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

The Difference Between a Correct and Incorrect AC Installation

Monday, October 14th, 2019

We’re always baffled by homeowners who spend all this money on an expensive new air conditioner, only to throw it away by having it poorly installed by a handyman or family member. Not that we have anything against having your gifted uncle make a few repairs around the house, but your air conditioner should not be one of them. Improper air conditioner installation is an ugly monster that rears its head in our community every once in a while, always bringing bad news and that looming sense of dread when you hear how much money a replacement system will cost.

In order to avoid costly replacements or AC repair in Lake City, FL, you’re going to want to have your system professionally installed. Nope, it doesn’t matter how much money you could save by having your family friend install it for you, one tiny mistake could lead to a nasty expense down the line.

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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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“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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Short-Cycling and Your AC: What It Is and Why It’s Bad

Monday, July 8th, 2019

top-view-of-an-air-conditioner-outside-unitOne of the most common, and unfortunately harmful, problems an air conditioner can have is something called short-cycling. This is both a symptom of a problem and a cause of a problem. Sometimes a few simple adjustments may be all that’s needed to repair the issue. But in many cases, it will require professional repairs from a trained and experienced HVAC technician (which is what we’re here for!)

Short-cycling must be remedied though, and not neglected. Otherwise, you could find yourself facing a premature replacement need for your air conditioner—and in the meantime find yourself wasting a lot of energy and subsequent money.

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What Does that Noise Mean for Your AC?

Monday, April 29th, 2019

woman-covering-her-ears-on-white-backgroundDue to the everyday, hour-by-hour use of our air conditioners in the summertime, this season is the most likely time for your system to suffer a breakdown. Of course, around here, our air conditioners rarely get a break, so the added wear and tear of summer is even more likely to cause various parts to wear down and break down.

This is why we constantly emphasize the importance of air conditioning maintenance. Maintenance allows our professionals to thoroughly inspect, clean, and adjust your air conditioner to ensure it’s performing as efficiently as possible. Maintenance also helps fend off the biggest of repair needs.

Still though, with or without this service, it’s important to be aware of repair needs in case they crop up between tune-ups. One of the most apparent signs of an AC problem is odd noises coming from the system. But, what noises, exactly?

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Your Heater Use May Be Brief, But Should Also Be Efficient

Monday, January 21st, 2019

Life is great. Joyful young girl is relaxing at home. She is sitting near window and drinking coffeeLet’s face it, here in Florida, we don’t get a lot of use out of our heating systems. Especially if you are one of the many homeowners around here that are using a furnace rather than a year-round heat pump or ductless system. Just because you’re using a furnace though, and just because you won’t be using it for as many weeks as homeowners in colder parts of the country, doesn’t mean you can’t save money while keeping your home comfortable.

Nobody should have to overpay for their comfort. This is especially true if you call on our team for expert HVAC services in Lake City, FL, as we will help you maintain both your heating and cooling systems for optimal longevity and peak performance. And the good news is that there are very simple things you can do around your home to boost the efficiency, and therefore the cost-effectiveness, of using your furnace. Keep reading for some tips on how to do so!

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When Should You Schedule Your Heating Tune-Up?

Monday, December 10th, 2018

white question mark in blue circle on white backgroundIf you lived in the Midwest, the answer to this would have been “probably a couple months ago!” But fortunately, Florida residents have a bit more leniency. In fact, most winters are extremely mild and you may not even need your heater that much. Still though, even if you only need it for a week, you want it to work at its best, right? If this is the case, then scheduling maintenance for this system once a year is essential.

Delaying the call to schedule your maintenance inspection and tune-up could leave you without a properly functioning heater right when you need it the most.

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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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“How Does a Heat Pump Work and Why Should I Care?”

Monday, October 1st, 2018

heat pump systemWe hope you made it through summer with a fully functional air conditioner, and were able to avoid air conditioning repair in Lake City, FL, particularly if you had maintenance done at the beginning of the year. But what if you’ve gotten to this point to discover that your air conditioner isn’t exactly working up to par, and you’d like to replace it? You could upgrade your current central system, but we’d like to introduce another option to you—the heat pump!

If you haven’t already considered a heat pump in the house, this would be a good time to do so. A heat pump is a two-in-one system that allows for effective and efficient cooling as well as heating in the winter. Since our winters are extremely mild compared to other parts of the country that actually get snow, heat pumps are a fantastic option. This is because they work best in climates with hot summers and mild-cool winters, since some models struggle when temperatures are too cold. But how does a heat pump work?

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