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

Does My Florida Home Need an Inverter AC?

Monday, November 13th, 2023

Fall is the perfect season to take some time to reflect on how things went with your air conditioner over the summer. Is it struggling, possibly needing repair? Is it getting too old, so even regular maintenance isn’t keeping it in tip-top condition? Or is it using so much energy that your utility bills have become overwhelming?

While you’re not in a rush, since the weather has cooled down, you should consider your options. If the time for AC replacement has come, or you want an efficiency upgrade to reduce your electric bill, one option you should consider is an inverter AC.

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Why Does My AC Smell Like Vinegar?

Monday, October 16th, 2023

Many things in your home emit odors, from the hot-dust smell of turning your heat on for the first time in the winter to the unpleasant aroma of the shoes of your teenagers. Generally, your air conditioner will not be the cause of any smells in your home. But what if it is?

If you notice a sour smell coming from your AC unit or the vents that distribute your conditioned air, it’s time to take action. What could cause an air conditioner to smell like vinegar? We’ll get to the bottom of it. Here are the things you need to check.

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Yes, Your Mini Split Needs Twice-A-Year Maintenance

Monday, October 2nd, 2023

Your ductless mini split is an incredible system. You can count on it all year to keep your home at an ideal temperature, whether the summer heat is over a hundred degrees or winter nighttime temps are dipping into the thirties. 

The way to ensure that your mini split will continue to work as it should is to get regular maintenance, and yes, that does mean twice a year. Here’s why.

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The Benefits of an AC with a High SEER2 Rating

Monday, August 21st, 2023

A lot has changed in air conditioning technology in recent years. Innovations have made it possible for manufacturers to build AC units that are tremendously more efficient than they used to be. Regulations have changed, too, requiring manufacturers to keep their standards high. And even the method used to measure AC efficiency has been updated! What does all this mean? Well, the bottom line is that when you get a new air conditioner, you’ll be paying less each month to operate it, but there are still a wide variety of options available. The new energy-efficiency rating system for AC units is called SEER2. Here’s the lowdown on what SEER2 is and how you’ll benefit from having an AC unit with a high SEER2 rating. 

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Are Mini Split ACs Ideal for Florida’s Climate?

Monday, August 7th, 2023

If you’re considering your home’s air conditioning options and possibly wanting to make a change in how you cool your home, you might have heard of ductless mini splits. In the process of considering your possible choices, it’s important to ask a lot of questions, and to keep in mind the particular needs of your home, your family, and the climate you live in. Our climate here in Florida is very different from that in other parts of the country. Will a mini split air conditioner work well here? 

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What Happens During AC Installation in Florida

Monday, May 15th, 2023

If your home already had an AC system when you moved in, you may not have experienced AC installation in your home. And if it’s been a long time since you’ve been through the process, it might be helpful or reassuring to have a quick refresher on what to expect. Here in Florida, there’s an additional consideration that folks in Nebraska or New Jersey might not have to worry about.

We’ll give you a rundown of what will happen when your installers arrive to put in your new air conditioner, including Florida-specific tips.

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This Is What Happens When You Don’t Get AC Maintenance Every Year

Monday, April 17th, 2023

Here it comes again! The season of air conditioning is upon us. Time to get your annual maintenance done! What’s that you say? You had it done last year? Why do you need to have maintenance performed again? Well, you don’t… if you want to deal with all the consequences of having a neglected air conditioner. What are those consequences, you ask? Let’s go over the unpleasant things you can look forward to if you don’t have air conditioner maintenance done every year. 

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Does Your Air Conditioner Require Maintenance?

Monday, October 17th, 2022

Like any other complex system with many finicky components, air conditioners operate most efficiently and require the fewest repairs if they are maintained regularly. What exactly is involved in air conditioner maintenance? And can you do it yourself? And what exactly do we mean by regularly? If you’d like to know more, we’d love to help you understand all about this important process.

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Beware These Ominous AC Sounds

Monday, September 5th, 2022

Air conditioners make noise. That’s only to be expected—they do a lot of work, and they’re full of moving parts. Anything with a motor and a fan will always create some sound.

However, there’s a difference between the normal noise of regular AC operation and the kind of sounds that indicate a problem. Knowing which is which can help you determine when everything is as it should be and when you need to schedule AC repair in Destin, FL. Here are several noises you don’t want to hear from your air conditioner, and if you do hear them, you’ll know it’s time to call a professional.

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The Problem With DIY AC Installation

Monday, June 27th, 2022

Trying to combat sweltering summer temperatures with an old and inefficient HVAC unit is nearly impossible. Rather than trying to make it through another summer with your outdated unit, it is time to make a change. Investing in a new HVAC unit is the best way to ensure your comfort isn’t compromised when heatwaves move into your area. 

Some homeowners mistakenly think that installing a new HVAC unit is a job they can handle. In reality, you will need to reach out to professionals that specialize in AC installation in Navarre. Read below to find out more about the problems associated with DIY AC installation. 

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