October 16th, 2017
While most of the rest of the country prepares for the heating season, we continue to rely on our air conditioners to keep us cool during the daylight hours. While comfort is important, of course, so is cost-effectiveness. Nobody likes to choose between getting a massive bill at the end of every month or going without climate control. Fortunately, there are a couple of different things that you can do to help improve your air conditioner efficiency. Read on to find out how!
October 2nd, 2017
The weather may be cooling off ever so slightly, but you’re probably still not going to have to use your heater any time soon. It’s important that you keep a close watch on your air conditioner for as long as you’re using it, to make sure that it’s still up to the task of keeping your home cool for the foreseeable future. If not, it’s a good idea to replace it now rather than wait for it to break down entirely. There are a number of symptoms that may indicate that it’s time for a new air conditioner, some of which are listed below.
September 18th, 2017
Having a problem with your current cooling system? Air conditioner decide to break down on you in the middle of a heat wave? Summer is just about the worst time to have your cooling system break down on you. It’s also the time of year when it’s most likely to happen. The good news is that if you do have to replace your cooling system this summer, there are a lot of different options to choose from. Let’s go over a few of the options you have available to you, and their different advantages.
September 4th, 2017
Florida often seems as though it doesn’t even have seasons. Winter, for us, tends to just mean that things are a little cooler and wetter than normal. Still, we do have some days when it’s work using a heating system. If you plan on using your heat pump at all during the coming fall and winter seasons, you should make sure that you schedule maintenance for it in the next few weeks.
August 21st, 2017
Have you noticed your air conditioner turning itself on and off every couple of minutes? If so, you have a pretty big problem. That behavior is short cycling, and it’s not something you want to allow to continue for any length of time. The first thing you should do when you notice this behavior is shut down the air conditioner and call for repairs. Let’s have a look at what causes short cycling, and why it’s such a serious threat to the air conditioner.
August 7th, 2017
Summer is just about the worst time to have your air conditioner develop issues. Unfortunately, it’s also the time when the system is most likely to have problems. You may not be able to totally prevent issues from occurring with your AC, but you can do your best to prevent any problems that do develop from getting worse. One of the most obvious signs that your air conditioner is having issues is a drop in output. Have a look at some of the reasons why this might be happening, below.
July 24th, 2017
The weather is only going to get hotter over the next few weeks, which means you’re going to be relying on your heat pump that much more to keep your home cool. More demand means more stress, which means a greater opportunity for issues to occur. You may not be able to fully mitigate the chances of a problem developing with your heat pump, but you can reduce the damage as much as possible. The best way to do that is to call for repairs as soon as you notice a warning sign that something is wrong with your system. Have a look at some of the warning signs that your heat pump is in need of repair.
July 10th, 2017
Summer is here, and you’re probably using your heat pump quite a bit more often than you normally do. More use means more strain on the system, which means a higher chance of problems developing. If you want to keep your heat pump in good shape throughout the summer, and cut down on your operating costs significantly, it’s a good idea to schedule maintenance for the system. This applies even if you have had your heat pump professionally checked in the last year.
June 26th, 2017
In the middle of summer, it is pretty easy to think that staying cool is the only thing you need to focus on for your home. However, you also need to take steps to ensure that your indoor air quality stays high. Low indoor air quality can dramatically impact both your health and comfort levels all year-round. This is especially problematic during the summer, when people will often cut off the fresh air flowing into their homes by shutting doors and windows. Fortunately, there is a way to improve your indoor air quality without sacrificing climate control.
Most people have low indoor air quality because they have high amounts of microscopic airborne contaminants in their air supply. The average home has all kinds of airborne contaminants floating around in it, including dust, dander, mold spores, germs, and pollen. Long term exposure to these kinds of contaminants can cause a wide range of negative effects, from the flu to asthma. The best way to address these contaminants is to install an air filter or air purifier.
June 12th, 2017
Summer is more or less here, even if we’re not in the hottest months of the year yet. You’re probably starting to use your heat pump more and more often these days, which means you’re putting a lot of strain on the system. If your system is close to the end of its life, you should probably replace it now. You don’t want to have it break down on you in the middle of a hot day. Have a look at these 3 indications that you need to install a new heat pump in your home.