Kool Breeze of Northwest Florida, Inc. Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Air Conditioning Installation’

Is Your Air Conditioner the Right Size to Sufficiently Cool Your Home?

Monday, July 18th, 2016 by Tom Vatter

When it comes to choosing a new air conditioning system for your home, there are many factors you need to look at, including construction, energy efficiency, size, etc. Size, however, is one factor that homeowners often don’t consider quite carefully enough.

A common assumption about air conditioner size is “the bigger the better” however this is untrue. The size of your cooling system will determine how effectively and efficiently it cools your home, in addition to how long its lifespan is. Keep reading to learn what happens if your AC system is the wrong size. (more…)

Looking to Replace Your Air Conditioner?

Monday, April 25th, 2016 by Tom Vatter

With warmer temperatures already upon us, your thoughts have likely turned to your air conditioner. If you are thinking about a replacement, now is the perfect time to have a new system installed, before the weather gets too hot and HVAC technicians are busy with emergency calls.

Before you rush out to replace your current air conditioner however, it’s important to know how to choose the best system for your home and your needs. For example, if you already have ductwork installed in your home, then a traditional central air conditioner unit may be the best option for you. We’ve explored a few other types of systems along with their benefits below. (more…)

Is My New Air Conditioner the Right Size to Cool My Home Sufficiently?

Monday, August 10th, 2015 by Tom Vatter

When it comes time to install a new air conditioning system for a home, one of the questions that you will probably have on your mind is whether or not the new AC will be powerful enough to keep your home cooled down the way you want it. This is good question, and it’s an important one to have answered correctly: if your new air conditioner is too small or too large, it will be a huge problem both for your comfort and your budget. (more…)

SEER Rating: What It Means for Your Air Conditioning System

Monday, July 20th, 2015 by Tom Vatter

Energy efficiency is an important part of selecting an air conditioning system for a home, and if you have professionals helping you with the installation (and you always should) you will end up with an AC that will provide you with the level of cooling you need combined with energy-saving performance.

The way the energy efficiency of air conditioners is measured is with the SEER rating. We’ll explain how this rating works and how it applies to your AC’s performance. (more…)

Why You Should Not Attempt to Install Air Conditioning on Your Own

Monday, June 8th, 2015 by Tom Vatter

We understand that many homeowners today are looking for ways to cut down on extra expenses and save money, and also that many people pride themselves on their independence and ability to get jobs done on their own. This is a commendable attitude… but it has limits. There are household jobs that must be left to skilled professionals or else the consequences can end up expensive. You don’t want to try to save money only to cost yourself more money and multiple hassles.

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3 Ways That a Zone Control System Will Benefit Your Home’s Cooling

Monday, June 1st, 2015 by Tom Vatter

Homes that use central air conditioning hooked up to ductwork are in something of an “all-or-nothing” bind. Each time the AC comes on, every room that has a vent receives conditioned air. Although convenient, it is also wasteful when used on empty rooms. If your house is big enough, there is probably always an unoccupied room or two receiving cooling it doesn’t need when the AC turns on.

But there is a solution to this dilemma: zone control. You can have HVAC professionals install a zone control system into your home that divides up the ventilation network with dampers that can shut off cooling to individual rooms. Through a series of local thermostats and a central thermostat, you can control which areas (or zones) of your home receive cooled air.

3 benefits of a zone control system

  1. Lower utility bills: It is wasteful spending energy to cool down rooms that don’t need it. If you live in a large house or have rooms, such as guest rooms, that are frequently untenanted, having a zone control system that can shut down cooling to unoccupied areas will create significant savings every month.
  2. Individual comfort: It’s hard to find a general temperature for a home that will suit everyone in it, since each person’s comfort needs are different. Zone control allows everyone in a home to manipulate the temperature where they are through local thermostats, which helps keep everyone content.
  3. Even temperature distribution: Sending out cool air to the whole house at once can result in many rooms becoming too cold. However, you can create a program with the thermostats that cools rooms in a sequence that allows for more even temperatures throughout the house. This will create much better comfort levels.

Interested in having zone control installed for your home? Then contact Kool Breeze for service in Fort Walton Beach, FL and throughout Northwest Florida.

Ductless Air Conditioning and Allergy Season

Monday, May 18th, 2015 by Tom Vatter

Spring is allergy season, the time of the year when the air is filled with pollen, grass and many other allergens. These airborne contaminants are not only an issue for people who suffer from allergies; they can also cause allergy symptoms in others.

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3 Reasons Your Air Conditioning Is Short Cycling

Monday, May 11th, 2015 by Tom Vatter

Short-cycling is a condition that occurs when an air conditioner’s compressor turns on and off rapidly, never completing a full cooling cycling. Short-cycling is extremely damaging for an air conditioner, and it affects comfort in a home and raises energy bills. Because the AC uses a large amount of power to turn on each time, short-cycling places enormous stress on the components and will cause electrical costs to skyrocket. And since the AC will not stay on long enough to distribute sufficient cool air through a house, short-cycling will create hot spots in rooms and general discomfort. (more…)

Are Heat Pumps as Effective at Cooling as a Standard Air Conditioner?

Monday, April 13th, 2015 by Tom Vatter

Heat pumps are a great choice in Florida for year-round residential comfort. One of the reasons they are excellent for our climate is that heat pumps conserve energy when in heating mode while still delivering the right level of warmth for the mild winters. Heat pumps often experience efficiency issues in colder parts of the country, but for Florida they are ideal and can keep a house warm through even our chilliest days.

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How Do Technicians Know What Kind of AC to Install?

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014 by Tom Vatter

If you’ve tried browsing the internet for a new air conditioner recently, you may have noticed the vast array of options available. Central air conditioners come in all different sizes with varying efficiency ratings, and there are many different types of systems available as well, including heat pumps and ductless mini splits. Because you may be unfamiliar with all of these systems, you should choose your air conditioner with the help of a technician. However, when you need air conditioning installation, you want to ensure you get the system that is right for your home, is installed properly, and won’t cost too much money to run and maintain. So how does a technician know what kind of AC to install in your home?

The simple answer is that a technician has years of experience selecting and installing air conditioners. But none of the work can be done without your help. First, the technician must know what kind of unit is already installed in your home. If your current air conditioner is ductless, your best bet will probably be to replace it with the same type of system. Similarly, it would be unnecessary to replace a central air conditioner that uses your homes ducts with a ductless mini split.

Additionally, your technician will ask you questions about your budgetary preferences as well as how much energy you’d like to cut back on every month. If you’ve had a standard central air conditioner in the past, you may choose to replace it with a heat pump, which provides both cooling and heating. If you want to save money every month, you may choose a system with a high SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio).

Finally, a technician must size your home for air conditioning installation. Choosing the proper size involves many factors, including taking measurements of rooms and making additional calculations based on the number of people in the home and other considerations such as the number and placement of windows.

When you want a professional who knows how to ask the right questions, call Kool Breeze today for air conditioning installation in Fort Walton Beach.