Kool Breeze of Northwest Florida, Inc. Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Gulf Breeze’

Signs You Have a Malfunctioning Furnace

Monday, December 3rd, 2018 by Tom Vatter

scared-woman-covering-mouthIf you’re like many homeowners in the Gulf Breeze area, chances are that you use a furnace for your home heating needs, during our brief but often chilly winter season. This is a good choice, since furnaces offer powerful, efficient, and reliable performance. Like any important appliance or major piece of equipment, however, it can malfunction, and may need professional attention as a result.

The good news is, you needn’t look any further for a qualified, experienced HVAC team to fix your heater. However, in order to know when to call for furnace repairs, you first have to know that your furnace needs repair. For help detecting problems early so you can call our team ASAP before problems worsen, read on! (more…)

AC Sounds You Shouldn’t Ignore

Monday, October 8th, 2018 by Tom Vatter

woman covering her ears, on white backgroundWhile other parts of the country are cooling off and homeowners are preparing their heaters for the long winter ahead, those of us here in Gulf Breeze are still using our air conditioners on a pretty regular basis. That being said, our AC systems go through a lot, accumulating wear and tear faster than AC systems in other parts of the country, and potentially requiring more repairs.

First off, to avoid the biggest and most sudden of repair needs, we urge you to schedule maintenance at least once a year for your air conditioner. During this service, our professionals will fully inspect, clean, and adjust your system to ensure its efficient performance. But with or without maintenance, if your cooling system is making noises you don’t recognize, it’s time to call in a pro. What noises should you pay particular attention to? (more…)

Is a Geothermal System Right for Your Home?

Monday, September 24th, 2018 by Tom Vatter

diagram-showing-geothermal-system-directionWhen it comes to choosing an air conditioner for your home, two things are for sure. You want it to work efficiently, and you want it to last as long as possible. The first way to ensure this is the case is to only hire trained and experienced professionals to install your air conditioning in Gulf Breeze, FL. Another way is to choose the right air conditioning system for your specific home and needs.

And if you’re having a new home constructed, you may want to consider the geothermal heat pump—used for both effective cooling and efficient heating. While the latter may not seem that important—after all, we are in Florida—don’t you want to pay as little as possible for the brief amount of time you need a heater? (more…)

Considering Geothermal Cooling for Your New Home?

Monday, December 18th, 2017 by Tom Vatter

animated diagram of geothermal system under homeAre you having a new home constructed in the coming year? This is a great investment, and you have many considerations to make in the process of home building—your Gulf Breeze, FL air conditioning options being at the top of the list. This may seem like something that can wait until the end of the process, but if you’ve ever considered geothermal cooling and heating for your home, then its best to look at the benefits before your home is constructed, as this system is installed underground.

Thanks to advancements in technology, installing a geothermal system, also referred to as a geothermal heat pump, is easier than ever before, and it can certainly be retrofitted for an existing home—so if you’ve come across this and are already in a home, please reach out to us! There are a number of advantages to using a geothermal system, which we’ve covered below. (more…)

Late Season AC Needs You Should Never Ignore

Monday, October 9th, 2017 by Tom Vatter

air conditioner in need of service or repair.Fall is officially here! Okay, so that doesn’t mean much for those of us in Florida—but temperatures will start to cool down a bit, at least to the point that we might be able to turn off our AC systems at night soon. With this short reprieve from the heat, now is the perfect time to consider what Gulf Breeze, FL air conditioning services you may need.

For instance, if you notice anything wrong with your air conditioner, even something seemingly minor like a strange noise, you should have our professionals take a look at it to determine if repairs are imminent. It’s understandable why you might want to just ignore any signs of an ill-performing AC for now. After all, if you won’t need it as much soon you can probably just wait until next spring, right?

This can be a mistake, for many reasons, some of which we’ve covered below: (more…)

Using Your Air Conditioner as Efficiently as Possible

Monday, August 28th, 2017 by Tom Vatter

icon of a green home with leaves growing on it to symbolize energy efficiencyAs the official end of summer draws near, it doesn’t mean a whole lot for those of us in Northwest Florida as far as temperatures are concerned. What it does mean though is that our Gulf Breeze air conditioning systems have been under a good deal of stress for the past few months, and will continue to endure for a few months still. That being said, efficiency can suffer—and so can your wallet.

This doesn’t have to be the case, however. There are ways to make your air conditioner cost less to run by improving its energy efficiency during the long periods of heat we go through. Keep reading for some of our top recommendations to save money with your air conditioner by using it as efficiently as possible. (more…)

What Will My New Air Conditioner Cost?

Monday, July 3rd, 2017 by Tom Vatter

new-air-conditioner-costSummer is officially here—although that probably sounds a bit silly coming from us, since our summers are pretty much year-round! Nevertheless, now is the time that it’s most important to have a fully functional and efficiently working air conditioning system in place. So, if you’ve found that yours isn’t quite up to the task of facing another set of hot months, you could be considering a replacement.

Given that we tend to spend a great deal of money on our cooling systems from month-to-month (in fact, it’s estimated that this accounts for 50% of all your energy costs!) it makes sense that you may be concerned about the cost of a new air conditioner. This is, naturally, a question we get a lot—how much will a new Gulf Breeze, FL air conditioner installation cost? We wish we had a black-and-white answer for you, but the truth is—it depends. (more…)

Is Too Much Humidity Hurting Your Home and Budget?

Monday, April 24th, 2017 by Tom Vatter

humidity-hurting-home-and-budgetAs spring progresses and we only have warmer weather to look forward too, we look forward to summer excursions to the beach or even to the pools in our own backyards. Water does a lot to help cool us down—that is, unless there’s a large amount of it present in the air.

That’s right, we’re talking about humidity—something us Floridians are well aware of! Humidity is the amount of moisture (water vapor) present in the air, and although it doesn’t directly impact the temperature, it makes the air around us feel a lot warmer than it normally would. When it comes to your home, this humidity leaves you looking for a solid Gulf Breeze, FL indoor air quality solution. (more…)

Common Furnace Issues and How to Resolve Them

Monday, February 13th, 2017 by Tom Vatter

common-furnace-issuesIt may not be as unbearably cold here as it is in other parts of the country currently—in fact far from it—but that doesn’t mean that Florida homeowners aren’t just as deserving of efficient heat when temperatures do drop. Sure, residents in the Midwest may laugh at what we consider “cold,” but on a 50 degree night, you’ll be thankful for an effectively working furnace!

If your furnace does malfunction, then we are here to assist with professional furnace repairs throughout Gulf Breeze, FL and beyond. In the meantime, we’d like to share with you some of the most common causes for furnace repair, many of may be avoided entirely with proper maintenance. (more…)

Is Your Geothermal System in Need of Repair?

Monday, December 26th, 2016 by Tom Vatter

In Florida, we certainly get our fair share of intense weather. Fortunately, we get a bit of a reprieve in the winter time. While other parts of the country are dealing with heavy snowstorms, frigid temperatures, and artic blasts, we are able to enjoy the outdoors for the most part. That doesn’t mean, however, that we can completely ignore our winter needs. A 43 degree night, after all, is going to be pretty miserable without a fully functioning heater.

Many Florida residents utilize geothermal heat pumps for their heating and cooling needs throughout the year. These are extremely reliable systems, and typically require very few repairs. However, no system is completely invincible, and you may find yourself in need of geothermal repairs at some time or another. Of course, you can reduce the chances of this occurring by scheduling annual maintenance. However, either way, it’s important to know the signs that your system is in trouble. (more…)