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Air Conditioning Tips and Advice (104)

Can Using Ceiling Fans Really Reduce Your Cooling Costs?

Posted on: December 4, 2018

Ceiling fans are often advertised as a means of saving you energy, but it depends on the efficiency of the fan itself and how it is used. A ceiling fan doesn’t actually cool the air in your home – it can only circulate it.  It makes you feel cooler during warmer months because the air […]

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5 Common Central Air Conditioner Problems

Posted on: November 27, 2018

Central air conditioners are generally very reliable. When problems arise it’s usually the result of lack of maintenance or an aging unit that is reaching the end of its lifespan. Here are some things to check of your AC is not cooling. Low Refrigerant Levels An air conditioner that is running, but staying on too […]

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How Much Can a Smart Thermostat Save On Energy Costs?

Posted on: November 15, 2018

As smart devices make there way into every aspect of our daily life, one of the most popular devices for the home is the smart thermostat. Brands like Honeywell, Nest and Ecobee all promise ease of use and automated control over the climate in our homes. They also have the potential to increase efficiency and […]

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Is Your Air Conditioner Harboring Mold?

Posted on: November 13, 2018

Mold is commonly found in varying amounts in air conditioning systems. Letting the mold grow unattended can decrease air quality and lead to health issues for those living in the home. It’s important to understand where mold typically grows and and learn how to remove it from HVAC systems when necessary. Air conditioning systems are […]

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The ABCs Air Conditioning – Energy Efficiency Ratings

Posted on: September 6, 2018

For most homeowners energy efficiency and lower utility bills are at the top of the list when deciding on a new air conditioner. When researching cooling systems you’re likely to run across a lot of industry alphabet soup. While these acronyms can be bit confusing at first, they’re meant to provide a simple scale to […]

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The Importance of a Properly Sized Air Conditioner

Posted on: June 12, 2018

Does your central air conditioner constantly cycle on and off? Or, does it seem to run forever? If so, it could be a symptom of an AC that’s too large or too small. When a new central air conditioner is installed in a home one of the most important tasks the HVAC technician performs is […]

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Reducing the Sources of Heat and Humidity Inside the Home

Posted on: June 7, 2018

Even if your home has the most efficient central air conditioner available, heat and humidity from inside your home could be reducing its efficiency, resulting in higher cooling bills. The reason is that many of today’s, tightly sealed, well insulated homes are great at trapping heat and humidity from appliances and other sources. While simple […]

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What are Those Strange Noises My Central Air Conditioner is Making?

Posted on: May 15, 2018

Central air conditioners have many moving parts that must work together to keep your home cool. Over time these parts are subject to wear and tear. AC noises can be a simple fix, like a loose panel cover, or a sign of a more serious problem. Air Conditioner Rattling Noises Rattling noises are a pretty […]

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Spring AC Maintenance Checklist

Posted on: April 25, 2018

Many of the problems we see that lead to unexpected air conditioner repairs are simply the result of poor maintenance, or ignoring the signs of a potential problems for too long. Annual maintenance is critical to ensuring your air conditioner operates reliably and efficiently. But there are also a few simple steps you can take […]

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Controlling Humidity In the Home

Posted on: April 24, 2018

In the humid Florida environment the air conditioner is the main defense against excess humidity. When the humidity is too high, moisture build-up can damage your home and cause health problems when mold and mildew take hold. Ideally, indoor humidity levels should be in the 30-50 percent range. You can measure humidity with a device […]

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