Kool Breeze of Northwest Florida, Inc. Blog : Archive for October, 2019

AC Care: Prep for the R-22 Phaseout

Monday, October 7th, 2019 by Tom Vatter

refrigerant-line-outside-acFirst off, you might be wondering what R-22 is. It’s refrigerant—the substance needed for your central air conditioner or heat pump to function at all. Perhaps you have a basic understanding of how refrigerant works, and you might have even had someone tell you that refrigerant needs to be refilled (called recharged in the HVAC industry) every once in a while.

First off, that’s not true—if your system is losing refrigerant, it means there is a leak in the line that has to be repaired before it can be recharged. In the ideal scenario, your AC system has enough refrigerant upon installation to last throughout its entire lifespan.

That brings us back to R-22. If your system is a decade old or older, chances are that it uses this type of refrigerant. And unfortunately, R-22 is being phased out. The reason is due to the harmful effects it has on the environment, so it’s for a good cause! But you may be in for an unpleasant surprise should your older AC need refrigerant. (more…)

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Tuesday, October 1st, 2019 by Tom Vatter

 

On our team, we understand just how important it is to have a great air conditioner in place. After all, we don’t get much reprieve from the heat—it may be fall, but while other parts of the country get out their scarves and start buying pumpkin spice lattes, we’re wondering when the heat and humidity will dissipate.

 

In order to maintain comfort in your home, you need the right air conditioner for your needs. This means ensuring its efficiency rating is right for your home, and that it’s properly sized.

 

Did you know that a system that is too large for your home can be just as detrimental to its efficiency as one that’s too small?

 

Our technicians look at many factors when determining the right size and match for your residence.

 

 

This includes looking at not only the square footage of your home, but also how many windows and doors are in your household, what type of insulation you have, and what materials make up your home’s construction.

 

 

 

 

If you’re wondering what a new air conditioner will look like on your property, check out our recent residential job highlighted in these images.

 

Contact Kool Breeze of Northwest Florida, Inc. for expert air conditioning services and more!