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

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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3 Reasons Not to Neglect Your AC As Temps Cool

Monday, November 26th, 2018

white question mark in blue circle on white backgroundThis is it! Temperatures are finally cooling down a bit and we’ll get some reprieve. What’s more, our air conditioners will get some reprieve, and as a result, so will our energy bills. This is a huge relief to most homeowners throughout Florida, who of course use their cooling systems far more than they do their heaters.

But it’s important to remember that because of this fact, your cooling system goes under a lot of stress, for nearly 9 months (and sometimes longer when we’re having a “winter” heat wave). As a result, it can accumulate wear and tear beyond what’s standard for the average AC system. Annual preventive maintenance will help fend off the costliest and most emergent of air conditioning repairs in Live Oak, FL, but even if you had this done last spring, that doesn’t mean you should neglect your air conditioner now as the cooling season ends.

In fact, here are 3 solid reasons not to!

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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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