Kool Breeze of Northwest Florida, Inc. Blog

Do Ductless AC Systems Have Unique Repair Needs?

June 18th, 2018 by Tom Vatter

Female-holding-remote-control-air-conditionerWhen it comes to choosing a new Pensacola Beach, FL air conditioning system for your home, there are a variety of options to choose from. To ensure that it works as efficiently and effectively as it should for the years to come, you want to make sure you work with a pro to find the best option for your specific needs and budget.

One of these options is the ductless system.

Rather than operating through a system of ductwork, connected to a single indoor air handler and evaporator unit, a ductless system breaks up the indoor unit and the blower fans to distribute conditioned air throughout your home in the form of air handlers, mounted high up on the wall of each room its intended for. Continue Reading

HVAC Services: Diagnosing an AC that Won’t Cool

June 4th, 2018 by Tom Vatter

Woman feeling hot and trying to refresh in summertime heatWhen it comes to accurately pinpointing what exactly is wrong with a malfunctioning air conditioning system, you need the assistance of a Valparaiso, FL HVAC professional. And in our area, we know how vital it is that the problem is taken care of right away. Hopefully, you already had maintenance done on your system and don’t have to deal with this problem at all.

But chances are, if you’re reading this, you may already be facing it. So, although our next piece of advice is going to be “give our professionals a call to schedule service,” we can certainly give you an idea of what to expect when we come to diagnose what’s wrong with your cooling system. Continue Reading

Install this System for Optimal Year-Round Comfort

May 21st, 2018 by Tom Vatter

hvac vent on floor inside homeEven though we barely ever get a break from the hot and humid weather, now is the time of year that homeowners really start thinking about their air conditioning in Milton, FL. Is your system prepared to take on the coming months? You want to be sure to schedule maintenance now to make sure if you haven’t done so already.

What if you find out that you need a new air conditioning system, though? The good news is, there are a number of options available to you, each with their own benefits. With our help, you’re sure to find something that matches your budget, whether it’s the upfront costs or the monthly costs that concern you most. For the latter, we highly recommend a system that can give you comfort all year round—the heat pump! Continue Reading

Kool Breeze is Celebrated by Rheem!

May 14th, 2018 by Tom Vatter

RHEEM® CELEBRATES NATIONAL PRO PARTNERS™

Event Recognizes Top Performing Contractors for Excellence in Sales and Customer Service of Rheem Heating, Air Conditioning, and Ventilation Products

The Kool Breeze of NWF, Inc., team of Navarre, Fla., joined Rheem® in celebration at the company’s Top Pro Partner™ awards dinner and reception in Washington, D.C. on April 24, 2018. The event recognized and rewarded an elite group of HVAC businesses that demonstrated excellence in Rheem sales, customer support, and overall service during 2017.

Pictured from left to right are Randy Roberts, vice president, sales, Rheem Air Division; Randy Bencivenga, Kool Breeze of NWF; Thomas Vatter, Kool Breeze of NWF; and Mike Branson, executive vice president and general manager, Rheem Air Division.

 Photography courtesy of Rheem. 

The Benefits of Upgrading Your Air Conditioner

May 7th, 2018 by Tom Vatter

Two outdoor ac units sitting on concreteWe are already well into spring. But for our little corner of the country, warmer weather has already been part of our daily lives for weeks. As such, it’s vital that if you have an aging cooling system, you give it a close look to see if it has any urgent repair needs, or if it can even make it through another staggeringly hot summer. If it can, then great! If not, though, then now is the time to consider an upgrade.

Upgrading your air conditioner to a newer and more efficient system is advantageous for a number of reasons. But, how can you be sure that you actually need an AC upgrade right now? There are some indications you can watch out for. Age, for example, is a good sign of whether or not you need to replace your system. A professional Fort Walton Beach HVAC contractor can help you determine this, as well as looking at your manufacturer’s guide. In the meantime, we’ve shared some tips below that may help you decide whether or not to spring for a new AC system. Continue Reading

Can Excessive Humidity Hurt Your Cooling System?

April 23rd, 2018 by Tom Vatter

community in FloridaThere are many ways that summer heat can put a strain on your air conditioner. And it may still only be spring, however, our temperatures have already reached a point that living without a fully functional AC system can be more than unbearable.

And the heat is just half of it! Humidity is another part of what makes Florida summers something to contend with. AC systems in our area face special challenges due to how high the moisture levels are in the air. The ideal relative humidity level is between 30% to 50% for comfort, but anything above that 50% is not only uncomfortable for us, but detrimental to our cooling systems, leading to Destin, FL air conditioning repair. So how exactly does humidity give your air conditioner trouble? Keep reading to learn more! Continue Reading

AC Maintenance: The Time to Schedule This Service is Now!

April 9th, 2018 by Tom Vatter

technician working on the outdoor unit of an air conditionerWith temperatures never really cooling down in our part of the country, the time to start thinking about how to best take care of your air conditioner this coming summer is now. Caring for it this early means it will be well equipped to get through the rest of spring, and the sweltering months of summer, with ease. We’re talking about tuning up your cooling system to help fend off the need for emergency air conditioning repair Fort Walton Beach, FL.

There are, of course, a few maintenance tasks that you can and should be doing on your own. For instance, your air filter needs to be changed every 1-3 months during periods of use, depending on the level of contaminants in your home. This helps protect both your cooling and heating systems. You should also ensure that both the outdoor unit and indoor vents of your AC are unobstructed. Continue Reading

Is Your Aging Heater Draining Your Wallet?

March 26th, 2018 by Tom Vatter

house and money symbol on seesawWouldn’t it be nice if you had a Destin, FL heating system that would last forever? With how little we use our heating systems around these parts, it can be frustrating when repair needs crop up, and when you discover that you need to replace an aging heater that just can’t be patched up anymore.

Unfortunately, though, as little as we may need these appliances, we still do need them, and the fact of the matter is that you are going to run into some type of problem with your heating system throughout its lifespan. The best thing you can is learn to recognize the signs that your heater is in disrepair, especially if it’s at older system. This way, you can get out in front of the problems before they grow any worse. Continue Reading

HVAC Upgrades: Could You Use a New Thermostat?

March 12th, 2018 by Tom Vatter

studio shot of modern thermostatGenerally speaking, most homeowners know that they need to upgrade their home comfort systems every 10 years or so. Plenty of folks are on top of it when it comes to upgrading their heating and cooling systems, but there’s a component of both of these systems that is often forgotten about—the thermostat.

Your HVAC thermostat is responsible for controlling both of these systems—it doesn’t matter how powerful, efficient, or expensive your heating or cooling system is, if it doesn’t have a dependable thermostat to operate it with. If you’re one of the many homeowners who don’t know when they’re in need of Navarre, FL thermostat services, namely a thermostat upgrade, no need to worry—that’s what we’re here for! Continue Reading

Common End-of-Season Heater Needs

February 26th, 2018 by Tom Vatter

HVAC Return Air Wall Register VentAround our area, the use of heating systems is brief, but necessary for when temperatures do drop to an uncomfortable level. Chances are, you’ve already begun to use your heater less and less in recent weeks. Perhaps you’re even done with it for the season. If a minor repair need cropped up, you’ve probably decided it can wait until next year, since you don’t need your heater that much.

However, this can be a big mistake. Spring may be right around the corner, but neglecting Milton, FL HVAC repair needs can be detrimental for your heater, no matter how late in the season it may be or how little you actually need your heater. Continue Reading