Climate Masters Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Ponte Vedra’

Should You Get a Dual Fuel System Installed?

Monday, December 5th, 2022

Dual fuel system installed – say that ten times fast! Luckily, a dual fuel system is way less complicated than the name implies. While it doesn’t get too cold here in Florida, we do face some chilly days when winter sets in. And you want to stay warm inside your home no matter how frigid the temperatures are outside.

Dual fuel heating systems are gaining popularity as more homeowners look for hybrid options that can utilize both electricity and natural gas or propane. These systems can maximize the benefits of each energy source to increase your heater’s efficiency and offer better results. If hybrid heater installation in Ponte Vedra piques your interest, keep reading to learn more.

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How Furnace Maintenance Prevents Repair

Monday, September 26th, 2022


technician-working-on-furnaceYour furnace is strong and durable, designed to last for many years. Furnaces are also flexible enough to work in any home with good ventilation. But they aren’t invincible. Your furnace needs regular maintenance twice per year in order to run at its best. If you find that your furnace isn’t heating as you expect or that it’s breaking down frequently, a lack of maintenance may be to blame. 

You may be tempted to ignore small problems in hopes that they will go away. Unfortunately, they won’t. They’ll only get worse with time, and this goes for both gas and electric furnaces. If you need furnace repair in Ponte Vedra, Fl, our team can help. Then we can get you on track with a scheduled maintenance plan that will keep your furnace running at its most efficient. Here’s why that’s so important. 

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Why It’s Important to Have the Air Filter in Your Furnace Changed

Monday, January 18th, 2016

One of the biggest threats to the health of your furnace is, ironically, one of the easiest to avoid. Short cycling is a behavior in which your furnace turns itself on and off every couple of minutes. This puts a massive amount of strain on the system, and if it isn’t dealt with it could easily lead to the early death of the furnace. Fortunately, if you know what to do you can drastically lower the chances of this happening to your system. Read on to find out more about why it’s important to change the air filter in your furnace.

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Do You Need a New Commercial Heating System?

Monday, December 7th, 2015

There isn’t a perfect time of year to install a new heating system in Ponte Vedra, FL, but there are certainly better ones than the holiday season. However, getting ahead of an ailing commercial heating system is a better scenario than being without the heat your commercial property needs at this time of year. What are some of the signs that indicate that it’s time for a new commercial heating system? Here are some of the more common ones:

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Do You Think Your Air Conditioner May Have a Refrigerant Leak?

Monday, November 2nd, 2015

An electro-mechanical system like your air conditioner can develop a number of problems. Among the more common problems the cooling professionals from Climate Masters see are refrigerant leaks. The thing to keep in mind about these kinds of leaks is that they aren’t always visible. This is because refrigerant runs throughout your entire AC system as it completes a cooling cycle, so a leak can develop anywhere the refrigerant is. However, there are some fairly distinct signs your AC will give if a leak has developed:

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Problems Caused by Faulty Ductwork

Monday, September 28th, 2015

Odds are, you don’t think too much about your ductwork. And to be fair, they are placed inside walls, above ceilings and in the floors so you don’t have to. They have a job to do, and as long as the job is being done, they really don’t warrant unnecessary attention. However, the key question is: how well is your ductwork doing its job, and if the answer is, “not so well,” there’s a good chance you’ve got faulty ductwork on your hands.

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Lack of Cooling: It Isn’t Just About Refrigerant

Monday, July 27th, 2015

One of the bigger misconceptions about whole home air conditioning is that any time there is a reduction in cooling, or no cooling at all, from your system,  the problem lay in a lack of refrigerant. While a refrigerant leak could certainly be a cause for these issues, a leak is only one of several possibilities for a lack of cool air in your home.

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AC System Maintenance Steps: A Basic Overview

Friday, March 13th, 2015

When spring comes around and the weather starts its climb toward the highs of summer, you need to start thinking about preparing your home’s air conditioner for the hot times ahead. ACs in Florida undergo intense work during the long summer seasons, and without maintenance from an HVAC professional to reduce wear and tear, they run the risk of poor performance, energy waste, repair issues, and even a complete breakdown leading to an early replacement. Make sure that you avoid all these problems and sign up for AC system maintenance in Ponte Vedra, FL. Call Climate Masters today and ask about our excellent maintenance program, which will also care for your heating system during the fall.

What AC maintenance entails

Although there are a number of different types of air conditioning systems for homes, they have enough similarities that most technicians will follow the same set up steps when taking care of maintaining them.

First, the technician will check on the outdoor condensing unit and the compressor to see that it has the correct operating pressure. (The compressor is perhaps the most essential component in an AC; if the compressor burns out, often the whole system much be replaced.) The technician will also take care of cleaning the condensate line and drain in the condensing unit and checks on the temperature rise across the condensing coil. If the condensing coil is dirty, the technician will detach it and wash it.

