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

Water Is Leaking from Your AC? Here’s What to Do

Monday, June 3rd, 2019 by Tom Vatter

close-up-of-water-on-white-backgroundWhen you see water puddling anywhere in or around your home where it shouldn’t be, with no explanation, it’s probably your natural instinct to call a plumber. This isn’t exactly the wrong move to make, but the fact is, you may be dealing with a leak coming from your air conditioner—in which case you’d want to give our HVAC pros a call.

Most homeowners don’t even realize their air conditioner uses water to operate. We’ll let you in on a little secret—it doesn’t.

Keep reading to learn more about how your cooling system operates, and to better understand why you’d see water leaking from the unit. And remember, it’s essential that you schedule routine maintenance to detect these problems early on, and schedule repairs as soon as you are alerted to their needs. A leaky water heater can be quite destructive, and end up costing you thousands to repair subsequent property damage. (more…)

Do You Need Ductless System Repairs?

Monday, May 6th, 2019 by Tom Vatter

Air-Conditioner-Blowing-Conditioned-AirDuctless heating and cooling systems have been growing in popularity in recent years, and for good reason. They’re very versatile and energy efficient, and offer a number of benefits to homeowners.

Instead of functioning through a network of air ducts connected to an indoor air handler and evaporator unit, a ductless HVAC system breaks up the indoor unit and air handlers to distribute conditioned air throughout your home in the form of individual, mini air handlers—each of which is mounted up high on the wall in the rooms that need conditioning.

Of course, if you already have a ductless system in place, you’re already aware of this—but do you know what repair needs to look for? (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 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…)

HVAC Services: Diagnosing an AC that Won’t Cool

Monday, June 4th, 2018 by Tom Vatter

Woman feeling hot and trying to refresh in summertime heatWhen it comes to accurately pinpointing what exactly is wrong with a malfunctioning air conditioning system, you need the assistance of a Valparaiso, FL HVAC professional. And in our area, we know how vital it is that the problem is taken care of right away. Hopefully, you already had maintenance done on your system and don’t have to deal with this problem at all.

But chances are, if you’re reading this, you may already be facing it. So, although our next piece of advice is going to be “give our professionals a call to schedule service,” we can certainly give you an idea of what to expect when we come to diagnose what’s wrong with your cooling system. (more…)

Can Excessive Humidity Hurt Your Cooling System?

Monday, April 23rd, 2018 by Tom Vatter

community in FloridaThere are many ways that summer heat can put a strain on your air conditioner. And it may still only be spring, however, our temperatures have already reached a point that living without a fully functional AC system can be more than unbearable.

And the heat is just half of it! Humidity is another part of what makes Florida summers something to contend with. AC systems in our area face special challenges due to how high the moisture levels are in the air. The ideal relative humidity level is between 30% to 50% for comfort, but anything above that 50% is not only uncomfortable for us, but detrimental to our cooling systems, leading to Destin, FL air conditioning repair. So how exactly does humidity give your air conditioner trouble? Keep reading to learn more! (more…)

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…)

No, You Should Not Have to Refill Your Refrigerant Regularly

Monday, February 12th, 2018 by Tom Vatter

HVAC heating and air conditioning residential units or heat pumpsOne of the most common questions we get is in regards to whether or not a customer’s refrigerant needs to be refilled. The short answer is, “It shouldn’t have to be refilled at all, unless something is wrong.”

There is a pretty common misbelief among homeowners that refrigerant is something that diminishes over time, much like gasoline does in a car or some gas-powered appliances. This isn’t the case with refrigerant, though. This important heat-transfer fluid continuously cycles through your air conditioner or heat pump, effectively bringing you a comfortable indoor climate. (more…)

When AC Repairs Aren’t Enough

Monday, January 29th, 2018 by Tom Vatter

outside unit of an air conditionerWith our weather finally giving us some cooler temps, our air conditioners have gotten a bit of a break. That means that right now is the perfect time to look at the condition of yours, and consider whether Santa Rosa Beach, FL air conditioning repair services may be in order, or perhaps even a replacement. All household air conditioners have limited lifespans, no matter how well taken care of they are. And as your air conditioner approaches the end of that lifespan, it’s efficiency will drop.

We want to help you make an educated decision about the state of your air conditioner and whether you can get by with another repair, or if system replacement is inevitable. Doing so now, before you need your air conditioner on a daily basis, will allow you to arrange for a convenient replacement, prevent an emergency loss of cooling, and start saving money with a fresh system with superior energy efficiency. (more…)

Avoid These Heat Pump Problems with Routine Maintenance!

Monday, January 15th, 2018 by Tom Vatter

male technician doing service on an hvac systemThis area of Florida usually doesn’t get too chilly during the winter (though we’re sure if we said that to you a couple of weeks ago, you’d be laughing in our faces) and therefore, the chances of needing Fort Walton Beach, FL air conditioning repair are typically a lot higher than needing heating services—so long as your heater is routinely maintained each year. But there is one system that is tasked with both heating and cooling, and that’s the heat pump.

If you are a heat pump user, then you’ve likely heard that you need maintenance twice a year on this system. That’s because it is a year-round unit, constantly working to bring you indoor comfort. This means it’s also prone to various issues that may not impact your average air conditioner or furnace system. This is especially the case if you skip one of your maintenance appointments. By staying on top of your heat pump tune ups, you can potentially avoid the following problems. (more…)