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Common Threats to Your Indoor Air Quality

Monday, January 28th, 2019 by Tom Vatter

woman-with-allergies-blowing-noseWhen you live somewhere as warm as we do, it makes sense that homeowners focus mostly on temperature control in their homes when considering the quality of their indoor air. Temperature control is certainly important to keep your home comfortable and your family healthy. However, it’s not the only factor involved with indoor air quality. You can be impacted by factors such as excessive humidity, dust infiltration, and even germs and bacteria existing in your air ducts.

Fortunately, there are many things you can do to combat these problems. The same pros who are here to take good care of your HVAC system are also expertly trained and experienced in installing and repairing various indoor air quality products that can help keep your home as happy and healthy as possible. Of course, every home is different and not all households will have the same needs, but below we’ve covered a few of the most common threats to indoor air quality in Destin, and what you can do about it. (more…)

Is a Humidifier Necessary in Destin?

Monday, January 14th, 2019 by Tom Vatter

Typical gated community houses with palms, South Florida. Light effect appliedIt’s true, those of us in Florida are typically dealing with too much humidity, not too little of it. So why would we even consider the installation of a whole-house humidifier in your home? Especially considering the high humidity we’ve been dealing with just this week?

Well, you may not have noticed, but there’s a good chance that a lack of moisture in the air this past fall and winter contributed to higher energy bills. This is because both of your HVAC systems—your air conditioner and your heater—exacerbate dry air. That is, they dry it out even more. And albeit only for a brief time here in Destin, that dry air makes your HVAC system work harder than it should have to, thereby causing a spike in your energy costs that you could have otherwise saved.

This isn’t the only benefit of a whole-house humidifier, either! Read on to learn more. (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…)

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…)

Is Your Aging Heater Draining Your Wallet?

Monday, March 26th, 2018 by Tom Vatter

house and money symbol on seesawWouldn’t it be nice if you had a Destin, FL heating system that would last forever? With how little we use our heating systems around these parts, it can be frustrating when repair needs crop up, and when you discover that you need to replace an aging heater that just can’t be patched up anymore.

Unfortunately, though, as little as we may need these appliances, we still do need them, and the fact of the matter is that you are going to run into some type of problem with your heating system throughout its lifespan. The best thing you can is learn to recognize the signs that your heater is in disrepair, especially if it’s at older system. This way, you can get out in front of the problems before they grow any worse. (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…)

No Cooling Coming from Your Cooling System?

Monday, June 19th, 2017 by Tom Vatter

no-cooling-ac-systemWith temperature never really cooling down in our area, there’s no denying when summer is well on its way. And when we’re right in the middle of it, you’ll be thankful for an air conditioner that functions both effectively and efficiently. So, is yours doing its job?

Summer is undeniably the worst time that an air conditioner can call it quits. Unfortunately, however, it’s typically when issues are most likely to arise. And a drop in cooling output is one of the first and biggest signs that something is actually wrong with your cooling system. Should you notice this, be sure to give us a call for reliable Destin, FL air conditioning repairs. In the meantime, keep reading for reasons this might be happening. (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…)

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…)

Help! My Thermostat Screen is Blank

Monday, December 19th, 2016 by Tom Vatter

Do you utilize a digital thermostat in your home to run your HVAC systems? If so, one of the most inconvenient issues you may run into is that of a completely blank screen on the unit. This means you can’t control your HVAC system, which is never good news when you live in the climate that we do. But what could be causing this problem, and what can you do about it? (more…)