Some Common Misunderstandings about Air Conditioners

Monday, January 25, 2016

Air conditioners are a large part of everyday life, particularly in a place like Orlando, where we have resort-style weather for much of the year, and our summers can become brutally hot and humid. But because people often take ACs for granted—basically like background noise—there are many misconceptions that have developed around them. We’d like to clear up a few of the more common ones that we’ve run into as HVAC contractors in the area.

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The Biggest Mistake You Can Make with a New Air Conditioner Installation

Monday, January 18, 2016

There really is no “off season” for air conditioning in Florida. Even during the winter, we expect to have air conditioners humming away some days. However, winter does present the best opportunity to arrange for the replacement of an old air conditioning system, or the installation of the first AC for a new house.

You should always have professionals perform the installation/replacement so you can avoid a number of major mistakes homeowners often make with ACs. In this post, we’ll look at the biggest error an amateur can make when it comes to installing a new cooling system.

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3 Benefits of Installing Zone Control for Your Home

Monday, January 11, 2016

What is zone control? It’s a way to divide up the heating and air conditioning of your home into a series of different “zones” that can be manipulated separate from each other. The conventional HVAC system has an all-or-nothing ventilation layout, so that each time the heater or AC turns on, the conditioned air from the blower goes to all of the rooms. Zone control uses dampers placed into the ducts to close off sections of the ventilation network so that only specific zones receive heater/cooled air. Thermostats in each zone control the settings, and all the thermostat are networked through a central panel that operates all of the zones.

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Ideal Thermostat Settings for Florida Winters

Monday, January 4, 2016

The winters in Florida are famously mild, which is one of the reasons the state is among the top tourist destinations in the U.S. during this time of year. However, we still encounter colder days when we need to raise the thermostat settings to turn on our heaters. Because homeowners here are far less used to operating heating systems than in other parts of the country, they often make errors with setting the thermostat during the winter. This often leads to energy waste and discomfort.

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