Kool Breeze of Northwest Florida, Inc. Blog

No Matter How Often You Use Your Heater, It Needs a Tune-Up!

October 22nd, 2018 by Tom Vatter

Technician looking over a gas furnace with a flashlight before cleaning it.True, we don’t have to worry about frigid temperatures in the fall and winter like other parts of the country do. However this doesn’t mean you should just neglect your heating in Navarre, FL. Your heating system deserves attention too, even if it’s only going to be operating for a couple months or so. Actually, maintenance may be even more important for our area, since our heating systems aren’t something we pay a lot of attention to, and therefore could miss the signs of a repair need.

And repair needs are one of the top reasons you need this service. Maintenance helps our technicians spot small issues before they become bigger ones. Keep reading for more detail on this, as well as other benefits of heating maintenance. Continue Reading

AC Sounds You Shouldn’t Ignore

October 8th, 2018 by Tom Vatter

woman covering her ears, on white backgroundWhile other parts of the country are cooling off and homeowners are preparing their heaters for the long winter ahead, those of us here in Gulf Breeze are still using our air conditioners on a pretty regular basis. That being said, our AC systems go through a lot, accumulating wear and tear faster than AC systems in other parts of the country, and potentially requiring more repairs.

First off, to avoid the biggest and most sudden of repair needs, we urge you to schedule maintenance at least once a year for your air conditioner. During this service, our professionals will fully inspect, clean, and adjust your system to ensure its efficient performance. But with or without maintenance, if your cooling system is making noises you don’t recognize, it’s time to call in a pro. What noises should you pay particular attention to? Continue Reading

Is a Geothermal System Right for Your Home?

September 24th, 2018 by Tom Vatter

diagram-showing-geothermal-system-directionWhen it comes to choosing an air conditioner for your home, two things are for sure. You want it to work efficiently, and you want it to last as long as possible. The first way to ensure this is the case is to only hire trained and experienced professionals to install your air conditioning in Gulf Breeze, FL. Another way is to choose the right air conditioning system for your specific home and needs.

And if you’re having a new home constructed, you may want to consider the geothermal heat pump—used for both effective cooling and efficient heating. While the latter may not seem that important—after all, we are in Florida—don’t you want to pay as little as possible for the brief amount of time you need a heater? Continue Reading

Are You Misusing Your Thermostat?

September 10th, 2018 by Tom Vatter

man-adjusting-thermostatWhile many homeowners throughout the country are breathing a sigh of relief as temperatures cool and they use their cooling systems less and less, we aren’t so fortunate. Not only do we have the heat to contend with, but the humidity as well, and it’s not going away any time soon.

We don’t say this to be depressing, but rather to highlight the fact that you are still going to be using your air conditioner for some time, and we want to help you use it as efficiently as possible. After all, if you can save money on your energy costs, wouldn’t you?

Well we have some good news—there is an easy way to do so, and it has to do with your thermostat! Read on to learn more about this, and a few other ways you can improve air conditioner efficiency to save energy and money. Continue Reading

Looking for Ways to Make Your Cooling System More Efficient?

August 27th, 2018 by Tom Vatter

HVAC-air-vent-on-wall“Couldn’t I just stop using it as much?”

Well, yes, this is a way to be more efficient, save energy, and consequently save money. But, it’s not a good solution. The fact of the matter is, we need air conditioning in Shalimar, FL. Not only does an effective cooling system help improve comfort, but it keeps you and your family healthy—which is particularly important if you have elderly members of the family or very young.

Since we still have a decent amount of summer left (let’s face it, we may be going into the New Year with temps still in the 80’s), it’s time to look at how instead of limiting use of our air conditioners, we can use it just as much, but more efficiently so. Continue Reading

Indoor Air Quality: Why You Need More than a Standard Air Filter

August 13th, 2018 by Tom Vatter

close-up-of-air-filterAre you one of the many homeowners who believe that the standard air filter, supplied with your HVAC systems upon installation, is enough to protect your indoor air quality? Unfortunately, this is a pretty common misconception.

The air filter is there to protect the inside components of the cooling or heating system from dirt, dust, and other debris that can infiltrate it and impede its performance. When the air filter becomes clogged, it restricts airflow and hurts your cooling system. This all can have a minimal impact on your indoor air quality.

If you really want to improve your indoor air quality, then you’ll want to consider products that are designed for this purpose, such as air purifiers in Santa Rosa Beach, FL. Continue Reading

Heed These 4 Signs of AC Trouble

July 30th, 2018 by Tom Vatter

heating-cooling-vent-register-on-the-wall-of-a-homeIt’s no secret that air conditioners in the Florida area put in a lot of work over the summer and beyond. And as long as your air conditioning system is starting up and producing some cool air, you may assume that everything is working just fine and carry on with your day, right?

Well, we believe that your air conditioning system should work better than just “fine.” You deserve the most effective and efficient performance that your cooling system has to offer. However, it can only perform at this high level if you invest in professional Milton air conditioning service, including routine maintenance and follow up repairs. Otherwise, you may experience AC trouble. So what should you know about the signs of a struggling air conditioner? Read on for 4 of these signs! Continue Reading

Tips for Choosing a Quality HVAC Contractor

July 16th, 2018 by Tom Vatter

Repairman-in-uniform-and-clipboard-greeting-a-housewife-at-the-front-door.When you live in a climate such as ours, it pretty much goes without saying that an effective and efficient air conditioner is absolutely essential to your comfort and health. You need that system to work flawlessly day after day, season after season, and to protect you from the elements that our weather brings.

If you truly want a reliable air conditioner, though, it’s vital that you invest in professional Milton air conditioning services with an HVAC contractor you can trust. This is not a partnership you want to rush into, as doing so could leave you with an air conditioner that’s improperly sized for your home, or installed incorrectly so that it can’t possibly work as efficiently as it was meant to.

Whether we’re talking about installation, maintenance, or repairs, you can trust our team, but how do you know that? What are the qualities of a good HVAC contractor? Continue Reading

It’s Never Okay to See Water Leaking from Your AC!

July 2nd, 2018 by Tom Vatter

water-droplets-graphicWhen the average person discovers water somewhere on their property where it shouldn’t be, their natural inclination may be to call a plumber to investigate a leak. However, you may actually need to call for Destin air conditioning repair, instead. Air conditioning systems can, in fact, leak water, but it’s not coming from your plumbing system. Instead, it’s due to condensation that has built up within the system and may, if drainage isn’t properly set up, find a way to spill over and into your home.

Depending on where your cooling system’s indoor unit is located, the results of a leak can be detrimental. So, what should you do if your AC system does spring a leak? Read on to find out. Continue Reading

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