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

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…)

Common Summer AC Needs

Monday, September 11th, 2017 by Tom Vatter

An air conditioner unit outside a brick home in a residential neighborhood. The air conditioner is in a back yard in the hot summer seasonHurrah, summer is almost over! Alright, so maybe that doesn’t mean much for those of us in Northwest Florida. In fact, it means we have to do our due diligence even more than other parts of the country to ensure that our air conditioning systems are in good condition year-round, to supply us with efficient and effective cooling.

Still though, AC problems tend to come up around this time of the year, since around these parts, we run them consistently day in and day out. Hopefully, you had maintenance done before the summer season began. Considering how much you use your cooling system, particularly if it’s a heat pump, then this service appointment should be scheduled at least twice a year. Regardless of how well you care for your system though, there’s always a chance that you’ll find yourself in need of air conditioning repair in Destin, FL. Keep reading to learn about some common repair needs. (more…)

Is Your AC System Struggling Due to Refrigerant Loss?

Monday, April 10th, 2017 by Tom Vatter

ac-system-strugglingYour air conditioner isn’t cooling properly due to refrigerant loss, and you’ve been told that it simply needs to be recharged (refilled), even though you’ve had this service done previously. If you’ve found yourself in this scenario we have some news for you—refrigerant loss is not normal!

Your air conditioner or heat pump is supplied with enough refrigerant upon installation that it should last through its entire lifespan, ideally. If you’re cooling system is losing refrigerant, then you have a leak that warrants a call for Destin, FL air conditioner repairs. The source of the leak must be found, the refrigerant recharged, and the damage fixed so that you don’t experience this problem again. (more…)

Is Your Air Conditioner’s Capacitors Giving You Trouble?

Monday, October 10th, 2016 by Tom Vatter

Now is typically the time that we get a good amount of service calls regarding AC system breakdowns and repairs. By this time, summer has kept temperatures high for several months, putting your system through a good amount of wear and tear.

Over time, individual components of your air conditioning system are prone to cracks and other damage due to the continuous stress and strain. One set of components in particular that you should be worried about are the capacitors, essential for the AC system to function at all. Diagnosing problems with your AC capacitor is something that should be left to the professionals, however we’ve shared below some of the signs that you may be able to spot fairly easily. (more…)