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Air Conditioning Tips and Advice (104)

What Should You Set Your Air Conditioner Temperature to When Leaving On Vacation?

Posted on: July 7, 2016

While it sounds like a simple question, setting your thermostat too high when you leave for vacation could actually end up costing you more. The reason is, if the house is allowed to get too hot the air conditioner will have to work overtime when you return to restore the temperature to a comfortable range, […]

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The ABC’s of Air Conditioning – Zoning

Posted on: June 28, 2016

A zoning system is designed for the many ways you use your home. Maybe you’ve experienced the family “thermostat wars?” Or perhaps you have unused rooms that do not need conditioning? Zoning a heating and cooling allows you to divide your home into separate areas, giving you the comfort and control you desire. The benefits of zoning include: […]

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Why is One Room Cool While Others are Hot?

Posted on: June 14, 2016

Inconsistent cooling in the home is one of the most common reasons homeowners contact us for service. Hot and cold zones around the home are not only an annoyance, they’re a sign that the home’s air delivery system is not operating correctly. Many homeowners will simply close or open vents, or adjust the thermostat well […]

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Landscaping Tips to Conceal Your Air Conditioner

Posted on: June 14, 2016

For many homeowners, the outside part of the central air conditioner is not a feature of the home they want to show off. Thankfully, with a little planning and time you can landscape around your air conditioner to conceal it from view while also ensuring that it can operate safely without interference. One easy way […]

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Check Your Air Conditioner for Mold

Posted on: May 19, 2016

In the hot, humid Southwest Florida climate mold growth in the home is always a concern. When an air conditioner is running, the condenser, located inside the home, creates condensation that accumulates into a pan before emptying down the condensation drain tube. If this tube becomes clogged, water can accumulate in the pan, allowing unhealthy mold and […]

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8 Effective Ways to Lower Energy Use in the Home

Posted on: May 10, 2016

When it comes to electricity use in the home, air conditioners are one of the most energy intensive. So to start saving electricity it makes sense to target the biggest energy consumers first by finding alternative methods of accomplishing the same task while using less electricity. Here are some tips to reduce energy use. 1. […]

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The Importance of Fans for Maintaining Comfort & Indoor Air Quality

Posted on: May 5, 2016

While your home’s central air conditioner plays the most important role in maintaining cool comfortable air inside the home, there are several types of fans that each play an important role in keeping the air cool and healthy. The four main types of fans are: Whole-House Fans This type of fan is designed to circulate […]

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Annual Cooling Season Checklist

Posted on: April 12, 2016

Whether you cool your home with a central air conditioner, a geothermal heat pump, or a ductless cooling system, regular maintenance is important for preventing unexpected breakdowns during the hottest, most humid days of the summer. A professional AC tune-up will extend the life of your cooling system and ensure that your air conditioner operates […]

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Tips to Prepare Your Home for the Allergy Season

Posted on: April 7, 2016

As spring arrives, many allergy sufferers will take refuge inside their home from the tree and plant pollen that can make life miserable. While the pollen levels are lower indoors, overall air quality can actually be much lower indoors. The reason is our home’s are tightly sealed, trapping allergens like dust, pet dander, mold, cooking […]

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Measuring Indoor Air Quality With the Carrier Indoor Air Analyzer

Posted on: February 18, 2016

As the hot weather approaches our homes will be sealed with the air conditioner turned on. While the conditioned air may feel comfortable, it may actually be less healthy as indoor air pollutants become trapped inside. Most of these potentially harmful contaminants can’t be seen in the air, they include: pet dander, bacteria, viruses, chemical […]

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