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

5 Electric Furnace Troubleshooting Tips

Monday, November 14th, 2022
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An electric furnace is an efficient, reliable way to keep cozy in the winter. Chances are, if you have an electric furnace, you’ve been happy with it and had few problems. With regular maintenance, an electric furnace can even keep you warm for twenty years! However, if you do encounter a problem, it may be confusing or frustrating. Perhaps you’ve previously had a gas boiler, and are used to doing things like checking the pilot light. But how do you troubleshoot problems with an electric furnace?

We’re going to talk you through five common symptoms your electric furnace might experience, and give you some idea of what might be causing those problems. 

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Discover the Power of This Indoor Air Quality Product

Monday, September 19th, 2022
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Here in Florida, we are famous for heat and sunshine. But we also have amazingly high humidity during much of the year. This can be amazing for biodiversity: many of our native species only thrive here because of our unique ecosystem. It might not seem so amazing when that biodiversity includes mildew colonies in your home, or when it feels like you might have to swim to your mailbox instead of walk because the air is so thick with moisture.

Your indoor air quality—and your quality of life—may seem utterly dependent upon your air conditioner. But you might be amazed to discover just how much a dehumidifier in Pensacola Beach, FL can do to make your home more comfortable.

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How UV Radiation Can Be Great for Your Home

Monday, September 20th, 2021
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Did you know that there are indoor air quality systems called UV air purifiers (a.k.a UV germicidal lights) that are great for your home? It’s not every day that you hear UV radiation can actually be good for you, but in this case, it is!

UV air purifiers are among a line of air purifiers that could be helpful for your Northwest Florida home. Even if you already have another type of air purifier installed in your home, you can benefit from the installation of UV germicidal lights. We’ll get into the “how” below.

As you read on, keep in mind that you always want to be thinking about your overall indoor air quality. Many homeowners hear that term–indoor air quality–and all they think about is the temperature of their home, when good indoor air quality is actually about so much more. Read on!

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Do Ductless AC Systems Have Unique Repair Needs?

Monday, June 18th, 2018

Female-holding-remote-control-air-conditionerWhen it comes to choosing a new Pensacola Beach, FL air conditioning system for your home, there are a variety of options to choose from. To ensure that it works as efficiently and effectively as it should for the years to come, you want to make sure you work with a pro to find the best option for your specific needs and budget.

One of these options is the ductless system.

Rather than operating through a system of ductwork, connected to a single indoor air handler and evaporator unit, a ductless system breaks up the indoor unit and the blower fans to distribute conditioned air throughout your home in the form of air handlers, mounted high up on the wall of each room its intended for.

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Is It Time to Replace Your Geothermal Cooling System?

Monday, May 2nd, 2016

Geothermal systems are known as one of the most efficient ways to cool and heat homes. They are also known to last a very long time. Traditional air-source heat pumps are not able to provide much heating during the winter on their own. However, geothermal heat pumps are ground-source. This means that they use the steady temperature of the earth—which varies only a few degrees—to both heat your home in the winter and cool it in the summer.

Despite their durability and versatility, however, geothermal systems are just like any other type of HVAC system in that they will not last forever. The good news is that in most cases, you will only need to replace the heat pump itself, and not the underground coils. So don’t panic if you do find yourself needing a system replacement. It is a good idea, however, to be aware of the signs that it may be time for a replacement.

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Why Is My Heat Pump Stuck in Heating Mode?

Monday, March 28th, 2016

Heat pumps make terrific comfort systems in Florida: they provide the necessary powerful air conditioning for the long, hot season, and then change over to working as an energy-efficient and safe alternative to a furnace during the short cold season.

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Watch for End of Season Repair Needs for Your Heater

Monday, February 22nd, 2016

The winters in northern Florida are short and mild, and now that it’s late February we can already start to look toward the time when the air conditioners in our houses will turn on and work steadily. However, there are still cool and rainy days ahead, with the temperature sometimes dropping into the 50s. Our heating systems aren’t ready to go into hibernation quite yet, and so it’s smart to make sure that they aren’t suffering from any major or minor repair issues. You don’t want to be caught by surprise when you try to turn your heater on at the end of the year and find that it doesn’t work just when you need it again.

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Consider an Energy Recovery Ventilator Installation

Monday, December 28th, 2015

Florida homes usually have very effective levels of insulation on them to help keep out the heat during our frequently boiling summers. This insulation is useful as well during the mild winters. But insulation also has an unfortunate side-effect, which is that it prevents the easy exchange of indoor and outdoor air that helps to keep the air inside a home fresh. You can open up windows and doors, but no matter the time of year, this will usually result in energy waste: heat escaping during cold weather, heat entering during warm weather.

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Are There Other Choices for Central Heating Aside from a Furnace?

Monday, October 19th, 2015

If you are considering having a residential heating system installed this fall, either for a new home or as a replacement for an aging heater, then you have more choices available to you than ever before. It’s easy to get trapped into thinking that a furnace, the most popular type of heater in the country, is the only viable option, but it’s simply not true. Furnaces are very effective at what they do, but if you’re looking for a change or you no longer want to rely on gas power, there are some excellent central heating system alternatives. We’ll look at a few of them.

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End of Summer Question: Is It Time to Have Your Old AC Replaced?

Monday, September 7th, 2015

Florida has a very long cooling season when air conditioners run during most days. All the stress that ACs undergo in our hot and humid climate means that we must take special care of them so they will have the longest service lives possible and provide the best return on our original investment in them.

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