July 6th, 2020
The short answer to this is, “no!” Well, okay, maybe it’s not that simple. If your air conditioner has completely broken down to the point that it’s beyond repair, then it is too late for maintenance. However, you can avoid this with consistent tune-ups, no matter the time of the year.
Air conditioning maintenance is something we typically recommend our customers have done in the early spring, given how consistently warm our weather is and how much work our cooling systems go through. Having maintenance done this early gives your air conditioner the best chance of making it through the entire summer season without the need for sudden repairs. Plus, it alerts us to small repair needs so you can get them on your schedule right away.
But as we said, consistency is what’s important. As long as you’re having AC maintenance done at least once a year (or twice a year if you have a year-round heat pump system). Read on as we illustrate why this is so important.
June 22nd, 2020
If 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!
June 8th, 2020
If 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.
May 25th, 2020
Air 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.
May 11th, 2020
Also referred to as the ductless mini-split, the ductless system is known for its efficiency, efficacy, and space-saving nature. They provide residents throughout St. Augustine and beyond with year-round comfort, all with just the flip of a switch—something we’ll expand on later in this post.
Choosing the right air conditioner, or even heating system as seldom used as it may be, can be an overwhelming process. Going ductless is just one option among many, but if it’s one you’re considering, then this post may help you make your final decision. Read on!
April 27th, 2020
Summer 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!
April 13th, 2020
When 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!
March 30th, 2020
Springtime is here—it’s the time of year that we encourage homeowners to schedule their annual maintenance for their air conditioners. We do so this time of the year because it’s a season when HVAC technicians aren’t as busy with emergency calls—while we never get a huge reprieve from the heat, temperatures are on the relatively mild side for now.
This means it’s easier to schedule a convenient appointment for technicians to come to your home to ensure that your AC system is ready for the summer heat. But, what if you utilize a heat pump? Perhaps you had maintenance done a while back, does it really need another maintenance appointment?
Yes! Read on to learn why.
March 16th, 2020
While 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.
March 2nd, 2020
Relatively 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!