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3 Little-Known Causes of AC Repair

December 11th, 2017

When an air conditioning system breaks down, technicians often look to the usual suspects. Old age, refrigerant leaks, and just standard wear and tear can all be the reason an air conditioner is not performing properly, as you may expect. Some of the causes that are the “usual suspects” to a technician, though, may surprise you.

Did you know that these 3 things could cause your air conditioner a lot of damage—and that they commonly do? Many homeowners don’t realize that a dirty air filter, closed-off vents, or a faulty installation can do so much to affect the wellbeing of their central air systems, and these are all things that are usually preventable. Check out these 3 little-known causes of AC repair, and do what you can to prevent these possibilities!

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When Is Ductless Air Conditioning the Right Choice?

November 27th, 2017

Of all the options we offer for air conditioning installation in Miami, ductless air conditioning tends to receive more raised eyebrows than others, and also a lot of interest. So many people spend their lives using inefficient, ineffective window and room air conditioners to stay cool on the hottest days. They’re often surprised to learn of another solution!

Ductless air conditioning is nothing like those portable, temporary air conditioners. This is a fixture that will last in your home for years. Inside components are mounted up high on the wall, without being too intrusive, and you’re likely to notice energy savings. But when does ductless air conditioning make sense?

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4 Things You Didn’t Know about Air Conditioning

November 13th, 2017

ac-technician-refrigerantMost people in Florida use air conditioning on a daily basis for the majority of the year. Because of this, they know the basics about how an air conditioner works. You likely know that your air conditioner runs on electricity and uses refrigerant (also known as Freon) as well. You know that it runs in cycles, shutting off once it has reached the range needed to meet thermostat settings.

For the most part, you don’t need to know too much about an air conditioner. A technician will handle most of what you need. However, there is some information that may help you manage your air conditioner and take advantage of its settings. We’re here to offer you 4 pieces of information you may not have known already.

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Saving Money with a New AC

October 30th, 2017

piggy-bank-dollarBuying a new air conditioner sounds like a stressful ordeal. Aside from the time required to install the unit, which can be a big deal in a cooling emergency, there’s the cost involved with putting in the new unit. It’s tough to save money on something that is essentially a “distress purchase”: something bought in a time of intense need.

The purpose of our guide today is NOT to tell you about an insane deal where a new central air conditioner costs only a couple hundred dollars; that’s simply not a possibility. However, we can help you reduce costs in the long run and understand all of the easy payment options available in your area. Here’s how you can save when it’s time to buy a new air conditioning system.

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Which Air Conditioner Is Best for Warm Climates?

October 16th, 2017

warm-beach-window-seatIf you find an article online about AC installation, you must keep in mind that climate makes a huge difference. The person who wrote it may live in a climate with cool winters, meaning they don’t have to deal with nearly year-round air conditioner usage, like many of us in Miami. Some of the air conditioners that can help homeowners save a few bucks and feel more comfortable up North may not work for us.

We want to help those of you struggling to find the best AC system for your home in an area where you use it almost nonstop. Follow our advice below, or call our friendly technicians to help you select the best fit.

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3 Reasons to Schedule AC Repair the Moment You See a Problem

October 2nd, 2017

Waiting a while to do the things we don’t want to do can be tempting. But, usually, taking care of problems right away is the better choice. You may not want to get your oil changed, for example, but you know that your car will suffer as a result of that action. You might not want to vacuum, but you know your allergies will act up if you don’t. And you may not want to clean the bathtub, but you know it gets harder and harder to clean the longer you wait and allow dirt to build up.

Waiting to repair your air conditioning system may seem tempting. You want to put off spending money for as long as you can, after all. But it turns out that the longer you wait, the worse things can get. It’s so important to repair your air conditioner the moment you notice a problem within the system. Here’s why.

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Benefits of Surge Protectors

September 18th, 2017

Are you sick of having to replace lightbulbs, microwave ovens, and even much larger appliances sooner than you’d expect? Chances are high that you are, in fact, replacing many of your electronic systems sooner than you should—if you don’t have proper surge protection. Surge protection is an important step in protecting a home’s most important electronic devices, and yet many of us don’t realize its true benefits.

We want to help you protect many of your home’s systems. What’s most important in Florida is keeping your air conditioner safe, and a surge from a storm—or, more likely, from everyday events—can quickly or slowly destroy the equipment. Read on to find out why you should consider reinforcing surge protection in your home.

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Can You Qualify for Ygrene Financing?

September 4th, 2017

Ygrene-certified-badgeAs we’re inspecting an air conditioning system or heat pump, we often find that it’s in the homeowner’s best interest to upgrade their equipment. Of course, the biggest reason a homeowner tells us they’d rather risk it is the cost of a new air conditioner. But we’re here to tell you that a new air conditioning system very well may be within your price range.

Air conditioning installation is a necessity, so it’s not something you can put off for too long. But the full cost of the system is something you may be able to put off for a while, if you qualify for Ygrene financing.

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4 Central AC Repairs You Should Watch Out For

August 21st, 2017

woman-fan-hotAC repairs can take you by surprise, but there are often signs to watch out for before your system completely breaks down. Today, we want to help you learn about the most common air conditioning problems we see, along with the signs you can look out for before you encounter serious trouble.

Air conditioning troubles can lead to high bills, water damage to the home, and a shutdown of your system. When you spot the signs of trouble, call a central AC repair specialist as soon as possible! Contact our team today.

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Get Full Protection for Your AC with a Tune-Up

August 7th, 2017

AC-inspection-maintenanceIt’s stressful to think about how long the appliances in your home may last. You hope to keep your dishwasher, clothes dryer, and other appliances as long as possible, but there’s not much you can do to protect them aside from doing your best to keep them clean and in excellent condition. When it comes to an air conditioner, though, this task is a little more difficult.

Many of the major components of your air conditioner are located outside. With South Florida’s unpredictable weather patterns, storms can result in damage to your air conditioner that lowers its efficiency and leads to repairs, or worse, a premature AC system replacement.

A complete air conditioning tune-up protects your air conditioner in ways you may not expect!

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