Our Quick Guide to the Coils in Your Air Conditioner

June 29th, 2015

In general, you don’t have to know much about the various components of your AC system. But from time to time, we like to inform homeowners about the inner workings of their air conditioners so that they can learn about the best ways to properly care for their system. Today, we’ve put together a quick guide to the indoor and outdoor coils of your AC system, and what can go wrong with them. Continue Reading

Don’t Forget to Change Your Air Filter!

June 22nd, 2015

During any air conditioning service, most air conditioning technicians dutifully remind homeowners to change air filters every one to three months or so. Some air filters are reusable, in which case you should follow manufacturer’s instructions for washing. In either case, this is an important part of owning an AC system, and your technician is not just reminding you for your health. Continue Reading

Why You Should Be Concerned about Leaky Ducts

June 15th, 2015

There are a lot of mechanical and electrical parts to an air conditioner that all work together to keep you cool. Protecting some of these parts with annual air conditioning maintenance may help to keep the system around for longer, prevent repairs, and keep the whole system performing better and more efficiently. Unfortunately, one area of the AC is too often neglected: the ducts. Continue Reading

No Cooling Issue Is Too Small to Call a Professional for AC Repair

June 8th, 2015

When your air conditioner breaks down on a hot summer day, you probably pick up the phone within minutes to talk to an air conditioning technician. But when the issue is not so severe, you may decide to wait until the problem becomes more troublesome. We’ve created this guide as a way to advise strongly against this practice, which can lead to a number of issues for your AC and for your wallet. Continue Reading

Can Insulation Keep Cool Air in?

June 1st, 2015

Picking up an air filter for your HVAC system is as easy as going to your local hardware store and grabbing the one that fits your unit—right? Not if you want quality filtration for your indoor air quality. As it turns out, air conditioning and heating filters were not originally designed to improve our health. In reality, a filter’s first function is to keep debris out of the HVAC system. Imagine if a large piece of debris jammed a motor. This would result in a costly repair, which is why a filter first and foremost protects the unit. Continue Reading

How to Find an Efficient Air Conditioning Replacement

May 25th, 2015

If you need a new air conditioning system, money is a big concern. Most people are unprepared to replace their air conditioning system, so some budgetary adjustments must be made at the last minute. However, you still want a quality air conditioning system for your home. Continue Reading

Air Conditioning Issues That Lead to Compressor Damage

May 18th, 2015

Many experts describe the compressor as the “heart” of the AC, as this is the part responsible for pumping refrigerant (perhaps best described as the life-blood of the AC). Without a compressor, your air conditioner could not run, and replacing a compressor is no simple task. In fact, if it is time to replace the compressor, you often have to replace the entire outside unit—which comes with quite a price tag. Continue Reading

Air Conditioning Repair FAQ: Is It the Thermostat?

May 11th, 2015

Your air conditioner should continue to run until the temperature in the room meets the temperature displayed on the thermostat. Once this goal is achieved, the air conditioner shuts off until the temperature in the room begins to rise again. So when the air conditioner does not switch on automatically, what’s the first thing most homeowners check? The thermostat. Continue Reading

What are the Benefits of an Air Conditioning Maintenance Plan?

May 4th, 2015

Summer starts early in Miami, FL, and even though we’re barely into May, the heat and humidity are already starting to rise. You need your air conditioning system to be at its absolute peak when the temperatures rise. The last thing you want is a breakdown just when you need your system the most. A regular maintenance plan, scheduled before the summer season begins, can be just what you need to prevent any serious repairs. What are the benefits of an air conditioning maintenance plan? We’ve provided a brief list below. Continue Reading

Can Your Air Conditioning Problem Be Repaired?

April 27th, 2015

If you have an older air conditioner, it can be tough to guess whether a problem is indicative of a failing system. Unless you have experience repairing air conditioning systems, it is not so clear whether an air conditioning issue means that it needs to be replaced. You hope repairs are possible, but you do not want to repair a system that will only break down again sometime soon. While only a contractor can tell you for sure, here are a few signs that air conditioning replacement may be the best option. Continue Reading