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

Late Season Air Conditioning Problems to Watch for

Monday, August 29th, 2016 by Tom Vatter

In another recent blog post, we shared with you some excellent money saving tips for your air conditioner as we approach the end of summer. One of those tips was to upgrade your aging air conditioning system. But what if your air conditioner is not older, yet still displaying troubling symptoms? Delaying repairs can cause you to be stuck without cool air as summer draws to a close.

It’s important to remember that even if you invest in routine maintenance, that doesn’t mean your system is immune to problems, nor than the end of summer is an okay time to neglect AC problems. The sooner you catch any issues, the less likely you are to be trapped in hot weather with a broken system. Keep reading to learn more about some of the most common late season AC problems to keep an eye out for. (more…)

Should a Heat Pump Be Your Next Home Comfort Installation?

Monday, August 22nd, 2016 by Tom Vatter

Though it may seem like there is no end in sight to this hot weather, the official start of fall is just one month away. While we still have a considerable amount of time before even thinking about our heating systems, if you’ve been having problems with yours in previous years then you may want to consider your replacement options now.

One of these options is the heat pump—an increasingly popular HVAC system in homes throughout the U.S. We’ve listed a few of the main benefits below to indicate to you why a heat pump should in fact be your next home comfort installation. (more…)

End of Summer Air Conditioning Money Saving Tips

Monday, August 15th, 2016 by Tom Vatter

We can still expect plenty of warm weather through the rest of this month and into September, which means that our air conditioning systems are continuing to get quite the workout. As a result, you’ve very likely been seeing pretty high electric bills. There’s no doubt that you’d like to increase your home’s energy efficient in order to see these bills drop. Keep reading to learn just how to save energy and decrease costs. (more…)

Can a Higher Air Conditioning SEER Rating Really Save You Money?

Monday, August 8th, 2016 by Tom Vatter

When you live with the high heat and humidity that we do in Florida on a daily basis for what seems like the majority of the year, then it’s only natural that you want to save as much money as you can on your energy costs. This may seem like a pipe dream with the amount of use our air conditioners get during the summer and beyond, but it is possible!

One thing you should know when you are purchasing a new air conditioner or considering having yours replaced is that efficiency really does matter. Modern AC systems are equipped with a number called the Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating (SEER). The higher the SEER is on your air conditioning system, then the more efficient the model is. (more…)

Understanding AC Components: The Evaporator Coil

Monday, August 1st, 2016 by Tom Vatter

If you are a typical homeowner, you don’t understand what each and every component within your air conditioner does. And that’s okay, you don’t need to. After all, that’s what our team is here for. However, it is wise to have an idea of how their AC system works to cool their home, to both understand when and why you might need repairs, as well as to understand the need for routine preventive maintenance.

It should be noted that professional AC repairs should only be left to the professionals, but that doesn’t mean we can’t share with you a basic knowledge of your system. One of the most important components—and the one we’ll be discussing today—is the evaporator coil. (more…)