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

AC Installation: Packaged HVAC System Versus Split

Monday, November 8th, 2021

rooftop-packaged-hvac-unitsWhether you have a home with a flat roof and little yard space, or you own and operate a commercial space that can’t afford to have valuable parking lot real estate taken up, packaged HVAC units provide a solution to the cooling and heating needs of many properties throughout St Augustine and the surrounding communities.

If your property doesn’t accommodate a traditional split air conditioner–split meaning one outdoor unit and one indoor air handler–then you can opt for the installation of a packaged HVAC system. Unsure of how this works or benefits you? Read on to learn more!

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The Most Common Central AC Repair Needs

Monday, October 25th, 2021

smiling-technician-working-on-outdoor-ac-unitEven talking about “Autumn” in Florida is almost laughable. Our weather doesn’t typically cool off until January, and even then we’re lucky if we can use our heating systems for a few weeks. That said, it’s obviously super important that our air conditioners stay in the best shape possible! This starts with routine maintenance.

At least once a year, you should have your central air conditioner professionally tuned-up. During a maintenance tune-up, our technicians comprehensively inspect, adjust, and clean your air conditioner inside and out. When we inspect it, we check for signs of wear and tear. From there we can alert you to any small problems so you have the chance to schedule component replacements before this wear and tear leads to a much bigger repair emergency.

Following an annual maintenance schedule can actually help you avoid up to 85% of the repairs your central air conditioner may ever need! Additionally, maintenance helps the system work as efficiently as possible, for as long as possible. But whether you’re alerted during maintenance to repair needs or you suspect there might be an issue with your central AC system, what are the other 15 % of repairs you’ll likely need at some point? Read on to find out!

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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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