Frequently Asked Questions

 

 

 


 

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What is the SEER Rating?


The SEER (seasonal energy efficiency ratio) is how the efficiency of your cooling and heating equipment is measured. The SEER is the amount of cooling your system will deliver per dollar spent on electricity, as compared to other systems. For example, a 3-ton unit may have a SEER efficiency rating of 13, 14, or 15. The higher the SEER the more efficient the system will be. The SEER rating of any given unit can range anywhere from 13 to 17.

 


 

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Why is the SEER rating on the Energy Guide different than what my dealer quoted?


Each split system cooling unit has a nominal SEER rating. This rating can be increased with the upgrade of the same series indoor unit. The SEER rating of a system is derived based on the combination of equipment installed in the home. The outdoor equipment (heat pump or air conditioner), as well as the indoor equipment (evaporator coil and furnace, or air handler), play a vital role in the total rating.

 


 

3  

Why should I have regular (or preventative) maintenance? And how often should I have it performed?


Your cooling and heating systems work incredibly hard to perform their functions for your home everyday. The constant stopping, starting and continual operation can wear down any machine if the proper care and maintenance is delayed. However, by performing regular maintenance, you can maximize the life cycle of your cooling anf heating unit and guard against many common equipment failures. Preventive maintenance inspections performed on a regular basis can uncover leaks, rust, rot, soot, frayed wires and corroded electrical contacts that the naked eye may not notice. You should have maintenance done on your system regularly to ensure maximum efficiency and allow prevent possible problems that may occur in the near future.

 


 

4  

What equipment requires regular (or preventative) maintenance?


At least once a year heat pumps and air conditioners require a professional tune-up. Inspections on gas furnace systems should include ductwork, pipes, dampers, valves, registers, blowers, fuel lines, the gas meter, and every part of the actual furnace. Meanwhile, heat pump and air conditioning unit inspections should also include inspections of the fan, compressor, indoor coils, outdoor coils, line kits and refrigerant lines.

 


 

5  

I need help troubleshooting a problem with my equipment.


Roussos Air Conditioning is your troubleshooting expert, and is glad to help you. We employ NATE-certified techs, the best in the industry. You can learn more about NATE (North American Technician Excellence) by visiting http://www.hvacradvice.com.

 


 

6  

What are the advantages of a programmable thermostat?


Since they are electronic, programmable thermostats are more accurate and efficient than thermostats that contain mercury. With programmable thermostats, you can control the temperature in your home at different times of day without ever touching your thermostat. Because everything is automatic, you will never forget to change the setting on your own.

 


 

7  

What type of filter should I use? And how often should I replace it?


Standard filters work to keep your system and its ductwork clean, but they don’t really improve indoor air quality. To do that you need a media filter. The media filter rests between the main return duct and the blower cabinet and will improve dust and particle removal by seven times that of a standard filter. However, upgrading to a pleated media filter will remove everything from insecticide dust to airborne viruses from the filtered air. Always choose a filter that matches your blower’s capacity. For optimum efficiency and filtration, Roussos Air Conditioning recommends that you replace your disposable filters at least once a month. If you have washable filters, they should be cleaned once a month.

 


 

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Why can’t I find the correct size filter at my local home improvement store for my brand of system?


The filter shipped with your unit is made from higher-quality materials than those of the disposable filters found in retail stores. For that reason, replacement filtersare best purchased through Roussos Air Conditioning. However, keep in mind that some filters are reusable, and can be washed by hand in cold water.

 


 

9  

Where can I get parts for my equipment?


Roussos Air Conditioning is the best resource for identifying and supplying the correct, current parts for your system, as well as pricing and availability.

 


 

10  

Which equipment will best fit my home?


There are many factors that affect the sizing and specifications of your system, including square footage, insulation, window surface and configuration, geographic location of your home, duct sizing and arrangement, and many others. Roussos Air Conditioning can perform an in-home load analysis to determine which equipment combinations will perfectly suit your home and your family’s needs. Depending upon the construction of your home, one (1) ton of air conditioning can cool anywhere from 300 to 800 square feet of home. The only way to insure the size of the system you purchase will be large enough to cool your home, but not any larger than you need, is to have your home’s individual cooling and heating needs evaluated by a licensed professional.

 


 

11  

What does my warranty cover?


Under the standard factory warranty, the system manufacturer covers parts that fail during the warranty period due to defect in the part. The warranty does not cover labor. A warranty certificate was included with your homeowner information packet, and is specific to the model numbers, serial numbers and installation dates of your products. If you cannot find your warranty certificate, Roussos Air Conditioning will also be able to provide you with the information.

 


 

12  

What is the life expectancy of my unit?


Dependable Comfortmaker and Goodman products are among the longest lasting cooling and heating products available. For your specific equipment, there are many variables that affect life expectancy, and of course, the regularity of routine maintenance.

 


 

If you have any additional questions, feel free to contact us via our online form.

 

 

 

 

Contact Info

 

Roussos Air Conditioning

914 W 26th Street,

Lynn Haven, FL 32444

 

Phone:   (850) 785-9708

Service Hours:   7 am-7 pm / MON-SAT

After Hours Service Also Available

License: FL #CAC1814320

 

Areas Served: Callaway, Lynn Haven, Panama City, Panama City Beach, Inlet Beach, Seagrove Beach, Rosemary Beach, Seaside, Blue Mountain Beach, Parker, Springfield, Youngstown, Bayou George, Cedar Grove, Laguna Beach, Lower Grand Lagoon, Upper Grand Lagoon, Pretty Bayou, Southport, Sunnyside & Millville

 

 

 

Testimonials

 

 

I had an issue with my thermostat on a Sunday and was able to have a Service tech come and repair for me. He was excellent as he explained what he was doing and completed the work. This is the second time I have used Roussos and they have been professional and courteous each time.

 
     

~ Dallas D, Panama City Beach

 

 

       

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Areas Served: Callaway, Lynn Haven, Panama City, Panama City Beach, Inlet Beach, Seagrove Beach, Rosemary Beach, Seaside, Blue Mountain Beach, Parker, Springfield, Youngstown, Bayou George, Cedar Grove, Laguna Beach, Lower Grand Lagoon, Upper Grand Lagoon, Pretty Bayou, Southport, Sunnyside & Millville

 

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914 W 26th Street

Lynn Haven, FL 32444

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7 am-7 pm / MON-SAT service hours

After Hours Service Also Available

License: FL #CAC1814320

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