Climate Masters Blog

Don’t Believe This Refrigerant Myth

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

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

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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The Benefits of a Ductless AC Installation

March 14th, 2022

ductless-air-handlerYou might think that a window box or central HVAC system are your only options when it comes to air conditioning, but there’s another great choice on the market. Ductless air conditioners are powerful, unintrusive devices that can bring the power of a central air conditioner to your home without the hefty cost of ductwork installation.

The efficiency and convenience of ductless ACs have already made them a hit throughout other parts of the world. In Europe and Japan, they’re the norm, allowing residents to modernize their often-historic residences with top-of-the-line air conditioning. 

From saving space to improving your home’s energy efficiency, there are many reasons why you should seek out St. Augustine, FL ductless services to upgrade your home’s cooling solutions. 

Below are five reasons why we love the ductless air conditioner and how it can benefit homeowners throughout Florida. 

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Now Is the Time for This Important Air Conditioning Service

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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The Important Benefits of Duct Testing

February 14th, 2022

duct-cleaningYes, professional duct cleaning in St Augustine, FL, is necessary. It helps you maintain the status of your air ducts. 

Air ducts circulate air from your cooling and heating systems throughout the house to guarantee you comfort. Yet, when you neglect cleaning your air ducts, the ducts may accumulate mold, pollen, dust, and other debris like fur and hair. 

So, when you turn your HVAC system, you’ll recirculate the pollutants. You may have discomforts and health issues when you inhale the contaminated air. Professional duct cleaning is necessary because of the following reasons.

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The Important Benefits of Duct Testing & Sealing

January 17th, 2022

duct-being-sealedMany American households assume that the ductwork in their house is orderly and there are no issues with them. Unfortunately, according to the US Department of Energy, most duct systems have significant or minor leaks and defects, resulting in a 30% heating and cooling loss in the average home. 

Let’s look into why ducts get problems and what you can do about it.

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When a Heat Pump Won’t Switch to Heating Mode…

January 3rd, 2022

woman-looking-scaredAlthough our evenings have gotten quite chilly over the past couple of weeks, it’s been a sort of nice relief from the weather we’ve been experiencing, right? We’re used to needing our air conditioners on an hour-by-hour basis, and paying a lot for the energy necessary to make cooling our homes possible.

Soon enough, it will be time to turn our attention away from our cooling systems and toward our heaters instead. If you have a heat pump, this means making sure it’s properly maintained for the season (it’s not too late to schedule heating maintenance this year, if you haven’t done so already!), and then switching it from cooling mode to heating mode.

Wait, what’s that? You just tried to do that and it’s still sending out cooled air through the vents? Yikes!

Okay, first off, this might not be as big of a deal as you think–we’ll cover some troubleshooting tips below. It may require professional repairs, and we’ll talk about that more below as well. Read on to learn what’s happening when your heat pump won’t switch to heating mode.

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Are You in Need of Heating Repair Services?

December 20th, 2021

animated-checklist-gifIf you’ve lived in the St Augustine area for even just a year, then you know that our “winter” season is almost laughable to our friends up north in New England and the New York area. Still though, this is even more reason for us to want to spend as little as possible on our heating systems. One way to ensure this is the case is to invest in routine annual maintenance. Maintenance allows our technicians to thoroughly inspect, clean, and adjust the components that need it inside your heating system, which will help the system perform as efficiently and effectively as it’s meant to, for as long as it’s meant to (10-15 years). This all means lower heating bills for you!

Maintenance can help you avoid up to 85% of the repairs you might ever need in your heater’s lifespan, by enabling us to catch small wear and tear problems before they grow into bigger repair emergencies. Of course, this doesn’t mean you’ll never have a repair need in between maintenance sessions. For this reason, it’s important to be aware of the symptoms of a heater in disrepair. Read on as we uncover some of the most common!

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How to Help Boost Heating Performance

December 6th, 2021

man-pointing-upward-on-green-backgroundIf you’ve lived in the area for even just a year, then you know that you don’t get a whole lot of use out of your home’s heating system. Still though, there’s no denying that when you do need it, you want it to function as efficiently and effectively as possible. There are a few ways to ensure this is the case. First off, maintenance! We can’t say enough about this service. No matter how frequently or how long you use your heating system for this year, it needs an annual professional tune-up. This allows our technicians to thoroughly clean, adjust, and inspect the components that need it.

Maintenance tune-ups not only help your heater work more efficiently, but they also extend the lifespan of your heater, and reduce repair needs by as much as 85%. And maintenance is just the beginning in helping your heater to work as efficiently as possible this winter and every winter throughout the system’s lifetime. Read on to see how to help boost your heater’s performance!

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