Keep a Handle on High Humidity This Summer

May 23rd, 2016

High humidity is part and parcel of life here in Boca Raton, FL: the price we pay for our warm winters and beautiful coastline. The humidity can get quite brutal in the summer, making for a nasty one-two punch with the heat. Your air conditioner can deal with the humidity, at least in part, but doing so puts a great deal of strain on it, and can lead to higher bills and even repair calls in some circumstances. A whole-house dehumidifier provides a reliable answer to the problem and can bring a lot of other benefits to your household as well. Let’s break it down. Continue Reading

Benefits of Ductless Mini Split Systems

May 16th, 2016

Centralized air conditioning is par for the course here in Wellington, FL, due to its ease of use and comparatively inexpensive operating costs. But some houses are too old to support the ducts needed for a centralized air conditioner, or possess some architectural quirks that make ducts impractical. Other homes are too large for a centralized system to comfortable cool, resulting in drafts, cold spot and other issues (as well as very high monthly bills in the summer.

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3 Common Myths about Air Conditioners

May 9th, 2016

Air conditioning is a regular part of our lives, especially here in Ft. Lauderdale, FL where the heat can be unrelenting during the spring and summer months. But even though it’s present in almost every home in the area, it’s not something that very many people understand. That can give rise to some damaging myths about how you use it, which can end up costing you a great deal in monthly bills and unnecessary strain. The more you understand how air conditioning works, the better you’ll be able to shrug off these misconceptions instead of letting them cost you more than you should be paying. We’ve laid out a trio of them below. Continue Reading

3 Ways to Tell You Need a New Air Conditioner

May 2nd, 2016

Air conditioning is nothing to be taken lightly, especially in a town like West Palm Beach where the heat gets intense during the summer. If you have an older air conditioner, you may be rolling the dice letting it go another season: risking a breakdown right when you need the system to function at its peak. Replacing an air conditioner now may be the best option: sparing you the trouble of having to scramble to get it repaired or replaced when it breaks down in the middle of the summer. But when are repairs the best option and when should you replace your old air conditioner with a new one? Here are three pointers to guide your way.

1. Efficiency is Dropping

Air conditioners don’t need to break down to let you know their race is run. As time goes on, parts will become worn and the system itself will struggle to do the job. That means your monthly energy bills will steadily climb until your wallet cries uncle. If those bills get high enough, then replacing your old system with a newer, more efficient one may be the best option for your.

2. Repairs are Increasing

Air conditioning repairs are never fun, and as your system grows older, you’re going to find yourself paying for them more and more often. Alternatively, you may only be facing one repair job, but it’sexpensive enough to merit replacing thee entire system instead of pussyfooting around with a repair effort that will only delaying the inevitable.

3. It’s Just Too Old

An older machine might not necessarily be at the end of its run, especially if you’ve kept it maintained over the years. But once the warranty expires, you need to keep careful track of its efficiency, and if those bills get too high or repairs start to mount,  it’s probably time to put it to rest.

Call Astro Air Inc. today for all of your air conditioning replacement needs in West Palm Beach, FL. 

 

What is a Variable Refrigerant Flow System?

April 25th, 2016

Summers in Boynton Beach, FL are as hot as they come, and with spring already here, those high temperatures will be back before you know it. If you’re looking at installing a new air conditioning system in your home, now is the time to do it. If you’re worried about high cooling bills this summer – and who isn’t in our neck of the woods? – then you may want to look into a system that maximizes efficiency. Variant refrigerant flow systems or VRF systems may be just what the doctor orders on that front. We’ve broken the specifics of the system down below. Continue Reading

How Does Insulation Help my AC?

April 18th, 2016

Insulation doesn’t get a lot of attention in West Palm Beach, FL. It’s maintain associated with keeping the heat in your home during the winter and since our winter season only lasts a few short months, few people see it as a priority over maintaining their air conditioning. But in face, the two are more closely related than you think, and increased insulation in your attic and elsewhere can actually help your AC in a number of ways. Continue Reading

Causes of Low Cooling Levels in Your Air Conditioner

April 11th, 2016

With the arrival of spring in the Wellington, FL area, homeowners are turning to their air conditioners more and more often. It may come as quite a shock if you turn your system one after months of reduced use, only to find that the air flowing through your vents isn’t as cool as you expect it to be. You don’t need to be an expert to know that it spells trouble, and it only going to get worse as temperatures increase. The good news is that a trained technician can correct the problem, but it helps if you understand some of the common causes of low cooling levels in your air conditioner. Continue Reading

How to Tell You Need Emergency Repairs on your Air Conditioner

April 4th, 2016

Good air conditioning services offer emergency repairs on short notice, allowing you to summon a technician 24 hours a day, seven days a week to correct a given problem. That’s a necessity in towns like Tequesta, FL, with sweltering summers that demand swift responses to air conditioning problems. But when is a repair call a real emergency, and when can you wait until a more leisurely appointment to fix your trouble? Only you can answer that, but since emergency calls tend to be more expensive that calls during business hours, you should keep a few things in mind. Continue Reading

What to Look for in a Commercial HVAC Repair Service

March 28th, 2016

Commercial buildings, whether they contain office space, retail space or restaurants, still depend on heating and air conditioning systems to keep their interiors comfortable. Indeed, it’s even more important to keep commercial HVAC systems functioning than residential systems, since most people spend the heat of our Deerfield Beach, FL summers inside office space or retail space. If you own a business or are charged with managing an office in the area, you need to make sure your system stays up and running no matter what. Losing heat or air can have a devastating effect on employee productivity, as well as driving customers away. Here’s a few things to look for in a commercial HVAC repair service to ensure that that never happens. Continue Reading

Why Invest in Rooftop Commercial HVAC Units?

March 21st, 2016

We live in Delray Beach, FL, where warm weather and blazing sunshine are active selling points. That can discourage some businesses from installing modular rooftop HVAC units on their commercial space. The thought of a heat or air conditioner having to work under the hot sun is enough to give them pause. Unfortunately, the fears that prompt such decisions are usually unfounded. Rooftop HVAC units are built to withstand punishing weather with ease, and moreover provide a number of benefits to your business that you should seriously consider. We’ve laid out a few of them below. Continue Reading