Friday, July 29, 2011

Air Conditioning Woes - In Florida

Next week we are going to have to replace our 53 year old heat pump. It is water to air and just not conducive to use in our house anymore. I hate the thought of spending money on something that is not even broken, but there are other factors in our decision.

As I said, its water to air unit which means it uses water from our well. There has been a great strain on our well lately so this is one reason why we are changing it out. I can't believe how little water pressure we have and throughout the day the water just gets less and less. We are praying this will fix the water situation and that we won't have to dig a new well.

The second reason is because of the electric bill for running the well. It. Is. High. Too high and since the unit is so old and really needs replacing we are going to bite the bullet and just do it. We researched and came up with a three ton, hybrid. When it needs to it will be running as a 3 ton, but when the house is cool or warm enough it will drop down to a 2 ton, using less electricity and (I assume) less wear on the unit itself.

The company we are going with can use the original duct work but we will have to have some electrical work done. They will put the unit on part of our patio area; and the ugly old water purifiers that are there will be hauled away. While they are doing the electrical work I am going to see about having them put an outlet outside, in the (covered) carport area, a 220 volt outlet for a small freezer! I have wanted one forever so hopefully this will work out and I can blog about it for the Preparedness Challenge update one of these weeks. :)

Thanks for reading! Have a stupendous weekend!
Head over to The Homestead Revival tomorrow for the Preparedness Challenge.


  1. Oh dear, sounds like there's nothing else to be done. Hope the installation work goes smoothly. Will you be without AC for a time?

  2. Ouch..I know it hurts the pocketbook also..but I bet y'all will be happy with it when it is said and done! Yeah a freezer...!!!

    Hugs Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

  3. @ftlob Nope, they are going to be able to do it all in a day! Yay!
    @cindy, I know, but it will be worth it. :)



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