Air Conditioning Experts Blog : Archive for April, 2015

Humidity and Your Air Conditioning System

Monday, April 27th, 2015

When the air outside feels so much hotter than the weather report indicates, it’s usually because of the humidity. When it’s hot and humid outside, your body cannot cool down the way it naturally does. Normally, your body sweats to cool down, and you feel cooler as sweat evaporates. But sweat cannot evaporate quickly when there is too much moisture in the air.

When you go indoors and turn on your air conditioner, you feel cooler not only because the AC removes heat from the air and sends cool air through the vents, but also because it removes moisture from the air. In fact, some of the first air conditioners were invented mainly with humidity control in mind.

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3 Unique Options for Air Conditioning Installation

Monday, April 20th, 2015

The split-system air conditioner is the standard when it comes to air conditioning installation. But today, there are so many other options you can choose from which can reduce your environmental impact and provide you with additional benefits that are perfect for the Lakeland weather. Here is a quick look at three unique options you can choose for your next installation or replacement.

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How Does a Ductless Air Conditioner Work?

Monday, April 13th, 2015

Many homeowners without ducts or any type of whole-home air conditioning system find alternative ways to cool down the house. Some simply rely on fans to cool down, but of course, fans do not actually lower the temperature in a room. Others try not to be home during the sunniest hours of the hottest days, which certainly is not an ideal situation, and not always a possibility. Still others cannot make use of a new room addition or workshop on a particularly hot day.

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3 Common Problems that Occur with Ducts

Monday, April 13th, 2015

The ducts in your home are most likely largely hidden from your view. For the most part, the only portion of your ductwork that you can see and access is a part of the duct that leads to the vents in your home, but this is only a small percentage of the total layout of the ducts. You generally cannot visually tell if parts of your ducts are in need of repair, though there may be some signs such as a loss in cooling and heating power or uneven heating and cooling throughout a home. Consult an expert to find out if your ducts are suffering, and see our list to find out why duct issues are such a big deal.

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Tips for Maintaining Your Air Conditioning System

Monday, April 6th, 2015

If you want to keep your air conditioner in good shape before the cooling season really picks up, it’s always best to take preventive steps early on. In the middle of summer, an air conditioning breakdown can be a major inconvenience (and a costly one, at that). But luckily, there are steps you can take now which help to reduce the chances of trouble later.

Change the Filter – For Your Health and for Your Bills!

When you think about the air filter in your air conditioning system, you might think about how it helps to eliminate contaminants from the air. But an air filter also provides a barrier so that debris cannot damage the air conditioning system itself. When this barrier becomes too thick, however, due to a buildup of dirt and debris, air cannot flow through as easily, which can lead to a frozen coil, motor trouble, and other damages. Because your unit needs just the right amount of airflow to operate, it’s important to change or clean the filter every couple of months.

Pay Attention to Trouble

Look and listen for anything unusual that may occur with your air conditioning system as you begin to run your unit more and more. If anything seems off—such as a noisy motor, longer run times, or even a leaky unit—it’s not worth it to wait for repairs. The problem is likely to worsen, and you may have a major breakdown on your hands before too long. Schedule repairs early to avoid damaging the unit any further.

Call for Regular Maintenance

One of the most important things you can do for your system is to call for regular air conditioning maintenance. Air conditioning maintenance involves cleaning and adjusting some of the parts that suffer from a little wear and tear as the year goes by. You’ll also get a thorough inspection of the unit so that you can stay informed if anything is not working properly.

Call the professionals at Air Conditioning Experts for air conditioning services in Lakeland, FL, and ask about enrolling in our Comfort Club Membership maintenance program.

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