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

5 Sounds You Don’t Want Your AC Making

Monday, May 23rd, 2022

woman-holding-hand-to-ear-to-listenThe sound of your AC kicking on is one of the sweetest sounds in the world… unless you hear one of the noises we’re about to mention below.

There are many reasons why your AC might start making strange noises, but all of them point to the need for a technician. Having a professional take a look at your AC can get to the root of the problem quickly, without costing you more time, money, or comfort than it needs to.  

At Climate Masters, we always encourage homeowners to schedule a springtime tune-up to make sure their AC is in top shape for summer. If you have already started to run your air conditioner and notice any of these sounds, don’t hesitate to give us a call.

Let’s take a closer look at sounds you never want to hear from your AC and what they might mean.

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What Actually Happens During AC Maintenance?

Monday, May 9th, 2022

two-technicians-working-on-outside-ac-unitYou’ve likely read how important AC maintenance is, but do you actually know why? Because it’s such a technical job, most people leave it to the professionals and never ask for details. But understanding AC maintenance, what it does, and how it works, can actually help you take better care of your system.

Maintenance is one of the most in-demand and much-needed services for anyone who has an air conditioner, especially here in Florida. 

At Climate Masters, we offer AC maintenance whenever you need it, and we always encourage our customers to book their next maintenance call early to keep their system running smoothly.

In this post, we want to fill you in on what really happens when you schedule AC maintenance and why it’s so important.

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Don’t Believe This Refrigerant Myth

Monday, April 25th, 2022

refrigerant-lineWhen your air conditioner stops cooling your home efficiently, you might suspect it’s run out of refrigerant. This chemical substance is responsible for cooling heat from warm air before it’s sent into your home. 

But it turns out that most people’s idea of refrigerant isn’t actually true! The biggest myth about refrigerant is that it “runs out” from normal use. 

Air conditioning systems are manufactured with enough refrigerant to last their entire lifespan. That can be up to 10 or 15 years! 

So, if you suspect that refrigerant has vanished from your unit, chances are you’re dealing with something else instead: a leak.

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How a Professional Installs an Air Conditioner

Monday, April 11th, 2022

technician-smiling-and-talking-to-woman-by-ac-outdoor-unitYou likely know that a professional is the best person to trust when it comes to your air conditioner installation. But what really sets a professional apart from a handyman or even a DIY job? 

Professionals are HVAC specialists, and they’ve spent years learning how to install and optimize all types of air conditioning for homes and businesses. 

There is an understandable pressure to get an AC installation ASAP, which is why we pride ourselves on offering quick and reliable service to our customers.

DIY may seem like an affordable option, but it comes with major risks to your personal safety and home that aren’t worth taking.

Knowing what a professional AC installation entails helps you guarantee quality when you hire a company. It also provides a greater understanding of the skills and expertise needed to get the job done right. 

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Why Size Matters With Your Air Conditioner

Monday, March 28th, 2022

outside-ac-unitWhen it comes to your home’s air conditioner, size plays a bigger role than you may realize. 

Air conditioning units must be properly sized to fit the space they’re designed to cool. If they’re too big, you will pay more money for average performance. Too small and they fail to effectively control your home’s temperature. 

So, what do you need to get your AC size just right? It’s a matter of understanding air conditioner loads. Our professionals in St. Augustine, FL, are able to perform expert calculations to ensure every client’s AC is the perfect size for their property. 

Before you give us a call, though, let’s explore the importance of size and how it affects your air conditioner. 

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Now Is the Time for This Important Air Conditioning Service

Monday, February 28th, 2022

two-technicians-working-on-air-conditionerAC systems suffer from natural wear and tear through use. Hence they need regular professional attention to work optimally. And having a professional check, your AC regularly helps the specialist identify developing problems. 

Our experts can fix the issues on time before they advance and cost you more. Read on as we outline why you should have professional air conditioner maintenance now.

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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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