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AC Maintenance: The Time to Schedule This Service is Now!

Monday, April 9th, 2018 by Tom Vatter

technician working on the outdoor unit of an air conditionerWith temperatures never really cooling down in our part of the country, the time to start thinking about how to best take care of your air conditioner this coming summer is now. Caring for it this early means it will be well equipped to get through the rest of spring, and the sweltering months of summer, with ease. We’re talking about tuning up your cooling system to help fend off the need for emergency air conditioning repair Fort Walton Beach, FL.

There are, of course, a few maintenance tasks that you can and should be doing on your own. For instance, your air filter needs to be changed every 1-3 months during periods of use, depending on the level of contaminants in your home. This helps protect both your cooling and heating systems. You should also ensure that both the outdoor unit and indoor vents of your AC are unobstructed. (more…)

Now is the Time for AC Maintenance!

Monday, November 6th, 2017 by Tom Vatter

technicians hands with tools on top of ac outside unitIn most parts of the country, we’re prepping for winter, by making sure our heaters are maintained and any needed repairs are managed. However, in these parts, winter doesn’t mean much—except that it’s the perfect time to turn off our air conditioners for a bit! This means it’s also the perfect time to schedule Navarre, FL air conditioning maintenance.

Remember though, only a highly trained technician can handle the variety of tasks involved with such a service, such as inspecting motors and electrical components, cleaning coils and moving parts, and making any adjustments necessary to prevent component or system breakdown. But is this service really necessary? (more…)

Should I Have my Air Conditioner Maintained Twice Yearly?

Monday, January 30th, 2017 by Tom Vatter

air-conditioner-maintained-twice-yearlyNo matter what type of air conditioning system you have, it’s imperative that it be properly cared for in order to ensure its efficiency and effectiveness. If you’ve ever had a heat pump, you might have heard how important it is to have bi-annual maintenance done on the system since it is used year-round. What if you have a conventional central AC system though or a ductless system? Is it still necessary to schedule your Destin, FL air conditioning maintenance on a bi-annual basis?

The short-and-sweet answer is—“yes.” But why is that necessary? In Northwest Florida, our temperatures tend to soar for the majority of the year. While other parts of the country may use their cooling systems for 3-4 months out of the year, we use our considerably more—typically for 8-9 months, and we may even have heat waves in the “dead of winter.” Because of this extra use and wear on the system, twice-a-year maintenance is a necessity. (more…)

Has Your Air Conditioner Been Tuned-Up for Summer?

Monday, June 13th, 2016 by Tom Vatter

When you live in as hot and humid of a state as we do, your air conditioning system is naturally a huge part of your home’s comfort. Since it gets a lot of use over the years, it’s only natural that it will suffer from the effects of wear and tear and eventually need small repairs here and there.

To best prepare your AC system for the cooling load that it will bear all summer, a maintenance appointment is essential. Maintenance serves many benefits, some of which we’ve explained below. Be sure to contact us ASAP to schedule your summer AC tune-up. (more…)

Regular AC Maintenance: Protecting the Compressor

Monday, March 21st, 2016 by Tom Vatter

The last two weeks we discussed spring air conditioning maintenance, and we’re going to address it again this week. There’s a good reason for this focus: routine inspections and tune-ups for an air conditioning system during the spring is one of the best things you can have done to prepare your home for the middle of the year. It’s a huge benefit to you in many ways.

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What Does a Technician Do During Air Conditioning Maintenance?

Monday, March 14th, 2016 by Tom Vatter

Last week we brought up that it wasn’t too early to have your regular spring air conditioning maintenance scheduled. In fact, March is a great time to have this vital job done! It will give you plenty of preparation for the arrival of the summer weather so you can have any necessary repairs taken care of early. You’ll also be ready for whenever a sudden heat wave strikes.

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Is It Too Early to Start Thinking about Air Conditioning Maintenance?

Monday, March 7th, 2016 by Tom Vatter

The winters here in Northwest Florida are short and mild, and that means that while other regions of the country will still encounter cold days during March and into spring, we’re already moving toward warm conditions that will continue to rise steadily through to our hot and humid summers. You’ve probably already turned on your home’s air conditioner a few times so far in 2016, and that means the time has come to consider AC maintenance. (more…)

3 Ways You May Be Accidentally Damaging Your Air Conditioning System

Monday, July 13th, 2015 by Tom Vatter

When it’s summer in Florida, air conditioning systems will put in some serious overtime to keep homes cool and comfortable. You don’t need us to explain to you how important the central AC in your house is during these hottest months of the year. But perhaps you may need some help to keep the air conditioner from encountering troubles with malfunctions and drops in efficiency. There are some ways that you may be damaging your air conditioner and not even know it. Here are three to watch out for this summer—and every summer to come. (more…)

What Happens During an Air Conditioning Maintenance Visit

Monday, April 20th, 2015 by Tom Vatter

Your air conditioner is a precision machine designed to give you many years—often more than 15—of quality cooling for your family. But as with any precision mechanical device, an AC must have regular inspections and tune-ups to make sure that it continues to run its best and without wasting energy.

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How Air Conditioning Maintenance Means Smaller Repair Bills

Friday, May 30th, 2014 by Tom Vatter

Air conditioning maintenance isn’t the same thing as air conditioning repair. Instead it acts as a kind of tune-up, fixing a lot of little problems and keeping an eye out for bigger ones that may be lurking in the future. Here in Fort Walton Beach, air conditioning maintenance should be performed at least once a year, before our hot summers kick in in earnest. But homeowners are often looking at the bottom line and may not seen the value “in fixing something that isn’t broken.” In truth, air conditioning maintenance means smaller repair bills, as well as improved efficiency that you’ll see in your bills every month. Here’s a brief rundown on how.

Dust and dirt invariably build up on the internal components of your air conditioner. That increases friction and forces the system to work harder to do its job. The same principle applies to loose bolts, clogged lines and similar issues. They leech your system of efficiency , which means that the individual components are working harder than they should to do their job. A maintenance session removes a lot of that stress and strain, allowing the system to function without the additional burden. That reduces the risk of repairs and allows the system to go longer before a breakdown occurs.

Furthermore, a maintenance session means being able to spot big repair issues when they’re still small. For example, say the technician spots a single component that could use replacing. If he does it immediately (with a new repair session), it will cost a little bit. But if he does nothing, then the faulty component will cascade and damage three or four other components when it finally fails. Suddenly a small repair session turns into a great big one, or it would if the maintenance session hadn’t caught it.

If you know how air conditioning maintenance means smaller bills, then the next step is to call an air conditioning service in Fort Walton Beach, FL that can do the job right. Air conditioning maintenance is one of our core services, and we keep your satisfaction in mind at all times. Give us a call today to make an appointment!