July 13th, 2020
You’ve probably heard lots of tips and tricks throughout the
years about how to boost air conditioner efficiency and performance. Some tips
are very worth listening to, such as investing in routine professional
maintenance and changing your air filter every few months. But other advice is,
well, not the greatest to take in.
For example, have you ever had a handyman tell you that your
cooling system’s refrigerant has to be refilled (what we in the industry call recharged) on a routine basis? There are
one of two reasons they would be telling you this. They either actually believe
this is true, which means they are inexperienced and untrained, or they’re
trying to get money from you that you shouldn’t be paying. It’s a very common
AC myth that refrigerant is something that needs to be refilled—read on to
learn why this is not the case!
June 29th, 2020
If there is any single air conditioning service we think is
vital for your cooling system, it’s maintenance. Homeowners often still see
this as a frivolous or “luxury” service but that’s just not the case. The fact
of the matter is, if you want your air conditioner to last as long as it is
meant to—an average of 10-15 years—and work as effectively as it is meant to
throughout its lifespan, you have to
have it tuned-up by a trained professional.
This is particularly true when you consider our climate. If
you have a traditional central air conditioner, then annual maintenance is
essential. If you have a year-round heat pump or ductless system, then this
should be increased to every 6 months.
But, is there anything else you can do to ensure the
efficiency of your air conditioner?
There sure is! Read on to learn more.
June 15th, 2020
While other parts of the country are just now starting to
use their air conditioners for the season. Those of us in the Navarre area use
ours on nearly a daily basis. This said, our cooling systems go through a lot every year, accumulating wear and
tear at a rapid rate, and possibly requiring more repairs because of this.
To avoid the biggest and most sudden of repair needs, we
encourage you to schedule maintenance at least once a year for your air
conditioning system. During your tune-up, our professionals comprehensively
inspect, clean, and adjust the components of your air conditioner to ensure its
optimal performance. With or without this tune-up, however, if your AC is
making sounds you don’t recognize, it’s time to call in a professional. What
sounds are we referring to? Read on!
June 1st, 2020
The short answer to this is, “no.” But, we will elaborate in
Given how much we rely on our air conditioners here in Florida,
it makes sense that you want to ensure yours is working as effectively and
efficiently as possible.
If you believe the misconception that it’s okay to see ice developing on your air conditioner, however, then your AC isn’t operating as it should. We get it—air conditioners produce cold so it may only seem natural that components could freeze over. However, this is a sign of something going amiss within your cooling system and it requires immediate attention. We provide exceptional AC services, and in the meantime, you can keep reading below to discover why ice develops and what to do about it.
May 18th, 2020
One of the most common questions we understandably get about
air conditioning systems is how homeowners can use them most efficiently, in
order to lower their energy costs. Considering how uncomfortably warm in gets
in our climate, and how long it lasts, it’s only natural that you might wonder
this as well.
We have good news! There are a number of actions you can take to lower your bills, including scheduling routine maintenance. Spending a little money now on tuning your air conditioner up each year can actually save you even more in the long run throughout the year. There are also various HVAC and indoor air quality products that can help, such as a dehumidifier that will allow the air to feel cooler so you can turn your thermostat up a couple of degrees and your AC won’t have to run as long.
Read on as we dive deeper into this topic to help you save
energy and money!
May 4th, 2020
Florida summers certainly put plenty of stress on household
air conditioning systems. Of course, cooling systems are designed for this,
right? They should be able to handle it for 10-15 years before they wear out
and require replacement. Well… if you schedule routine maintenance!
Without maintenance, your air conditioner could succumb to wear and tear a lot faster and have more repair needs than average. Even with maintenance, your air conditioner can and still will need the occasional repair. You can avoid the worst of AC troubles though, by knowing what signs to look for that your air conditioner is in disrepair. Read on as we uncover 5 of the top reasons for air conditioning repair issues.
April 20th, 2020
Here’s the thing—misinformation costs money. That’s
especially true when it comes to your HVAC systems. When homeowners believe
myths about their air conditioner or even their heater, it leads them to misuse
the system and potentially drive up their own energy costs.
Mistakes can lead to premature breakdowns, too. The good
news is, we’re here to debunk several of the most common HVAC myths we’ve
heard. Read on!
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.