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Avoid These Heat Pump Problems with Routine Maintenance!

January 15th, 2018 by Tom Vatter

male technician doing service on an hvac systemThis area of Florida usually doesn’t get too chilly during the winter (though we’re sure if we said that to you a couple of weeks ago, you’d be laughing in our faces) and therefore, the chances of needing Fort Walton Beach, FL air conditioning repair are typically a lot higher than needing heating services—so long as your heater is routinely maintained each year. But there is one system that is tasked with both heating and cooling, and that’s the heat pump.

If you are a heat pump user, then you’ve likely heard that you need maintenance twice a year on this system. That’s because it is a year-round unit, constantly working to bring you indoor comfort. This means it’s also prone to various issues that may not impact your average air conditioner or furnace system. This is especially the case if you skip one of your maintenance appointments. By staying on top of your heat pump tune ups, you can potentially avoid the following problems. Continue Reading

It’s Time to Maintain Your Heater

January 1st, 2018 by Tom Vatter

standard clock on a white wallSure, it seems strange to be talking about heaters in Northwest Florida. But when temperatures drop, you’ll be thankful for a fully functional heating system. Or, you’ll be regretting not having your heater maintained to ensure that it is fully functional! Even though our weather doesn’t get nearly as bitter as other parts of the country, the difference in temperature certainly will impact you enough that the last thing you’ll want to be stuck with is a failed heating system in the middle of a January night.

The best way to ensure that this isn’t the case is to schedule preventive Milton, FL HVAC maintenance for your heater, no matter what type of heating system you’re utilizing. Routine maintenance doesn’t guarantee that you won’t have any problems with your system, but it’s the only way to lower the chances of problems developing with this system. Continue Reading

Considering Geothermal Cooling for Your New Home?

December 18th, 2017 by Tom Vatter

animated diagram of geothermal system under homeAre you having a new home constructed in the coming year? This is a great investment, and you have many considerations to make in the process of home building—your Gulf Breeze, FL air conditioning options being at the top of the list. This may seem like something that can wait until the end of the process, but if you’ve ever considered geothermal cooling and heating for your home, then its best to look at the benefits before your home is constructed, as this system is installed underground.

Thanks to advancements in technology, installing a geothermal system, also referred to as a geothermal heat pump, is easier than ever before, and it can certainly be retrofitted for an existing home—so if you’ve come across this and are already in a home, please reach out to us! There are a number of advantages to using a geothermal system, which we’ve covered below. Continue Reading

Beware These Furnace Noises as the Weather Cools

December 1st, 2017 by Tom Vatter

furnace venting outdoorsOkay, it’s true—we don’t have to worry about cooler weather too much around here. But given the vast difference between the coldest night of the year and the hottest day, in the middle of winter you’ll be grateful for a fully functional furnace. Hopefully, you’ve had yours maintained already this season to prevent any problems from cropping up.

But it’s also important to remember that even if you keep up on Navarre, FL heating services, there is still a chance that problems could crop up. One of the most common service calls we get are in regards to heating systems that are making odd noises. What do they mean? Can you ignore them? Keep reading to learn more. Continue Reading

When Does Installing a Ductless System Make Sense?

November 17th, 2017 by Tom Vatter

ductless air handler mounted high on wallWhile for most parts of the country, springtime is the best time to arrange for air conditioning maintenance, around here we typically find that wintertime fits the bill instead. This is because our temperatures don’t really begin to cool down enough to stop using our cooling systems until winter. If you are considering a new cooling system—and perhaps one that can serve as a functional and efficient heater as well—then you’d do well to consider a Navarre, FL ductless system installation.

Ductless systems aren’t right for every home, but they’re a great choice for many—especially those residences that were built before the advent of air conditioning and therefore cannot accommodate the installation of bulky ductwork. Ductless air conditioning systems are an alternative solution that can solve a number of problems that centralized systems cannot, particularly having efficient cooling and heating all in one system. Keep reading to learn more! Continue Reading

Now is the Time for AC Maintenance!

