. Because we need to do an onsite assessment, we cannot provide quotes over the phone. Call us at (850) 446-7544 and we’ll get you scheduled for a quote in the Midway and Tallahassee area.
    • When should I have my AC serviced?
      In the Tallahassee area, we recommend getting your HVAC equipment serviced before the start of each season. In other words, AC maintenance should be done at the beginning of spring, while furnace tune-ups are best done in the fall.
    • Why can’t you just refill my freon?
      Though your AC unit might work after a coolant refill, that’s a band-aid fix for a much larger problem. Because air conditioners are closed systems, any loss in refrigerant means there’s a leak somewhere. With many older systems using environmentally hazardous substances like R-410—which is now banned in new units and only available via reclamation—getting these refills can end up being more expensive than buying a new air conditioner that uses safer, lower-cost refrigerants.
    • What are EERS and BTUs?
      You might hear our HVAC technician use these acronyms and not know what they mean. A BTU—a British Thermal Unit—is a measurement of heat. An Energy Efficiency Resource Standard (EERS), meanwhile, is a guideline used to represent the energy efficiency of an HVAC system.
    • How much does it cost to replace a furnace?
      A typical furnace replacement runs between $2000 and $4500. This number applies to an average-sized home. Though this may be steep, many HVAC companies offer discounts if you replace the AC unit at the same time. The cost of the equipment varies by brand, efficiency, equipped technology, and unit size.
    • How long do furnaces last?
      Your typical furnace has a lifespan of roughly 20 years. How often the unit is used and the load put on it can impact this lifespan. Projected lifespan can be extended via annual preventive maintenance.
    • How long does furnace replacement take?
      new furnace installation will take a skilled contractor between four and six hours. If you’re also replacing or installing an AC unit, the amount of time needed doubles. Most installations can be turned around the same day. If major rerouting of plumbing or electrical is required, this time frame can be extended to days or a week.
    • What can I do to reduce my energy bills?
      Heating and cooling your home is the biggest contributor to most electric bills . Fortunately, there are things you can do to keep the prices down such as keeping doors and windows closed.