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Tallahassee AC Installation & Replacement

AC Replacement in Tallahassee, FL

Professional Air Conditioning Installation Solutions

If your air conditioning unit is ten years old or more, its age may be hurting your wallet. An old air conditioner is an inefficient one, and upgrading to an Energy Star-rated model can save you hundreds of dollars on cooling costs. At Sterling Service of Florida, we are Tallahassee's leading AC replacement partner for most air conditioner brands. 

Our experienced technicians will guide you in selecting the right system for your home's unique needs at a price that fits your budget. Need help to choose the perfect air conditioning unit for your home? At Sterling Service, our AC professionals are here to assist you every step of the way. 

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Signs It Is Time to Replace Your Air conditioning Unit

Replacing an air conditioner can be expensive and inconvenient. It's tempting to keep your old AC unit running a little longer, but eventually, it must be replaced. It’s important to have a replacement done at the right time to avoid expensive and unnecessary repairs that may only temporarily prolong the life of a system that could be hurting your wallet with age and inefficiency.

Here are some signs that indicate your current AC unit is nearing the end of its service life:

  • Skyrocketing Utility Bills: Older AC systems are inefficient and struggle to reach peak efficiency. Over time, it will require more energy and money to cool your home. If you notice a sudden increase in your cooling costs, a significant system breakdown may be imminent.
  • Old Refrigerants: If your air conditioner uses an older or now-obsolete refrigerant, servicing it could be ludicrously expensive, and that means replacement may be a better investment. 
  • The Unit Never Shuts Off: While it's normal for your AC to run more during hot weather, a failing air conditioner may struggle to reach the target temperature and never shut off.
  • Frequent Repairs: Replacing your air conditioner might be more beneficial if you make multiple AC repair calls in a season. When components start failing one after another, it’s better to invest that repair money in a replacement system instead. 
  • Unit Age: An average air conditioner can last over 15 to 20 years with proper maintenance. However, if your AC unit is approaching that age, replacement often becomes more cost-effective than continual repairs. The U.S. Department of Energy estimates utility savings of 20% to 40% after replacing an old unit.

If you notice any of these signs, it's essential to call us right away. Addressing the issue promptly may help you save money. Delaying the decision to have your AC checked will likely result in more severe issues and higher costs.

We offer free estimates on new unit replacement. Call (850) 446-7544 to schedule an appointment for AC installation in Tallahassee, FL.

Areas We Serve

Sterling Service of Florida is proud to serve Tallahassee, Florida and other surrounding areas.

  • Crawfordville
  • Havana
  • Midway
  • Quincy
  • Tallahassee
  • Woodville

Our AC Installation Process

Improper sizing and installation of AC units are the common causes of high energy bills and frequent repair calls. Sterling Service ensures your AC system is sized correctly and installed to avoid long-term issues. 

Here's how we go about determining and installing the suitable AC unit for your home:

  • Load Calculation: Before replacing your AC system, we calculate load to determine the appropriate size for the replacement unit. This calculation considers your home's square footage, insulation, and window orientation. It helps ensure that the new AC unit provides optimal cooling efficiency.
  • Ductwork Inspection: We examine your ductwork for necessary repairs or improvements. Properly functioning ducts are crucial for efficient airflow and cooling performance. If repairs are needed, we address them during the installation process.
  • Comprehensive Proposal: We provide a detailed AC installation quote after the calculations and inspections. We consider your budget and explore rebate, financing, and coupon options to provide the best value.
  • Scheduling and Installation: Once you approve the proposal and sign the necessary paperwork, our HVAC expert will work with you to schedule the installation at your convenience. We aim to ensure a smooth and hassle-free process. We aim to exceed your expectations and add you to our list of satisfied customers.

Alternative Air Conditioning Options

A traditional central air conditioning system cannot resolve every HVAC situation. We may recommend alternative cooling solutions that suit your needs in certain circumstances. 

Here are some options to consider:

  • Heat Pump: Heat pumps are versatile equipment that used to be primarily suited for temperate climates. However, with technological advancements, they are now a good choice, even for colder areas. Heat pumps can efficiently provide heating and cooling, making them suitable for year-round comfort.
  • Ductless Mini-Splits: A ductless mini-split system can be an excellent option if your home is older and doesn't have existing ductwork or if you need to heat and cool a new addition. These systems offer flexibility that traditional units can't match, providing efficient heating and cooling solutions.

Your comfort is our concern

Check out some of our 5-star reviews!

At Sterling Service of Florida, your satisfaction is our priority! See for yourself what our customers have to say about working with us.

    “Sterling Service installed our new A/C system today in record time. The installers were very courteous and quick in their work.”
    - Madelon K.
    “Tirell was very nice and professional! I am always pleased with the professionalism and service that I receive! It’s definitely a God-sent connection!!”
    - Bridgett B.
    “I like everything about this company and have used them for several years. In ease of making an appointment, to their timely response, and thoroughness of their work, what's not to like?”
    - Kate B.
    “Great communication and texted me when he was en route on a Saturday!! Tristan arrived early and he is very professional, courteous and kept me in the loop on what the issue is!! Would recommend them to anyone!!”
    - Derrick W.
    “As usual the service provided by Sterling was excellent. From the moment I made the call to set up the appointment to the arrival of the technician, every step has been a pleasure. Sterling Service gets my highest recommendation, and I am very critical.”
    - Riko C.
    “Ryan was professional, friendly, and prompt, and got me up and running! They also send you text updates when the technician is en route and include a photo so you know who to expect!”
    - Tesla B.
    “The professional company Sterling Service was so good!”
    - Colleen W.
    “Great service. Highly recommend. The technician send me a text letting me know that he was en route, he arrived on time and fixed the problem. Great service!”
    - Silvia Z.

