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

6 Sounds You Don’t Want Your AC Making

Monday, July 1st, 2019 by Tom Vatter

woman-covering-her-earsWouldn’t it be nice if we had air conditioners that could self-diagnose malfunctions and report them back to  he homeowner, in detail? We’re sure that will exist someday, but in the meantime, we have to rely on other methods for an air conditioner to send warnings that something is wrong. Perhaps it’s a drop in cooling power, an unexplained spike in energy bills, or frequently tripping circuit breakers.

Or it could be something else entirely–strange and unfamiliar noises coming from the air conditioning system. Anything that’s different from the normal hum of the fans and compressors, and the occasional clicking as the system comes on and shuts down, might be telling you of a malfunction. Do not try to investigate these problems on your own, since there are various possible causes for them, and we don’t want you to injure yourself or damage the air conditioner even more by inspecting.

Be sure to call our HVAC pros and we’ll track down the exact source of the problem so it can be quickly repaired.

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Tips for Choosing the Right AC Installer

Monday, June 17th, 2019 by Tom Vatter

air-conditioning-technician-speaking-to-homeowner-while-workingIf you’ve lived in the area for even a year, chances are that you—hopefully—have had maintenance done on your air conditioner at least at one point. Perhaps a professional performed it, and your air conditioner showed signs of improvement in operation afterward.

But when if your air conditioner is old? That is, about 10–15 years old? Even a well-maintained air conditioner is designed to last just about that long. Is it time for yours to be replaced? You can go with the company you hired for maintenance, but that doesn’t always mean they’re going to be the best folks for the job, or the best services for your specific home and needs. The right AC installer will help you make an educated decision on what type of system you should invest in (you don’t need to stick with the one you’ve always had!), how to properly size the system, and more.

So, other than this, what should you know about your AC installer? (more…)

“Help! My Air Conditioner Isn’t Blowing Cold Air”

Monday, May 20th, 2019 by Tom Vatter

woman-feeling-hot-and-trying-to-cool-off-using-fan

Spring doesn’t mean much, temperature-wise, for those of us in Northwest Florida. We pretty much deal with soaring temperatures the entire year. This means our air conditioners get a lot of work. As such, without proper maintenance, they can be prone to breakdowns. Even with maintenance, an aging air conditioner can experience problems.

One such problem is an air conditioning system that blows out warm air. Sometimes this can be due to a simple mistake that’s easy for the homeowner to fix, while other times it will necessitate a call to professionals for repair. Read on to learn more! (more…)

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…)