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

How Leaky Ducts Impact HVAC Performance

Monday, February 11th, 2019 by Tom Vatter

hands-sealing-ductworkYour central air conditioner and furnace systems rely on a system of ductwork in order to operate. These central units cool the air in the summer and blow it through the ducts to the various rooms of your home. These air ducts are most often located behind walls, in the attic, or any other out-of-the-way location where they’re not usually visible.

Since they’re not visible, it can make it hard to spot when leaks or other types of damage occur with them. The good news is, the technicians on our team can address this problem of leaking ducts quickly and efficiently. But you have to know something is wrong to begin with to know to call for repairs, right? We’ll get to that below, but first we want to explain how duct leaks happen and why they are a problem. (more…)

Is a Humidifier Necessary in Destin?

Monday, January 14th, 2019 by Tom Vatter

Typical gated community houses with palms, South Florida. Light effect appliedIt’s true, those of us in Florida are typically dealing with too much humidity, not too little of it. So why would we even consider the installation of a whole-house humidifier in your home? Especially considering the high humidity we’ve been dealing with just this week?

Well, you may not have noticed, but there’s a good chance that a lack of moisture in the air this past fall and winter contributed to higher energy bills. This is because both of your HVAC systems—your air conditioner and your heater—exacerbate dry air. That is, they dry it out even more. And albeit only for a brief time here in Destin, that dry air makes your HVAC system work harder than it should have to, thereby causing a spike in your energy costs that you could have otherwise saved.

This isn’t the only benefit of a whole-house humidifier, either! Read on to learn more. (more…)

It’s Time to Maintain Your Heater

Monday, January 1st, 2018 by Tom Vatter

standard clock on a white wallSure, it seems strange to be talking about heaters in Northwest Florida. But when temperatures drop, you’ll be thankful for a fully functional heating system. Or, you’ll be regretting not having your heater maintained to ensure that it is fully functional! Even though our weather doesn’t get nearly as bitter as other parts of the country, the difference in temperature certainly will impact you enough that the last thing you’ll want to be stuck with is a failed heating system in the middle of a January night.

The best way to ensure that this isn’t the case is to schedule preventive Milton, FL HVAC maintenance for your heater, no matter what type of heating system you’re utilizing. Routine maintenance doesn’t guarantee that you won’t have any problems with your system, but it’s the only way to lower the chances of problems developing with this system. (more…)

The Importance of New Construction HVAC

Friday, May 2nd, 2014 by Tom Vatter

Most people rely on experts for the construction of a new home. Even if you specialize in one particular trade, be it plumbing, carpentry, roofing or concrete, you’re going to need to hire a team of specialists to ensure the job is done in a timely and correct manner. One major aspect of any new home construction project is the HVAC system. How will you keep cool during the summer? How will you stay warm during the winter? If you haven’t begun considering that, it’s never too early or too late. New construction HVAC services involve more than just the installation.

You might be able to get away without a whole house air conditioner in some areas of our country, but not here. You want to have a reliable, efficient and powerful cooling system available at the flick of a switch. There are a number of different air conditioners to select from, but first things first: you need to know how much cooling you need. That’s where a heat load calculation comes into play. A professional HVAC technician can perform a series of measurements in order to figure out just how much cooling your new home will need based on various factors, including square footage and the amount of windows and doors.

You also need to make certain that your new air conditioner is designed with the ductwork in mind. After all, the system power and the ducts also have to match, as an overly large system or improperly sized ductwork can cause serious performance and efficiency problems. A trained technician will be able to come up with a system design that ensures your AC works well for years to come. All of this is required of heating systems, too.

Deciding on a system for your new home or commercial space can be difficult, but we can make it easy on you.

There are numerous factors to consider, including the size of your space, your heating and cooling preferences, as well as your budget. Call Kool Breeze of Northwest Florida, Inc. today.