Because Florida gets so overwhelmingly hot during the summer months and remains pretty warm in the winter months, it would be impossible to live in this southern state without an effective air conditioner installed.
The Florida State government has enacted a number of very specific laws regarding air-conditioner replacement, air-conditioner installation, and even the purchase of air-conditioners.
It’s of the utmost importance that you follow along with these laws and don’t run into some legal precedent that could land you in court.
Air-Con Companies Need EPA Certification
One of the more “all-encompassing” state laws which all air-conditioning companies need to adhere.
Air-conditioners (regardless of their age or efficiency) use up a tremendous amount of energy, especially when trying to combat the heat and humidity that Florida is known for.
It’s vital that the air-conditioning company understand these impacts and does everything they can to mitigate them when installing or replacing an air conditioner on your property.
Air-Con Techs Need Certification & Licenses
Another critical distinction Florida law makes quite clear is, all air conditioning technicians whether they be installation professionals, removal professionals, or repair professionals, must have the necessary certifications and licenses provided by the state of Florida.
These certifications are different from the ones needed from the EPA, and are instead provided by the state directly to those who would like to become air conditioning technicians.
Serious Rules Regarding Disposal In Florida
According to the EPA and a number of air conditioning research groups, each and every single air-conditioner that is removed or replaced from an existing structure needs to be dismantled on-site before it is disposed of.
There are specific rules that govern the dismantling and the disposing of air-conditioners, and are well worth researching.