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Questions to Ask When Replacing Your Central Air Conditioner

Posted on: June 13, 2017

If you’re considering replacing your old central air conditioner, there are a few important things to consider when it comes to selecting a new AC unit for your home. Reliability – An air conditioner is a major investment that you will depend on for years to come. Do your research and go with a proven brand […]

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Blog: Reducing Heat and Humidity In the Home

Posted on: June 4, 2017

In the hot, humid Southwest Florida climate, your central air conditioner works hard to keep your home cool and dry all year long. To keep it performing at it’s best, heat and humidity sources inside the home should be kept to a minimum. Here are the main heat and humidity sources in the home that can make […]

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4 Air Conditioning Myths

Posted on: May 18, 2017

Many homeowners waste energy by taking steps they incorrectly believe are helping them save money on their cooling bill. Here are some common AC myths that could end up costing you more than you think. 1. Turning The AC Off When You’re Away From Home For More Than a Couple of Hours Saves Money. MYTH: While […]

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What Causes an Air Conditioner to Freeze Up?

Posted on: March 21, 2017

There are several conditions that can cause a central air conditioner’s evaporator coil to drop below freezing, causing the air conditioner to freeze up. When this happens the air conditioner will not only stop cooling properly, it can cause damage to the unit. Here’s what to check if the AC unit is freezing. Lack of air […]

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The Importance of Annual Air Conditioner Maintenance

Posted on: March 16, 2017

With central air conditioners running nearly year round in southwest Florida regular maintenance is critical to ensuring that your cooling system is running reliably and efficiently. A dirty, unmaintained air conditioner not only costs you money in the form of more frequent repairs and a shortened lifespan of the unit, but every time it’s running […]

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New Technology That Has Improved Air Conditioners

Posted on: March 7, 2017

If you’re looking to replace your old air conditioner this spring, you may be surprised by how far technology has improved in the last 15-20 years. Improvements to air conditioners include: Quieter Operation – By optimizing the shape of fan blades manufacturers have been able to made AC operation with less noise. Newer refrigerants enable compressors […]

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Low Cost Ways to Upgrade Your Bathroom

Posted on: February 21, 2017

If you’re a DIY type who has the time and patience to learn a few home improvement techniques, there are several ways you can upgrade the look of your bathroom for under $1,000. Paint the walls and redo the floors. A fresh coat of paint can go a long way in updating the look and freshness […]

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A Better Alternative to Duct Tape for Sealing Ductwork

Posted on: February 9, 2017

While its name may imply that duct tape is designed for taping gaps and joints in your home’s ductwork, there are better options than the old jack-of-all-trades grey tape. Research by the U.S. Department of Energy found that duct tape actually degrades in a relatively short period of time. Heat causes the adhesive on the […]

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The ABC’s of Indoor Air Quality – VOCs

Posted on: January 24, 2017

VOCs, or Volatile Organic Compounds, are gases emitted by solids or liquids inside the home. The sources of VOCs in the home are numerous and include: Household cleaning products Paints and varnishes Wood preservatives Wax that contain organic solvents Disinfectants Cosmetics Hobby products All of these products can release organic compounds while you are using […]

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The ABC’s of Air Conditioning – Refrigerants

Posted on: January 19, 2017

Your home’s air conditioner or heat pump uses one of two kinds of refrigerants: R-22 (also known as Freon) or HCFC-22. If your air conditioner was manufactured in 2010 or later, it uses HCFC-22. R-22, or Freon, is being phased out and replaced with more environmentally friendly refrigerants. The most common replacement for R-22 in […]

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