November 6th, 2017 by Tom Vatter

technicians hands with tools on top of ac outside unitIn most parts of the country, we’re prepping for winter, by making sure our heaters are maintained and any needed repairs are managed. However, in these parts, winter doesn’t mean much—except that it’s the perfect time to turn off our air conditioners for a bit! This means it’s also the perfect time to schedule Navarre, FL air conditioning maintenance.

Remember though, only a highly trained technician can handle the variety of tasks involved with such a service, such as inspecting motors and electrical components, cleaning coils and moving parts, and making any adjustments necessary to prevent component or system breakdown. But is this service really necessary? Continue Reading

Are You Haunted By These Scary AC Noises?

October 23rd, 2017 by Tom Vatter

two outdoor units of a central AC unitThough temperatures have begun to cool off some for the fall season, you’re likely still using your air conditioner on a fairly regular basis. And since we all know heat waves can hit even in the dead of winter, you want to do everything you can to ensure that your cooling system is ready to handle whatever comes its way. This means scheduling routine maintenance, but also being vigilant about check for signs that your system needs Destin, FL air conditioning repair services.

For instance, is your air conditioner making strange noises during operation? Sure you could ignore these noises, but they could haunt you, leaving you wondering if your air conditioner is going to fail on you when you least expect it. This is why you should never ignore any ominous sounds. Keep reading to learn what some of these noises are that you should listen for. Continue Reading

Late Season AC Needs You Should Never Ignore

October 9th, 2017 by Tom Vatter

air conditioner in need of service or repair.Fall is officially here! Okay, so that doesn’t mean much for those of us in Florida—but temperatures will start to cool down a bit, at least to the point that we might be able to turn off our AC systems at night soon. With this short reprieve from the heat, now is the perfect time to consider what Gulf Breeze, FL air conditioning services you may need.

For instance, if you notice anything wrong with your air conditioner, even something seemingly minor like a strange noise, you should have our professionals take a look at it to determine if repairs are imminent. It’s understandable why you might want to just ignore any signs of an ill-performing AC for now. After all, if you won’t need it as much soon you can probably just wait until next spring, right?

This can be a mistake, for many reasons, some of which we’ve covered below: Continue Reading

How Does Your Thermostat Impact Your Energy Usage?

September 25th, 2017 by Tom Vatter

a temperature gauge showing just the right temperatureYou have many options when it comes to what type of thermostat you choose to control the cooling and heating systems in your home. For instance, if you have one of the manual, “slider” type thermostats still, simply replacing it with the most basic digital thermostat is an upgrade. You can take this even further by investing in a programmable thermostat or a smart thermostat—which learns your cooling habits and adjusts accordingly.

When it comes to selecting the right thermostat for your home and your needs, you want to trust in a company who is expertly trained and highly experienced with Navarre, FL air conditioning services, which is why you should give us a call. But what we want to address here isn’t necessarily which thermostat you should get, but how you use that thermostat. Too many homeowners adjust their thermostats in such a way that really doesn’t make efficient or affordable use of their energy. Continue Reading

Common Summer AC Needs

September 11th, 2017 by Tom Vatter

An air conditioner unit outside a brick home in a residential neighborhood. The air conditioner is in a back yard in the hot summer seasonHurrah, summer is almost over! Alright, so maybe that doesn’t mean much for those of us in Northwest Florida. In fact, it means we have to do our due diligence even more than other parts of the country to ensure that our air conditioning systems are in good condition year-round, to supply us with efficient and effective cooling.

Still though, AC problems tend to come up around this time of the year, since around these parts, we run them consistently day in and day out. Hopefully, you had maintenance done before the summer season began. Considering how much you use your cooling system, particularly if it’s a heat pump, then this service appointment should be scheduled at least twice a year. Regardless of how well you care for your system though, there’s always a chance that you’ll find yourself in need of air conditioning repair in Destin, FL. Keep reading to learn about some common repair needs. Continue Reading