Kool Breeze of Northwest Florida, Inc. Blog : Archive for June, 2015

What Is “Hard Starting” in an Air Conditioning System?

Monday, June 29th, 2015 by Tom Vatter

One of the more common problems that can affect an air conditioner during a period such as the summer when it does steady work is hard starting. This is when the air conditioner’s motors encounter difficulty beginning the cooling cycle. The motors may be damaged or receiving low voltage; the problem could also originate in the start capacitor or within the compressor. (more…)

Some of Your Options for New Thermostat Installation

Monday, June 22nd, 2015 by Tom Vatter

The thermostat is an essential component of a residential HVAC system: without it, you cannot communicate with your air conditioning or heating system to control the climate in your home. For many years, the basic style of thermostat was a manual unit that operated using slides and dials. Although these manual thermostats are still capable of getting the job done, technology has surpassed them with models that have greater precision and numerous special features that enhance comfort and maximize energy savings. Below are 3 options you have for new thermostats when you decide to replace the older units in your home: (more…)

Can I Still Run My Air Conditioning System if It Loses Refrigerant?

Monday, June 15th, 2015 by Tom Vatter

One of the more common malfunctions an AC can encounter is a leak that allows its refrigerant to escape. Refrigerant is the heat transference fluid that allows an air conditioner to absorb heat from inside a home, cooling it down and then exhausting the heat to the outside. Your air conditioner has a set level of refrigerant inside it, referred to as the AC’s charge. This level will not lower over the air conditioner’s lifetime… unless it develops a leak. (more…)

Why You Should Not Attempt to Install Air Conditioning on Your Own

Monday, June 8th, 2015 by Tom Vatter

We understand that many homeowners today are looking for ways to cut down on extra expenses and save money, and also that many people pride themselves on their independence and ability to get jobs done on their own. This is a commendable attitude… but it has limits. There are household jobs that must be left to skilled professionals or else the consequences can end up expensive. You don’t want to try to save money only to cost yourself more money and multiple hassles.

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3 Ways That a Zone Control System Will Benefit Your Home’s Cooling

Monday, June 1st, 2015 by Tom Vatter

Homes that use central air conditioning hooked up to ductwork are in something of an “all-or-nothing” bind. Each time the AC comes on, every room that has a vent receives conditioned air. Although convenient, it is also wasteful when used on empty rooms. If your house is big enough, there is probably always an unoccupied room or two receiving cooling it doesn’t need when the AC turns on.

But there is a solution to this dilemma: zone control. You can have HVAC professionals install a zone control system into your home that divides up the ventilation network with dampers that can shut off cooling to individual rooms. Through a series of local thermostats and a central thermostat, you can control which areas (or zones) of your home receive cooled air.

3 benefits of a zone control system

  1. Lower utility bills: It is wasteful spending energy to cool down rooms that don’t need it. If you live in a large house or have rooms, such as guest rooms, that are frequently untenanted, having a zone control system that can shut down cooling to unoccupied areas will create significant savings every month.
  2. Individual comfort: It’s hard to find a general temperature for a home that will suit everyone in it, since each person’s comfort needs are different. Zone control allows everyone in a home to manipulate the temperature where they are through local thermostats, which helps keep everyone content.
  3. Even temperature distribution: Sending out cool air to the whole house at once can result in many rooms becoming too cold. However, you can create a program with the thermostats that cools rooms in a sequence that allows for more even temperatures throughout the house. This will create much better comfort levels.

Interested in having zone control installed for your home? Then contact Kool Breeze for service in Fort Walton Beach, FL and throughout Northwest Florida.