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Benefits of a Spring AC Tune-Up

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!

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Look into these 4 Home Air Quality Improvements

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.

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Two-Stage Air Conditioners: 3 Things to Know about the Latest Technology

February 19th, 2018

digital-thermostat-handIf 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.

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Furnaces vs. Heat Pumps: We Compare the Two

February 5th, 2018

pen-paper-noteHeaters 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!

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Why Won’t My Heater Turn On?

January 22nd, 2018

cold-man-thermostat-handsWe 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.

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Why Duct Cleaning Should Be a Home Cleaning Priority

January 8th, 2018

cleaning-vent-grate-acKeeping 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!

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5 Energy Saving Tips for the Holiday Season

December 21st, 2017

family-christmas-giftsYou’ve spent enough money this holiday season. Why spend any more on your energy bills than you have to? You’re happy to have friends and family near for the holidays, but this can mean a bigger bill at the end of the month after all that cooking, air conditioning and heating, and holiday lighting. We want to help you keep these costs under control.

Follow these tips to save energy over the holidays, without sacrificing any of the joy and cheer.

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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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