July 19th, 2021
Several perks come with living in Florida. You have access to some of the best fresh seafood restaurants that the country offers, and the tropical climate keeping you warm and toasty throughout the year. The unfortunate tradeoff that you have to contend with is the uncomfortably high humidity levels that come from being so close to the sea all the time.
Too much moisture inside the house can become a major problem for you. Are you worried about excess moisture in your basement? Have you been noticing any strange and musty odors when you go to the basement? Do you find your allergies acting up?
Excessive humidity levels, warm temperatures, and dark environments are ideal conditions for mold and mildew growth inside the basement. These two are the reason you might smell musty odors coming from your basement, and they contribute to high allergen levels inside the house.
You might want to consider investing in a St Augustine, FL dehumidifier to fix the problem. The right whole-house dehumidifier can be an effective tool to help you control humidity levels inside the house.
July 5th, 2021
Summer is officially here, though for us Florida residents, is summer ever really over?
Pretty much any time of the year around our parts is a good time to ensure your air conditioner is ready to handle the heat through professional maintenance. But what if your older system has been experiencing problems over the years? Could it be time for you to replace yours? If you’re considering the installation of a new air conditioner this year, then this is the blog post for you!
Something we’ve noticed about homeowners is they typically think that they should get the biggest and most powerful air conditioner on the market for their home. Maybe your air conditioners of the past haven’t seemed to do their job and you think a stronger powered one will do the trick.
Unfortunately, size really does matter when it comes to your new air conditioner, whether it’s too small or too big. Read on to learn more!
June 21st, 2021
Summer is officially upon us… though in our parts it’s pretty much always summer, right? So when you use your home’s central air conditioning system, you want to do so as efficiently, and therefore as affordably, as possible. Hopefully, you had your spring tune-up done already so your air conditioner has its best chance of operating well all summer long. If not, don’t worry! It’s not too late—give our team a call to schedule your next tune-up.
Even without your maintenance tune-up though, there are still actions you can take that will increase the efficiency of your air conditioner and therefore lower your overall energy costs. Keep reading as we uncover some tips on how to achieve more efficient AC use.
June 7th, 2021
We talk about maintenance tune-ups a lot here at Climate Masters, and for good reason! Tune-ups allow our professionals to fully inspect, clean, and adjust components within your HVAC system that need it. This helps those systems perform more effectively and efficiently. Ultimately, this saves you money as you have fewer repair needs and your air conditioner will even last longer. Who doesn’t want to save money on their air conditioning when they live somewhere like Florida? The good news is, it’s really easy to do so.
Of course, it’s one thing for us to tell you that you should schedule tune-ups, but it’s another story to explain why and to explain what actually happens during these tune-ups. Read on as we uncover the general steps we take when maintaining your air conditioner.
May 24th, 2021
We often get asked if UV air purifiers, also called UV germicidal lights or simply UV lights, are worth the investment. Not only are they, they might actually be the best way to clean your indoor air.
Look, there are a number of particles and contaminants that can negatively impact the health of your indoor air. In fact, your indoor air may be more polluted than the air outside if you don’t have the right air quality products in place. And UV germicidal lights could be just the product you need.
May 10th, 2021
Maintenance is one of those services that when you hear an HVAC professional suggest, you might want to just dismiss. Unless something is severely wrong with your air conditioner that’s causing it to function improperly, you probably don’t want to spend money that you don’t have to spend, right?
But the fact of the matter is, when you skip maintenance you might very well find yourself spending money you shouldn’t have to spend. Maintenance for your air conditioner is just as essential as maintenance for your car. If you want either to do their job as effectively and efficiently as expected, then you need to provide it with preventative care.
April 26th, 2021
There are many problems that can impact a home that you might classify as “minor.” It’s true, some problems aren’t very big. However, when it comes to your air conditioning system, there’s no issue that you’ll want to just brush off without having a professional at least look at your system. Refrigerant loss is one of those problems.
Refrigerant is the component that literally makes the cooling process possible. If you have reason to believe that your system is losing refrigerant, it’s time to give us a call. The longer you wait to do so, the bigger risk there is of serious damage happening to your AC—most likely to the compressor, which is the heart of your cooling system. But, how do you know if your system is losing refrigerant? And why does it matter?
April 12th, 2021
Ductwork is one of those things that not many homeowners pay too much attention to. We can’t say we blame you—it’s out of sight and out of mind, right? That is, unless something goes drastically wrong with them.
“What could go drastically wrong?” you ask.
Your ductwork can suffer from pinhole leaks due to extreme heat in the attic where they’re installed, poor installation to begin with, or even from rodents and other pests. You could also have loose joints in your air ducts or even a buildup of dust, dirt, and other contaminants that could harm not only your indoor air quality but also the efficiency and efficacy of your HVAC system.
But of course, you probably don’t want to wait until there is a problem with your air ducts to manage that problem, right? Fortunately, most problems can be prevented with professional duct testing.
March 29th, 2021
Springtime is officially here, and soon enough temperatures will start soaring. This means you want to make sure that your air conditioner is well prepared for the heat. In most cases, this means ensuring that you have professional maintenance done. Maintenance allows our technicians to thoroughly inspect, clean, and adjust components of your cooling system. All of this helps it work as effectively and efficiently as possible!
In some cases, though, this is the time of year that homeowners realize they need a new air conditioner. If you’re one of these folks, you may be tempted to go out and buy the biggest air conditioner you can find within your budget.
We really want to discourage you from doing this though, as bigger does not always equal better. In fact, an air conditioner that’s too large can be more detrimental to system efficiency than one that’s too small. And that’s what you should know about central AC installation—that size matters!
Read on to learn more.
March 15th, 2021
It may seem odd for us to be talking about heating at all, during this time of the year. After all, it’s not like we need our heaters once spring hits. But if your heater was struggling this past winter, then it’s not a bad idea to look into your replacement options sooner rather than later. This is especially true if you’re considering a heat pump system—that is, a system that operates not only as a heater, but as an air conditioner as well!
Ductless systems have become increasingly popular for climates like ours—where summers are stifling hot and winters are mild (not to mention short). But, is a ductless system right for your specific home? These systems operate on heat pump technology, and as the name implies do not rely on a network of ducts. Rather, they consist of one outdoor condenser unit connected via refrigerant, power, and condensate lines to up to 4 indoor air handlers that can be mounted on the walls inside your home.
These systems have what’s called a reversing valve, which is the component that allows you to switch between heating and cooling mode.
But is this right for your home? Read on to find out!