Frequently Asked Questions & Policies

Does American Mechanical Of Swfl carry a valid contracting license?

If you pay someone to construct a building or a structure, make structural alterations to load bearing walls, or perform services such as plumbing or air conditioning work, that person must have a state contractor's license.

American Mechanical Of SWFL currently holds licensing for Certified Electrical Contractor, Electrical Business Information, Construction Financial Officer, Construction Business Information, and Certified Air Conditioning Contractor.

How important is contractor licensing in Florida?

The Florida Construction Industry License Board maintains high standards for contractor licensing. Prior to receiving their license, Florida contractors are required to prove four years of relevant work experience or education; pass a board examination and prove financial solvency. Here at American Mechanical Of SWFL, all of our HVAC and Electrical Experts are not only licensed and insured, we stay current on all Florida coding and safety measures!

What are the benefits of a programmable thermostat?

Installing a programmable thermostat in your home helps you take control of how much energy you use for heating and cooling. If used effectively, a programmable thermostat can help you improve energy efficiency and save money on your utility bills. Call us today at (239) 351-5660 to learn more about the ways we can help improve your HVAC efficiency!

What should I do about my frozen AC?

When your AC freezes up, either inside or at the outdoor unit, you have a problem. When your AC is frozen, there may be an issue with the refrigerant leaking or a puncture in the coils. Either way you could subject your system to serious damage if it isn't addressed promptly. In this situation we highly recommend you call the HVAC experts here at American Mechanical of SWFL for a free on site assessment!

How often should I replace my HVAC air filters?

Your air filters should be replaced every one to three months depending on usage. Changing your air filters have a significant impact on the performance of your HVAC systems and your indoor air quality.

When should I have my heating and cooling equipment serviced?

Your HVAC systems should be serviced before the start of each heating and cooling season. Considering how much more we run AC here in Florida, we recommend scheduling AC maintenance for at 2-3 a year, while your heat pump or furnace should have its regular maintenance performed at the end of summer or beginning of fall.

What Is The Difference Between R-22 And R-410A Refrigerants?

Refrigerants are what make air conditioning possible. Contained within the coils of an air conditioner, these liquid agents cool and dehumidify indoor air. For years, the most common refrigerant used in air-conditioning systems was R-22.

In response to growing environmental concerns, production of systems using R-22 refrigerant is being phased out. R-410A systems are also known for improved reliability, quieter operation, improved dehumidification and enhanced heat pump performance. Call our HVAC professionals at American Mechanical Of Southwest Florida to learn more about what kind of refrigerant your system runs on and what services we can provide for you today!

What is a ductless mini-split system?

A ductless mini-split system is an alternative to traditional heating and cooling like central air. Ductless HVAC works similarly to central heating and cooling, except that it doesn't require ductwork. Your mini-split system will have an indoor and outdoor unit, but it will only require a small hole to be cut through the exterior wall-just big enough for a tube of refrigerant to pass through. Inside your home or office, the air will be conditioned and returned into the room by an air handler attached to the wall.

Because of the ease mini split installations, they can provide a perfect solution as an HVAC for a home addition or new office space.