North Central Florida Air Conditioning Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Air Conditioning’

Are Heat Pumps Worth the Hype?

Monday, September 16th, 2019

Heat pumps are all the rage these days, while we think there are benefits to all types of air conditioners, there is some truth to the rumors. Ductless air conditioners, or mini-splits as they’re called, these powerful systems are an effective and efficient alternative to those who don’t want extensive ductwork installed in their home. Just because your home is too small or too old for air ducts to be installed, doesn’t mean you can’t benefit from high-quality cooling!

There are many advantages that come with a ductless air conditioner that we will be going over. However, the fact of the matter is, they are definitely worth the hype and if you’ve been thinking about making the switch then this post is just for you. Remember that these big switches should never be considered alone. It’s always a good idea to contact a professional technician when considering a new AC system or for air conditioning repair in Lake City, FL.

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Considering Going Ductless? Here’s What You Should Know!

Monday, September 2nd, 2019

As we say often in the industry, we’re living in a ductless world nowadays. Ductless air conditioners are all the rage and for good reason! They’re highly efficient when it comes to energy usage, as well as a few perks that central air conditioners don’t have. However, it’s only right for us to be honest about why it’s necessary to contact a professional for ductless installation. A lot of homeowners think they can set up their air conditioning in Live Oak, FL themselves, but you could run into some serious problems without proper training.

The advantages of ductless air conditioners are well worth the cost of calling a professional for the installation. Don’t take this the wrong way, we highly recommend heat pump air conditioners for their advantages, but it’s always better for consumers to know exactly what they’re getting into. You’ll want to know these few things before you make the dive into ductless technology yourself.

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Desperate Ducts in Disrepair

Monday, August 19th, 2019

With all our talk about AC repair in Williston, FL, our poor air ducts can sometimes be neglected! Often when you think you’re in need of repairs on your AC, what you’re actually in need of is duct repair. Your central air conditioner’s ductwork is essential to the efficiency of your AC, for starters. But they’re also vital to the actual functionality of the cooling system. Without them, the air that comes from the air handler would never reach the vents inside your home.

As you might imagine, ducts that are in disrepair are bad news. Read on to learn more about what causes ductwork damage, how to prevent and treat it, and why duct repair is not a “do-it-yourself” job.

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“Does Changing My Air Filter Impact My AC?”

Monday, August 5th, 2019

man-holding-air-filterIf you’ve ever talked to an HVAC pro about your air filter, you’ve probably heard the advice to change it out every month or so. Or if you have a higher quality filter, perhaps every 3 months.

And you might have assumed the reason for this is to improve your indoor air quality. That’s a safe assumption to make—after all, air filtration systems and air purifiers are designed for the purpose of improving indoor air quality.

But the filter that comes standard in your HVAC system is actually not there for that reason. Rather, it is intended to protect the innermost parts of your air conditioner and furnace from dust, dirt, and other debris that can cause friction on its interior components and affect the performance of the system.

Therefore, to answer the question we asked in the title, yes, changing your air filter does impact your air conditioner. Want to learn more? Read on!

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Don’t Let Scary AC Noises Haunt You This Halloween

Monday, October 29th, 2018

Keep silence. Scared woman covering mouth with hands while posing to camera on gray studio background. Shocked girl close lips with palms, speak no evil conceptIt’s that time of year! You know, the time where homeowners all throughout the country are shutting their air conditioner off for the season in favor of their heating system.

Well, all except for us. Air conditioning in Lake City, FL is pretty much a year-round need. So if you’re starting to hear strange noises coming from your cooling system, it can sure seem concerning. How bad the problem is that’s causing those noises depends on the particular sound you are hearing. But don’t worry, your air conditioner isn’t haunted—probably.

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Should I Have a Ductless Cooling System Installed?

Monday, September 17th, 2018

Closeup view about using some appliance such as air condition.While the official start of fall is a few days away and homeowners in other parts of the country are preparing to turn their air conditioners off for the rest of the year, we still have a long way to go before we can turn our attention to our heaters (and some years, we don’t even use those much!)

So, what if your Gainesville, FL air conditioning system hasn’t been functioning very well this season? Did you have maintenance done? How about follow-up repairs? Still not working as well as you think it should? Then it’s probably time to consider a cooling system replacement. If you already have a central air conditioner in place, then you may be tempted to just get the newest model of that same type of system. But that’s not your only option!

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How Damaged Ducts Can Impact Your Air Conditioner

Sunday, August 19th, 2018

A worker is sealing two sections of house attic vent duct insulation with aluminum foil tape. The foreground is a section of truss and the background is OSB sheathing for the roof.When you live in as hot and humid a climate as ours, chances are you think about your air conditioner a fair amount. You want it to perform effectively and efficiently as possible after all, right? What you probably don’t think too much about, though, is the “V” part of HVAC. That is, your ventilation system—or it’s more commonly known name, your ductwork.

This ductwork connects your air conditioning in Live Oak, FL to the outside, enabling the distribution of cooled air. Your air ducts are typically out of sight, too, hidden behind walls, beneath floors, or in your attic or crawlspace. Unfortunately, in these locations it’s hard to see if something is wrong, and harder to see if your ductwork was improperly installed. If it was put in by an amateur, or even if your ductwork is aging, then it likely has accumulated damage that can lead to leaks.

And if your ductwork is impacted by leaks from poor connections, improper construction, or some other reason, you aren’t receiving the cooling efficiency that you should be. One of the most common reasons for ductwork problems is that it wasn’t properly sized for the home to begin with by the installer.

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“How Can I Boost My Air Conditioning Efficiency?”

Monday, July 9th, 2018

cardboard house in the hand against the blue skyThis is one of the most common questions we get from homeowners in our area, and understandably so. After all, we use our air conditioners a lot longer and a lot more consistently than people in other parts of the country. Therefore, it makes sense that we want to save money while doing so!

Of course, one way to improve the efficiency of your air conditioning in Williston, FL is to update (and upgrade) your air conditioner if it’s aging—that is, if it’s 10-15 years old. A while back, we talked about the benefits of variable speed cooling, which is an AC technology that’s relatively new and can greatly improve the overall efficiency of your cooling efforts. This isn’t the only way to boost efficiency, though! Read on for more tips.

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Friday, February 2nd, 2018

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