Kool Breeze of Northwest Florida, Inc. Blog : Archive for the ‘Air Conditioning’ Category

Humidity and Its Impact on Your Cooling System

Monday, April 8th, 2019 by Tom Vatter

top-view-of-air-conditionerThe first thing you should know about humidity and air conditioners is that humidity can, in fact, negatively impact your cooling system. And since we live in one of the most humid states in the country, that can be a problem!

Think about how uncomfortable excess moisture makes us. We try to compensate for it by turning our thermostats down lower and lower. Unfortunately, this means you’re making your air conditioner work harder than it should have to in order to perform, and it will accumulate wear and tear faster as a result. Additionally, even though an air conditioner does remove some humidity from your indoor air, it is not a wholly effective means of dehumidification. (more…)

It May Be Your Thermostat, Not Your AC, That Needs Service

Monday, March 11th, 2019 by Tom Vatter

hand-adjusting-digital-thermostatWhen you live in our area, something like a malfunctioning air conditioner can send you into a panic. But what if the problem isn’t actually with your air conditioner, but rather your thermostat? Issues often don’t originate in the thermostat, but something can be interrupting its performance, and therefore disrupting the communication between the device and your air conditioner.

We are here to help, of course. But before you contact a professional, we encourage you to try the tips we’ve outlined below. If you check all of this to no avail, then it could very well be an AC problem, and we encourage you to give us a call. (more…)

It’s That Time Again: Schedule Your AC Maintenance Today!

Monday, February 25th, 2019 by Tom Vatter

air-conditioning-technician-working-on-systemSpring time is almost here. Although we didn’t get much reprieve from the heat anyway this winter, temperatures are about to rise again, meaning you need a fully effective and efficient air conditioning system in place. This means keeping up on your air conditioning services, particularly maintenance and air conditioning repair in Valparaiso, FL.

Is maintenance really that important, though? Well, yes! Especially in Florida, where we use our AC systems on pretty much an hourly basis. Maintenance is basically a tune-up of your air conditioner, much like tuning up your car. During this service, our professional technicians will look at a number of things, such as any early signs of bigger issues that can occur later down the road, any components that need adjusting, and any parts that need to be cleaned. (more…)

AC Sounds You Shouldn’t Ignore

Monday, October 8th, 2018 by Tom Vatter

woman covering her ears, on white backgroundWhile other parts of the country are cooling off and homeowners are preparing their heaters for the long winter ahead, those of us here in Gulf Breeze are still using our air conditioners on a pretty regular basis. That being said, our AC systems go through a lot, accumulating wear and tear faster than AC systems in other parts of the country, and potentially requiring more repairs.

First off, to avoid the biggest and most sudden of repair needs, we urge you to schedule maintenance at least once a year for your air conditioner. During this service, our professionals will fully inspect, clean, and adjust your system to ensure its efficient performance. But with or without maintenance, if your cooling system is making noises you don’t recognize, it’s time to call in a pro. What noises should you pay particular attention to? (more…)

Is a Geothermal System Right for Your Home?

Monday, September 24th, 2018 by Tom Vatter

diagram-showing-geothermal-system-directionWhen it comes to choosing an air conditioner for your home, two things are for sure. You want it to work efficiently, and you want it to last as long as possible. The first way to ensure this is the case is to only hire trained and experienced professionals to install your air conditioning in Gulf Breeze, FL. Another way is to choose the right air conditioning system for your specific home and needs.

And if you’re having a new home constructed, you may want to consider the geothermal heat pump—used for both effective cooling and efficient heating. While the latter may not seem that important—after all, we are in Florida—don’t you want to pay as little as possible for the brief amount of time you need a heater? (more…)

Looking for Ways to Make Your Cooling System More Efficient?

Monday, August 27th, 2018 by Tom Vatter

HVAC-air-vent-on-wall“Couldn’t I just stop using it as much?”

Well, yes, this is a way to be more efficient, save energy, and consequently save money. But, it’s not a good solution. The fact of the matter is, we need air conditioning in Shalimar, FL. Not only does an effective cooling system help improve comfort, but it keeps you and your family healthy—which is particularly important if you have elderly members of the family or very young.

Since we still have a decent amount of summer left (let’s face it, we may be going into the New Year with temps still in the 80’s), it’s time to look at how instead of limiting use of our air conditioners, we can use it just as much, but more efficiently so. (more…)

Heed These 4 Signs of AC Trouble

Monday, July 30th, 2018 by Tom Vatter

heating-cooling-vent-register-on-the-wall-of-a-homeIt’s no secret that air conditioners in the Florida area put in a lot of work over the summer and beyond. And as long as your air conditioning system is starting up and producing some cool air, you may assume that everything is working just fine and carry on with your day, right?

Well, we believe that your air conditioning system should work better than just “fine.” You deserve the most effective and efficient performance that your cooling system has to offer. However, it can only perform at this high level if you invest in professional Milton air conditioning service, including routine maintenance and follow up repairs. Otherwise, you may experience AC trouble. So what should you know about the signs of a struggling air conditioner? Read on for 4 of these signs! (more…)

Tips for Choosing a Quality HVAC Contractor

Monday, July 16th, 2018 by Tom Vatter

Repairman-in-uniform-and-clipboard-greeting-a-housewife-at-the-front-door.When you live in a climate such as ours, it pretty much goes without saying that an effective and efficient air conditioner is absolutely essential to your comfort and health. You need that system to work flawlessly day after day, season after season, and to protect you from the elements that our weather brings.

If you truly want a reliable air conditioner, though, it’s vital that you invest in professional Milton air conditioning services with an HVAC contractor you can trust. This is not a partnership you want to rush into, as doing so could leave you with an air conditioner that’s improperly sized for your home, or installed incorrectly so that it can’t possibly work as efficiently as it was meant to.

Whether we’re talking about installation, maintenance, or repairs, you can trust our team, but how do you know that? What are the qualities of a good HVAC contractor? (more…)

It’s Never Okay to See Water Leaking from Your AC!

Monday, July 2nd, 2018 by Tom Vatter

water-droplets-graphicWhen the average person discovers water somewhere on their property where it shouldn’t be, their natural inclination may be to call a plumber to investigate a leak. However, you may actually need to call for Destin air conditioning repair, instead. Air conditioning systems can, in fact, leak water, but it’s not coming from your plumbing system. Instead, it’s due to condensation that has built up within the system and may, if drainage isn’t properly set up, find a way to spill over and into your home.

Depending on where your cooling system’s indoor unit is located, the results of a leak can be detrimental. So, what should you do if your AC system does spring a leak? Read on to find out. (more…)

Do Ductless AC Systems Have Unique Repair Needs?

Monday, June 18th, 2018 by Tom Vatter

Female-holding-remote-control-air-conditionerWhen it comes to choosing a new Pensacola Beach, FL air conditioning system for your home, there are a variety of options to choose from. To ensure that it works as efficiently and effectively as it should for the years to come, you want to make sure you work with a pro to find the best option for your specific needs and budget.

One of these options is the ductless system.

Rather than operating through a system of ductwork, connected to a single indoor air handler and evaporator unit, a ductless system breaks up the indoor unit and the blower fans to distribute conditioned air throughout your home in the form of air handlers, mounted high up on the wall of each room its intended for. (more…)