5 Benefits of an AC Replacement

Florida’s mild weather during spring provides an ideal time to determine if it is time to repair or schedule a replacement for your AC system.  No one wants to go without air conditioning during the scorching summer months, which is why a replacement now may be beneficial for you.

Reasons to Repair or Replace

The first step is scheduling a professional inspection to evaluate the current condition of your HVAC systems. Residential and commercial customers throughout Ocala and The Villages trust United Refrigeration, Heating and Air to provide inspections along with preventative maintenance to identify problems before they start.  When unexpected repairs arise, or when an aging system reaches its life expectancy, United’s experts are prepared to provide cost-effective solutions for a new installation.  Consider these reasons for replacing AC systems:

  1. Reduce Energy Bills: A poorly functioning system could be wasting energy and costing you money. Improper equipment operations can cause overrunning of the heating or cooling systems. If your unit is older (10 to 15+ years) or no longer effective, it may be time to upgrade to a newer, more efficient system to reduce electricity costs. 

  2. Avoid Repair Costs:  If you have an aging unit, you may find yourself frequently needing repairs beyond the standard preventative maintenance. From capacitors to coils, an expert technician can help you determine when a replacement outweighs the benefits of new parts and repairs.

  3. Improve Conditions: It may be worth a replacement if the airflow quality in your home or business seems stale, humid, or inconsistent in hot or cold temperatures despite your best efforts to perform maintenance and clean air filters. Also, if you are hearing loud sounds or noticing smells associated with the unit, then it’s time to talk with a technician.
     
  4. Convenient Installation:  This is a no brainer.  Why wait if an expert has recommended a replacement instead of a repair?  Better to schedule a convenient day for a new installation in spring, rather than suffer an untimely system failure this summer.

  5. New Warranty: A new installation can help homeowners and businesses save time and money. You could avoid frequent repair appointments needed for an older unit, and you will save money with a new system warranty covering costs for repairs and parts.

Put simply, a new HVAC system can provide greater comfort, improved efficiency, and long-term financial savings for homeowners and business owners. The professional installation team at United Refrigeration, Heating, and Air is prepared to help you make the right decision in choosing and installing the best system to meet your needs. 

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

AC Inspections Spring Up in Florida

Springtime often prompts an increase in air conditioning inspections and maintenance services in Florida. That is because the spring months are primetime for real estate sales, and one of the number one things buyers must consider is the condition of a seller’s AC unit. 

If you are a seller, you will want to make sure your AC system is in tip-top shape before showing your home.  A damaged AC system with poor performance could reduce an offering price or cost you an entire sale.

HVAC Inspections and Maintenance


Smart homebuyers look at the age and quality of a home’s heating and air systems. In addition to requesting a copy of a seller’s maintenance records, most homebuyers will conduct a home inspection to ensure the quality of the system and ductwork prior to closing on a deal.

Whether you’re a buyer or a seller, it’s wise to schedule a professional inspection.  United Refrigeration, Heating and Air is your HVAC service company for inspections, preventative maintenance, repairs, and installations.

United’s trained technicians will:

  • Help you verify the age, brand, efficiency rating, fuel type, installation details, thermostat settings, warranties, and other information about the HVAC equipment.
  • Complete a maintenance check to determine if there is any damage, leaks, clogged filters, or corrosion in or around your system.
  • Check outdoor and indoor components as well as ductwork to make sure there aren’t any connection problems, gaps, debris, electrical problems, or other issues.
  • Ensure your units are properly covered, protected, and secured with bolts, hooks, and straps when necessary. 
  • Perform operational checks to ensure the system is performing efficiently.
  • Provide other services, repairs, and recommendations to support optimal performance.

Even if you are a happy homeowner not planning a move, an AC inspection and preventative maintenance check could protect you from any future problems with your heating and air conditioning. 

As a full-service residential AC repair and commercial HVAC service company, we are fully equipped to provide emergency services, preventative maintenance, and new installations for homes and businesses throughout Ocala, The Villages, and surrounding areas.

Our residential and commercial customers trust us to provide the stability you require for all of your heating and air conditioning needs.  Call 352-629-1187 to set your next appointment.

Storm Preparedness for Your AC

September is National Preparedness Month, and the expert team at United Refrigeration, Heating and Air is equipped to ensure your AC system stays ready to handle the peak of hurricane season in Florida. You have probably come across countless checklists for safeguarding your families and businesses, but many of those lists fail to detail the importance of AC maintenance.  Here are tips focused on protecting AC systems during stormy weather.

Wind and Debris – Floridians know that the fall months can bring hurricane-force winds and dangerous weather, which could launch projectile objects and debris with the potential to damage your outdoor AC unit or block your system’s airflow.  United’s technicians are trained to ensure your units are properly covered, protected, and secured with bolts, hooks, and straps when necessary.  A maintenance check prior to a big storm could protect you from any future problems with your heating and air conditioning.

Water and Flooding – Water, of course, is a major hazard that could cause corrosion or wreak havoc for HVAC systems. The risk of flooding around or inside your home poses dangers to both exterior and interior systems. A small amount of water can cause significant damage, which is why it is critical to schedule an appointment if any part of your AC system has been impacted by water, leaking pipes, or flooding.  In addition to finding problems and correctly fixing any issues, United’s technicians can also offer assistance in elevating units and designing platforms to raise and protect systems in high-risk areas.

Outages and Surges – Lightning strikes and power surges are two of the top concerns for Floridians.  Hurricanes and tropical storms often cause widespread and long-lasting power outages.  Not having power or central air in Florida will certainly cause aggravation, but an outage and power surge could also cause major harm to your AC unit, such as compressor damage.  Sometimes the safest thing to do is to shut down the power to your entire AC system until the storm has passed and the electric company has properly restored power.

Scheduling a maintenance check after a major storm could also help verify if there was any damage done to your system. As a full-service residential AC repair and commercial HVAC service company, we are fully equipped to provide emergency service as well as preventative maintenance to protect you this hurricane season and throughout the year.

Our residential and commercial customers trust us to provide the stability you require for all of your heating and air conditioning needs.  United Refrigeration, Heating and Air’s team has helped keep systems running efficiently for over 30 years. Call 352-629-1187 to set your next appointment for system maintenance or repair services.