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Beware These Ductless System Repair Needs

Monday, July 17th, 2017 by Tom Vatter

beware-these-ductless-system-repair-needsDuctless mini split systems have become increasingly popular in homes throughout the country in recent years, and rightfully so. Instead of operating through a network of ductwork conned to an indoor air handler and evaporator unit, ductless systems use a small outdoor unit connected by refrigerant and conduit lines to multiple small wall-mounted air handlers throughout the home.

We’ve touted the benefits of such a system in previous posts—they are high efficiency, they typically take up a lot less space than central units, they eliminate the indoor air quality problems that ducted systems present—but just like any other climate control system, they may run into a problem at some time or another. The good news is that when you do need ductless air conditioning repairs in Navarre Beach, FL, we are here to help. In the meantime, we’d like to let you know what you can expect by way of ductless system repairs that may differ from more conventional HVAC systems.   (more…)

I Have a Ductless AC, Does It Need Professional Maintenance?

Monday, May 8th, 2017 by Tom Vatter

ductless-ac-professional-maintenanceWe get this question a lot—some might assume that because a ductless system does not have as many components as a conventional central ac system, namely the air ducts, it doesn’t need as much care and service as one either.

Ductless systems provide a number of benefits—efficient cooling and heating throughout your entire home, less indoor air quality problems than a traditional system, and versatility as far as installation goes—they take up far less space than conventional systems.

They are also, however, very large investments, and understandably you want to do everything you can to protect that investment—including scheduling routine ductless air conditioning maintenance in Navarre Beach, FL. (more…)

Is It Time to Replace Your Air Conditioner?

Monday, February 27th, 2017 by Tom Vatter

 

replace-your-acOur temperatures have finally cooled enough that we can give our air conditioners a bit of a break. Hopefully, yours has served you well throughout the long and hot summer months and even into fall and winter. As spring approaches, however, if you’re considering replacing your old AC system, now is the time.

In the most ideal situations, your aging air conditioner will break down at the end of the cooling season, when you don’t need it as much and when our HVAC technicians aren’t likely to be out on similar service calls. Of course, life doesn’t always work that conveniently, which is why it’s important that you know the signs that an Navarre Beach, FL air conditioner replacement might be necessary, soon! (more…)

Possible Problems with Air Conditioning Fans

Monday, January 2nd, 2017 by Tom Vatter

The weather finally seems to be cooling off for the time being. This makes now the perfect time to address any potential repair needs you might have had crop up over the past few months. One type of service call we occasionally receive is in regards to an air conditioning fan that won’t stop running, seems to be making more noise than it should, or is experiencing some other type of problem.

Whatever the case may be, it’s important that you call in a professional HVAC repair technician to prevent further damage from occurring. In the meantime, keep reading to learn the signs of fan problems and what they might mean. (more…)

Ductless Mini-Splits: Financial Considerations

Monday, November 28th, 2016 by Tom Vatter

Ductless systems have a number of advantages. However, despite this, customers still wonder if it really is a good investment for their home. The best way to determine this is to take a good look at some of the costs involved, as well as the saving you can gain by utilizing a ductless mini-split system in your home. (more…)

What You Should Understand about SEER Ratings

Monday, October 24th, 2016 by Tom Vatter

Air conditioning systems are pretty complex appliances when you really think about it. Fortunately, you don’t need to know most of the specifications of your air conditioner—that’s what we’re here for after all. However, there is at least one air conditioning factor you should be well aware of—your system’s SEER rating, or Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio.

Understanding SEER will help you to understand how efficiently or non-efficiently your air conditioning system uses power to provide you with conditioned air. Although the SEER rating isn’t the only specification of your AC that matters, it can and should be a deciding factor when considering a new system installation. Keep reading to learn more. (more…)

Understanding AC Components: The Evaporator Coil

Monday, August 1st, 2016 by Tom Vatter

If you are a typical homeowner, you don’t understand what each and every component within your air conditioner does. And that’s okay, you don’t need to. After all, that’s what our team is here for. However, it is wise to have an idea of how their AC system works to cool their home, to both understand when and why you might need repairs, as well as to understand the need for routine preventive maintenance.

It should be noted that professional AC repairs should only be left to the professionals, but that doesn’t mean we can’t share with you a basic knowledge of your system. One of the most important components—and the one we’ll be discussing today—is the evaporator coil. (more…)

What If Your AC Won’t Stop Running?

Monday, June 27th, 2016 by Tom Vatter

Obviously, when your air conditioner won’t turn on, this is a problem that needs to be dealt with right away. What if you turn on your air conditioner though, and it doesn’t stop running? This may not seem like a serious issue when it’s as hot as it is in Florida, however this could poorly impact your air conditioner more than you might realize.

If your air conditioner continues to run, it will cause wear and tear to happen more quickly. So if you notice that your air conditioner’s fan or compressor is running continuously without cycling off as usual, then you may have one of the following problems. (more…)

Are Your Thermostat Practices Encouraging Air Conditioner Efficiency?

Monday, May 23rd, 2016 by Tom Vatter

Let’s say you’ve just come home after a particularly warm day, and your home’s temperature offers no relief from the heat and humidity outside. Your natural reaction may be to go to your thermostat and turn the thermostat down to as cold as you can bear.

Unfortunately, this is an ill-fated effort to achieve the cooling effect you desire. In fact, if the temperature of your home is—hypothetically speaking—currently at 82 degrees and you set your thermostat down to 68, your air conditioner is not going to work any faster than had you set it to 77 degrees. (more…)

Why You Should Have a Whole-House Dehumidifier Installed

Monday, April 18th, 2016 by Tom Vatter

While we have touted the benefits of humidifiers in previous blog posts, including how essential they are for dry winters, in the spring and summer Florida residents suffer from an opposite problem. Too much humidity. As you are likely well aware, humidity makes the hottest day seem even hotter, and is extremely uncomfortable. Not only that, but excessive moisture is not good for your health or for your home. A whole-house dehumidifier is the solution to this problem. Keep reading to discover why you should have one installed ASAP. (more…)