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

2 Reasons That Professional Duct Cleaning Is Worth It

Monday, October 11th, 2021

ductwork-being-cleaned-outIf you’re anything like the average homeowner, you probably don’t think very much about the ductwork running through your home. This makes sense! After all, ductwork is usually hidden up in attics, in the crawlspace, or even behind drywall. You shouldn’t really need to think about your air ducts that much, let alone what condition they’re in.

However, it is actually important to think about this from time to time. They do need some attention after all. You do not need to know all the ins and outs, but there are some things we’d like to share with you about how dirty ductwork can impact your indoor air quality, as well as your HVAC efficiency. Read on to learn more about these two reasons that professional duct cleaning is totally worth it.

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How to Boost Your Central AC Efficiency

Monday, September 27th, 2021

two-techs-working-on-air-conditionerAre you constantly monitoring your thermostat? Have your power bills suddenly increased? Climate Masters has 27 years of expertise providing air conditioning service in St. Augustine, FL. We know a thing or two about keeping air conditioning units running efficiently and we are happy to share our knowledge with you. 

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“End” of Season AC Repair Needs to Be Aware Of

Monday, September 13th, 2021

two-techs-working-on-ac-unitIf you’ve lived in Florida for even just a year, you know that there really isn’t such thing as “fall” or “winter”… at least not how our neighbors up north understand it. Fall foliage and warm cozy fires, while it snows outside just, aren’t a thing here.

So when you see advice on what to do with your air conditioner at the “end” of the season, you probably laugh! Still though, because of how much we actually use our air conditioners, it’s actually even more important that you read blog posts like this. Since your air conditioner got a lot of work this past season and still has a lot of work to go through, it’s important to be aware of repair needs it might have. Knowing the signs that your air conditioner needs repair and getting them on your schedule now can save you a headache and an expensive bill later. Read on to learn what AC repair needs we’re talking about.

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The Steps of Air Conditioner Maintenance

Monday, August 16th, 2021

two-techs-working-on-air-conditionerIf you’re a regular follower of our blog, then you already know we talk about maintenance … a lot! This is because of how important the service is. Many homeowners mistake this as a sort of “luxury” service that only people who can truly afford it get for their heaters and air conditioners. However, maintenance is a necessity for many reasons.

For instance, maintenance helps our professionals spot small issues with your air conditioner before they grow into much bigger ones. In turn, this helps your system operate smoother and last longer, which is great news for your budget. But what actually happens during maintenance? What is it our professionals actually do?

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Signs That It’s Time for a New Air Conditioner

Monday, August 2nd, 2021

man-and-daughter-looking-at-ductless-air-handlerYour air conditioner will show signs of wear and tear as it gets older. Breakdowns will also become a common occurrence with time.

Many of these problems can be fixed with a reliable AC service in St. Augustine, FL. However, sooner or later you will need to ask yourself whether you should continue getting the AC repaired or simply buy a completely new model.

In this blog post, we’ll look at the different signs of trouble from your AC which show that you need to get it replaced with a new unit.

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Why Size Matters with Your New AC Installation

Monday, July 5th, 2021

air-conditioner-outside-unitSummer 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! 

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How to Achieve More Efficient AC Use

Monday, June 21st, 2021

outside-ac-unit-with-clipboard-on-topSummer 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.

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What Happens During Your Air Conditioner Tune-Up?

Monday, June 7th, 2021

two-technicians-working-on-outdoor-ac-unitWe 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.

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Have You Scheduled This Important AC Service Yet?

Monday, May 10th, 2021

two-techs-working-on-ac-systemMaintenance 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.

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Refrigerant Loss: Why It Happens and What It Means

Monday, April 26th, 2021

refrigerant-lineThere 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?

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