Kool Breeze of Northwest Florida, Inc Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Fort Walton Beach’

Have You Gotten Your AC Maintenance Done Yet?

Monday, May 27th, 2024
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Surely you’re already using your air conditioner. It’s getting hot out there! But did you manage to squeeze in an AC maintenance appointment before the heat hit? If not, you might be wondering if it’s still worth it. Should you schedule AC maintenance now, even though the ideal spring maintenance season has passed? Yes, definitely! We’ll explain why.

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The One Major Red Flag That It’s Time to Replace Your Air Conditioner

Monday, April 1st, 2024
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Our air conditioners here in Florida have a hard job to do. Temperatures are high and summers are long. Even so, with regular maintenance, an air conditioner can last more than a decade. If your air conditioner is getting on in years, you’re probably starting to wonder when you’ll need to replace it. 

You don’t want to spend money on AC replacement too soon if it’s not necessary, but you don’t want to put it off until it breaks down completely. Where is the line? How can you tell when it’s time to get a new air conditioner? We’ll try to make that as simple as possible for you. Here’s what you need to know.

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Uncommon Problems That Lead to a Broken Heater

Monday, February 19th, 2024
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When it comes to heating repair needs, we’ve seen it all! But there are some problems we see much less often than others. Issues like a broken fan (or failure in the motor that powers that fan) are everyday occurrences for us. But on occasion, we have the opportunity to deal with something much more unusual.

What strange things can happen in your home that cause your heating system to fail? Here are some of the most unusual ones.

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Why We Love Mitsubishi Ductless Mini Splits

Monday, January 8th, 2024
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Maybe you’ve got an old heat pump that’s getting ready to retire. Maybe you’ve got a central air conditioner and a furnace, and you’re wishing they were more energy-efficient and cheaper to run. Maybe you’re doing home renovations and considering upgrading to a better system for keeping your home at an ideal temperature. A ductless mini split heat pump is the answer.

How do heat pumps work? How are they so efficient? How is a mini split different from a system with ductwork? And what is the best one to get? We can’t speak highly enough of Mitsubishi ductless mini splits, and we’ll explain exactly why.

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Making Sense of Heat Pump Efficiency Ratings

Monday, November 27th, 2023
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You’ve surely heard that heat pumps are extremely efficient. But how can you tell just how efficient they are? How can you compare one heat pump to another? Since heat pumps both heat and cool, are there different ways to look at the efficiency of each operation? What should you know before choosing which heat pump to have installed in your home?

Luckily, there are some very clear answers to these questions. Heat pump efficiency ratings may seem a little complex, but don’t worry. It won’t take long to make sense of them and learn exactly what to look for. 

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Yes, Your Mini Split Needs Twice-A-Year Maintenance

Monday, October 2nd, 2023
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Your ductless mini split is an incredible system. You can count on it all year to keep your home at an ideal temperature, whether the summer heat is over a hundred degrees or winter nighttime temps are dipping into the thirties. 

The way to ensure that your mini split will continue to work as it should is to get regular maintenance, and yes, that does mean twice a year. Here’s why.

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The Benefits of an AC with a High SEER2 Rating

Monday, August 21st, 2023
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A lot has changed in air conditioning technology in recent years. Innovations have made it possible for manufacturers to build AC units that are tremendously more efficient than they used to be. Regulations have changed, too, requiring manufacturers to keep their standards high. And even the method used to measure AC efficiency has been updated! What does all this mean? Well, the bottom line is that when you get a new air conditioner, you’ll be paying less each month to operate it, but there are still a wide variety of options available. The new energy-efficiency rating system for AC units is called SEER2. Here’s the lowdown on what SEER2 is and how you’ll benefit from having an AC unit with a high SEER2 rating. 

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3 Energy Saving Benefits of Going Ductless

Monday, July 10th, 2023
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If your home doesn’t have ductwork, you may have felt like you were stuck with window AC units forever. And if your home does have ductwork and you’ve always used a traditional central air conditioning system, you might not know about your other options.

One of the best options is a ductless AC system or ductless heat pump. It works great in older homes that don’t have ducts, but it can be the best choice even if you’ve got ductwork. Why? Ductless systems can cut down dramatically on your energy use, and thus your electric bill. They do this in three ways. Here’s the scoop. 

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What Happens During AC Installation in Florida

Monday, May 15th, 2023
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If your home already had an AC system when you moved in, you may not have experienced AC installation in your home. And if it’s been a long time since you’ve been through the process, it might be helpful or reassuring to have a quick refresher on what to expect. Here in Florida, there’s an additional consideration that folks in Nebraska or New Jersey might not have to worry about.

We’ll give you a rundown of what will happen when your installers arrive to put in your new air conditioner, including Florida-specific tips.

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You Can’t Ignore These HVAC Maintenance Signs Anymore

Monday, April 3rd, 2023
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If your HVAC system hasn’t been maintained in a while, you might be starting to worry. How often should you be having maintenance done? What exactly does maintenance entail? And will having your HVAC system maintained resolve those little issues that are causing you concern?

Here are the signs that it’s time for HVAC maintenance, the things you can do to help maintain your system yourself, and what to expect from the service.

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