Frost on Your AC Coils Spells Trouble

April 17th, 2017

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There are numerous signs that your air conditioning system is experiencing trouble: typically, anything you don’t recognize as part of the system’s normal ability to function. One sign that most homeowners don’t recognize as a problem is the appearance of frost or ice on your AC coils. It doesn’t sound like a particularly big deal. After all, aren’t air conditioners supposed to be cold? In point of fact, however, it’s a significant issue and if you don’t treat it swiftly, it could spell big trouble for your system this summer. Continue Reading

3 Ways to Improve Air Conditioning Efficiency

April 3rd, 2017

Warm weather predominates in our neck of the woods year ‘round, but especially in the summer, when high temperatures and higher humidity can turn our homes into an oven. You need a reliable air conditioner capable of performing every day, and you need to be ready for your monthly cooling bills to go up. But just because more expenses are expected doesn’t mean you should pay more than is necessary for quality air conditioning. There are ways to improve air conditioning efficiency not just this year but for many years to come.  Now is the perfect time to install them, before the weather gets much warmer. Continue Reading

Sizing and Efficiency in a New Air Conditioner

March 20th, 2017

Spring comes early in our neck of the woods and before you know it, another hot and muggy summer will be upon us. If you have an old air conditioner that barely made it through last summer, now is the time to get a new system installed. Doing so in the spring gives you the time to determine the best system for your home and to schedule installation before the weather gets too hot. Since every home is unique, a new air conditioner needs to reflect the specific dimensions of your home. It also needs to run as efficiently as possible to ensure that you get the most value for your dollar. The two factors are connected, though not always the way people expect. That’s why proper planning for a new air conditioner is key. Continue Reading

Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Spring

March 6th, 2017

Florida experience some of the mildest winters in the U.S., and warm temperatures seems to return sooner and sooner every year. Chances are you’re going to be dusting your air conditioner off for regular use again soon. Before that happens, you should take steps to get your system ready for the spring. Some of these steps can be performed yourself, while others require the services of a trained professional. Regardless of which ones your system requires, they will help improve performance and prevent breakdowns in the long hot summer to come. Continue Reading

Don’t Use Air Conditioners to Lower the Humidity Levels

February 20th, 2017

Weather_Seasons_Outdoors_iStock_000013156211_XXXLarge-meCold weather isn’t usually a problem here in sunny Florida, and yet many residents often run their air conditioners in the winter even when they don’t have to. Why? It’s a way of getting rid of high humidity levels, which is always an issue in our neck of the woods. Air conditioners can serve as dehumidifiers in a pinch, though doing so is often wasteful and can add stress to your system. A better option is a whole-house dehumidifiers, which does the job in ways that an air conditioner can’t. Continue Reading

How to Tell When You Need Emergency Service

February 6th, 2017

Air_Conditioning_Air_Conditioner_Repairing_Cold_Temperature_Work_Tool_Examining-meWe rarely receive emergency calls this time of year, since Wellington, FL tends to need air conditioning far more than heating. Here in the winter, few HVAC problems constitute emergencies, which usually take place in the summer. But forewarned is forearmed as the saying goes, and the more you know about when and where an emergency repair service is necessary, the better you can respond when the time comes. Continue Reading

Is Your Air Conditioner Ready to Be Replaced?

January 23rd, 2017

Air conditioners see a lot of use here in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, running well into the falls and starting up as early as possible in the spring. Indeed, January makes the only month where you have no reliable need for your A/C system, and even then, it varies. But this brief lull in your air conditioning makes a great opportunity to assess its overall status. If you think it can get through another long cooling season, now is the time to ascertain that. If you need a new air conditioner, this gives you time to select a new model and schedule installation before you have need of it this year. We’ve included a few tips on how to do that. Continue Reading

Replace Your Old Thermostat Today!

January 16th, 2017

Thermostats can last a long time, and because they’re such staples of the home, we get very used to having them around. They’re deceptively important – serving as the control mechanism for the entire HVAC system – and because they have few moving parts, they can last a good long time. Continue Reading

Now Is the Perfect Time for Upgrading Your A/C

January 9th, 2017

Winters are short and mild here in Boca Raton, FL, and most residents rightfully focus on air conditioning for their home rather than heating. But just because we don’t worry about freezing to death here on the coast doesn’t mean that we should ignore our HVAC systems. With your air conditioner likely sitting idle, now is the ideal time to look into any upgrades to the system. They can help you save money when summer rolls around, and might even allow you to use your system with a greater degree of control. Here are some options for you to consider. Continue Reading

Don’t Trust Closed Vents for Air Control

January 2nd, 2017

Most homes in West Palm Beach, FL have a system of ducts that channels conditioned air from your heater or air conditioner through the various rooms in your home. It’s an elegant system — effective and inexpensive — but it can run into trouble from time to time and not all of its problems come from wear and tear. The vents in most duct systems can be closed to prevent conditioned air from entering the room, and many homeowners use that to channel warm or cool air into one single part of the house. It works, to a point, but it can also lead to problems, especially in the winter. Continue Reading