North Central Florida Air Conditioning Blog

If You Hear This Noise: Call Us

September 14th, 2020

Noises are everywhere. The hard part is figuring out which noises warrant a call to a professional HVAC provider and which ones don’t. Wouldn’t it be nice if you had some sort of blog post that could outline what noises are worth calling for help about, and which ones weren’t? Luckily, that’s exactly what we’re aiming to provide for you today.

Our company doesn’t just provide air conditioning repair in Lake City, FL, we also provide information on this blog for homeowners that need help. When it comes to air conditioners making obnoxious noises and signaling the need for repairs, we’re all over that topic.

So, keep reading as we dive into some of the more insidious noises that an AC system can make. We’ll even go over the ones you don’t need to be concerned about so you can relax about the normal noises.

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Professional Installation Is Key

August 31st, 2020

We are always baffled by homeowners who think their family member can install a new air conditioner. With how expensive, important, and complicated these systems are, it’s always a bad idea to have someone that’s not licensed and certified perform this type of work. Notice how we didn’t say sometimes, we said always.

Sure, having a family member install your air conditioner, or hiring an amateur that lives down the street is definitely cheaper than professional service. We won’t argue that. What we will argue is that cheaper doesn’t always mean better results—and often you’ll be making up for the rest of the cost and more down the line.

AC installation in Gainesville, FL is an important process. It’s responsible for setting your AC up for the next 10-15 years of its life. Any hiccups, flaws, or errors in this process is going to lead to expensive fixes and headaches that you’d probably rather avoid.

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Quick Fixes: Changing Your AC’s Air Filter

August 17th, 2020

Air conditioners have air filters that are meant to keep dust and debris out. This isn’t just for our own personal health, although it doesn’t hurt, it’s supposed to keep the coils of your AC clean from contaminants. Contaminants can cause the coil to become damaged which would ruin the effectiveness and efficiency of your cooling. So, long story short—replace your air filter today!

The next question you’re probably asking is—how do I replace the air filter in my AC? That’s a great question and one that we’re more than happy to answer for you!

Changing the air filter in your AC can be a great way of staving off air conditioning repair in Gainesville, FL. Follow along as we go through a step by step guide on how to change the air filter. We promise that you’ll be an expert at this by the time you’re done!

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Do You Need Insulation? Absolutely!

August 3rd, 2020

Insulation work isn’t just for the winter. When homeowners think about drafty homes, the drafts are usually bringing in cold air when your heater is struggling to keep you warm. However, what if we told you that insulation can keep your home cool during the summer as well? Finding ways to keep cool air inside your home is one of the hardest parts of air conditioning!

You don’t need to look far for insulation in Lake City, FL. Our team provides sensible, affordable, and fast insulation service. Whether you need your windows or your walls insulated, we can help keep that cool, conditioned air inside.

Let’s go into detail about what insulation work is, how it can help, and whether your home needs it or not! Improving homes to keep things comfortable is something that we think everyone can get behind.

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AC Technology: Then and Now

July 20th, 2020

Back in the day, all you needed was a window unit air conditioner and a family friend to help you install it. While we might remember those days with fond nostalgia, the way we dealt with heat was pretty pathetic. When the worst heatwaves hit us, we’d just have to deal with it or suffer the exorbitant energy bills to come while our window units barely cooled our homes down. Luckily, we don’t live in this world anymore.

AC technology has come a long way since then. Air conditioning in Gainesville, FL especially has become more environmentally friendly, efficient, and effective at cooling our entire homes. This is important because it means you can no longer just hire a family friend to take a look at any problems in your system. You’ll need the help of a trained professional!

So, what big leaps have air conditioners taken in the past two decades? Let’s investigate.

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3 Things You Should Never Do to Your AC

July 6th, 2020

Air conditioners, while being durable and able to last far into their second decade of life, are delicate on the inside. It’s always a bad idea as a homeowner to open up your air conditioner and take a look inside. This can void your system’s warranty and also make things worse since only a trained and certified HVAC technician has the tools and experience to make sure nothing is broken or scratched when taking a look inside.

While we’re shining a light on some of the things not to do as a homeowner, we’ve decided to talk about the three most common things we see homeowners do that they shouldn’t. It’s always better to call a professional for AC repair in Gainesville, FL when you start to detect that something is wrong. Do yourself a favor and avoid further damage to your system by reading our list and avoiding these three things.

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What to Do with a Clogged Condensate Drain

June 22nd, 2020

Ductless air conditioners really are becoming more popular in our area. While that’s generally good news, since we love these systems and the fact that they’re perfect for many homeowners, they aren’t without their own set of problems. Just like any other air conditioning system, problems can be mitigated, but it’s becoming increasingly important for homeowners to be vigilant and up-to-date on all the knowledge about their home comfort systems.

So, today we’re focusing on a lesser-known part of the ductless air conditioning system, the condensate drain. All air conditioners have this component, but what makes the ductless system different is that the condensate drain can run behind the drywall, running from the wall-mounted air handlers to a condensate pan. As the air is cooled, moisture condenses from the air and must be deposited through a drain system. When these drains clog, you’ll find yourself flooded with problems and will be calling our team for help with your air conditioning in Lake City, FL.

Don’t worry, keep reading and we’ll get into detail about what’s required to fix this type of problem.

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Everything You Need to Know About a Refrigerant Leak

June 8th, 2020

Refrigerant is an absolutely necessary component of the cooling process. Your air conditioner doesn’t function like a box fan, it requires much more electricity to circulate refrigerant, pressurize it, move heat, and blow cool air into your home. While it might sound like an energy-intensive process, for the cooling produced, these systems are increasingly more energy efficient each year.

That being said, homeowners tend to forget the vital part that refrigerant plays in cooling. When confronted with the need for AC repair in Newberry, FL, so many homeowners think that their system’s low amount of refrigerant means it’s “still working just fine.” This couldn’t be further from the truth.

Refrigerant isn’t like fuel. It ‘s not supposed to be consumed by your AC. If your AC is low on refrigerant, then it’s high time you had a professional check it out and report back to explain what went wrong.

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How to Deal with Humidity

May 25th, 2020

Humidity is a well-known problem here in Florida. That’s where HVAC professionals like us come in, we help homeowners in our area deal with these uncomfortable situations with technology that can handle such a task.

As summer approaches, we’d like to take a look at what exactly humidity does in our area and how we can best prepare for our highest levels of moisture in the air. By signing up for our HVAC services in Lake City, FL, you have a good chance of making your home comfortable and combating the high humidity that could cause distress.

Let’s talk about what a dehumidifier can do and how we can best set you up with a solution to fight the humidity.

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The 3 Most Common AC Repairs We See

May 11th, 2020

We’re your friendly, neighborhood HVAC technicians here with another announcement about air conditioner repairs. Homeowners are always curious about what could be going wrong with their air conditioner, but they usually don’t have the kind of information that we do. Essentially, there are some very common problems that occur over and over again, and while homeowners might think they have something rarer going on in their system from a quick web search, most of the time the culprit is one of these common issues.

So, next time you call us for AC repair in Live Oak, FL remember that your air conditioner is much more likely to be suffering from one of the problems we’ve listed below. While there could be a more sinister or rare problem occurring, we’ll be the ones to get to the bottom of it.

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