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

What Happens When my Air Conditioner Short Cycles?

June 15th, 2015

You may have heard the term “short cycling” before, and if you’ve noticed your air conditioner turning on and off rapidly numerous times throughout the day, then you’re experienced it first-hand. It can seem annoying or a bit of a nuisance, especially if the system turns off before your house is adequately cooled. In truth, however, it’s a much bigger problem than that. Short-cycling can be caused by low refrigerant levels, a damaged compressor, or simply an air conditioner that is too powerful for the space it needs to cool. A good technician can diagnose the cause and implement a solution. But here in Boynton Beach, FL, our heat and humidity are too high to just let short cycling continue. “What happens when my air conditioner short cycles?” you ask. Here’s a quick breakdown.

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What are UV Germicidal Lights?

June 8th, 2015

UV germicidal lights. The title sounds like a bad science fiction movie. But in fact, UV germicidal lights are an amazingly effective upgrade to your existing HVAC system. Here in Boynton Beach, FL, we see a lot of humid days during the summer. That humidity makes an excellent breeding ground for germs and bacteria, which can invade your home and wreak all kinds of havoc if you’re not careful. UV germicidal lights form a potent line of defense, not only improving your indoor air quality, but helping halt potential sickness before it gets started. Here’s a quick primer on how they work and the benefits they provide. Continue Reading

How Do Dehumidifiers Help My Air Conditioning System?

June 1st, 2015

Here in Boynton Beach, FL, humidity plays as much a role as high temperatures in determining your home’s comfort levels. A good air conditioning system can act as a de facto dehumidifier, but it often needs more than that to do the job. A formal dehumidifier can not only elevate your home’s comfort levels, but save your air conditioner a great deal of wear and tear in the process. Continue Reading

3 Ways to Upgrade Your Air Conditioner Instead of Replacing it

May 25th, 2015

Summer is on the way here in Boynton Beach, FL, and prudent homeowners may be looking for ways to beat the heat. A new air conditioner may be just the thing, but if your budget doesn’t quite have the flexibility to afford such an investment, you have other options. A trained technician can add new components to your existing system that improve its efficiency and add improved features that won’t break the bank. Here are 3 ways to upgrade your air conditioner instead of replacing it that you should consider for this cooling season. Continue Reading