May 13th, 2019
There’s not much to running an air conditioner, right? Don’t you just “set it and forget it?”
For the most basic operation, yes—there’s really not much to running an air conditioner. However, when we talk about owning an air conditioner, it’s a completely different story. Homeowners need to exercise more responsibility in order to keep their air conditioners lasting as long as they possibly can.
The owner of an air conditioning system is typically not an HVAC contractor themselves, of course, so it’s no wonder that they sometimes make mistakes in operating their AC. In this post, we’ll go over three mistakes. Avoiding these will help you keep your cooling bills low and help avoid the need for air conditioning repair in Homestead, FL.
April 29th, 2019
Just having walls and a roof is not enough to separate the indoor air from the harsh, outdoor air. That’s where insulation comes in.
Insulation is essential for keeping warm air where it needs to be. In summer, that means keeping the warm air outside of your home. In winter, it means keeping the warm air inside the home.
Not only will insulation help you feel more comfortable, but it will also help keep your home cool or warm—meaning less money spent on running the HVAC system.
However, insulation isn’t perfect. It can deteriorate over time and might need to be reapplied every few years. Since insulation stays out of sight and out of mind, many homeowners don’t realize that it might be the reason for their rising heating or cooling bill.
In this post, we’ll go over how often insulation should be replaced and why you should get help finding the right type and amount of insulation.
April 15th, 2019
If you find that your AC is making a noise that can appropriately be described as “screaming,” it’s not because it’s excited about finding the best ice cream parlor this summer. It’s probably a refrigerant leak, and it’s very serious.
That being said, you may be wondering if it’s ever a good thing for your air conditioner to be making certain noises. That answer is “No.”
Strange noises from your air conditioner should always be investigated. There’s a high probability that whatever’s causing the noise can lead to more damage if it isn’t taken care of soon.
We’ll list some of the most common noises below and explain what the issues might be.
April 4th, 2019
Spring has just begun here in Florida! Of course, given the climate in our state, this shift in the seasons doesn’t mark anything too substantial.
Nonetheless, spring is an important milestone for your HVAC system. Your AC works tirelessly throughout the year, so there’s no better time than spring to slow down and ensure that everything is still running the way it should.
That’s where maintenance comes in!
April 1st, 2019
Do you ever get the feeling that your air conditioner just isn’t as good as it used to be?
Without numbers, it can be hard to justify this feeling. How do you know it’s not all in your head? Or, maybe the summers have just been hotter than usual?
Well, you don’t have to doubt yourself—there are plenty of real reasons why your AC might not be performing like it used to. Some of them you could have guessed on your own, while others are a bit more esoteric. But don’t worry, we’ll explain all of them:
March 18th, 2019
The time for spring cleaning is just around the corner! While your spring cleaning checklist may contain everything from waxing the floors to dusting the shelves, there’s one part of your home that you just can’t touch without the right equipment:
Dusters and cleaning products can only do so much. When it comes to spring cleaning your indoor air, you need the right combination of tools and services. We’ve listed a few things you can do to improve your air quality, for both cleanliness and efficiency.
March 4th, 2019
Let’s say you’ve just noticed some issues with your AC. But at the same time, you also plan to get AC maintenance at some point closer to the start of summer. So is it better to hold off on the repairs and lump them all in with the upcoming maintenance appointment, or is it better to have that maintenance now and pay for repairs sooner than anticipated?
The latter certainly sounds less convenient, but in our professional opinion, it’s the best course of action—and we’re not just saying that because we’re an AC repair company in South Miami. Putting off repairs, for any reason, is always going to cost you more in the long run. Here’s how:
February 18th, 2019
If your cooling costs are rising every month, don’t be so quick to assume that it’s due to excess use. Unless you’re using a smart thermostat or regulating temperatures very closely every day, it would be difficult to truly assess whether you’ve been using more energy than usual.
Assuming your AC use has remained moderate, there are several other reasons your costs may be on the rise, and they could be enough to warrant air conditioning repair in Homestead, FL. Here are just four of them:
February 4th, 2019
When it comes to your ducted HVAC system—such as those used by central air conditioners, furnaces, or heat pumps—we often like to inform our readers about keeping them maintained. After all, the ducts are one half of the HVAC system. Without them, heated or cooled air generated by the unit would have no way of traveling into the rooms of your home.
One big problem is when your ducts become too dirty. That may lead you to ask, “What does too dirty mean,” and, “Just how dirty can the ducts really get?” We’ll try to answer that in today’s post.
January 21st, 2019
Here’s the truth about maintenance:
No one really likes having it done.
That’s because it’s in our human nature to seek cures rather than preventives.
For example, annual maintenance on your air conditioner is essential to reducing monthly expenses, ensuring a long life for the unit, and for reducing the need for repairs. Maintenance can save you hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars.
Yet, most homeowners would rather wait to call a Miami HVAC company until their AC is in dire need of repair. However, repairs are usually more expensive than maintenance. You’re also much more likely to make a hasty purchase on a replacement AC when you’re stuck in the heat.
So, how does a maintenance plan help overcome this? Allow us to explain.