Orlando Air Conditioning Services
Air Conditioning and Heat Pump Installation Services
One reason why the Orlando air conditioning market can be challenging is because of the number of counties (Orange, Lake and Osceola) and all take a slightly different approach to the building code. At Melco HVAC, we have not had to make many changes with our business as it relates to the recent changing to the energy code that required sizing calculations when replacing residential air conditioning and heating equipment. That is because our firm has been performing manual J as well as manual S sizing calculations on equipment replacement for years. Manual J load calculations is the ACCA or industry approved sizing method for central air conditioning and heat pump installations. Starting in March of 2012, they were required per code when replacing a home's HVAC system. This is the result of research that shows that more than half of the HVAC equipment installed in residential locations in Florida are over-sized by at least a half ton. While a half ton too much air conditioning may not sound like much, based on today's building standards could be an overage of roughly 350 square feet or more. In addition to a significant increase in electric consumption, this would cause the system's compressor to short cycle. This would be frequent starting and stopping. The system would not need to operate long to satisfy the thermostat resulting in an abrupt stopping. In addition to the increase wear and tear, this would also cause the home to be far more uncomfortable. The system would not operate long enough to remove excess humidity from the air. Another drawback of an oversized air conditioner is the increased installation costs. When the energy code enforcement became a reality, many of our competitors went scrambling for solutions. They simply didn't know how to do a manual J and many of them still outsource the practice. The calculation takes into consideration the amount of insulation, square footage, windows and door sizes, register locations, duct size and much more and determines the right size system for your home. Because Melco HVAC has been providing this service for so many years, you be rest assured your the most affordable and comfortable Orlando air conditioning that can be found. Contact us today to find out how much money you can be saving by installing the proper size air conditioner or heat pump at your residence.
Air Conditioner Repairs, Heat Pump Repairs and Furnace Repairs
In addition to offering air conditioning repairs in Orlando Florida, Melco offers services AC and heat pump equipment throughout the entire area including Kissimmee, Apopka, Clermont and much more. Melco can repair air conditioners of all brands including Trane, Goodman, Rheem, Carrier, Bryant, Comfortmaker, Lennox and others. Some common evaporator or air handler failures that Melco services in the Orlando area include failed contactor, clogged drain lines, failed blower motor and squirrel cage replacements. Common condensing unit failures that we see are capacitor replacements, failed compressors and leaking condenser coils. Our NATE certified technicians ensure that your AC or heat pump is diagnosed and repair correctly the first time or your money back. Any time your systems fails, our technicians will offer a number of solutions that are sure to meet your needs and budget. We will work through you as you weigh options whether to repair or replace your equipment and what the anticipated outcome of either may be. We typically advice as well that although it is not always possible, many air conditioner repairs can be avoided by carrying an annual maintenance agreement.
Annual Maintenance, AC Tune-Ups
Similar to changing oil in your car, annual maintenance on your air conditioner keeps your system running at peak performance. During a 21 point inspection we identify all key components of the HVAC system and evaluate their life expectancy as well as make repairs and adjustments when possible. On one of the two visits per year we pull the coils as well as the evaporator blower wheel and clean them. This ensures that your HVAC system performs at peak efficiency.