April 6th, 2020
If you’re reading this blog post in the spring of 2020, then you know that health concerns are not anything we take lightly. Given the severity of our current situation, one thing that is easy to forget about right now is taking care of our general health. If you’re an allergy sufferer, then this post is for you.
Allergies seem minor in the grand scheme of things, right?
But the truth is, if you’re not taking care of yourself overall, you can lower
your own immunity, and feel pretty miserable to boot. Allergies may not seem
threatening, but they will certainly hurt your quality of life. So, what can you do about it?
March 23rd, 2020
Is your AC ready for summer? This is a question homeowners
all over the country should be asking themselves, but it’s even more important
here, where “summer” can last 9 months or longer, pretty much.
Of course, when we ask if your AC system is ready for
summer, what we’re really asking is if you’ve scheduled maintenance for it yet.
We talked about this a bit in our last post—how maintenance will help your
system work more effectively, and efficiently.
Maintenance, though, is not the only way to get your air conditioner to
work as efficiently as possible. In fact, there are some things you can do in
addition to your tune-up that cost no money at all!
March 9th, 2020
It’s that time of year again—the time where we turn off our
heaters in favor of our cooling systems. In fact, depending on which of our
service areas you’re in, you likely are already using your AC. But, did you
have it maintained before you started using it? Don’t worry—if your answer is
“no,” it’s not too late!
Maintenance is a preventive service for your HVAC systems
that help them last longer, perform better, and resist big emergency repair
needs that could cost you an arm and a leg. Homeowners are sometimes resistant
to such a service, feeling like it’s not “needed.” But when something goes
wrong that could have been prevented, you’ll see just how valuable maintenance
For some homeowners, it helps to understand exactly what goes on during maintenance. Our professionals thoroughly clean the system for optimal performance, make adjustments to any loose components, and make recommendations for repairs. We do all this while carefully inspecting your air conditioner, and this is the important part! Read on to learn more about this step.
February 25th, 2020
Come out and become a Hunger Hero along others in our
community who are walking & running to make a difference! Your paid
pre-registration includes a race t-shirt, after party family friendly fun and
sponsors a local students weekend meals for a month. All proceeds will benefit
the 4 programs administered in our 6 local Navarre area schools.
March 7, 2020
Time: 7:30am – 10:30am
Kool Breeze of Northwest Florida, Inc. is proud to sponsor
this year’s Hunger Heroes 5K! To learn more and to register, click
February 24th, 2020
Are you having problems with your furnace?
Perhaps it’s something really subtle, or something that
seems like more of an annoyance than an actual problem. We get it, too. It’s
barely that cold around here, so any problem with your furnace can wait, right?
The problem with this mindset is that homeowners often wait too long to address furnace repair
needs. What happens is they let the problem go on and on until the furnace
breaks down. We’re nearing the end of our heating season, so even this might
not seem detrimental. But trust us, when the weather cools back down next fall, you’ll be grateful for
tackling furnace repair needs this winter!
We’ve compiled a list below of some of the most common furnace repair needs we get called for. If you notice any of them, please give our team a call—we’re happy to inspect, and we provide reliable repairs and other HVAC services to boot.
February 10th, 2020
If your heater were making an odd noise or if it was failing
to start up as temperatures dropped through your home at night, then you
probably wouldn’t waste much time in contacting an HVAC professional right?
After all, it may not get bone-chilling cold here, but you still deserve to
live comfortably! This means your heater needs to work flawlessly for the brief
time you really do need it, and you’d likely prefer to pay as little as
possible for that comfort.
So, what if there’s a problem with your ductwork? What if it’s
accumulated tears and damage over time? Guess what? It’s going to have serious
implications for your heating system—and yes, it will hurt efficiency. More on
that below, along with other reasons leaky and damaged ductwork is a problem.
January 27th, 2020
Some of the
noises that come from the electronics and appliances in your home can be easy
to ignore. It’s also easy to deny anything is wrong, since fixing the issue can
be a bigger nuisance than listening to it.
But there are certain noises that shouldn’t be ignored if they’re coming from your heating system. For instance, a rattle could be something benign, like a loose panel. But another possibility is that it’s a cracked heat exchanger making the sound, which is actually quite dangerous.
Here at Kool
Breeze, we understand how important protecting yourself and your family is. So
if you’re hearing suspicious noises from your furnace, please don’t hesitate to
reach out to our techs. Below are some of the noises worth calling in about!
January 13th, 2020
We’re going to guess that the “pay less” part of that title
is what caught your eye, as it should!
The fact of the matter is, though our area of the country
isn’t known for drastically cold and snowy winters, the drop in temperature
this month absolutely necessitate a fully functional and effective heater. But
if you’re staying comfortable this winter and find yourself paying more than
you should, then you really aren’t getting the most from your furnace.
There are some simple steps you can take—some that don’t
cost anything but a moment of your time—to not only boost the efficiency of
your furnace, but help prevent repairs, too. What are they? Read on!
December 30th, 2019
“Schedule heating maintenance? In Florida? But I barely even need my heater!”
This may be what you’re thinking, but we are going to push
back on it a bit. Barely needing your heater is a lot different from never needing it—and when you do need
it, don’t you want it to work as effectively and efficiently as possible? Given
how much you use your air conditioner, you’re already spending enough on
utility costs—don’t make it worse this winter by skipping heater maintenance.
The good news is, it’s never too late to make an appointment. True, if your heater has broken down past the point of repair, then technically it is too late—but it’s more important that you schedule your heater tune-up consistently (once a year) than it is the time of the year you have it done.
December 16th, 2019
Do you know when your heater needs repair? You may not run yours for as long or as consistently as homeowners elsewhere along the east coast, but when you do need your heater, you want an effective one!
Knowing the signs of a heater in disrepair means you can take care of those repairs right away, helping the system last longer and reducing your monthly heating costs. So, what are these signs?