AC Sales & Installation
At Dolphin Cooling & Heating, Naples we offer more than just expert AC repair service. We provide you with excellence in AC sales and installation advice. Dolphin Cooling's AC sales & installation office is located here in Naples. We are providing AC service from Ft Myers to Marco Island. Our sales consultants are just that, consultants. We provide you with a listening ear. The sales consultant assigned to your project will identify what's important to you. With that clearly defined we recommend solutions and associated pricing to accomplish your goals. A properly installed AC system will last 10-12 years if maintained well. With that in mind doing it right the first time is the only way. There are many things to consider when replacing on installing a new system.
The efficiency of air conditioning systems is rated in SEER. Seasonal energy efficiency ratio was designed by AHRI. The higher the SEER the more efficient the system. Florida code requires a minimum of 14 SEER. Most homeowners opt for the more efficient 16 SEER systems. The incremental cost to jump from a 14 SEER system to a 16 SEER is usually paid for by lowering the electrical bill. The return varies by system but is usually 2-3 . With rising energy costs that may be shorter. We recommend 16 SEER to our customers. System efficiency doesn't stop at 16 SEER. For instance, there are many options and depending on the technology SEER ratings can be 25+. Our AC sales & installation team is well versed with new innovative technologies.
Quality & Warranty
Do some research on the various manufactures out there. Find out if your contractor deals directly with the manufacturer. Dealing direct with the manufacturer results in much better customer service. Discuss what is important to you with our AC sales & installation team. We can help you find the right equipment for you. See the links below for more information.
Above all, ductwork design is a critical component in system design. However, we find that over 70% of existing systems have undersized ductwork. Subsequently, these systems struggle to keep up and experience premature failures. Discuss proper duct design with our sales consultants. Also visit our Service & Maintenance page for more.
In addition, zoning need to be considered. For instance, different areas of a home can have different heat loads. That is to say, they need more or less cooling. Imagine a room in the corner of the home. Two outside walls with lots of windows. Subsequently, that space would need more cooling than the den with one outside wall. In order to keep both spaces comfortable they need to be on different zones. Most importantly, each zone is controlled by its own thermostat. Zoning does add cost to the project but it is a great way to save energy and a must for even indoor comfort.
Home automation systems are becoming more and more popular. Most manufactures offer thermostats that connect to the home's WIFI. Therefore, WIFI systems can be controlled from anywhere there is connectivity to the internet. Additionally, they offer emailed alarms and service updates. Many advanced systems integrate with Alexa and Google Home.
IAQ (indoor air quality)
Indoor air quality is a major concern in homes and businesses. On average, people spend 90% of there time indoors. For instance, a study performed by the EPA shows some indoor environments have pollutant levels much higher than outdoors. Therefore, some level of filtration & sanitation is needed. Indoor pollutants can include:
- Pet dander
- Second hand smoke
- Cooking odors
- Lead particles
- And more
We offer a number of financing options through Service Finance Company LLC. For example, many of our customers take advantage of the No Interest, No Payment option when faced with an unexpected emergency. Similarly, others are attracted to the Deferred Interest options or the standard Fixed Interest plans.
- 6 Month, Same as Cash, No Interest, No Minimum Payment. Plan 2006
- 12 Month, Deferred Interest, Minimum Monthly Payment. Plan 1012
- 18 Month, Deferred Interest, Minimum Monthly Payment. Plan 1018
- 60 Month, Fixed Interest 7.99%, Minimum. Plan 4202
- 120 Month, Fixed Interest 7.99%, Minimum $3,000. Plan 4121