North Central Florida Air Conditioning Blog

Don’t Forget This Big Heat Pump Tip

January 9th, 2023

We’re going to be honest, we love giving our customers tips on how to better run their heat pump systems. Sometimes, the solution isn’t paying money for a service or calling the right team for a job. Life can be great when the solution comes from just talking about a problem and sharing knowledge, person to person.

Well, that’s what we aim on doing now. Our big tip of the day is this:

Heat pumps require maintenance twice a year instead of just once.

If that tip has confused you or brought up some questions, then that’s what the rest of this blog is here to answer! Heat pumps are different from your classic gas furnace or central air conditioner. They work throughout the entire year, so they’re bound to need twice as much heating maintenance in Gainesville, FL. But is that all there is to learn? Not quite.

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AC Repair: The Best Holiday Gift

December 12th, 2022

When watching some of the classic holiday movies, there’s usually a trend in the story. Things go wrong, a family might encounter some trouble, and it looks like the holiday might be cancelled until the very last minute when someone swoops in and saves the day. Whether that hero is Santa, an elf, or the parents of a loving family, that’s usually how our favorite stories go. What if we told you that you could be the hero of your favorite holiday movie?

It’s no secret that air conditioning is a vital component of home living in our area. Florida gets inundated with incredibly hot temperatures throughout the year, and while we might be in a bit of a lull right now, things will inevitably get hot in a few months. So, while it might not seem like an important detail, getting air conditioning repair in Gainesville, FL should be one of your top priorities if you’re dealing with a broken system. And you could be the hero that your family needs when looking at holiday gifts!

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Our Comprehensive Mold FAQ

November 14th, 2022

For many people, mold is more of a boogeyman than a fungus that lives in certain areas. Just the term “mold” can send people imagining wildly different things, from spoiled food in the refrigerator to a whole entire home being uninhabitable. The truth is usually somewhere in between, but how can you know for sure?

Well, knowledge is power. The more you know about mold and it’s effects, the more you can be prepared to handle any mold problems in your home, from the small stuff, to the large projects that require mold remediation in Gainesville, FL. Our team specializes in this kind of service, and we can be a resource in these times to figure out what kind of mold removal or remediation services you might need.

But first, we need to start from the beginning. What is mold, and how does it work its way into your home?

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Your AC Requires This DIY Fix

October 17th, 2022

Yes, this is going to be one of the few times that we’re going to talk about something we encourage homeowners to do on their own! Normally, when it comes to AC repair in Gainesville, FL, we’d recommend calling a professional to have your system fixed or maintained. They’re just too complex and there’s too much at stake for you to have to encounter a problem from DIY repairs. Our team is always available to help in those situations.

However, now that many of us have been living with our systems on full blast for a few months, we need to talk about a very important part of being an AC owner–the air filter. Every single air conditioning unit that’s installed has an air filter, and that filter is supposed to be changed every 1-3 months. For customers out there who forgot about them, or who might need some pointers on how to do this, keep reading to learn more!

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Is Your AC Leaking Refrigerant?

September 12th, 2022

It’s definitely possible! Air conditioners rely on refrigerant in order to cool down the air in a home. The refrigerant cycles through evaporation and condensation, both of which transfer heat from one place to another. However, if there’s a leak in your refrigerant line, your air conditioner might start exhibiting problems in a variety of different ways. No two air conditioners are exactly the same, so depending on your unique situation, you might have different symptoms of a refrigerant leak than your neighbor or family friend.

So, what are some of the signs of a refrigerant leak? And what might a refrigerant leak mean for your comfort and your home efficiency? We’re glad you asked! We’re going to answer these questions today and talk about why calling our team for air conditioning in Newberry, FL is always the right choice in this kind of moment.

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Everything to Know About Short-Cycling

August 8th, 2022

Short cycling is a phenomenon that not a lot of people know about. It’s very important to the HVAC industry, and any professional worth their salt should know what a short cycling air conditioner is and the various different causes for it. But we don’t expect homeowners to know this kind of information right out of the gate, which is why we want to talk about it today.

When your air conditioner turns on and off abruptly, running through short, frequent cycles, it can be damaging to the internal components. If you’re suspecting that your AC is short cycling, then we urge you to call our team for air conditioning service in Gainesville, FL. We can evaluate the condition of the unit and figure out what exactly is causing the short cycling. Then we can take steps to alleviate the problem, from quick repairs to a system replacement if need be.

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How a UV Air Purifier Works

July 11th, 2022

You’ve probably heard about the fact that hospitals have state-of-the-art air purifiers and filters that stop contaminants from cycling through the HVAC system. In a place like a hospital or a restaurant, this can be important to stop the spread of germs and keep things in isolation. However, not many homeowners actually know how these systems work! Well, today we’d like to end that trend by giving our readers a chance to see the inner workings of a UV air purifier and understand how this system can improve your home.

You might not want to have your home as sterile as a hospital, but you can take steps today to improve the air quality with an air purifier in Alachua, FL. Our air purification technology is proven to eliminate germs like viruses, bacteria, and mold spores. Keep reading to learn how!

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Invest in AC Maintenance Today

June 13th, 2022

It’s not hard to talk about why maintenance is such an important aspect of any mechanical system. Getting your car inspected and tuned-up is so important that it’s practically a legal requirement in every state. While you’re never in danger of running your air conditioning incorrectly, you could find yourself sweating profusely and uncomfortable on the hottest day of the year because of a missed maintenance and inspection appointment.

AC maintenance in Gainesville, FL is exactly what it sounds like. A technician comes to your home and inspects your air conditioner while cleaning it and even repairing a few minor components. The service is designed to do things like extend the lifespan of your system, reduce repair needs in the future, and even keep the efficiency levels high. AC maintenance is a valuable service that we think is worth the money.

Want to know how maintenance improves all of these aspects of your AC? Then keep reading!

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Insulate Your Home for Summer and Winter

May 9th, 2022

Insulation is a tool, just like many other things scattered throughout your house. Sure, you can insulate your windows and doors for aesthetic purposes, but you see the biggest improvements when you try to use insulation to curb energy inefficiency and comfort problems. Previously, we thought that only homes in the north would require insulation, because historically it’s been a method for keeping cold air out of a home during the winter. However, times have changed, and insulation is now practically a universal necessity for homeowners, regardless of the climate.

Insulation can help you keep hot temperatures outside while your air conditioning is running. And, to point you in the right direction, our team can help with insulation in Lake City, FL. Whether it’s attic insulation, insulating your windows and doors, or some other kind of insulation, our team can help!

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What Exactly Is Carbon Monoxide?

April 11th, 2022

When you incinerate a material, something really interesting happens. We all like to believe that burning is something unique when we do it, but it’s actually a type of chemical reaction where heat is what we would call a “catalyst” the heat of the flame is what causes certain materials to turn to ash, smoke, carbon dioxide, or carbon monoxide.

We know you’ve probably heard about our carbon monoxide warnings, but we rarely ever get the chance to explain¬†why carbon monoxide is bad for you. If you’re an owner of a gas furnace in Lake Butler, FL, this is a question you might want to answer!

Don’t worry, all you as a homeowner need to know is that carbon monoxide inhalation is extremely dangerous. But this blog is for those who might be curious as to what’s happening when you inhale CO.

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