At Del-Air Heating and Air Conditioning, we are proud to say that we have been working in the HVAC industry for more than three decades. Even though HVAC maintenance and sales may be a second language to us, we understand that not all homeowners are fluent in HVAC, heating, ventilation, or air conditioning terminology. Here are some key terms to help you communicate with your AC repair technician:

SEER, or Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio, refers to your AC system’s energy rating. In general, a higher SEER indicates that your system will perform at a higher level, resulting in lower energy costs overall.

MERV, or Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value, refers to the size of the air holes in your AC filter. Higher MERV ratings correspond with smaller openings and a greater ability to remove harmful particles from the air in your home, resulting in improved performance overall.

EnergyStar ratings are used to denote products that demonstrate improved efficiency while surpassing Environmental Protection Agency standards. Not only can purchasing EnergyStar products qualify you for tax savings, but it will also reduce your monthly energy costs while benefiting the environment overall.

Compressor. If you remember the name of one part of your air conditioning unit, it should probably be the compressor. Responsible for compressing air and pumping it into the home, compressors are the things that keep your family cool and comfortable throughout the year. If your AC unit is running but failing to produce cool air, and the thermostat and electrical connection are sound, the compressor may be to blame. Unfortunately, compressor problems are easy to misdiagnose. If you think your compressor may be broken, don’t hesitate to contact the expert technicians at Del-Air Heating and Air Conditioning for a consultation.

Contact Del-Air Heating and Air Conditioning for Your AC Repair

We hope that the above terms will aid you in navigating our website and that, the next time you call for a repair, you’ll know how to speak our language. Contact Del-Air Heating and Air Conditioning today for premier AC repair and service, as well as throughout the state of Florida. You can trust that your family’s health and comfort are always our top priorities.

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We are so grateful that Del-Air took care of us. It was an easy initial call. They ran routine service/maintenance. In that appointment, Raymond showed us areas in our air units that needed addressing. He took his time and made sure he made a thorough inspection of all the equipment. And what a nice gentleman. We…

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Sanford, FL

This was my first experience with Del-Air and they were prompt, professional, and knowledgeable. They were able to get me in on the same day for a maintenance visit, which I wasn’t expecting but very much appreciated. The office staff was pleasant and so was the technician that came out to service my air conditioners. Thanks…

Kenya D.

Davenport, FL

Called at 9pm and they were at our house the next day at 9am. Thorough evaluation , great communication, and fixed our problem without a hard upsell for a whole new unit I. Honest service and I have great confidence with this company moving forward.

Matt G.

Jacksonville, FL

This is our second house using Del-Air and the value and service is why we come back. Our tech Reggie was fabulous! Above and beyond service, super nice, professional and thorough!

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Tampa, FL

I have been using Del-Air for our home a/c concerns since purchasing our home 8-yrs ago. They have been and remain top- notch.

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Sarasota, FL