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Do Ductless AC Systems Have Unique Repair Needs?

Monday, June 18th, 2018 by Tom Vatter

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. (more…)

Is It Time to Replace Your Geothermal Cooling System?

Monday, May 2nd, 2016 by Tom Vatter

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. (more…)

Why Is My Heat Pump Stuck in Heating Mode?

Monday, March 28th, 2016 by Tom Vatter

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 by Tom Vatter

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. (more…)

Consider an Energy Recovery Ventilator Installation

Monday, December 28th, 2015 by Tom Vatter

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. (more…)

Here Is How a Whole House Humidifier Works

Monday, November 23rd, 2015 by Tom Vatter

Recently, we wrote about the usefulness of arranging for installation of a whole-house humidifier to help during the winter. Moisture levels often drop during cooler weather, and this not only leads to discomfort, but also contributes to the easy spread of illness through a household. And there’s always that annoying static electricity!

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

Monday, October 19th, 2015 by Tom Vatter

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. (more…)

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

Monday, September 7th, 2015 by Tom Vatter

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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How Does Geothermal Air Conditioning Actually Work?

Monday, August 3rd, 2015 by Tom Vatter

Are you thinking about going with a geothermal heat pump to provide cooling (as well as heating) to your home? That’s a great idea! But you probably have a few hundred questions that you need answered—maybe more. Well, that’s what we are here for. We handle installation for geothermal heating and cooling in the area, and we are ready to answer all your inquiries. (more…)

3 Ways You May Be Accidentally Damaging Your Air Conditioning System

Monday, July 13th, 2015 by Tom Vatter

When it’s summer in Florida, air conditioning systems will put in some serious overtime to keep homes cool and comfortable. You don’t need us to explain to you how important the central AC in your house is during these hottest months of the year. But perhaps you may need some help to keep the air conditioner from encountering troubles with malfunctions and drops in efficiency. There are some ways that you may be damaging your air conditioner and not even know it. Here are three to watch out for this summer—and every summer to come. (more…)