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Air Conditioning Tips and Advice (93)

The ABC’s of Air Conditioning – Condensing Unit

Posted on: February 16, 2016

A central air conditioner consists of two main parts (a split system): an indoor section with an air handler and/or furnace and an outdoor section called the condensing unit. The outdoor condensing unit cools the air and sends it to the indoor air handler to be circulated through your home by a blower and air […]

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When Your Air Conditioner isn’t Keeping Your Home Cool Featured

Posted on: February 7, 2016

With the weather starting to get hotter as spring approaches, many Southwest Florida homeowners may find that their home’s central air conditioner isn’t able to keep to keep the house cool on hot muggy days. Before calling us help, there are a few things you should check first if your home is not staying cool. 1. Is the air filter […]

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The ABC’s of Air Conditioning – Split Systems

Posted on: January 14, 2016

What Is a Split System? A split system simply means a heating and cooling system that has components that are both inside and outside of a home. In most cases, a split system will consist of: Gas Furnace – Provides heating white also circulating air year round Evaporator coil – The indoor component of the outdoor AC unit […]

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The Advantages of Choosing a NATE Certified Technician

Posted on: December 23, 2015

When it’s time to replace or repair your old gas furnace you will have plenty of companies to choose from. One way to ensure that you are getting a highly qualified heating technician is to choose a company that uses NATE certification. What is NATE? NATE is an independent, non-profit organization that provides certification and […]

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The Advantages of Ceiling Fans

Posted on: December 3, 2015

Ceiling fans can be a helpful addition to your home’s heating and cooling system. By circulating warm air downward during the heating season they will keep larger rooms more comforatble and allow your furnace to work more efficiently to maintain a set temperature. During the hot summer month’s ceiling fans create a cooling breeze by […]

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The ABCs of Indoor Air Quality – MERV Ratings

Posted on: December 2, 2015

When shopping for air filters for your home you may have seen something called a MERV rating. MERV is a rating system created by The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers that stands for “Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value”. MERV is simply a measurement of how effective a filter is at removing contaminants from the […]

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How a Smart Thermostat Works

Posted on: November 30, 2015

A traditional thermostat works by detecting the temperature in the room and sending a signal through wires to the heating or cooling system to turn on when the temperature drops above or below the preset temperature. A smart thermostat consists of a control panel that connects wirelessly to a home’s HVAC system. To control the […]

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Choosing the Right Dehumidifier for Your Home

Posted on: October 20, 2015

In the tropical Southwest Florida environment too much humidity in the air causes discomfort and can damage home electronics, furniture, books and clothing. Excessive moisture also causes mold, sweating pipes, warping wood floors and peeling paint, not to mention musty odors. The answer to excess moisture in the home is a whole house dehumidifier. Why Choose […]

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The Most Common Central Air Conditioner Problems

Posted on: September 22, 2015

If your air conditioner has stopped working, there are a few common causes to check. Tripped Circuit Breaker First, check any fuses or circuit breakers. If the central air conditioner’s compressor stops on a hot day, the high-pressure limit switch may have tripped; reset it by pushing the button, located in the compressor’s access panel. […]

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The ABCs of Air Conditioning – SEER ratings

Posted on: September 18, 2015

The most common measure of air conditioner efficiency is called SEER, which stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio. The higher the number the more efficient the system. A SEER rating indicates how much heat a central air conditioning system can remove from a home per hour relative to the power it consumes. An air conditioner […]

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