Climate Masters Blog: Posts Tagged ‘St. Johns’

3 Ways to Keep the Entire Family Cool this Summer

Monday, July 4th, 2016

It’s hot and humid outside and all you hear is complaints. Has the air conditioner broken down? Is it still working but barely? Is it cool but also clammy inside? There is plenty that can go wrong with your AC, and it’s frustrating when you’re in charge of making sure it works correctly.

Your air conditioning system in St. Johns, FL may be working as hard as it can, but sometimes it’s not enough. If your family needs to cool down this July, here are some tried-and-true ways: 

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Do I Need a Separate Dehumidifier if I Have an Air Conditioner?

Monday, May 30th, 2016

It’s a little-known fact that air conditioning systems have a bit of a dehumidifying effect, which is great for the humid climate of Florida. As part of the cooling function, air conditioners drop the temperature of the air around the evaporator coil below the dew point. This causes the moisture in the air to condense on the coil before being drained out of the system. So, some homeowners think that they don’t need a separate dehumidifier in order to maintain a comfortable indoor climate. This is not the case. Read on to find out why a dehumidifier is still a good idea, even if you have an air conditioner already.

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Why You Should Install a Heat Pump Before Summer

Monday, March 21st, 2016

Winter is over, and summer isn’t far off. As the days start to heat up, you’re going to want to make sure that your home is ready for the warmest months of the year. Part of those preparations is making sure that you have a good air conditioning system in place. If you don’t, now is a great time to have a new one installed. Before you go for that traditional AC system, though, you should take a look at what heat pumps have to offer.

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Why Your Furnace is Making Strange Noises

Monday, February 15th, 2016

Furnaces are noisy systems, as you probably well know. If you’ve had your furnace for any length of time, though, you probably already know which furnace noises are normal and which are not. If your furnace is making some unusual noises during operation, it’s likely that there’s a problem with the system. Let’s take a look at some of the more common furnace noises that indicate a repair issue.

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How Does a Heat Pump Hot Water Heater Work?

Monday, December 14th, 2015

Homeowners have never had so many options for hot water heaters before, and one worth considering is the heat pump hot water heater. In fact, with new regulations that came to fruition this past April, all storage tank hot water heaters 55 gallons and over in size must use a heat pump for heating the water. So how does this kind of hot water heater work? Let’s take a look.

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November Is Here – Have You Scheduled Your Heater for Annual Maintenance Yet?

Monday, November 9th, 2015

While our outdoor temperatures belie the season somewhat right now, make no mistake: cooler air is on its way. One of the best ways to make sure you have the heat you need is to schedule annual heating maintenance for your HVAC system in St. Johns, FL. Why maintenance? Let’s take a look.

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Has Your Commercial HVAC System Been Maintained This Year?

Monday, October 5th, 2015

As we head into the wind-down of the season, and fall is officially here, it’s time to start thinking about some basic maintenance for your business before the holidays and end of the year arrive. The last quarter is always the biggest push for any business, and that means making sure you, your business and your business space don’t hit any snags that could set you back. Having an uncomfortable commercial space due to a poorly-functioning HVAC system can be a definite snag for your business, but it’s one that is very avoidable when you schedule maintenance for your commercial heating and cooling system.

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How Long Will My Air Conditioner Last?

Monday, September 7th, 2015

Purchasing and installing a new air conditioning system is a big commitment, whether you are a first-time owner or replacing an outdated unit. One question we never fail to hear is, “How long can I expect my air conditioner to last?” There are average lifespans associated with each type of air conditioning system, but the truth is that a lot depends on you, the homeowner. Let’s take a closer look.

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What Is the ENERGY STAR Rating?

Monday, August 17th, 2015

You’ve probably seen the bright blue ENERGY STAR logo on different appliances, and may have even seen the rectangular yellow sticker that is labeled “EnergyGuide” – but do you know why these labels are on a particular appliance? Being energy efficient is a priority for most homeowners, but to be energy efficient means understanding how different appliances and systems are energy efficient. Proper labeling helps, but to truly understand just how energy efficient you can be with a certain product, it’s important to know what’s behind the labeling.

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One Reason to Consider AC Replacement: Humidity Control

Monday, July 20th, 2015

It may seem like the reason air conditioners make things feel so comfortable is simply because of the cool air; this isn’t entirely true. Air conditioners certainly lower the temperature, but they also do something equally important: they reduce the humidity, making the air dryer and thus, more comfortable. But as your air conditioner ages, it breaks down, and it becomes harder and harder for your system to dehumidify your home as needed. When this happens, your indoor comfort will be compromised. The question is now, what to do about it?

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