Pool Heating Frequently Asked Questions:
Q. Do you work on pool heaters.
A. We do!! All manufacture of pool heat pumps know us. We represent almost all of them. We are their eyes and ears in the central florida areA. We work hard to represent them and in servicing their heat pumps. We are very proud to be considered the #1 factory service center.
Q. How long will it take to heat my pool?
A. Assuming your pool heater is working properly and is large enough, there are many parameters to consider:
- What is the outside air temperature?
- What is your current water temperature?
- What is the temperature you want?
- Do you have a pool blanket?
- What is your run time on your pool pump?
Q. Do I need a pool blanket?
A. A pool blanket will help minimize evaporation. Blankets are recommended in cooler months to help retain heat already produced.
Q. How long should my pool heater last?
A. Heat pumps for pools should last a long time if properly maintained, “key word” properly.
Q. There is water coming out of the pool heater, is this normal?
A. If you are running your pool heater, it is normal for condensation. Your pool heater can produce many gallons of condensation per hour. What you can do to determine if you have a water leak or normal condensation is; take a chemical test strip (you can get them at any local pool supply store), capture some of the water coming from the pool heater. If the water you tested from the heat pump, matches the chlorine in the pool, call for service. If the water is chemical free, relax it is normal condensation.
6. Q. Should I have my pool heat pump inspected annually?
A. Yes, we do a similar performance check on your heat pump that most factories do before the pool heater leaves the plant. Along with the performance check we, clean your heat pump inside and out. Your heat pump has a large evaporator coil, and will be wet in and around your heater all of the time. If leaves and yard debris are not removed, the expensive steel parts will corrode.
Q. Is my pool heater large enough for my pool?
A. There are sizing charts to determine the answer, however, unlike an air conditioning system, which if too large can promote mold; a pool heat pump oversized will recover from heat loss faster. You will be swimming sooner and more often, especially in cooler weather.
Air Conditioning Frequently Asked Questions:
Q. What kind of filter should i be using?
A. In most cases, a good pleated 1 inch pleated filter is fine. The fiberglass disposable filter that costs $.59, do yourself a favor , throw it away! There are very expensive filter systems that may be needed if special health problems exist.
Q. How often should I replace my filter?
A. There is no single answer. Check your filter monthly, a good reminder is when you get your power bill. Replace or wash every 30 days or as needed.
Q. Is it worth it to have my air conditioning system serviced?
A. If the service is done correctly, absolutely! One example of why, is our units run a lot from may through September during the summer months. They condense using outside air. You can not change the outside air, but you can clean the outdoor coil. That will lower the head pressure and in turn lower kilowatt hours used.
Q. Should I replace my air conditioner because it is too old?
A. We are asked this question a lot. The answer may surprise you, in most cases we say no. Depending on the overall condition of the machine, if it has been maintained over the years, and the usage that the machine has had. Many factors are involved in replacing your air conditioning system, not just age.
Q. Should I turn my thermostat off when I am not at home or when I am on vacation?
A. No one wants to waist resources and cool an empty house. However, with the relative humidity levels we have in Central Florida in late spring, summer and early fall, it is best not to turn the air conditioner off completely. Set the thermostat up higher, but not off. Keep the relative humidity levels low enough so you do not grow mold, warp drywall or cause structural damage due to high relative humidity.