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How to Prepare Your Longwood, FL Home for an AC Replacement

For the fastest, most efficient, and most affordable AC replacement services in Seminole County, there’s just one company to call: Tim Benjamin AC Inc.. With more than a decade of experience, a proven track record of success, and dozens of satisfied clients, we’re considered the most reliable AC replacement company in Longwood, FL. The team of professionally trained, fully licensed and insured HVAC contractors at our locally owned and operated company are experts in all types of air conditioners, including central air conditioners, mini split ACs, and window air conditioners. When you choose Tim Benjamin AC Inc. for your AC replacement needs, you can rest assured that your Seminole County home will be cool and comfortable.

How to Prepare Your Longwood, FL Home for a New AC Replacement

Whether it’s old, outdated, and exceeded its life expectancy, it’s on its last legs or its already expired, or it just isn’t meeting your Seminole County home’s cooling needs; there are lots of reasons why you might need to replace your air conditioner. Regardless of the reason, it’s important to prepare ahead of time to make the process as easy as possible.

You’ve already hired a reputable Longwood, FL AC replacement contractor, selected your new air conditioning system, and set a date and time for the service. The only thing left to do is prepare your Seminole County home – and your family and yourself – for the big day. Here are some tips that you can use to prepare ahead of time before an AC replacement.

Make Space

You want to make sure that your Longwood, FL AC replacement contractors will be able to access your Seminole County house with ease. Before they’re scheduled to arrive, be sure you make space so that they can easily access your property. If you have a driveway, make sure it’s open so that the contractors have a convenient place to park their vehicles. If you don’t have a driveway, clear a parking space in front of your house. The contractors are going to need to access supplies, equipment, and tools from their vehicles, and providing a convenient parking space will ensure that they can do just that.

Clear Obstructions

You’re also going to want to take the time to clear out any obstructions. This includes both within the interior, as well as on the exterior of your Seminole County home. Make sure that any doorways that your Longwood, FL AC replacement contractors will be using to access your house are free and clear of obstructions, and clear any objects that may be blocking anywhere inside your home that they’re going to need to access – hallways, the attic, the basement, etc. – of any items that might be in the way; furniture and boxes, for example. Outside, make sure that the area where the exterior components of your existing air conditioning system is located is free of any obstructions; outdoor furniture and potted plants, for example. If any shrubs, trees, flowers, and other foliage are in the ground near the vicinity of the exterior components, do what you can to secure them.

Protect Items

For any items that can’t be moved that are located in areas where your Longwood, FL AC replacement contractors are going to need to access, take the necessary precautions to protect them. Place drop cloths over the floors and over any built-in or large pieces of furniture that can’t be moved, for instance. Remove and store items that you’re concerned could become damaged by any dirt, dust, and debris that will be kicked up and created while the contractors are working, such as artwork, keepsakes, and other decorative items. 

Prepare Your Family

If you have young children and pets, you should make arrangements for them, as well. Small children are curious by nature, so if you’re concerned that their curiosity may lead them to explore and accidentally get in the way of the Longwood, FL AC replacement technicians, potentially harming themselves and the crew, or if you’re concerned that your young children will be startled by loud noises, make the necessary preparations. That might mean ensuring that the work zone will be off-limits and reviewing the rules with your children, and if that isn’t a viable option, make arrangements for childcare; ask a trusted friend or family member if they can watch your little ones outside of your Seminole County house, for example.

Pets are a concern, as well. If you have large dogs that bark a lot and could startle the technicians, or if you have skittish or curious dogs and or cats, for instance, be sure to plan ahead for your furry family members. Arrangements might include confining your furry friends to a safe, secure, and out-of-the-way location, or asking someone you trust,t and who would be willing to do so if they will pet-sit for you while the Longwood, FL AC replacement contractors are working.

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With the above-mentioned tips, you can be sure that your Seminole County home and your loved ones are prepared, and that your contractors will be able to work as efficiently and safely as possible while your new air conditioning system is being installed. Are you still looking for a reputable Longwood, FL AC replacement company, or unhappy with the one you hired? If so, get in touch with the professionals Florida residents trust most: Tim Benjamin AC Inc.. For more information, to schedule a consultation, and to request a free price quote, call 407-340-2827 or submit an online request right through our website, and we’ll be happy to service all of your needs.

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Longwood is a city in Seminole County, Florida, United States. The population was 13,657 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area.

With the advent of World War II, growth began to impact Longwood as military personnel flowed into the new Naval Air Station Sanford to the north and Orlando Army Air Base to the south. By the 1950s, NAS Sanford was being converted into a Master Jet Base for carrier-based heavy attack aircraft and, along with the re-designated Orlando Air Force Base and nearby Pinecastle AFB (later renamed McCoy AFB), saw even more military families renting or purchasing homes in and around Longwood. In 1959, the City had slightly over 1,000 residents and a city limit boundary that measured approximately 1-mile (1.6 km) by 1-mile (1.6 km) square. In 1960, Longwood Elementary School was constructed and opened inside the city limits. During the 1950s and 1960s, the city also boasted its own airport, a single runway grass airstrip used mainly by private airplanes. Longwood Airport was located on the west side of the city and on the north side of State Road 434, until it was closed and developed into tract housing that became The Woodlands subdivision in the mid-1960s.

In 1965, the city served as a film site and backdrop, representing a fictional south Florida town adjacent to a Seminole Indian tribe reservation in the Universal Studios movie Johnny Tiger. Released in 1966, the movie starred Robert Taylor, Geraldine Brooks and Chad Everett.

New economic and development opportunities were brought to the area in the 1960s and 1970s, fueled by both the military and the space industry, as newly arriving Longwood residents were employed at Martin-Marietta’s new missile plant in Orlando; Naval Air Station Sanford; Orlando Air Force Base (redesignated Naval Training Center Orlando in 1969); and McCoy Air Force Base in Orlando; as well as Cape Canaveral Air Force Station; Patrick Air Force Base; and the NASA in Brevard County. The development and opening of Walt Disney World in October 1971, along with other tourist attractions and the high technology corridor of businesses, especially those engaged in the modeling, simulation and training (MS&T) industry and associated military training systems activities near Florida Technological University (FTU), now the University of Central Florida (UCF), fueled even further growth. Short-term economic downturns caused by the closure of NAS Sanford in 1968 and McCoy AFB in 1975 were offset with other economic growth across Central Florida during the 1970s and 1980s. As a result, Longwood developed into primarily a residential community for residents working elsewhere in Seminole County or in adjacent Orange County. By 2000, the city had taken significant steps to revitalize its downtown historic district, expanded its borders through annexation and in the process gained a resident population exceeding 13,700.

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It is important to note that there are some telltale signs that indicate that your air conditioner needs to be replaced: Lack of Cool Air & Limited Airflow, Buildup of Moisture, Strange Sounds, Foul Smells, and Very High Energy Bills.

It is true that you will save more money by replacing your AC than continuing to repair it depending on the damages to it.

HVAC systems can last up to 30 years, but it is recommended you get them replaced before then since an air conditioner can last between 10 and 15 years.

In order to determine if your air conditioner can be repaired, a maintenance check will be performed on it. If we find it is too damaged we will work on finding you a replacement.

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