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AC Information

Learn More about Your Air Conditioning Unit

We enjoy our air conditioner units daily as they keep us cool in warm months and warms us during the winter season. There are many terms and descriptions about our units that play a role in choosing the right AC unit for our homes. Call Cousins Air if you need any further assistance with determining what AC unit is ideal for your home.

  • Air Conditioner Filter

      Air conditioner filters keep dust and dirt from getting into the air conditioner parts and from being spread throughout your home.

  • Air Conditioner Efficiency

      Air conditioner efficiency depends on a number of variables that we are happy to consult with you to ensure that your AC is the right size & tonnage for your home

  • Air Conditioner Humidity

      In addition to cooling your home, air conditioners also remove the humidity from the air as they filter it through your home.

  • Air Conditioner kWh

      A kilowatt hour (kWh) is a unit of energy equal to 1,000 watt-hours and is the unit of measurement used in calculating your electric energy bill.

  • Air Conditioner Lifespan

      Air conditioners have an average lifespan of 8 to 10 years. Some newer units are not only more efficient, but also have a longer life expectancy.

  • Air Conditioner Power Consumption

      Power consumption for air conditioners depends on the size of the unit. The size of air conditioners is calculated in British thermal units (BTUs).

  • Air Conditioner Refrigerant

      Refrigerant is used to cool off the air as it comes through the air conditioner coils.

  • Air Conditioner Sizing

      Having the right size air conditioner unit is vital to efficiency.

  • Air Conditioner Temperature

      Air conditioner temperature is an important aspect of the yearly operating expenses. Thermostats help control the settings of your air conditioner temperature.

  • Air Conditioner Tonnage

      Air conditioner power is described in terms of “tons of refrigeration” and measured by BTUs.

  • Air Conditioner Unit Tax Credits

      Air conditioner tax credits are no longer available as of 1/1/2014 however, check with your Cousins Air representative about other discounts and rebates that you might qualify for.

  • Air Conditioner Zoning

      Air conditioner zoning helps control the temperature in the individual rooms of your home.

  • Air Conditioner BTUs

      BTU stands for British Thermal Unit and is a unit of energy that we use to calculate the amount of energy needed for a task, such as cooling off your home.

  • Air Conditioner Dehumidifiers

      All air conditioners are dehumidifiers because they remove moisture from the air as it processed air for cooling. Dehumidifiers are also available as separate units if additional dehumidification is needed in your home.

  • Ductless Air Conditioner

      There are two types of air conditioners: central air conditioners that have duct work throughout the house and vents in each room and ductless air conditioners that have one air handler that is built into the wall or ceiling of one room.

  • Energy Star Air Conditioners

      Energy Star air conditioners are some of the most efficient air conditioners because they have met the guidelines for appliances set forth by the Environmental Protection Agency.

  • How Air Conditioners Work

      Air conditioners use refrigeration to cool off the air in your home and they also remove humidity from the air which makes you feel more comfortable.

  • Air Conditioner Model Number Decoder

      Each brand’s model number can tell you the tonnage, single/variable speed, voltage, refrigerant type, and brand name.

  • Quality Air Conditioners

      There are many different brand air conditioners and if you are looking to purchase a new unit, Cousins Air can help you with information on quality air conditioners so that you can make a decision which one is right for your home.

  • Quiet Air Conditioners

      Quiet air conditioners are very desirable, especially here in South Florida when they are running for most of the time. Some of the parts of your existing air conditioner can be replaced to reduce the noise your air conditioner makes.

  • Air Conditioner SEER Rating

      SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio and is an efficiency rating assigned to air conditioners.

  • Yearly Air Conditioner Operating Costs

      Air conditioning usage accounts for about half of your energy bill.


John - just wanted you to know about the installation of my new air conditioner yesterday. Your installers Alex & David showed up on time (a feat for contractors), removed my existing equipment, prepared the house for the new installation, and then installed the new equipment. They were efficient, personable (another feat for contractors) and completed the job on time (need I say more). I've been with Cousins through two houses over about 13 years and I've never been disappointed. So kudos to your firm and the people who you employ. I'd be remiss if i didn't comment about Joe... [READ MORE]

-Len S.

Thanks to Allyson, Kim and John Cahir for my first impressions of Cousins! And to you, Mike, for inspiring confidence in you, Cousins and the system and installation teams. [READ MORE]

-Jack W.

Owners usually only hear from their customers when there is a complaint. However this is a “complement" about your company and some of your associates……….My wife,Theresa, and I, wanted to let you know your installation team of Kohrie, Alex, Rob, and Omar did an outstanding job installing our new air conditioners. They were professional, polite, neat and clean. It was a big job as far as we were concerned, with short notice and tight attic space, but they put me and my wife at ease immediately. When finished everything was neat and clean with the new air conditioners working [READ MORE]

-Vic D.
Ibis in the Woodlands

We woke up Saturday morning and the house was hot. No air, no circulation via the fan . . . nada. Who passed the law that your a/c unit can only break during the hottest part of the summer AND on a weekend? As our previous a/c guy has now retired, we were at a loss as to who to contact. Fortunately, we have a good friend "in the business" (wholesale side) and he told us that Cousins was (by far) the people we wanted to deal with. A technician (Thomas) came out later that day (he called several times during the day to make sure we knew what [READ MORE]

-Terry B.
Pompano Beach, FL

I have nothing but good things to say about Cousins. We had so many problems with both our AC units in our new home and Cousins came to our rescue every time. We hired them after trying to get ******* (the company who installed the units to fix our AC). ******* gave us such a run-around, wrong information, and no call backs (even when Carrier called them on my behalf). We lost days without AC because of *******'s incompetence. Cousin’s was efficient, reliable and their techs knew their stuff. They came to fix my AC even before [READ MORE]

-Chart C.

Thank you so very much for sending your team out to evaluate our broken air conditioning system.Furthermore, thank you for the thoughtful presentation of options for replacing the system.Three choices were explained, and after input based upon your many years of experience, we confidently selected the Carrier 17 SEER, 4 Ton, two-stage system. Installation was professionally done by two installers and two separate supervisors stopped by to make sure everything was installed correctly.So far so good, and so quiet. We will monitor [READ MORE]

-Benjamin Schreier...