December 21st, 2020
Look, we get it. You live in St Augustine, FL. You don’t need your heater much. Shoot, some years it seems like you maybe only turned in on for one cool week during the winter.
But, as minimally as you may use your heater, you do use it. You likely wouldn’t be reading this blog post if you didn’t have a heater in your home. You don’t want to pay more than you should have to in order to use it, no matter how briefly, right? If you want to truly rely on that whole-home heating system you have, then yes, you need to schedule routine maintenance tune-ups.
We’re not talking about trusting a neighbor or a general handyman. We mean true, professional heating tune-ups from trained and experienced technicians. Read on to learn more!
December 7th, 2020
Winter is right around the corner! True, that doesn’t mean much for us here in the sunshine state. “Winter?” you may scoff, “that’s something other states get, not us!”
It may be true that our “chillier” season is brief and pretty uneventful compared to our neighbors up north and in the Midwest. But the fact is that it does get cold enough to use our heaters. Given that your HVAC systems make up half of all your energy use, and you use your AC system about 9 months out of the year if not more, it makes sense you want to save as much money as possible when winter does roll around.
You can do that by using your heater as efficiently as possible. How do you do that? Read on!
November 23rd, 2020
Are you using a gas-powered furnace to warm your home this winter? This is a great choice for homeowners in our area. Our winters may be brief, but we can certainly have some chilly days and nights. And you need a powerful and safe heater to get you through the cooler temperatures. That said, there is a potential threat when it comes to gas furnaces that is important for homeowners to be aware of. A cracked heat exchanger.
Before we go any further, it’s important that we clarify—gas furnaces are not inherently dangerous, and cracked heat exchangers are a relatively rare occurrence, particularly in newer furnaces. But they are still a very real threat, which we’ll get into more detail about below. Keep in mind, you will significantly reduce the risk of ever being surprised by a problem of this magnitude by keeping up on your annual furnace maintenance sessions.
November 9th, 2020
Dirty ducts are a conundrum. On one hand, some homeowners are convinced that their dirty ducts still work after decades of neglect. If they put a hand on their air vent, they’ll still feel the heated air coming from their furnace. While we won’t argue with that sentiment, since dirty ducts can technically still work, we want to approach this from a different angle.
What if your dirty ducts are hurting your efficiency, and thus your comfort overall? This is totally a possibility, and regardless of how good your heating feels, it could very well be suffering from an efficiency problem.
Want to know more about how duct cleaning in St. Augustine, FL can reduce inefficiency and keep your system in working order? We’ll get into all the details below.
October 26th, 2020
“Wait,” you might be wondering, “furnace maintenance? In Florida?”
Well, yes. Here’s the thing… sure, we don’t use our heating systems for very long in Florida. We’re sure there have been some summers where you felt like you barely used yours for a week before temperatures crept back up. But the fact is, it does get chilly at the peak of winter, especially at night. And when that happens, you want a fully functional and efficiently operating heating system to keep you and your family comfortable.
The only way to ensure that your furnace is in great shape is by scheduling routine tune-ups for the system. Read on as we uncover 3 very important reasons you shouldn’t skip out on furnace maintenance.
October 12th, 2020
Central cooling is not just something that’s “nice to have” in our part of the country. It’s an absolute necessity, affecting not only your comfort but your quality of life. It’s also one of the most specialized features of a home. This means while the average homeowner can take on projects like tightening a bolt to fix a plumbing leak, or replacing an outlet cover in the home, they should take on projects that involve fixing their air conditioner. But that’s what we are here for!
Climate Masters provides exceptional central AC services, from quality installation to reliable repairs and maintenance. It’s important to remember, however, that even the best air conditioner on the market, that’s cared for diligently with maintenance each year, is going to suffer from natural wear and tear and you’ll probably have a repair need here or there that you weren’t expecting. This is especially true if your system is 10+ years old. So, what are some of the common central AC problems you should watch out for? Read on to learn about them!
September 28th, 2020
If you ask an HVAC contractor in almost any other part of the country, they’ll tell you the best time for air conditioner maintenance is in the spring, before you need your system the most. It’s not that this is untrue for folks in our area, but what matters the most wherever you are is that maintenance is done consistently, no matter the time of year.
In Florida, late-season AC maintenance can be necessary even if you had spring maintenance done this year, depending on just how hot and humid our summer was, and what kind of shape your air conditioner is in, age and repair wise. Ultimately, maintenance helps your system work more efficiently and last longer. So, regardless of the time of year, if you haven’t had a tune-up in a year or so, go ahead and schedule it now! Read on to learn why this service is so important.
September 14th, 2020
Central air conditioning isn’t just something that’s “nice to have” in any area of Florida. It’s an absolute necessity. Of course, by now, you’re probably tired of using yours. Not because it doesn’t provide comfort, but because it’s so dang expensive, right? After all, HVAC use accounts for about half of all utility costs. It makes sense you’d like to use less energy in order to save money. What if we told you there was a way to do so without sacrificing comfort?
Actually, there are a number of ways to do so without sacrificing comfort! All it takes is boosting the efficiency of your central air conditioning system. Read on as we tell you how to do just that.
August 31st, 2020
Air conditioning in St. Augustine, FL is important. This is no secret. You live here and you experience all the high heat of summer. Because of this, you know that getting cool isn’t just something that happens. In fact, it’s something that takes a great deal of time, care, and planning. If you’ve exhausted all your resources and come to realize that you need an upgrade, we’re going to be here to walk you through it.
Make sure that you invest in your air conditioning. It’s important to invest in your air conditioning across the board, but Florida heat is another beast entirely. If you don’t spend the right amount of time and money upfront you’re just going to end up paying for it later. We’re going to help you make the right decisions.
August 17th, 2020
It’s a given—homeowners all throughout Florida want to do everything they can to use their air conditioners as efficiently as possible, and subsequently spend as little as possible on their cooling costs. Nobody wants to pay more than necessary to cool their home, after all.
Unfortunately, in the quest to find out how to reduce cooling, homeowners often come across some well-intentioned tips that aren’t great tips at all. In fact, they’ll have the opposite effect of what you actually want. Believing the following myths can lead to AC inefficiencies and higher energy bills.