Climate Masters Blog

“I Tuned-Up My Heat Pump in Fall, Does It Need Another Tune-Up?”

March 30th, 2020

ductless-heat-pump-air-handler-on-floorSpringtime is here—it’s the time of year that we encourage homeowners to schedule their annual maintenance for their air conditioners. We do so this time of the year because it’s a season when HVAC technicians aren’t as busy with emergency calls—while we never get a huge reprieve from the heat, temperatures are on the relatively mild side for now.

This means it’s easier to schedule a convenient appointment for technicians to come to your home to ensure that your AC system is ready for the summer heat. But, what if you utilize a heat pump? Perhaps you had maintenance done a while back, does it really need another maintenance appointment?

Yes! Read on to learn why.

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Use Your AC as Efficiently As Possible with These Tips!

March 16th, 2020

technician-servicing-air-conditionerWhile other parts of the country are still using their heaters on a fairly regular basis, here in Florida we’re ready to say hello to our air conditioners again for another 9 months or so. That’s a lot of work for your air conditioner to go through! Is it ready?

See, the issue with blasting your air conditioner day after day is that in our climate, it pretty much runs nonstop. This means wear and tear happens faster and efficiency is reduced. Therefore, you’ll see yourself calling for repairs often and potentially even dealing with an air conditioner replacement long before the typical 10-15 year lifespan.

This doesn’t have to be the case, however! There are plenty of ways you can boost your AC efficiency that in turn will mean you actually use it less—and it will last longer as a result! Keep reading for some great efficiency-boosting tips.

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Have You Scheduled Your AC Tune-Up?

March 2nd, 2020

technician-working-on-outdoor-ac-unitRelatively speaking, it’s still fairly cool out for now. In fact, you may even still be using your heating system pretty consistently at night. But we do live in Florida after all, which means soon enough your attention will turn to your cooling needs. When that happens, don’t you want to make sure that your air conditioner is well prepared for all the work that’s about to be expected of it?

The #1 method of doing this is by scheduling maintenance for this very important home comfort appliance. Maintenance allows our technicians to fully inspect, clean, and adjust your system—plus we’ll check for repair needs so you can schedule them right away and mitigate emergencies later on down the line.

Wondering if maintenance is really worth it? Read on!

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End-of-Season Heating System Care

February 17th, 2020

technician-working-on-furnaceWe can’t exactly say our weather around here is predictable, but we can say that you typically don’t have to worry about using your heater much longer this season. Before you shut if off though, it’s important to tackle any heating repair needs that might be lingering—delaying these can be a big mistake.

Ignoring problems within your heater can result in much bigger issues, and could leave you with a completely broken down heater when you need it this time next year. Depending on the circumstances—i.e. if the problem is ductwork related—the problem you’re having could even impact your air conditioner, too.

How do you know if you have heater problems that need attention, though? Read on and learn about some of the symptoms of heating system problems.

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Potential Ductless Heating Repairs to Be Aware Of

February 3rd, 2020

ductless-air-handlerAre you considering a more efficient way of heating your home? Considering how briefly we deal with chilly temperatures when compared to the rest of the country, it makes sense that you want to pay as little as possible for your heating needs.

If you’re looking for a new and better performing heating system, and you also could use an air conditioner upgrade, you’d do well to consider the installation of a ductless heating and cooling system! These are year-round HVAC systems that don’t require any ducts—they eliminate air quality problems that other HVAC systems can present and allow for effective cooling and heating.

That is, if they’re installed correctly.

Without professional installation, you can run into a number of unique ductless heating repair needs. Of course, even with professional service, eventually your system will need a repair or two due to wear and tear. But it’s important to be aware of just how severe repair needs can be without a pro on your side.

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Signs of Impending Furnace Failure

January 20th, 2020

vent-in-wall-near-floorIs your furnace about to go? They don’t last forever, but trust us, we know the stress of dealing with a failing furnace when you need it! True, St Augustine residents don’t struggle with chilly temperatures nearly as much as in other parts of the country. However, the contrast in temperature during the winter absolutely necessitates a fully functional heating system.

And that’s where we come in! When you trust our team for your installation, and maintenance, services, you can count on a reliable system. But again, there’s going to come a time where replacement is just necessary. It’s important that you not ignore the signs this is the case, as doing so can become a safety issue—particularly if you have a gas-powered furnace.

So, what are these signs? Read on!

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Boost Heating Efficiency This Winter!

January 6th, 2020

money-symbol-on-seesaw-with-house-animationWinter is officially here! Sure, that doesn’t mean much for those of us in the state of Florida, but given the stark contrast in temperatures between summer and winter, functioning heaters are a necessity.

As necessary as they might be, however, nobody wants to pay an arm and a leg to use theirs. Particularly considering how much we all spend to keep our homes cool in the summertime. Excess spending can be a real drag!

The good news is, you don’t have to forgo heating system use in order to save money. There are some simple tips you can follow that will boost heating efficiency in your home and therefore cut costs.

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Heat Pump Won’t Switch Modes? Here’s Why!

December 23rd, 2019

logo-of-sun-and-snowflakeWhen it comes to the weather in Florida, it’s fairly predictable—it’s always hot, right?

Well, if you’ve lived in our area for even just a year or two, you know that’s not always the case. Sure, we don’t get snow in the fall and winter like other states along the east coast. But when temperatures drop, the contrast is enough to make us very thankful for our heating systems.

One of the most common types of heaters used within our climate is the heat pump system—because we do have mild winters but very hot summers, the refrigerant process of a heat pump is the perfect year-round, 2-in-1 HVAC system.

If you already have one in your home, you’re using one of the most efficient heaters you can find! Though, if you’re reading this particular blog post, it likely means you found it won’t switch to heating mode. Why is this happening?

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Have a Happy Holiday with a Safe Furnace

December 9th, 2019

gas-burners-of-a-furnaceIf there’s anything we can say with confidence about your heater here in the St. Augustine area, it’s that you want yours to operate as efficiently as possible, right? We may not need to run our heaters as often or as long as other parts of the country—but when we do run ours, we need it to operate well and not cost an arm and a leg.

More important than that, however, is how safely your furnace operates, and yours may not be, if it has a cracked heat exchanger.

Furnaces are not dangerous appliances. They wouldn’t be so widely used and sold if they were. But if you are using a gas-powered heating system and not properly caring for it, it can become dangerous, especially as it ages. And the most common reason for this danger is a cracked heat exchanger in a furnace older than 10-15 years old. Read on to learn more!

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Why Should You Have Your Ductwork Professionally Cleaned?

November 25th, 2019

duct-being-cleanedHaving your ductwork cleaned may seem like a minor, maybe even unimportant, task. But, it can have big results! Most homeowners underestimate just how vital duct cleaning can be to ensure the proper operation of their heating and cooling systems.

While it might seem like ducts are just a small part of your entire HVAC system, they’re pretty important. If you want to keep your climate control system functioning as best they can, and keep your indoor air quality high throughout the years, then you should make sure you get your ducts professionally cleaned on a routine basis.

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