October 3, 2016
Summer may have already come to an end, but with our warm temperatures we’d never know it. Our air conditioners were met with quite the task to keep our homes cool all season long, and their jobs aren’t over yet. Naturally, you’d probably like to see your electrical bills go down.
If you follow some of the tips below, you might actually be able to dramatically increase your air conditioner efficiency, and as a result save money. Additionally, following this advice could help your AC system work longer than it would have otherwise.
September 26, 2016
There is likely not a single person in Florida that isn’t familiar with the humidity that we deal with in our climate. “Dry heat” is just about as foreign as a term as “blizzard” around our community. However, many homeowners don’t take the necessary steps to eliminate excess moisture from their home, perhaps assuming that their air conditioning system sufficiently does this on its own.
This is actually a common misconception, as your air conditioner does have the ability to draw some moisture from the air. But when you live somewhere that the humidity levels are consistently above 50%–comfortable humidity levels are between 30-50%–something more is needed: a dehumidifier.
September 19, 2016
It’s no secret that we rely on our air conditioners pretty heavily around these parts. Our cooling systems keep us cool and refreshed with the heat and humidity become unbearable. And while many parts of the country are getting ready to shut theirs down for the summer, the opposite is true for us.
Since we’ll likely still be using our systems well into the holiday season, it’s important to take care of any potential repair needs that come up. And one sign of these pending repair needs is a banging noise coming from your system. This is one ominous sound that should never be ignored. Keep reading to learn why.
September 12, 2016
When summer first begins and that first heat wave rolls through, hopefully you have your air conditioning system ready. Ideally you will have had it maintained the spring before and have kept up on repair needs. You’ll also likely have changed the air filter to get it ready for regular use. However, as we near the “end” of summer, you’ve likely not given much more thought to your air filter.
In order to keep your air conditioner functioning at peak performance and efficiency levels, you want to make sure that you are changing your air filter on a regular basis. The air filter that comes standard with your system is there to protect its inside components, so without changing it, you could be allowing damage to occur within the system. Plus, changing it something that’s relatively easy to do and you can do on your own.
September 5, 2016
In just a couple of weeks, the official start of fall will be here, but it would take a lot of convincing for Florida residents to believe that means hot weather will be on its way out any time soon. In fact, we’ll likely still be using our air conditioners for at least a few more months.
However, because summer is technically coming to “an end,” many homeowners tend to ignore any small problems their air conditioner has been having all season long, perhaps thinking they can just put it off until next year. However, shrugging off your AC problems this time of year can be a huge mistake. Keep reading to learn why.
August 29, 2016
Even if your air conditioning system is very well maintained on a regular basis, you can still encounter problems with it every now and then. Of course, having a quality system installed by an experienced professional will help you further protect against issues, but to expect 100% efficiency throughout its entire lifespan may be unrealistic.
One of the most distressing symptoms a homeowner might face with their air conditioning system is a leaking coil. Keep reading to learn more about how to determine if you have a leaking coil, and why this is harmful to your air conditioner.
August 22, 2016
When it comes to caring for your air conditioning system, it’s important to know the signs that something is wrong. Seeing ice on your system is one of these signs. Oftentimes, homeowners assume that since ice is associated with cooling, that it is normal to see it develop on their cooling system. Unfortunately, this is a common misconception that can cause considerable damage to your AC.
There are a couple possible reasons that you may see ice in your cooling system, one being considerably more severe than the other. Whatever the cause is, however, ice is not a good sign and should be dealt with by a professional immediately.
August 14, 2016
How is your air conditioner performing this summer? Hopefully, as we are actually finally at the tail end of the season, you haven’t had any detrimental problems with it. Of course, preventive maintenance before the season starts is essential to ensuring this is the case.
Maintenance is not the only service that’s important to a properly functioning air conditioning system though. To ensure that your HVAC system is really up to the job you put it through every year, you should invest in duct sealing services. Keep reading to learn more about this service and how it benefits homeowners.
August 8, 2016
When you live in a state such as Florida, you need an air conditioning system that you can rely on to effectively and efficiently cool your home. This means that each of its components needs to function as it should. One of these components—the most important one there is—is the compressor.
The compressor serves as the “heart” of your air conditioner, applying energy to the system’s refrigerant and then delivering it through the coils to carry about heat exchange. If the compressor doesn’t work as it should, then your AC system simply can’t provide cooling to your living space.
August 1, 2016
The more you use your ductless cooling and heating system, the more strain you put on the unit. This means that during seasons of extreme stress—which for a ductless heat pump is all year round rather than just once a year—problems are more likely to occur.
If you are utilizing a ductless cooling system this summer, you should be aware of some of the problems that can have a negative impact on it. Keep reading to learn more about these common issues and what to do about them.