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

Help! I See Water Leaking from My AC

Monday, July 31st, 2017 by Tom Vatter

help-water-from-acWhen you see water present in your home with no known source, it’s natural that you’d want to call a plumber for repairs. However, the problem might actually be your air conditioner, not your plumbing system. Cooling systems can leak water, but not from any part of the plumbing that snakes its way through your home—rather, it’s from condensation that has built up within your AC system and might, if drainage isn’t property set up, find a way to spill over and into your home.

Depending on where with your home that the indoor component of your AC is located, a leak of this kind can be devastating. So what should you do if you do notice an air conditioner leak? Keep reading to learn more about this particular issue, and be sure to give our team a call when you find yourself in need of Ft. Walton Beach, FL ac repairs. (more…)

The Importance of Professional AC Installation

Monday, January 9th, 2017 by Tom Vatter

Today’s cooling systems are far more energy efficient than those of the past. However, they can only work at their best if they are installed properly to begin with. If they aren’t, then they can’t possibly operate at their highest capability, and you may find yourself investing in expensive repairs down the road that weren’t necessary. You may even have to replace your system prematurely.

From determining cooling loads to selecting the best model of air conditioner for your home, there are a number of considerations to take into account in order to ensure a successful installation. (more…)

Is Your Furnace Making These Ominous Noises?

Monday, December 5th, 2016 by Tom Vatter

With weather cooling down to the point that it’s finally time for you to turn on your heater—at least at night—hopefully you have a system that is ready to do its job effectively and efficiently. If, however, you notice noises that it probably should be making, then it’s imperative that you don’t ignore the problem or potential problem. Odd sounds echoing from your furnace are typically early signs of developing trouble.

To reduce the risk of expensive repairs or a complete shutdown, it’s important that you get in touch with a professionally trained HVAC professional as soon as possible. Your furnace trouble might be minor, but even the smallest problems can begin to cause wear and tear on your heating system that will lead to further problems, or even safety hazards. So, what noises should you listen for? (more…)

It’s Almost Time for Humidifier Season!

Monday, October 31st, 2016 by Tom Vatter

As sticky and humid as it gets during our long and sometimes treacherous summers, the weather certainly takes a turn during the winter. This doesn’t necessarily mean our temperatures drop dramatically. Rather, we’re talking about the relative humidity. A comfortable humidity level is between 30-50%, and anything below 30% is considered unhealthy.

When your heating system kicks on, even though you may only use it for a month or two, it sucks the moisture out of your home and brings the relative humidity level that low, or lower. Therefore, now is the perfect time to start thinking about the installation of a whole-house humidifier. But what are the benefits of such a system? (more…)

Can a Higher Air Conditioning SEER Rating Really Save You Money?

Monday, August 8th, 2016 by Tom Vatter

When you live with the high heat and humidity that we do in Florida on a daily basis for what seems like the majority of the year, then it’s only natural that you want to save as much money as you can on your energy costs. This may seem like a pipe dream with the amount of use our air conditioners get during the summer and beyond, but it is possible!

One thing you should know when you are purchasing a new air conditioner or considering having yours replaced is that efficiency really does matter. Modern AC systems are equipped with a number called the Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating (SEER). The higher the SEER is on your air conditioning system, then the more efficient the model is. (more…)

How Geothermal Systems Measure Up in the HVAC Industry

Monday, July 4th, 2016 by Tom Vatter

We understand that when it comes to choosing an air conditioning system—or a heater—for your home, that you want to make sure you have a system that will best serve your living space and your specific needs. There have been numerous advances in recent decades that make today’s HVAC systems far more superior than those of the past.

However, different models do have different benefits, and what’s right for one home might not be right for yours. One fantastic option that we do urge you to consider though is the geothermal heating and cooling system. Installing this type of system is more accessible than ever before, but that’s not the only reason you should consider a geothermal cooling system. (more…)

How Your Heat Pump Reversing Valve Works

Monday, May 30th, 2016 by Tom Vatter

In recent years, heat pumps have increased in popularity. The reasons for this include their energy efficiency and their ability to both heat and cool homes and buildings. Most homeowners aren’t aware of how a heat pump actually works though.

While it’s not necessary to understand the science behind how your air conditioner works in order to use it, knowing its components and how they function can help you if you need repairs down the road. Below, we’ve explained how exactly a heat pump works and the problems you can run into due to this part. (more…)

Looking to Replace Your Air Conditioner?

Monday, April 25th, 2016 by Tom Vatter

With warmer temperatures already upon us, your thoughts have likely turned to your air conditioner. If you are thinking about a replacement, now is the perfect time to have a new system installed, before the weather gets too hot and HVAC technicians are busy with emergency calls.

Before you rush out to replace your current air conditioner however, it’s important to know how to choose the best system for your home and your needs. For example, if you already have ductwork installed in your home, then a traditional central air conditioner unit may be the best option for you. We’ve explored a few other types of systems along with their benefits below. (more…)

Regular AC Maintenance: Protecting the Compressor

Monday, March 21st, 2016 by Tom Vatter

The last two weeks we discussed spring air conditioning maintenance, and we’re going to address it again this week. There’s a good reason for this focus: routine inspections and tune-ups for an air conditioning system during the spring is one of the best things you can have done to prepare your home for the middle of the year. It’s a huge benefit to you in many ways.

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Can a Geothermal System Be Fit with Zone Controls?

Monday, February 1st, 2016 by Tom Vatter

One of our specialties at Kool Breeze is installing and servicing geothermal heating and cooling systems (also known as ground-source heat pumps). We’ve found that this is one of the most effective and energy-efficient ways to provide year-round comfort for a house. Plus, geothermal systems have extraordinarily long service lives: the ground loops can usually last for more than 50 years! (more…)