Is Heater Maintenance Worth It?

January 11th, 2021
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Let’s face it. “Florida” and “cold” are rarely words we see used in the same sentence. It’s true, our winters are relatively mild when you compare them to what the rest of the country experiences. Still though, when our temperatures drop, the drastic difference is enough to make us feel chilly. While 60°F is “nice” to those who live in the Midwest, it’s downright arctic to us!

Alright, maybe that’s a little dramatic. But the point is, we need fully functional and efficiently operating heating systems in our homes to stay comfortable in the wintertime. But how can you ensure that yours is fully functional and is operating as well as it can? Well, with maintenance!

So, yes, heater maintenance is worth it. But don’t just take our word for it and stop reading here! Continue on as we uncover why you should call for heater maintenance today if you haven’t done so in a year or longer.

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Furnace FAQs from the Pros!

December 28th, 2020
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This is the time of year our service professionals get a lot of calls regarding concerns over their furnace systems. We certainly encourage you inquiring, since ignoring a potential problem could leave you with a safety hazard. This is especially true if you have an older (10-15+ years old) system, and/or a gas-powered furnace.

We’d like to give you a quick reference guide though, with our most frequently asked questions, so that you have better peace of mind. Read on as we uncover the 2 most common questions we’ve gotten this season as well as some general safety information to make sure you have a happy, safe winter ahead!

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Broken Down Heater Have you Stuck in the Cold? Here’s What to Do!

December 14th, 2020

Alright, alright, we all know that folks north of us and in the Midwest probably laugh at what we call “cold,” but let’s face it, we do deal with chillier temperatures in the wintertime. When we’re used to calling a 95° day “pretty hot” and an 80° day “mild,” then it’s no wonder we’re shivering when temperatures outside dip below 65°! Plus, if it’s rainy or overcast then there’s no natural radiant heat flowing into our home from south-facing windows.

So, we want our heating systems to work, and we want them to work well, right? When yours is in need of a repair—or even worse, when yours has broken down completely, it can feel like an emergency. That’s when it’s time to give our team a call. While you wait for our team to show up though, it’s natural to want to know how to stay warm. Read on as we uncover some tips to do just that.

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Is a Cracked Heat Exchanger an Emergency?

November 30th, 2020
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The short answer to this question is, “yes!”

But we don’t expect you to take that at face value. After all, it’s such a small component, how important could it be? Well, if we’re talking about the heat exchanger in your gas-powered furnace, pretty darn important!

Look, we’re not here to panic you or scare you into thinking that gas-powered furnaces are inherently dangerous—they’re not. But when you ignore a problem as serious as this, they certainly can be. Just like any other appliance that creates combustion gasses, a furnace has the potential to create health hazards if the system isn’t properly maintained. Treat your gas furnace well and you’ll have little to worry about.

Cracked heat exchangers are a problem usually isolated to aging furnaces—that is, any furnace over 15 years old. For this reason, we typically recommend system replacement once your furnace has reached this age. Read on as we uncover why you don’t want a cracked heat exchanger.

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Shriek, Bang, Hiss: Sounds You Shouldn’t Hear Your Heater Make

November 16th, 2020
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Heating systems aren’t something we give a whole lot of thought to on a regular basis here in the Navarre area—especially considering we’ve had a 90° New Year’s before. But as briefly as we might need our heaters, when they are running we want them to run well right? Meaning, you want your heater to work as efficiently and effectively as possible, and to last as long as possible.

Well, to ensure this is the case, you have to take care of your heater properly. This means if you have a furnace system, getting it maintained once a year. If you have a year-round heat pump system—a very popular choice for many Florida residents—you should have it tuned-up every six months.

And in addition to regular maintenance, you should always be aware of signs that indicate something is amiss with your heater, like strange sounds. We’ve listed a few below that you should pay extra attention to (and call our pros when you hear them!)

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How to Keep Your Heater Happy

November 2nd, 2020

Last time, we talked to you about how to tell when you need repair work for your home. This week, we’d like to talk to you about how you can keep your home’s heater happy. It’s not always an easy task. Your heater is one of those home appliances that you’ve probably had in your home or in your life throughout your lifetime. This means that you probably don’t think about how you run your heater too often. We want to challenge you to do so today.

If you read through our blog today and notice that you need a little extra help with your home’s heater, it’s time for you to schedule an appointment for heating repair in Destin, FL. Our professionals can help you out with everything you need.

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Signs Your HVAC System Needs Repair

October 19th, 2020
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We may not use our furnace systems for very long here in Navarre, but when we do, we need them to work as efficiently and effectively as possible, right? The best way to ensure this is the case is to schedule routine maintenance, first off. The second best way is to stay on top of your repair needs.

The sooner you can tell something is wrong with your heater, the sooner you can give us a call to fix it, and the least expensive it will be to fix! Read on as we uncover some common warning signs that your heating system may be in disrepair, and be sure to watch (and listen) for them the first time you turn your heater on this winter, no matter how brief it may be.

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Kool Breeze Proud to Sponsor the Montessori Learning Center Turkey Trot

October 16th, 2020
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Join Kool Breeze in person at Ferry Park, Fort Walton Beach in your best Thanksgiving-themed attire, or run at your own leisure with the newly added virtual option! This year’s proceeds will benefit the expansion and building fund for a new Montessori Learning Center campus slated to open Fall 2022!

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Tips for Improving Your Indoor Air

October 5th, 2020
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In a recent blog post, we posed the question, “is a UV air purifier worth the investment?” It certainly is the best choice for many homes, but it’s not the only choice. And with so many homeowners and families spending time indoors, it only makes sense they want to make that environment as healthy as possible.

Are you one of these people? Then read on as we uncover some of our top tips for improving your indoor air quality and taking steps toward a healthier home.

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Is a Heater Tune-Up Necessary?

September 21st, 2020
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Maybe you aren’t thinking about your heating system quite yet, but it’s never too early to think about how to save money! Heating maintenance is certainly one way to do just that.

Regardless of our climate, the fact is that even if we only need our heaters for a very brief amount of time this winter, we need them to work as efficiently as possible, right? After a long season (that’s not over for several weeks still in our parts) of soaring hot temperatures and energy bills to use our air conditioners, don’t you want a bit of a financial break?

You can get that, with a heating tune-up! Read on as we uncover some of the benefits of this service.

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