May 14th, 2018
Having your air conditioner fail to cool your home properly during the summer is an especially frustrating experience. Chances are pretty high that your air conditioner will need professional repair to resume cooling your home as it should. While you’re waiting for your professional technician to arrive, though, you should take a look below at some of the possible reasons why your air conditioner isn’t cooling properly.
April 30th, 2018
With summer not far off now, it’s important that you take the time to properly prepare your home for the summer heat. That means scheduling preventive maintenance for your air conditioner, but it also means taking some other steps to get the rest of your HVAC system in shape. One really beneficial step that far too few people take is to schedule duct cleaning. Let’s go over why duct cleaning is such a good idea for your home, especially before summer begins.
April 16th, 2018
A lot of people resist installing a new air conditioning system for as long as possible. Most would rather patch up their old system over and over to keep it running than fork over the larger up-front investment for a brand-new system. Intuitively, this makes sense. After all, even moderate repairs to an air conditioner are dwarfed by the cost of installing an entirely new system, right? Well, yes and no. Installing a new AC system is often more affordable than keeping an older one up and running. In order to understand why, though, you’ll need to read on.
April 2nd, 2018
As the weather continues to heat up, you’re going to rely more and more on your air conditioner to keep your home comfortable. That’s going to contribute to some pretty high monthly operating costs, but what can you do? Go without and be miserable all summer? No, all you need to do is take some steps to increase your air conditioner’s energy efficiency. The following are some of the best ways you can increase your air conditioner’s energy efficiency before summer arrives.
March 19th, 2018
Spring is a time for perfect temperatures and beautiful weather…when it’s not raining, of course. In our business, it’s called the “shoulder season,” when neither air conditioners or heaters are getting a major workout. We don’t expect too many air conditioning or heating repair calls at this time, but we do hope to receive one service call in particular—for the good of your air conditioner.
Spring is coming up, which means it’s the perfect time for a tune-up. Air conditioning tune-ups from professional technicians truly do benefit you, your budget, your stress levels, and the air conditioner. We give some examples in the guide below, but reach out to our team to learn more and sign up for our maintenance plan!
March 5th, 2018
As air conditioning contractors, we spend most of our time helping people lower the temperatures in their home. But as comfort specialists, we know that temperature is not the only factor in home comfort. Indoor air quality is just as important to your comfort and to your health.
Unfortunately, most indoor air quality solutions (like plug-in portable air purifiers) don’t truly resolve problems with germs or particulate in the air. For that, you need a whole-house solution, and we’ve got some suggestions for you.
February 19th, 2018
If you start to do some research on air conditioning technology, you might come across some unfamiliar phrases. One of the most common ones is “two-stage,” something you’ll see in air conditioners that generally have a high efficiency rating. You may be wondering what this is and why it’s so important.
Is it really that much different than a traditional “single-stage” air conditioner? We tell you what you need to know about these high-efficiency AC systems in the guide below.
February 5th, 2018
Heaters in our area don’t get a ton of usage. But there’s one system that combines a heater with the system you do use throughout much of the year: your central air conditioner. That system is a heat pump, and it uses electricity to pump refrigerant throughout the indoor and outdoor components of the split-system to move heat from place to place.
Furnaces in our area run on electricity, too. So why would you choose one over the other? We go over this and other questions about furnaces and heat pumps in today’s guide. For more information, contact our friendly team!
January 22nd, 2018
We often have to tell homeowners to get their heater serviced sooner than they think they need it. If you notice any strange sounds or drop in performance, it’s easy to ignore at first, but the issue can get much worse with time. There’s one problem, though, that will send any homeowner rushing to the phone book (or an online directory) to find the nearest, fastest service: a broken-down heater.
We may not use our furnaces very often in Florida, but if you own a home with central heating, you expect it to work when you do need it. There could be a simple solution, but, of course, you might need professional service. Read on to find out the reasons your heater won’t turn on, whether you can fix it yourself, and what kinds of problems require professional service.
January 8th, 2018
Keeping your own home clean can be tough. It’s something of a part-time job if the home is big enough, but you know it’s better to keep things clean than to deal with the consequences later. Vacuuming and dusting furniture is important for keeping allergens and pollutants from spreading around. And most homeowners know that you should keep electronics clean or else they may become damaged beyond repair.
These same ideas should be kept in mind when it comes to your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. Duct cleaning should be just as important as washing your clothes or dusting the shelves, in our opinion. We’ll show you why in today’s guide!