Components of Indoor Air Quality

December 5th, 2016

We talk a lot about indoor quality on this blog. It’s an important part of your household comfort, and while the temperature control provided by your air conditioner and heater is just as important, you can’t leave it at that if you hope to maintain a pleasant and healthy home. IAQ products are just as important, and will do wonders for your home if you allow it. But what makes up indoor air quality, and what kinds of products are available to provide it? We’ve provided a quick look below. Continue Reading

Do You Have a Breach in Your Ducts?

November 28th, 2016

Most homes in the West Palm Beach, FL area still rely on forced-air furnaces and air conditioners to keep their homes cool in the summer and warm in the winter. It’s an inexpensive and reliable system, which is what accounts for its popularity. But problems to occur from time to time and not all of them are located in the system itself. The ducts, which are ostensibly protected behind walls or in spaces like your attic, can suffer damage from a number of ways. A breach in your ducts, in particular, is cause for concern, and needs to be addressed by a trained professional as quickly as possible. Why is it a problem and how can you detect a breach in your ducts? The answers can be found below. Continue Reading

Running Your HVAC System During the Holidays

November 21st, 2016

The holidays are almost upon us and while we never have white Christmases here in Wellington, FL, that doesn’t mean you won’t be hosting friends and family members for get-together through the holidays. The presence of numerous people in your home — to say nothing of running an oven all day in preparation for Thanksgiving Dinner — can affect your HVAC system in ways you might not expect. The good news is that you can make accommodations for that if you wish. All it takes is a few simple steps and some awareness of the specifics of your situation. Continue Reading

3 Benefits of a UV Air Filter

November 14th, 2016

Winters are mild in Boca Raton, FL and we don’t tend to worry too much about cold weather in our neck of the woods. With air conditioners finally seeing less use for a few months and most heating systems in the area capable of handling our cool-but-not-cold evenings, now is a good time to take a look at your indoor air quality products, or even have one installed if you think your home could benefit from it. Continue Reading

Time for a Service Call on Your Heater

November 7th, 2016

Winter starts late here in Boca Raton, FL, which is one of the big reasons why people enjoy living here. But that also means that your heating system can gather a lot of dust and dirt during our long cooling season, when it has little to do but sit. Furthermore, lingering problems have a way of getting worse while you focus your attention on your air conditioner, and while a breakdown in your heating system isn’t a catastrophe the way it is in cities further north, no one wants to experience a sudden breakdown on a cool winter’s night.  Continue Reading

Now Is the Time to Add Insulation

October 31st, 2016

Fall makes a great time to make improvements on your home, which can include anything from a fresh coat of paint to serious upgrades to your heating and air conditioning system. Among the options you should consider is the addition of insulation to your home. Ft. Lauderdale has long, hot summers and very short winters, which means that few homes concerns themselves much with insulation. That can be a big mistake. Not only will insulation help cut down on your heating bills in the winter, but they can be a huge boon for you in the summer. Here’s how. Continue Reading

What Does Emergency Service Mean?

October 24th, 2016

No one likes to think about needing emergency service for their air conditioning system, but sometimes it’s necessary. Problems with your system can’t always wait for an appointment, which means your AC service needs to offer 24/7 protection. You usually need to call an emergency service when the problem is 1) unable to wait and 2) takes place in the middle of the night, on the weekends, or sometime other than normal business hours. When you summon an emergency service, you have a right to expect certain things take place. Continue Reading

Watch for Water Damage to Your AC

October 17th, 2016

Hurricane Matthew has hit our community hard, and as residents of Boynton Beach, FL, we’re all just beginning to long process of cleaning up and rebuilding. Our team is here to help you out in any way we can, and we know that getting a damage air conditioner up and running again is reasonably high on your list of priorities. Water damage to an air conditioner can be devastating, resulting in great expense to repair or replace. Before you do anything else, you should contact your insurance company and find out how much they cover when it comes to getting your AC back online. (We’re happy to work with your insurance company if need be.) Once that has been determined, it’s time to call in a professional service and see what can be done. Continue Reading

Improve the Energy Efficiency of Your Home

October 10th, 2016

Hurricane season is drawing to a close, and hopefully everyone here in Boca Raton, FL has weathered Hurricane Matthew safely and comfortably. As you take stock of your property and repair the damage, now might be an excellent time to perform further upgrades on your home, designed to improve the energy efficiency and help your heating and air conditioning systems function more effectively. There’s a number of ways to do this, most of which can be installed in your home by a professional very easily. Continue Reading

Capacitor Problems with Your Air Conditioner

October 3rd, 2016

Summer isn’t quite a permanent condition here in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, but it can come close. Warm temperatures often persist into December and beyond, and with months of regular operation already under their belts, older air conditioners are apt to feel the strain this time of year. The capacitors, in particular can be trouble spots for an older AC: built to last, yet under considerable strain every time you run the system and wreaking all kinds of havoc when they break down. Spotting a capacitor issue early and calling for repairs or replacement is vital to preventing a breakdown, but it helps to know ow the component works and what happens when it malfunctions. Continue Reading