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

Making Sense of Heat Pump Efficiency Ratings

Monday, November 27th, 2023

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

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

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

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

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

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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How to Know When Your Heat Pump Needs to Be Replaced

Monday, February 20th, 2023

A heat pump is an excellent choice for cooling a home in the heat of Florida. If you have one, you’ve probably been very happy with it. But as the coolest part of the year passes, it’s time to evaluate whether your heat pump is up for another summer’s hard work. We’ll go over the signs that it’s time to consider replacing your heat pump. If you do need a new one, you can get the installation done before the summer hits.

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3 Common Heat Pump Problems (and Fixes)

Monday, January 9th, 2023

Chances are, if you have a heat pump, you’ve been very happy overall with the efficiency of the system. Heat pumps are great! And as long as you make sure to get regular maintenance done, it’s likely to keep working smoothly, with only occasional problems that require repair.

When you do have an issue, you’ll need to promptly call a technician to resolve it. The repair will be easier and the problem will be solved faster if you catch it early. Here are some of the most common issues we see with heat pumps. If you notice any of these things happening, you need prompt heat pump repair in Fort Walton Beach, FL

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Signs You Need Commercial AC Repair

Monday, June 28th, 2021

If someone right now were to pose the question to you, “what’s the last thing you need right now?” what would your response be? Chances are you wouldn’t have a quick answer because that’s not a normal question to ask. But, a “broken down air conditioner” could definitely be on the list of the “the last thing you need right now.”

This is particularly true if you are a business owner and we’re talking about a broken-down commercial air conditioning system. You have enough to think about when you’re running a business or managing a commercial space without worrying about your air conditioner.

The good news is, we’re here to help if you do have a commercial air conditioner breakdown. In the meantime, we’d like to share with you some indicators for you and your commercial space occupants to keep an eye out for. Should you become aware of any of these signs, please call us right away so we can inspect and repair the system as needed.

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Summer Heat Advisory: Is Your Air Conditioner Ready?

Monday, May 17th, 2021

Summer is right around the corner, and if you’ve lived in Northwest Florida for even just a year, you know that summer extends well into the other seasons. In fact, you could almost say winter is nonexistent here, at least when it comes to temperature.

That said, it’s important that you know—the NOAA (National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration) has predicted that summer 2021 is going to be a hot one. One of the top tips you’ll hear from many climate experts when a summer like this is approaching is to stay inside. But what if you don’t have an effective or efficient air conditioner? You could find yourself spending a lot of money this year, and for not a whole lot of comfort.

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