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

The Benefits of Dehumidification

Monday, February 3rd, 2020

Whether it’s getting rid of mold, keeping yourself comfortable, or reducing odors, dehumidification is a process that can be extraordinarily helpful for homeowners. While we know that dehumidifiers are important during our extremely muggy summers here in Florida, we don’t necessarily get the time to focus on the other benefits that come from such a system.

That’s what we’d like to do today. If you’re in the market for indoor air quality systems in Gainesville, then we think it’s vital to discuss just what you could get out of a system like this. Indoor air quality is not just a comfort subject, but it also concerns your health and the health of any guests you have that enter your home.

So, let’s take a look at dehumidifiers and what exactly they do.

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Signs Your Furnace Is About to Go

Monday, January 20th, 2020

There’s been a bit of warm weather to give us some time outside in the past week, but that’s no excuse to neglect our heaters for the days when temperatures drop below where we’d like them to be. That’s because furnace repair services can happen at any moment, no matter how inconvenient or the temperature outside, causing some homes to be cold on those few days when we’d actually like our heat to be working.

So, today we’re going to focus on some signs that might be clear to you that your furnace isn’t doing so well. Regardless of the culprit is a repair or replacement issue, the fact of the matter is—a professional HVAC technician should give it a serious look before temperatures get any lower than they have been this year.

This warm spell won’t last forever, and you should take advantage of it to inspect your furnace!

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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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Don’t Delay, Go Ductless Today!

Monday, December 23rd, 2019

heat pump systemDuctless heating systems are all the rage these days, and for good reason! They’re hyper-efficient, powerful enough to last all season in our climate, and they’re flexible where other heating systems can be a drag. If you’re looking to upgrade your aging heater or you’re just trying to see what efficient systems are out there, look no further!

Today we’re going to be going over some of the advantages of a ductless heating system. We understand, our heaters aren’t used too much in this climate, but homes still need a way to deal with the few chilly nights that occur every year. If you decide to look into ductless systems in Gainesville, FL we promise you that you’ll be surprised by the sheer amount of benefits that can come from it, not to mention the amount of money you’ll save.

Not convinced? Let’s take a look.

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Reduce Your Home’s Draftiness with a Blower Door Test

Monday, December 9th, 2019

If you just leaned back in your chair and asked, with a puzzled look, “what’s a blower door test?” then you’ve come to the right place! Not enough homeowners know exactly what a blower door test is, and how it can help them save money by locating air leaks within their home.

Imagine that you’ve got two homes, one with comprehensive insulation service done and the other without. On a 95 degree day, the home that’s got plenty of insulation will have no problem paying as little as possible in energy costs for their air conditioner to run. The poorly insulated house will be like trying to run an air conditioner outdoors, you’ll only be cool if you’re right next to the vent—and even that might not be good enough on an especially hot day.

When it comes to insulation services, a blower door test could be the key to keeping your house insulated and efficient. Let us explain!

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Yuck! Time to Clear Up Those Dirty Ducts!

Monday, November 11th, 2019

Would you think us crazy to say that your clothes need to be cleaned after one or two uses? How about if we said that your floor could use a good mopping every month or two? By no means are these statements farfetched, and we’d like to expand that category of “things that should be cleaned” to include your air ducts. We know, they’re out of sight and nobody attending your holiday party is going to be able to see them, so why even bother right?

That’s where you’d be wrong! Duct cleaning services can be necessary to improve indoor air quality, save energy costs, and keep your heating and air conditioning system functioning at full capacity. If the health of your family is as important as we think it is, you might want to pause for a brief moment and listen to what we’ve got to say.

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The Benefits of Frequent Filter Changes

Monday, September 30th, 2019

Airflow is incredibly important. You’re essentially suffocating your brand-new AC system if you don’t clean or replace the air filters every month or so. We know that it can be a hassle, but having a well-maintained, functioning air conditioner in Florida is essential to keep that high heat and humidity at bay. Without changing the filter, your air conditioner’s lifespan could be cut in half.

Don’t panic! Chances are, if you’re worried about your AC at all, you’re vigilant enough to change the filter before any problems happen. So, before you get up to call the top AC repair company in Gainesville and start wondering about which end of your unit to open up, take a look at our guide on the benefits that come from changing the filter. The knowledge as to why you’re changing the filter could help you remember next time when otherwise you would forget!

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6 Noises You Don’t Want Your AC Making

Monday, July 22nd, 2019

surprised-looking-womanWouldn’t it be great if we had self-diagnosing air conditioners? You know, when something is wrong, like a refrigerant leak or a loose component, our air conditioners could shoot us a text message and say “Hey, service me!”? It’s really not too far-fetched of an idea—but alas, not a reality yet.

No, for now we have to depend on other methods to determine if our cooling systems are in need of service. Maybe it’s being mindful of whether the cooling output is as powerful as usual. Or it could be paying attention to how often the circuit breaker trips.

One of the most common signs that something is amiss with your cooling system is loud, unnatural noises. Essentially, anything outside of the normal hum of the fans and compressor or the occasional clicking of the system coming on and shutting off is cause for concern. 6 sounds, in particular, you never want to hear coming from your AC include:

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How Are Your Ducts Impacting Your Indoor Air Quality?

Monday, May 13th, 2019

duct-being-cleanedYou may not have realized this when you had your central AC or heat pump installed, but these systems can actually be conducive to lowering your air quality.

But don’t get us wrong—we’re not saying that these devices are harmful. Rather, we’re talking about what happens when you neglect to have their air ducts cleaned!

When you think about it, this kind of chore isn’t much different than cleaning your bathroom or kitchen. But where it differs is in the fact that dirty air ducts can affect every room connected to your air ducts.

For those who suffer from allergies, asthma, or compromised immune systems, their symptoms can be exacerbated by the effects of low air quality.

We’ll explain just how the dust and dirt in your ducts could be impacting your air quality and what you can do about it!

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When Is the Best Time to Schedule AC Maintenance?

Monday, April 1st, 2019

air-conditioner-being-worked-onThe short answer to this is, if you want to prevent sudden AC repairs, right now is a great time! Most HVAC professionals will recommend that this service is done in the spring. This allows you plenty of time to get the service on your schedule at your convenience, without worrying about techs being too busy with emergency service calls. Of course, it gets warmer even faster here, so the earlier you get your tune-up, the better.

There really is no better time than now to start preparing to use your air conditioner on an hourly basis. There are a couple of things you can do on your own, like cleaning debris away from the outside unit of your air conditioner and making sure you change the air filter of your HVAC systems every 1-3 months. But to truly protect the efficiency and performance of your air conditioner, you’ll want to invest in professional AC maintenance.

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