Kool Breeze of Northwest Florida, Inc. Blog : Archive for February, 2016

Client Question: How Often Should I Change My Air Filter?

Monday, February 29th, 2016 by Tom Vatter

Regular maintenance is an essential part of seeing that your heating and air conditioning system works at its energy-efficient best and with the least chance of suffering unnecessary repair problems. Most maintenance tasks require the work of HVAC professionals. However, there’s one important task that you can manage on your own, which is changing the air filter on a regular basis.

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Watch for End of Season Repair Needs for Your Heater

Monday, February 22nd, 2016 by Tom Vatter

The winters in northern Florida are short and mild, and now that it’s late February we can already start to look toward the time when the air conditioners in our houses will turn on and work steadily. However, there are still cool and rainy days ahead, with the temperature sometimes dropping into the 50s. Our heating systems aren’t ready to go into hibernation quite yet, and so it’s smart to make sure that they aren’t suffering from any major or minor repair issues. You don’t want to be caught by surprise when you try to turn your heater on at the end of the year and find that it doesn’t work just when you need it again. (more…)

My Heat Pump’s Outdoor Unit Is Very Noisy: Is This Normal?

Monday, February 15th, 2016 by Tom Vatter

During the mild winters in Florida, a heat pump is one of the best ways to enjoy the right level of indoor warmth without consuming too much electrical power. Compared to an electric furnace, a heat pump can be a huge money-saver.

If you’re currently running your heat pump in heating mode, you might notice odd sounds coming from the outdoor unit. Is it something you need to worry about, and is it a reason to call HVAC repair professionals? (more…)

What’s In Your Air? Some of the More Common Indoor Air Contaminants

Monday, February 8th, 2016 by Tom Vatter

At Kool Breeze, we’re concerned about your whole-house comfort. This goes beyond simply seeing that you have an effective air conditioning system for the hot summers and an energy-efficient heater for the short winters. It also includes improving your indoor air quality. You can’t be truly comfortable in a household with air that’s filled with irritants. Nor is it healthy, either. We offer a wide range of indoor air quality solutions, such as air purifiers and air filters. (more…)

Can a Geothermal System Be Fit with Zone Controls?

Monday, February 1st, 2016 by Tom Vatter

One of our specialties at Kool Breeze is installing and servicing geothermal heating and cooling systems (also known as ground-source heat pumps). We’ve found that this is one of the most effective and energy-efficient ways to provide year-round comfort for a house. Plus, geothermal systems have extraordinarily long service lives: the ground loops can usually last for more than 50 years! (more…)