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Your New Air Conditioner: Why the Match Is All-Important

07Jun

If you find yourself in the market for a new air conditioner, choosing the right one to fit your home is vital. Yet many people in the Tampa Bay area are not aware of one mistake that could be costing them efficiency. If you have a split air conditioning system, you must ensure that the outdoor condenser and the indoor coil work together as a cohesive unit. If you don’t have the perfect match, your units will not work to the advertised energy efficiency level.

Understanding why this is important starts with a basic understanding of how split air conditioning systems work. In a split system, the condenser and compressor, located in the outdoor unit, and the indoor unit, which includes the evaporator coil, transport refrigerant back and forth. Inside the evaporator coil, the coolant absorbs heat from your home. Then it goes to the compressor in the outdoor unit, where the heat is released.

When your system was originally installed, the two components of your air conditioner should have been perfectly matched. When it’s time for a new air conditioner, you may be tempted to just replace the malfunctioning component. This may save you money initially, but your lost energy efficiency will cost you in the long term. Also, unmatched units put unnecessary stress on the cooling system. This can lead to premature failure of one of the components, which is a costly problem.

If you have questions about how you can maximize efficiency when shopping for a new air conditioner, contact Gulf Coast Air Systems. Since 1981 we have installed more than 45,000 systems in the greater Tampa Bay area, while also providing thousands of customers with quality air conditioning repairs. With the help of our licensed, bonded and insured installation teams, you can have a perfectly matched system that will efficiently cool your home.

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