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

What to Do with a Clogged Condensate Drain

Monday, 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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How to Deal with Humidity

Monday, 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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Smell Something Bad Coming from Your AC?

Monday, April 27th, 2020

An air conditioner that smells bad is likely to do more harm than good at this point. If the system is responsible for depositing cool air into your home, that cool air should smell fresh or at least odorless when you breathe it in. Any foul odors should be investigated and dealt with—full stop!

So, the question remains, do you smell anything foul coming from your air conditioner? If the answer is yes, then it’s time to sit down and have a talk.

Different smells can be caused by different types of problems, and it’s in your best interest to call a professional and have these smells investigated. One thing is for certain, though, any unpleasant smell coming from an AC unit usually signals the need for air conditioning repair in Lake City, FL.

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Is Your AC About to Go? Let’s Find Out!

Monday, March 16th, 2020

AC repair in Lake City, FL isn’t just about calling a team of professionals when something’s wrong. Ideally, you should be doing that anyways. Problems with air conditioners can range from minor repairs that can be taken care of in a yearly maintenance appointment, to large-scale repairs that cost almost half the price of a new system. While repairs are great to have and usually more affordable than replacements, replacing your air conditioner could be a necessary long term solution to your AC problems.

So, is your air conditioner on its way out? Are you sure repairs are enough this time, and you won’t be calling us again for repairs 6 months down the line? If you’re the least bit unsure, then don’t worry, many homeowners are. Keep reading and we’ll let you know if you should be considering an air conditioner replacement before things really start heating up.

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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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