Climate Masters Blog: Archive for the ‘Air Conditioning’ Category

AC Tips for Boosting Efficiency and Preventing Repairs

Monday, June 22nd, 2020

two-technicians-working-on-ac-outdoor-unitIf you’ve lived in Florida for even just a year, then you know the heavy workout your air conditioner gets, especially in the peak of summer. Fortunately, these systems are very durable and designed to handle the heat—when they’re cared for as they should be.

When your air conditioner isn’t properly cared for, you will likely find yourself paying a lot more for cooling than you should have to. You might also find yourself calling for repairs a lot more than you should have to! There’s good news though—there are methods out there to not only boost efficiency and therefore lower your energy costs, but also prevent repairs. Read on!

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“Why Must I Change my Air Filter?”

Monday, June 8th, 2020

man-holding-air-filterIf you think the only reason you should change your air filter is due to the allergens and particles in your indoor air, you’re only partially right.

Many homeowners do, in fact, assume that a dirty air filter is an issue because it keeps the air in their homes dirty, and that this is why we advise to change that air filter every 1-3 months. So if you aren’t suffering from allergies in the moment, this means your air filter is fine where it is, right?

Well, not quite—you see, while an air filter does help with indoor air quality, this is not actually its intended purpose. Rather, it is in place to protect the interior components of your air conditioner, or forced air heater. Read on to learn more, and to get the answer as to why you must change your air filter.

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AC Sounds You Don’t Want to Hear

Monday, May 25th, 2020

woman-covering-her-earsAir conditioners are fairly quiet systems—at least in the last handful of years they’ve been manufactured to operate as quietly as possible, especially if you have an inverter drive central air conditioner. However, no cooling system will ever be silent—you’ll always hear the outdoor unit cycling on and off, and you’ll never miss the whoosh of air coming through your room vents.

There are, however, many sounds you don’t want to hear coming from your air conditioner, which indicates there’s something wrong with your AC and the problem won’t go away on its own. Be sure to contact our pros at the first sign of trouble. In the meantime, read on as we uncover some of the most common AC sounds we get called about, and be sure to schedule reliable repairs with our trusted team.

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“Help! My Cooling System Won’t Cool”

Monday, April 27th, 2020

woman-sitting-on-couch-in-front-of-fan-looking-very-hotSummer hasn’t officially started, but for those of us in Florida, does it ever really end?

It’s no secret that residents around here use their air conditioners a good majority of the year. So, if you discover that yours isn’t reliably blowing cold air like it used to, you undoubtedly have a problem on your hands.

Read on as we uncover what could be going on with your system. The good news is, it may be something relatively minor that you can resolve on your own. But you should never assume this!

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Signs of Cooling System Troubles

Monday, April 13th, 2020

cooling-ventWhen you live in a climate like ours, air conditioning systems aren’t just a luxury, they’re a necessity. If you want comfort and a decent quality of life, you need yours to work impeccably.

Well, just like any other important appliance or piece of equipment, the only way it can work impeccably is if it’s well cared for. One method of caring for your air conditioner is keeping up on your annual maintenance appointments. Maintenance allows our technicians to thoroughly inspect, clean, and adjust your system, all while checking for repair needs.

Taking care of those repair needs right away will reduce your risk of running into a major emergency later on. In fact, maintenance can actually prevent up to 85% of the repairs a cooling system might even need! This doesn’t mean, however, that an air conditioner can’t have repair needs between tune-ups, and this is why you should know the signs of cooling system troubles. We’ve covered a few below!

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Use Your AC as Efficiently As Possible with These Tips!

Monday, 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?

Monday, 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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Is There Ever a Bad Time to Replace Your AC?

Monday, October 14th, 2019

outside-ac-unit-with-tools-on-topInvesting in a new air conditioning system isn’t exactly cheap, no matter how affordable of a system you find. But this is definitely one of the most important investments you’ll make for your home, given the constant heat we have to deal with. There’s no denying that we deal with a lot of sunny and hot weather around here… so if you need a new air conditioner, you need it now!

Having an efficient and effective air conditioner installed in your home is the only way you’ll be able to live as comfortably as you deserve. There are a lot of great air conditioners on the market today, and your technicians will ensure yours is properly installed. But when should this installation be? After all, it seems like any time we do it it’s going to mean an interruption in service, right? In St. Augustine, maybe, but there are some signs that indicate you just shouldn’t wait any longer on your cooling system replacement. These signs are as follows.

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Signs That Your Home Is Ready for an AC Upgrade

Monday, September 30th, 2019

very-old-ac-outdoor-unit

Summer is “officially” over, but that doesn’t mean a lot for us here in Florida, as we contend with warmer temperatures throughout the next few months. How’s your air conditioner doing? Is it showing any signs that it might not make it through another year of service?

If it is, you may want to start considering an AC upgrade. The last thing you need is to be without your air conditioner any longer than you have to be in the middle of a hot day, but if you neglect signs of AC disrepair or an AC that might need to be replaced, this can very well happen.

We’ve shared some signs below that might indicate it’s time for you to upgrade your air conditioner!

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Beware Your AC If It’s Making These Noises

Monday, September 16th, 2019

vent-on-wallIt would be great if we had air conditioners that could self-diagnose themselves when something was wrong, and send us a notification about exactly what the problem is and how much it will cost to have a professional fix it.

But alas, this is not the case—at least, not yet. This may be a reality in the future, but in the meantime, we all have to rely on other methods for our air conditioners to send warning signs that something is amiss. Perhaps it’s a drop in cooling power or an unexpected increase in utility bills. It may even be that the circuit breakers for the indoor and outdoor units are constantly tripping.

One of the most common signs that something is wrong with an air conditioning system is strange, unfamiliar sounds. What qualifies? Truthfully, anything that’s outside of the normal hum of the fans and the occasional clicking as the system comes on and shuts down. So, what sounds are we talking about? Keep reading to find out!

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