Next, the technician will check on the electrical systems of the AC, tightening any loose connections and looking for correct motor amperage and. This check also includes the thermostat to make sure that it is correctly calibrated and wired to the air conditioner.

After this, the technician will see if there is sufficient refrigerant in the system and replace any missing amount. (In some cases, refrigerant is overcharged, meaning there is too much, and the technician must remove some.)

The maintenance then focuses on the indoor cabinet, and takes care of replacing the air filter, cleaning the air handler, and seeing if the evaporator coil is in good shape. To finish, the technician will lubricate any motors that require it.

If the technician notices a repair issue at any point, he or she will notify you of it and help you arrange to have it fixed. The technician will not attempt to do any repairs unless you approve them.

The maintenance program from Climate Masters will not only keep your air conditioning sytem in great shape, it will also provide you with a 10% discount on repair costs (excluding compressors, filters, or full system replacements).

Contact us today to sign up in Ponte Vedra, FL for AC system maintenance so you will be ready for another summer.

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What Type of Fuel Is Used with Pool Heaters?

Thursday, January 29th, 2015

Pool heaters help you enjoy your pool year-round. As a homeowner, you have some choices about how to fuel your pool heater. It’s important to understand what your choices are so that you can make the best choice for you and your home. If you are looking to replace or upgrade your pool heater, a new pool heater installation in Ponte Vedra may offer you the opportunity to consider a new type of pool heater that may be a better fit for your home than your current one. Having expert experience at hand for your installation is an important part of the process, so call the people you can trust: Climate Masters.

Fuel Types

Here are the four main fuel types used with pool heaters:

Electric Resistance Heaters

As the name indicates, electric resistance pool heaters use electricity to heat the water in your pool. The way an electric resistance heater works is by heating an element called the resistor, which resides inside the heater. Water flows through the inside of the pool heater and is warmed by the resistor. The resistor can lose heat quickly during the transfer process, so electric resistance heaters are typically used for small pools, like therapy pools.

Solar Panels

Solar panels can be used to collect heat, which is how they can help heat your pool water. Pumps push the pool’s water into the solar panel where the water is heated; once it reaches a specific temperature, it is pumped back into your pool. It is recommended that you use a back-up system with a solar pool heater for cloudy days.

Gas Heaters

Gas heaters use natural gas or propane to heat the water. Inside a gas heater, a combustion chamber heats coils; the pool water passes over these coils and the heat from the coils transfers to pool water. Gas heaters have been widely-used, but gas can fluctuate in price, which can be of concern to some homeowners.

Heat Pumps

Heat pump pool heaters have become increasingly popular. Heat pumps heat by transferring heat from one location to another. An air-source or water-source heat pump can be used with a pool heater; using a small amount of electricity, these heat pumps transfer the heat they harness from either the air or the water and apply it to the pool water. However, the heating process can be slower using a heat pump than with a gas heater.

As you can see, you have a number of choices when it comes to installing a new pool heater at your Ponte Vedra home.

Need some help with your pool heater? Call Climate Masters today and schedule an appointment with one of our experts.

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A Quality Pool Heater is a Better Return on Your Investment

Monday, November 10th, 2014

Homeowners who have a pool on their property may continuously go back and forth on one question: should I install a pool heater as well? Of course, the answer to that question is not simple. You may be fine without a pool heater, as you are still able to use your pool on warmer days. But while you may not necessarily need a pool heater, wouldn’t it make your life at home a bit more relaxed?

Whether you use your pool to burn some calories or to have a little bit of fun with the family, you can benefit in many ways from a quality pool heater that allows you to utilize your pool all year round. Here’s how a high-performance heater can help your home.

Get More Out of Your Investment

When you first invested in your pool, you envisioned yourself and your family getting a lot of use out of it over the years. However, you may have come to discover that in the cooler months, nobody really has the urge to splash around in the pool. Even in the warmer months, the water can feel a tad too cool. And yet, you still spend money to clean and maintain your unused pool. You purchased a pool for your family’s enjoyment, and a pool heater is the best way to get the most out of this investment. A pool heater can also increase the property value of your home when it comes time to sell.

Choose Professionals for Installation

You should keep in mind, however, that professional installation is a must when it comes to pool heater installation. Pool heaters come in a variety of different models and sizes and must be properly sized by a technician according to your pool and climate. Furthermore, a technician can help you decide how you’d like to power your new appliance. You may be able to choose from gas-powered units, high-efficiency electric pool heaters, or heat pump pool heaters, which move heat from out of the air and into your pool and use very little electricity to do so.

For the safest and fastest professional pool heater installation in Ponte Vedra, call the experts at Climate Masters today!

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