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4 Things to Look for When Upgrading Your Homes Cooling System

Posted on: April 14, 2018

If your home’s cooling system is getting on in years and it may be time to replace it with a new, more reliable system, here are a few things to consider when it comes to new systems. 1. Reliabilty – An air conditioner is a major investment. Do your research and go with a proven brand […]

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Should You Repair Or Replace Your Air Conditioner?

Posted on: April 5, 2018

If your old air conditioner is racking up the repair bills and still not performing well, it may be time to consider if replacement is a better option than yet another repair. Because a new air conditioner is a major investment, the following should be taken into consideration: 1. Repairing the AC unit may be […]

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Should I Turn Off My Air Conditioner When Away On Vacation?

Posted on: March 15, 2018

Central air conditioners are one of the most energy intensive appliances in the home. Using a programmable thermostat to automatically control the cooling schedule can avoid energy waste, increase comfort and save you money. So what about when you’re going to be away from home on vacation for more than a few days? Should you […]

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Do More Expensive HVAC Air Filters Help With Allergies?

Posted on: March 8, 2018

As the spring season arrives and trees and plants bloom, filling the air with pollen, many allergy sufferers retreat indoors with the AC turned on and windows closed. But is there more that can be done to keep the air on the home free of pollen and other allergens? Changing the HVAC filter once a […]

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10 Steps to Cleaner Indoor Air

Posted on: March 6, 2018

According to the EPA, indoor air pollutants ranked among the top five environmental risks to public health. Because we spend around 90% of our time indoors, where the air can be 2 to 5 times as polluted as outdoor air, it’s important to take steps to reduce the harmful health effects of pollutants like dust […]

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5 Ways to Lower The Cost of Running Your Air Conditioner

Posted on: February 20, 2018

Running a central air conditioner during the hot, humid summer months can take a big chunk our of the average household’s energy bill. If you’re noticing that energy use rises even more than normal while running your air conditioner, there are several steps you can take to lower your home cooling cost. Fix Air Leaks – […]

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Choosing a New Air Conditioner

Posted on: February 15, 2018

Buying a new central air conditioner is a major investment. When repairing your old unit is no longer an option and it’s time to purchase a new air conditioner, here are some things to consider.  EFFICIENCY – Depending on the age of your old air conditioner, installing a new, energy efficient system could pay for itself […]

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Preventing Air Conditioner Mold Problems

Posted on: February 13, 2018

Exposure to mold in the home can cause health symptoms, including coughing, itchy eyes, and hives. In people with underlying health conditions such as respiratory impairments like allergies asthma, mold can lead to difficulty breathing. Because air conditioners create moisture through condensation, standing water can potentially lead to mold growth. If mold is present on […]

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How Long Does a Central Air Conditioner Last?

Posted on: February 8, 2018

As the warmer spring weather arrives in the Sarasota area and your air conditioner runs more ofter you may be wondering how many more years your central air conditioner will last. The short answer is approximately 10-15 years. But the long answer is more complicated, because it depends on many factors. Some of these factors […]

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4 Signs Your Air Conditioner Needs Service

Posted on: January 2, 2018

Many times a central air conditioner will provide clues that it is not working properly. By paying attention to the symptoms of a malfunction and repairing the small things right away, you can avoid an unexpected and costly breakdown in the future. The AC is Making Strange NoisesIf you hear knocking, pinging or other unusual […]

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