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

Springtime AC FAQ

Monday, March 30th, 2020

If we’re certain about one thing this spring, it’s that customers have a lot of questions about the condition and functionality of their air conditioners. People are tightening their belts (literally and figuratively) while they get ready to save up for that vacation or find ways to afford that second car. This means homeowners are focused on running their air conditioners well this spring, and hopefully we can help!

We’ve included a list of frequently asked questions that we receive about air conditioners in the spring. From good AC practices to questions you have about the cooling process, we’d like to take sometime and provide sound answers to these questions. Don’t forget, if you’re concerned with AC repair in Panama City, FL before the summer is in full swing, then call us today for expert services.

So, let’s get started!

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Get Your AC Ready for Spring!

Monday, March 2nd, 2020

Springtime is just around the corner and you know what that means! A little bit of spring cleaning here, some warmer weather, and preparing for the scorching temperatures that are just around the corner when summer inevitably hits. We’re in the HVAC industry, as you know, so it’s our job to remind you when spring maintenance is upon us. We’ll get into why this is important to do now, down below.

For now, here are a few things you as a homeowner can do to improve the effectiveness, efficiency, and longevity of your air conditioner before the summer hits in full swing. If you’re often nervous about whether or not your system will need AC repair in Newberry, FL, then this could be the perfect opportunity to make minor adjustments and stave off the inevitable expensive issues.

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Aid Your AC with Attic Insulation

Monday, January 6th, 2020

Insulation goes overlooked far more often than it should. While insulation on its own can still be a benefit for your HVAC systems in your home, we want to stress the important factor that it can lower your cooling bills and keep your AC system running efficiently for longer. If you were unaware of the fact that attic insulation can help with your cooling costs, then don’t worry, you’re not the only one.

So today, we’re going to talk about some of the materials involved in attic insulation, how they can help lower your cooling costs, and why professional attic insulation services can be a vital part of your home performance. If you’re interested in attic insulation by the end of this blog post, make sure you contact our team for quality work that can make a huge difference.

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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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