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

Signs You Need Commercial AC Repair

Monday, June 28th, 2021
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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
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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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What’s the Difference between an Air Purifier and a UV Air Purifier

Monday, September 9th, 2019

uv-lightYou might think that a UV air purifier is “just another air cleaner.” However, it’s quite different from a standard ionization or electronic air cleaner—more on that below.

Basically, there are a number of things that can have a negative impact on your indoor air quality, but there are a few systems that can help improve this situation. Indoor air quality is a big concern no matter what time of the year it is—in fact, without the right products in place, it’s worse than the quality of the air outdoors.

But, what type of air purifier is best? To answer that, we first need to explain what air purifiers actually do.

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Don’t Let Ice Be the End of Your AC!

Monday, August 26th, 2019

ice-on-air-conditioner“Wait, isn’t ice development a normal part of air conditioning? After all, it is a cooling system right?”

Well, not quite. Actually, ice is not part of the cooling process at all! Unless you’re using an evaporative cooler—which is likely not the case here in Northwest Florida—then you’re using a refrigerant-based system to cool your home. To provide the cooling you feel in your living space, your air conditioner uses that chemical refrigerant to absorb heat from inside your home and transfer outdoors. This is why the condenser unit outside blows out heated air when your air conditioner is running.

Moving heat from one place to another using refrigerant, as we just described, does not use or create ice.

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Do You Need Ductless System Repairs?

Monday, May 6th, 2019

Air-Conditioner-Blowing-Conditioned-AirDuctless heating and cooling systems have been growing in popularity in recent years, and for good reason. They’re very versatile and energy efficient, and offer a number of benefits to homeowners.

Instead of functioning through a network of air ducts connected to an indoor air handler and evaporator unit, a ductless HVAC system breaks up the indoor unit and air handlers to distribute conditioned air throughout your home in the form of individual, mini air handlers—each of which is mounted up high on the wall in the rooms that need conditioning.

Of course, if you already have a ductless system in place, you’re already aware of this—but do you know what repair needs to look for?

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It May Be Your Thermostat, Not Your AC, That Needs Service

Monday, March 11th, 2019

hand-adjusting-digital-thermostatWhen you live in our area, something like a malfunctioning air conditioner can send you into a panic. But what if the problem isn’t actually with your air conditioner, but rather your thermostat? Issues often don’t originate in the thermostat, but something can be interrupting its performance, and therefore disrupting the communication between the device and your air conditioner.

We are here to help, of course. But before you contact a professional, we encourage you to try the tips we’ve outlined below. If you check all of this to no avail, then it could very well be an AC problem, and we encourage you to give us a call.

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The Benefits of Upgrading Your Air Conditioner

Monday, May 7th, 2018

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.

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

Monday, April 9th, 2018

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.

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Avoid These Heat Pump Problems with Routine Maintenance!

Monday, January 15th, 2018

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.

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Purchase a New Cooling System Now for Optimal Savings!

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

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.

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