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

Get Your AC Ready for a Home Sale

December 26th, 2016

If you’re planning to put your home up for sale here in Wellington, FL, you’re likely looking at next spring to pop that realtor’s sign up in your yard. Winter is not normally a good time to sell your home, and the warm weather of spring tends to provide a much better period to get the maximum price. That means now is an excellent time to perform any upgrades or replacements that your home might need, including the air conditioning systems. Air conditioners are absolutely necessities for this part of the world, and a system that appeals to your buyers can add a little more to the final sale price. Here’s a quick list of things to consider if you’re eyeing a home sale later on in 2017. Continue Reading

Why Isn’t Air Coming Out of My Ducts?

December 19th, 2016

We don’t have much call for heating here in Boca Raton, FL, at least not the same way the cities further north do. Summer is long and winter is mild, which is the reason why many of us live in this part of the country. That said, we still get our share of cold nights, and when your heater doesn’t function properly, it may end up costing you a great deal in wasted costs. the sooner you can spot a problem and get a trained technician on it, the better. Continue Reading

Improve Efficiency on Your Heating System

December 12th, 2016

Heating systems tend to get short shrift here in Boca Raton, FL, since our winters tend to be short and mild. But because we live in a warm area, we don’t always pay attention to ways of improving our heater’s efficiency. As a result, we often pay more than we should on heating costs, and subject our heaters to more stress and strain than necessary. It doesn’t have to be that way. With a few upgrades and similar additions to your home, you can help your heater do its job much more effectively, and in many cases the same upgrades can help your air conditioner out in the summer too. Here’s a quick list of some options for you to consider. Continue Reading

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