Kool Breeze of Northwest Florida, Inc. Blog : Archive for August, 2017

Mardi Gras Krewe Collects Donations For Hurricane Harvey Relief

Tuesday, August 29th, 2017 by Tom Vatter

PENSACOLA, Fla. (WKRG) — A Northwest Florida Mardi Gras Krewe is collecting donations until Wednesday to send down to the Houston, TX area following Hurricane Harvey.

Krewe of Lafitte in Pensacola is taking non-perishable donations until Wednesday evening when they’ll be loading an 18-wheeler and heading to a FEMA location near Houston.  Drop off times at the Krewe of Lafitte float barn on 630 S D Street are from 4-8 Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

Other locations accepting donations are:

  • Navarre Krewe of Jesters, 87 Garage, Highway 87, Navarre FL
  • Century 21/Amerisouth 2400 W Nine Mile Road, Pensacola, FL
  • Century 21/Amerisouth 4741 North 9th Avenue, Pensacola, FL
  • Computer Masters, 3829 N 12th Avenue, Pensacola, FL
  • Computer Masters, 8176 3rd St, Navarre, FL
  • Dayside Collision of Gulf Breeze, 202 McClure Drive, Gulf Breeze, FL

The President of the Krewe of Lafitte, Don Richards, says the donations they are trying to focus on are cleaning supplies, toilet paper, diapers, and toiletries.  They are also accepting water, canned goods, pet supplies, and snacks.

To donate financially to the American Red Cross, you can click here and explore the different options.

Using Your Air Conditioner as Efficiently as Possible

Monday, August 28th, 2017 by Tom Vatter

icon of a green home with leaves growing on it to symbolize energy efficiencyAs the official end of summer draws near, it doesn’t mean a whole lot for those of us in Northwest Florida as far as temperatures are concerned. What it does mean though is that our Gulf Breeze air conditioning systems have been under a good deal of stress for the past few months, and will continue to endure for a few months still. That being said, efficiency can suffer—and so can your wallet.

This doesn’t have to be the case, however. There are ways to make your air conditioner cost less to run by improving its energy efficiency during the long periods of heat we go through. Keep reading for some of our top recommendations to save money with your air conditioner by using it as efficiently as possible. (more…)

4 Signs of a Problematic Air Conditioner

Monday, August 14th, 2017 by Tom Vatter

top view of the outside unit of an air conditionerThere isn’t an appliance on the market that can last forever, no matter how well it’s constructed or how well we take care of it. Your air conditioning system is no exception, with a limited lifespan of which when it nears the end, it’s a good idea to have it replaced before it suffers a complete breakdown. You could very well end up trapped on a hot day—when AC systems are most likely to succumb to stress—with no immediate relief in sight, and you rush to schedule a new air conditioner installation.

Additionally, the longer you prolong a dying system’s use, the more money you will waste through inefficient performance. We want to help you determine when it’s time for Pensacola, FL air conditioning repairs, or if it’s in fact time to replace your air conditioner. Deciding to replace a cooling system before it’s broken down gives you time to arrange for a convenient replacement time, prevent an emergency loss of cooling, and start saving money with a fresh system—with superior energy efficiency. Keep reading for 4 signs of a problematic cooling system—one that could very well be ready for replacement. (more…)