Kool Breeze of Northwest Florida, Inc. Blog

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

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