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Air Conditioning Tips and Advice (104)

Humidity and Indoor Air Quality

Posted on: April 2, 2019

In the subtropical climate of southwest Florida warm humid air keeps our central air conditioners working almost year round to keep the air in our homes cool and comfortable. While one of an air conditioner’s main purposes is to remove moisture from the air to reduce humidity, in many homes high humidity can lead to […]

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Why is My Central Air Conditioner Making Strange Smells?

Posted on: March 9, 2019

Is your central air conditioner emitting a musty or sour smell? There are a few things you can check. In addition to lowering the temperature in your home your air conditioner also dehumidifies the air by blowing warm air over coils that contain refrigerant. This both reduces the temperature of the air and extracts the […]

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6 Solutions for Uneven Cooling in the Home

Posted on: March 5, 2019

It’s not uncommon for homeowners to tell us that their living room is perfectly comfortable while their bedroom is always too warm. If you have noticed that some rooms in your home are too warm while other rooms are comfortable, there are several things to check. Ensure that air vents are not blocked by furniture […]

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How Long Should My Central Air Conditioner Run?

Posted on: February 21, 2019

If you’re noticing that your air conditioner is running for longer than usual, or not running for as long as usual, it’s important to consider all the factors that determine the length of a cooling cycle. The air temperature outside, the size and condition of air ducts, the amount of insulation, and the quality of […]

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Choosing a Smart Thermostat

Posted on: February 7, 2019

Smart thermostats offer many advantages over conventional thermostats, from increased comfort, improved energy savings and remote access to temperature controls. However, there are differences between manufacturers that you should be aware of. Here are a few questions to ask when shopping for a smart thermostat. Is it easy to install? Do you need a device […]

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How Your Air Conditioner Can Cause Unhealthy Indoor Air

Posted on: January 22, 2019

When we think of air conditioners and indoor air quality we usually think of the air filter being the most important factor in keeping the air healthy. But there is another potential problem that can make the air unhealthy: mold. Mold in HVAC Systems Mold is commonly found in varying amounts in home air conditioning […]

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Does Your AC Need a Recharge?

Posted on: December 20, 2018

A central air conditioner is designed to never lose refrigerant, it should last longer than the system itself. When a refill is needed it’s usually the result of a leak caused by a manufacturing defect, lack of maintenance, or damage to the unit. Refrigerant is what extracts the heat from the air through the transfer […]

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5 Tips to Prevent Mold Growth In Your Home

Posted on: December 13, 2018

High humidity is a feature of the tropical southwest Florida climate. One of the keys to controlling humidity indoors is a central air conditioner and good ventilation. If the AC and ventilation are not optimal, mold and mildew can quickly gain a foothold, leading to potential negative health effects. Inhaling or touching mold spores can […]

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Air Conditioner Won’t Turn On? Here are a Few Things to Check

Posted on: December 11, 2018

Here in southwest Florida a central air conditioner is not just a convenience, it’s a necessity. When the AC won’t turn on there can be several causes, some of which can be simple fixes that you can do yourself without calling for service. If your Air Conditioner has suddenly stopped working and won’t turn on, […]

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Maintaining Even Temperatures Throughout Your Home

Posted on: December 6, 2018

In a typical Florida home it’s not out of the ordinary to have temperature differences of several degrees from room to room. Attics, basements and additions often have the greatest air temperature differences. When one room is uncomfortably hot or cold there are several things to consider when trying to maintain even temperatures. Inadequate Insulation Even in a warm climate […]

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