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The Benefits of Upgrading Your Air Conditioner

Monday, May 7th, 2018 by Tom Vatter

Two outdoor ac units sitting on concreteWe are already well into spring. But for our little corner of the country, warmer weather has already been part of our daily lives for weeks. As such, it’s vital that if you have an aging cooling system, you give it a close look to see if it has any urgent repair needs, or if it can even make it through another staggeringly hot summer. If it can, then great! If not, though, then now is the time to consider an upgrade.

Upgrading your air conditioner to a newer and more efficient system is advantageous for a number of reasons. But, how can you be sure that you actually need an AC upgrade right now? There are some indications you can watch out for. Age, for example, is a good sign of whether or not you need to replace your system. A professional Fort Walton Beach HVAC contractor can help you determine this, as well as looking at your manufacturer’s guide. In the meantime, we’ve shared some tips below that may help you decide whether or not to spring for a new AC system. (more…)

AC Maintenance: The Time to Schedule This Service is Now!

Monday, April 9th, 2018 by Tom Vatter

technician working on the outdoor unit of an air conditionerWith temperatures never really cooling down in our part of the country, the time to start thinking about how to best take care of your air conditioner this coming summer is now. Caring for it this early means it will be well equipped to get through the rest of spring, and the sweltering months of summer, with ease. We’re talking about tuning up your cooling system to help fend off the need for emergency air conditioning repair Fort Walton Beach, FL.

There are, of course, a few maintenance tasks that you can and should be doing on your own. For instance, your air filter needs to be changed every 1-3 months during periods of use, depending on the level of contaminants in your home. This helps protect both your cooling and heating systems. You should also ensure that both the outdoor unit and indoor vents of your AC are unobstructed. (more…)

Avoid These Heat Pump Problems with Routine Maintenance!

Monday, January 15th, 2018 by Tom Vatter

male technician doing service on an hvac systemThis area of Florida usually doesn’t get too chilly during the winter (though we’re sure if we said that to you a couple of weeks ago, you’d be laughing in our faces) and therefore, the chances of needing Fort Walton Beach, FL air conditioning repair are typically a lot higher than needing heating services—so long as your heater is routinely maintained each year. But there is one system that is tasked with both heating and cooling, and that’s the heat pump.

If you are a heat pump user, then you’ve likely heard that you need maintenance twice a year on this system. That’s because it is a year-round unit, constantly working to bring you indoor comfort. This means it’s also prone to various issues that may not impact your average air conditioner or furnace system. This is especially the case if you skip one of your maintenance appointments. By staying on top of your heat pump tune ups, you can potentially avoid the following problems. (more…)

Purchase a New Cooling System Now for Optimal Savings!

Monday, May 22nd, 2017 by Tom Vatter

purchase-cooling-system-now-for-optimal-savingsWith summer not too far off—and with temperatures already soaring—if you’re considering a new Ft. Walton Beach, FL air conditioner installation, now is the time to invest. In fact, for this month only, we are offering a significant rebate on all Rheem systems that we carry—making the urgency of this service even more important.

But what if you really don’t know if your current air conditioner needs replacement? Fortunately, there are a few telltale signs that your air conditioner is getting ready to fail, and if you pay close attention and keep up on your maintenance appointments, you can easily avoid a prematurely broken down cooling system. Keep reading for a few signs that now really is the best time for this purchase. (more…)

Signs It’s Time to Upgrade Your Air Conditioner

Monday, March 13th, 2017 by Tom Vatter

Upgrade-Your-Air-ConditionerTemperatures may be on the cooler side now, but don’t let that fool you! You know as well as we do how fast summer temperatures creep up on us, and how important it is to have an efficiently and effectively performing air conditioner to keep you cool. So how do you know if it’s time to invest in a Fort Walton Beach, FL AC system installation or upgrade? (more…)

A Helpful Thermostat Tip for Saving Money This Summer

Monday, July 6th, 2015 by Tom Vatter

Any summer in Florida is a hot summer. This means keeping the air conditioner in your home running on a regular basis. But does this also have to mean skyrocketing electrical bills? You can expect those bills to increase, but there are ways you can keep them in check. We have some advice for how to set your thermostat during the summer that will keep you cool while at the same time maximizing energy savings. (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…)

3 Ways That a Zone Control System Will Benefit Your Home’s Cooling

Monday, June 1st, 2015 by Tom Vatter

Homes that use central air conditioning hooked up to ductwork are in something of an “all-or-nothing” bind. Each time the AC comes on, every room that has a vent receives conditioned air. Although convenient, it is also wasteful when used on empty rooms. If your house is big enough, there is probably always an unoccupied room or two receiving cooling it doesn’t need when the AC turns on.

But there is a solution to this dilemma: zone control. You can have HVAC professionals install a zone control system into your home that divides up the ventilation network with dampers that can shut off cooling to individual rooms. Through a series of local thermostats and a central thermostat, you can control which areas (or zones) of your home receive cooled air.

3 benefits of a zone control system

  1. Lower utility bills: It is wasteful spending energy to cool down rooms that don’t need it. If you live in a large house or have rooms, such as guest rooms, that are frequently untenanted, having a zone control system that can shut down cooling to unoccupied areas will create significant savings every month.
  2. Individual comfort: It’s hard to find a general temperature for a home that will suit everyone in it, since each person’s comfort needs are different. Zone control allows everyone in a home to manipulate the temperature where they are through local thermostats, which helps keep everyone content.
  3. Even temperature distribution: Sending out cool air to the whole house at once can result in many rooms becoming too cold. However, you can create a program with the thermostats that cools rooms in a sequence that allows for more even temperatures throughout the house. This will create much better comfort levels.

Interested in having zone control installed for your home? Then contact Kool Breeze for service in Fort Walton Beach, FL and throughout Northwest Florida.

3 Reasons Your Air Conditioning Is Short Cycling

Monday, May 11th, 2015 by Tom Vatter

Short-cycling is a condition that occurs when an air conditioner’s compressor turns on and off rapidly, never completing a full cooling cycling. Short-cycling is extremely damaging for an air conditioner, and it affects comfort in a home and raises energy bills. Because the AC uses a large amount of power to turn on each time, short-cycling places enormous stress on the components and will cause electrical costs to skyrocket. And since the AC will not stay on long enough to distribute sufficient cool air through a house, short-cycling will create hot spots in rooms and general discomfort. (more…)

Are Heat Pumps as Effective at Cooling as a Standard Air Conditioner?

Monday, April 13th, 2015 by Tom Vatter

Heat pumps are a great choice in Florida for year-round residential comfort. One of the reasons they are excellent for our climate is that heat pumps conserve energy when in heating mode while still delivering the right level of warmth for the mild winters. Heat pumps often experience efficiency issues in colder parts of the country, but for Florida they are ideal and can keep a house warm through even our chilliest days.

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