Frequently Asked AC Install Questions

Will replacing an AC unit increase the value of my home?

Yes, replacing an old air conditioner can increase the value of your home. Surveys have shown homeowners strongly prefer properties with new air conditioners over older ones simply because of the peace of mind of knowing that the system is efficient and reliable, and won’t need to be replaced for some time.

What AC unit is best for my home?

Purchasing a new AC unit is a significant investment, and it's essential to consult a licensed HVAC provider to determine the optimal equipment for your home's specifications. Factors such as square footage, building materials, drafts, and local regulations can affect selection. Install equipment from reputable brands. Choose energy-efficient units for long-term savings. Inquire also about warranty coverage for added peace of mind.

Shouldn't I buy the biggest air conditioner possible?

Bigger is not always better when it comes to air conditioning. While an oversized AC unit may cool your house quickly, it will consume more electricity and struggle to remove humidity effectively. A system that is too large is also one prone to short-cycling, or frequently turning on and off, which creates extra wear on a system and can cause it to fail prematurely.

How can I reduce my cooling costs?

Looking to cut down on your energy consumption and reduce your bills? 

Here are some tips:

  • Upgrade Your AC System: Although it may seem counterintuitive, investing in a newer air conditioning unit can pay off in the long run by reducing energy consumption.
  • Keep Clean: Make sure the area around your air conditioner is free of debris and vegetation. Keep plants at least two to three feet away from the unit. Regularly cleaning and removing any obstacles will help your AC perform optimally.
  • Close Your Curtains: During hot summer days, keep your curtains and windows closed to minimize the heat entering your home. This allows your air conditioner to work more efficiently.

What is a SEER rating?

SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) is a standard measurement used to assess the energy efficiency of HVAC systems. It represents the ratio of cooling output to the electrical input to determine an overall level of system efficiency, typically represented by a whole number. Here in Florida, the minimum efficiency of a system you can purchase is 14 SEER, while those with larger properties or higher energy costs may wish to purchase one with a higher SEER rating.

Can I save money by just replacing my outdoor unit?

While it may seem cost-effective initially, replacing only the outdoor unit of your air conditioner often  lead to improper function, reduced efficiency, and further issues. To ensure optimal performance and long-term savings, it's usually best to replace your whole AC system at the same time.

Financing Through WiseTack & Goodleap

The cost of installing a new air conditioning system can be a concern for many homeowners. However, nobody should have to wait longer than necessary to get the cooling their home needs. We offer financing options through WiseTack and Goodleap to make the process more affordable and manageable. These reputable companies make the process easy and offer great perks and benefits like flexible terms, great rates, and customized payment options. 

Benefits of Choosing Sterling Service of Florida

We create a customer-focused service environment that doesn’t bombard you with sales pitches or pressure you into a decision you aren’t ready for. Instead, we'll provide honest advice and guidance to help you make an informed choice. Your air conditioner is an important investment, and we’re prepared to help you make the best one for your future.

Why Choose Us for Your AC Replacement in Tallahassee?


  • Trained and Experienced Technicians: Our HVAC technicians are highly trained and experienced in repairing and installing all major brands of air conditioning systems.
  • Top Brand Names: We offer a selection of top brand names in AC equipment, ensuring quality and reliability.
  • Special Financing: We provide unique financing options through WiseTack and Goodleap. 
  • Maintenance Programs: We offer affordable maintenance programs to ensure your AC system operates at peak efficiency, reducing the risk of unexpected breakdowns and extending its lifespan.
  • Energy Efficiency and Air Quality: Our services include higher SEER units for reduced electricity bills, HEPA filtration, and UV lighting to keep indoor air clean and healthy.
  • Rebates and Tax Credits: You may qualify for tax credits, energy company rebates, and manufacturer rebates when purchasing a new AC unit, saving you additional money.
  • No Pressure Selling: With our no-strings-attached AC replacement estimates, you can explore your options without any obligations. We believe in transparency and ensuring you have all the information you need to make the best decision.
  • Comprehensive Service: We take care of every step of the process, from obtaining permits to ensuring that every installation is up to code, providing a hassle-free experience.

Choosing the suitable AC unit that fits your unique requirements can be challenging. Our HVAspecialists will guide you through the options and help you select the unit that best meets your needs and offers the best return on investment.

Get a free estimate on your new AC unit replacement. Call (850) 446-7544 or contact us online to schedule an appointment.

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What Makes Us Different

Serving Tallahassee, FL Since 2016

  • Financing Options Available
    We make HVAC services affordable with financing options through Wisetack and GoodLeap.
  • Veteran Owned & Family Operated
    We strive to build trust as a reputable company within our local community. We'll treat your home like our own.
  • Honest, Upfront Process
    Treating people fairly is one of our core values. We're here for you every step of the way so there are no surprises at the end of your service.
  • Your Satisfaction, Guaranteed
    We offer quality work with a professional quality team. We stand behind our products, our technicians, and our craftsmanship on each job.

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