Heating and Cooling FAQs

When you’re in the industry as long as Arctic Air Services has been, you’re bound to get a lot of questions. Here are some of our most frequently asked heating and cooling questions. If you don’t see your question answered here, feel free to give us a call or fill out a form online.

What should the humidity percentage in my home be?

In the Bradenton and Sarasota, FL area, you should aim for a humidity percentage between 50 and 55 percent. This will allow you to avoid dryness, but also mold growth.

What temperature should I set my home at while I’m on vacation?

In Florida, you can set your home temperature between 78 and 80 degrees. In addition to your temperature, you’ll also want to make sure your humidity levels don’t foster mold growth while you’re away. Aim for a humidity percentage of 50 and 55 percent.

What are some ways I can save money on my energy bills?

We recommend installing higher SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratings) units as well as programmable thermostats.

Should I repair or replace my air conditioner?

While there’s no exact formula for determining whether you should repair or replace your air conditioner, if your unit is over 10 years old and you’re facing a major repair, it’s often more cost effective in the long run to replace your unit.