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

Is Your Geothermal System in Need of Repair?

Monday, December 26th, 2016 by Tom Vatter

In Florida, we certainly get our fair share of intense weather. Fortunately, we get a bit of a reprieve in the winter time. While other parts of the country are dealing with heavy snowstorms, frigid temperatures, and artic blasts, we are able to enjoy the outdoors for the most part. That doesn’t mean, however, that we can completely ignore our winter needs. A 43 degree night, after all, is going to be pretty miserable without a fully functioning heater.

Many Florida residents utilize geothermal heat pumps for their heating and cooling needs throughout the year. These are extremely reliable systems, and typically require very few repairs. However, no system is completely invincible, and you may find yourself in need of geothermal repairs at some time or another. Of course, you can reduce the chances of this occurring by scheduling annual maintenance. However, either way, it’s important to know the signs that your system is in trouble. (more…)

Help! My Thermostat Screen is Blank

Monday, December 19th, 2016 by Tom Vatter

Do you utilize a digital thermostat in your home to run your HVAC systems? If so, one of the most inconvenient issues you may run into is that of a completely blank screen on the unit. This means you can’t control your HVAC system, which is never good news when you live in the climate that we do. But what could be causing this problem, and what can you do about it? (more…)

Why Won’t My Heat Pump Switch to Heating Mode?

Monday, December 12th, 2016 by Tom Vatter

While our temperatures certainly don’t drop as low as other parts of the country this time of the year, this past week has definitely necessitated the use of heating systems, particularly at night. Hopefully, if you’ve turned yours on already, you haven’t discovered any problems. If you have your system regularly maintained, problems are a lot less likely.

But no heater is 100% immune to problems, even if it is well taken care of. That being said, a common service call we get is in regards to heat pumps, and how they won’t switch from cooling mode to heating mode. There are a few different reasons as to why this might occur. Keep reading to learn what they are. (more…)

Is Your Furnace Making These Ominous Noises?

Monday, December 5th, 2016 by Tom Vatter

With weather cooling down to the point that it’s finally time for you to turn on your heater—at least at night—hopefully you have a system that is ready to do its job effectively and efficiently. If, however, you notice noises that it probably should be making, then it’s imperative that you don’t ignore the problem or potential problem. Odd sounds echoing from your furnace are typically early signs of developing trouble.

To reduce the risk of expensive repairs or a complete shutdown, it’s important that you get in touch with a professionally trained HVAC professional as soon as possible. Your furnace trouble might be minor, but even the smallest problems can begin to cause wear and tear on your heating system that will lead to further problems, or even safety hazards. So, what noises should you listen for? (more…)