New Cooling Codes for Your Sunroom

Florida is a vacation paradise, which is why so many Floridians enjoy creating a vacation vibe in our homes.  One of the top ways of creating a serene setting is by adding a sunroom with wall-to-wall windows for you to enjoy Florida’s beautiful sunrises or sunsets.

Around these parts of North Central Florida, we refer to a sunroom as a “lanai” or a “Florida room” that is situated in the rear area of a residential home.  Our customers throughout Ocala and The Villages often seek cooling solutions to keep sunrooms comfortable throughout the year. United’s expert technicians can help play role in determining the best protocols for installing air conditioning in a variety of spaces. We not only take responsibility for installing quality equipment, but we also recognize the importance of keeping current with Florida building codes and regulations.

Building Codes & Cooling Comfort

In recent years, our area has seen changes to codes specifically related to split AC units in certain spaces. Put simply, a split AC system includes an outdoor unit and an indoor unit. Ductless or mini-split air conditioning systems are among the options for efficiently cooling a specific space. Several building codes, however, regulate and classify exactly what types of spaces are permitted to have air conditioning systems installed.

The sunroom and lanai classification system has numerous levels and requirements, including forced-entry resistance, insulation, energy codes, electrical, and slab requirements. For example, a screen porch, converted garage, or other enclosure lacking resistance to air leakage would not qualify for heating and cooling systems. Adherence to current codes is essential, which is why it is important to determine if your sunroom or lanai meet the requirements for a permit to install air conditioning before proceeding. For Marion county residents looking for general building FAQs, you may also visit Marion County Building Safety’s website.

United’s experts are ready to answer your unique questions to ensure the stability you require for all of your heating and air conditioning needs. We have many options for HVAC systems, central air, and mini-split installations for residential homes and commercial customers.  Whatever your needs are for cooling or heating, United is prepared to offer solutions for upgrading your existing equipment, installing new equipment, or servicing your current equipment. We can also provide a comprehensive preventative maintenance program.

Call United Refrigeration, Heating and Air today at 352-629-1187 to speak with one of our experienced professionals about your options for repairing, replacing, or installing a new HVAC system.

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