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

Is a Geothermal System Right for Your Home?

Monday, September 24th, 2018 by Tom Vatter

diagram-showing-geothermal-system-directionWhen it comes to choosing an air conditioner for your home, two things are for sure. You want it to work efficiently, and you want it to last as long as possible. The first way to ensure this is the case is to only hire trained and experienced professionals to install your air conditioning in Gulf Breeze, FL. Another way is to choose the right air conditioning system for your specific home and needs.

And if you’re having a new home constructed, you may want to consider the geothermal heat pump—used for both effective cooling and efficient heating. While the latter may not seem that important—after all, we are in Florida—don’t you want to pay as little as possible for the brief amount of time you need a heater? (more…)

Looking for Ways to Make Your Cooling System More Efficient?

Monday, August 27th, 2018 by Tom Vatter

HVAC-air-vent-on-wall“Couldn’t I just stop using it as much?”

Well, yes, this is a way to be more efficient, save energy, and consequently save money. But, it’s not a good solution. The fact of the matter is, we need air conditioning in Shalimar, FL. Not only does an effective cooling system help improve comfort, but it keeps you and your family healthy—which is particularly important if you have elderly members of the family or very young.

Since we still have a decent amount of summer left (let’s face it, we may be going into the New Year with temps still in the 80’s), it’s time to look at how instead of limiting use of our air conditioners, we can use it just as much, but more efficiently so. (more…)

Do Ductless AC Systems Have Unique Repair Needs?

Monday, June 18th, 2018 by Tom Vatter

Female-holding-remote-control-air-conditionerWhen it comes to choosing a new Pensacola Beach, FL air conditioning system for your home, there are a variety of options to choose from. To ensure that it works as efficiently and effectively as it should for the years to come, you want to make sure you work with a pro to find the best option for your specific needs and budget.

One of these options is the ductless system.

Rather than operating through a system of ductwork, connected to a single indoor air handler and evaporator unit, a ductless system breaks up the indoor unit and the blower fans to distribute conditioned air throughout your home in the form of air handlers, mounted high up on the wall of each room its intended for. (more…)

Install this System for Optimal Year-Round Comfort

Monday, May 21st, 2018 by Tom Vatter

hvac vent on floor inside homeEven though we barely ever get a break from the hot and humid weather, now is the time of year that homeowners really start thinking about their air conditioning in Milton, FL. Is your system prepared to take on the coming months? You want to be sure to schedule maintenance now to make sure if you haven’t done so already.

What if you find out that you need a new air conditioning system, though? The good news is, there are a number of options available to you, each with their own benefits. With our help, you’re sure to find something that matches your budget, whether it’s the upfront costs or the monthly costs that concern you most. For the latter, we highly recommend a system that can give you comfort all year round—the heat pump! (more…)

Considering Geothermal Cooling for Your New Home?

Monday, December 18th, 2017 by Tom Vatter

animated diagram of geothermal system under homeAre you having a new home constructed in the coming year? This is a great investment, and you have many considerations to make in the process of home building—your Gulf Breeze, FL air conditioning options being at the top of the list. This may seem like something that can wait until the end of the process, but if you’ve ever considered geothermal cooling and heating for your home, then its best to look at the benefits before your home is constructed, as this system is installed underground.

Thanks to advancements in technology, installing a geothermal system, also referred to as a geothermal heat pump, is easier than ever before, and it can certainly be retrofitted for an existing home—so if you’ve come across this and are already in a home, please reach out to us! There are a number of advantages to using a geothermal system, which we’ve covered below. (more…)

Using Your Air Conditioner as Efficiently as Possible

Monday, August 28th, 2017 by Tom Vatter

icon of a green home with leaves growing on it to symbolize energy efficiencyAs the official end of summer draws near, it doesn’t mean a whole lot for those of us in Northwest Florida as far as temperatures are concerned. What it does mean though is that our Gulf Breeze air conditioning systems have been under a good deal of stress for the past few months, and will continue to endure for a few months still. That being said, efficiency can suffer—and so can your wallet.

This doesn’t have to be the case, however. There are ways to make your air conditioner cost less to run by improving its energy efficiency during the long periods of heat we go through. Keep reading for some of our top recommendations to save money with your air conditioner by using it as efficiently as possible. (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…)

What Is “Hard Starting” in an Air Conditioning System?

Monday, June 29th, 2015 by Tom Vatter

One of the more common problems that can affect an air conditioner during a period such as the summer when it does steady work is hard starting. This is when the air conditioner’s motors encounter difficulty beginning the cooling cycle. The motors may be damaged or receiving low voltage; the problem could also originate in the start capacitor or within the compressor. (more…)

Can I Still Run My Air Conditioning System if It Loses Refrigerant?

Monday, June 15th, 2015 by Tom Vatter

One of the more common malfunctions an AC can encounter is a leak that allows its refrigerant to escape. Refrigerant is the heat transference fluid that allows an air conditioner to absorb heat from inside a home, cooling it down and then exhausting the heat to the outside. Your air conditioner has a set level of refrigerant inside it, referred to as the AC’s charge. This level will not lower over the air conditioner’s lifetime… unless it develops a leak. (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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