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4 Signs of a Problematic Air Conditioner

August 14th, 2017 by Tom Vatter

top view of the outside unit of an air conditionerThere isn’t an appliance on the market that can last forever, no matter how well it’s constructed or how well we take care of it. Your air conditioning system is no exception, with a limited lifespan of which when it nears the end, it’s a good idea to have it replaced before it suffers a complete breakdown. You could very well end up trapped on a hot day—when AC systems are most likely to succumb to stress—with no immediate relief in sight, and you rush to schedule a new air conditioner installation.

Additionally, the longer you prolong a dying system’s use, the more money you will waste through inefficient performance. We want to help you determine when it’s time for Pensacola, FL air conditioning repairs, or if it’s in fact time to replace your air conditioner. Deciding to replace a cooling system before it’s broken down gives you time to arrange for a convenient replacement time, prevent an emergency loss of cooling, and start saving money with a fresh system—with superior energy efficiency. Keep reading for 4 signs of a problematic cooling system—one that could very well be ready for replacement. Continue Reading

Help! I See Water Leaking from My AC

July 31st, 2017 by Tom Vatter

help-water-from-acWhen you see water present in your home with no known source, it’s natural that you’d want to call a plumber for repairs. However, the problem might actually be your air conditioner, not your plumbing system. Cooling systems can leak water, but not from any part of the plumbing that snakes its way through your home—rather, it’s from condensation that has built up within your AC system and might, if drainage isn’t property set up, find a way to spill over and into your home.

Depending on where with your home that the indoor component of your AC is located, a leak of this kind can be devastating. So what should you do if you do notice an air conditioner leak? Keep reading to learn more about this particular issue, and be sure to give our team a call when you find yourself in need of Ft. Walton Beach, FL ac repairs. Continue Reading

Beware These Ductless System Repair Needs

July 17th, 2017 by Tom Vatter

beware-these-ductless-system-repair-needsDuctless mini split systems have become increasingly popular in homes throughout the country in recent years, and rightfully so. Instead of operating through a network of ductwork conned to an indoor air handler and evaporator unit, ductless systems use a small outdoor unit connected by refrigerant and conduit lines to multiple small wall-mounted air handlers throughout the home.

We’ve touted the benefits of such a system in previous posts—they are high efficiency, they typically take up a lot less space than central units, they eliminate the indoor air quality problems that ducted systems present—but just like any other climate control system, they may run into a problem at some time or another. The good news is that when you do need ductless air conditioning repairs in Navarre Beach, FL, we are here to help. In the meantime, we’d like to let you know what you can expect by way of ductless system repairs that may differ from more conventional HVAC systems.   Continue Reading

What Will My New Air Conditioner Cost?

July 3rd, 2017 by Tom Vatter

new-air-conditioner-costSummer is officially here—although that probably sounds a bit silly coming from us, since our summers are pretty much year-round! Nevertheless, now is the time that it’s most important to have a fully functional and efficiently working air conditioning system in place. So, if you’ve found that yours isn’t quite up to the task of facing another set of hot months, you could be considering a replacement.

Given that we tend to spend a great deal of money on our cooling systems from month-to-month (in fact, it’s estimated that this accounts for 50% of all your energy costs!) it makes sense that you may be concerned about the cost of a new air conditioner. This is, naturally, a question we get a lot—how much will a new Gulf Breeze, FL air conditioner installation cost? We wish we had a black-and-white answer for you, but the truth is—it depends. Continue Reading

No Cooling Coming from Your Cooling System?

June 19th, 2017 by Tom Vatter

no-cooling-ac-systemWith temperature never really cooling down in our area, there’s no denying when summer is well on its way. And when we’re right in the middle of it, you’ll be thankful for an air conditioner that functions both effectively and efficiently. So, is yours doing its job?

Summer is undeniably the worst time that an air conditioner can call it quits. Unfortunately, however, it’s typically when issues are most likely to arise. And a drop in cooling output is one of the first and biggest signs that something is actually wrong with your cooling system. Should you notice this, be sure to give us a call for reliable Destin, FL air conditioning repairs. In the meantime, keep reading for reasons this might be happening. Continue Reading

The Benefits of Heat Pumps: A Year-Round Investment

June 5th, 2017 by Tom Vatter

heat-pump-benefits-year-round-investmentPerhaps the greatest benefit of choosing a Pensacola, FL heat pump installation as your next home comfort investment is that these systems function as both heating and cooling systems. This doesn’t mean that a furnace and a central AC are packaged together—it means that this two-in-one system uses the same components for both air conditioning and heating—and does so very efficiently.

Keep reading to learn more about how this works and how you can benefit from the installation of a new heat pump system. Continue Reading

Purchase a New Cooling System Now for Optimal Savings!

May 22nd, 2017 by Tom Vatter

purchase-cooling-system-now-for-optimal-savingsWith summer not too far off—and with temperatures already soaring—if you’re considering a new Ft. Walton Beach, FL air conditioner installation, now is the time to invest. In fact, for this month only, we are offering a significant rebate on all Rheem systems that we carry—making the urgency of this service even more important.

But what if you really don’t know if your current air conditioner needs replacement? Fortunately, there are a few telltale signs that your air conditioner is getting ready to fail, and if you pay close attention and keep up on your maintenance appointments, you can easily avoid a prematurely broken down cooling system. Keep reading for a few signs that now really is the best time for this purchase. Continue Reading

I Have a Ductless AC, Does It Need Professional Maintenance?

May 8th, 2017 by Tom Vatter

ductless-ac-professional-maintenanceWe get this question a lot—some might assume that because a ductless system does not have as many components as a conventional central ac system, namely the air ducts, it doesn’t need as much care and service as one either.

Ductless systems provide a number of benefits—efficient cooling and heating throughout your entire home, less indoor air quality problems than a traditional system, and versatility as far as installation goes—they take up far less space than conventional systems.

They are also, however, very large investments, and understandably you want to do everything you can to protect that investment—including scheduling routine ductless air conditioning maintenance in Navarre Beach, FL. Continue Reading

Is Too Much Humidity Hurting Your Home and Budget?

April 24th, 2017 by Tom Vatter

humidity-hurting-home-and-budgetAs spring progresses and we only have warmer weather to look forward too, we look forward to summer excursions to the beach or even to the pools in our own backyards. Water does a lot to help cool us down—that is, unless there’s a large amount of it present in the air.

That’s right, we’re talking about humidity—something us Floridians are well aware of! Humidity is the amount of moisture (water vapor) present in the air, and although it doesn’t directly impact the temperature, it makes the air around us feel a lot warmer than it normally would. When it comes to your home, this humidity leaves you looking for a solid Gulf Breeze, FL indoor air quality solution. Continue Reading

Is Your AC System Struggling Due to Refrigerant Loss?

April 10th, 2017 by Tom Vatter

ac-system-strugglingYour air conditioner isn’t cooling properly due to refrigerant loss, and you’ve been told that it simply needs to be recharged (refilled), even though you’ve had this service done previously. If you’ve found yourself in this scenario we have some news for you—refrigerant loss is not normal!

Your air conditioner or heat pump is supplied with enough refrigerant upon installation that it should last through its entire lifespan, ideally. If you’re cooling system is losing refrigerant, then you have a leak that warrants a call for Destin, FL air conditioner repairs. The source of the leak must be found, the refrigerant recharged, and the damage fixed so that you don’t experience this problem again. Continue Reading