Household Improvements to Lower the Cost of Air Conditioning

August 24th, 2015

We’ve hit the hottest part of the year here in Boynton Beach, FL and that means your air conditioner is being called upon to perform at its peak every day. If you keep yours well maintained and watch for warning signs of trouble, you shouldn’t have any problems keeping it functional. You can, however, take steps around your house to ease its burden, and reduce your monthly cooling bills in the bargain. Specific household improvements and upgrades can enhance your home’s energy efficiency and lower the cost of air conditioning. We’ve laid out a few of them below. Continue Reading

How Does High Humidity Affect My Comfort Levels?

August 17th, 2015

We live in Boynton Beach, FL, which like the rest of the state experiences high humidity and mugginess during the hot summer months (and sometimes the fall and spring months too). Everyone knows that uncomfortable feeling when the air is too moist and you seem to sweat from every pore, but few people understand how high humidity works or how it can impact your comfort levels at home. This is intended as a quick primer to help you understand how high humidity levels affect your comfort levels, and by extension how it impacts your air conditioning system. Continue Reading

Problems with Low Air Flow in Your Air Conditioner

August 10th, 2015

We live in Boynton Beach, FL, where heat and humidity are the order of the day in the summertime. Any problem with your air conditioner needs to be addressed promptly, lest you be left with a hot house on an even hotter day. Most people tend to focus on the system’s ability to generate cool air, but just as important is the way that air gets distributed into your household. Low air flow can cause huge problems with your system and there’s few things more frustrating than turning on your air conditioner in the midst of a summer heat wave only to feel the air come out in a trickle. The minute you detect problems with air flow in your air conditioner, you need to call a service professional to make sure it gets addressed. Continue Reading

How to Respond to Inconvenient Air Conditioning Breakdowns

August 3rd, 2015

The summer weather in Boynton Beach, FL can be unbearable, with high temperatures and higher humidity that push your air conditioning system to the limit. The last thing you need is a breakdown in the middle of a summer heat wave, but while regular preventative maintenance can keep such incidents to a minimum, sooner or later every system suffers a breakdown. Unfortunately, not all of them take place at convenience office hours, and if you’re left without air conditioning on a balmy night, it can have a huge impact on your life. You need an air conditioning repair service that can respond when you need it to, and one that will get your system up and running again 24/7. Here’s a quick guideline on how to respond to inconvenient air conditioning breakdowns. Continue Reading

Why Should I Schedule Heating Maintenance Now?

July 27th, 2015

In strictest terms, air conditioners should be on your mind far more than heaters here in Boynton Beach, FL. Our summers aren’t forgiving, and a problem with your AC means you need to move quickly on it right now. But while our winters are famously mild, that doesn’t mean you won’t need your heater on nights when the mercury drops, and while the high temperatures are omnipresent here in July, cooler temperatures will prevail before you know it. When they do, you want your heater to be ready, and the first step to doing that is scheduling a maintenance session from a reliable technician. Continue Reading

How Does Air Conditioning Maintenance Benefit My Home?

July 20th, 2015

A lot of people equate air conditioning maintenance with a repair session. It’s not, though sometimes minor repairs are involved. Mainly it’s an attempt to address the numerous tiny little issues that can add up to a repair session if left untreated: anything from a loose bolt to a dirty filter to low refrigerant to an individual component that’s still working, but looks a little worn. Ideally, you should schedule a maintenance session twice a year: once in the spring before our Boynton Beach, FL summers begin, and once in the fall when your air conditioner is more or less done for the year. The benefits are subtle but tangible, and in the long run they could save you a great deal of money. Here’s a quick list of the ways that air conditioning maintenance benefits your home. Continue Reading

What Types of Air Filtration Systems Are Available?

July 13th, 2015

You may have heard the term “indoor air quality” before, which reflects the health and comfort levels of the air inside your home. With summer upon us here in Boynton Beach, FL, that matters as much as your air conditioner in terms of providing a comfortable atmosphere for your home. The good news is that an air filtration system can help improve your indoor air quality, as well as giving your air conditioner a little hand in making your home a pleasant place to be. There are several types of air filtration systems available. Which one you install will depend on your exact needs. Continue Reading

How Do Zone Control Systems Work?

July 6th, 2015

There can be some confusion among Boynton Beach, FL residents over zone control systems and what separates them from ductless mini-split systems Both provide the same basic effect – dividing your home into individual sections that can be cooled independently of each other – but that’s where the similarities end. Ductless mini-split systems are intended to replace traditional centralized air conditioning models, while zone control systems are used in conjunction with an existing ducted air conditioner. How do zone control systems work? Here’s a brief primer. Continue Reading

3 Effects of Low Refrigerant

June 29th, 2015

You may have heard the phrase “low refrigerant” when talking about an air conditioning problem. This leads a lot of people to believe that air conditioners consume refrigerant the way that cars consume oil and gasoline. Nothing can be further from the truth. In fact your air conditioner depends on a specific amount of refrigerant to do its job. When that refrigerant runs low – if the system springs a leak, for example – then trouble arises. Here in Boynton Beach, FL, our summers are too hot and humid to risk that kind of trouble. Here are 3 effects of low refrigerant that can wreak havoc on your air conditioning. Continue Reading

3 Reasons to Replace Your Thermostat

June 22nd, 2015

Your thermostat is the key control component for your heating and air conditioning system. It looks deceptively simple, but it allows you to control the comfort levels in your entire household with just the touch of a button. Thermostats are designed to run for many years, but like any other appliance, they eventually require replacing. Now might be the perfect time to do so, with our Boynton Beach, FL summers in full swing and your air conditioner needed every day. But before you do so, you should be aware of the reasons why, so as to better find a replacement that meets your requirements. Here are 3 reasons to replace your thermostat. Continue Reading