Air Conditioning Experts Blog : Archive for November, 2015

How So Many Florida Homeowners Benefit from Heat Pumps

Monday, November 30th, 2015

The key feature of a heat pump is its ability to use the same components for both cooling a home and heating a home. But in Florida, homeowners only really need to run their heating systems a few times a year. Can Florida residents really benefit from having a heat pump system installed, instead of a conventional air conditioner? We believe that anyone can! Here’s why we recommend heat pumps to so many of our own customers in the Lakeland area.

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Trouble Staying Cool Even in Mild Temperatures? It Might Be the Insulation

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

Any technician will tell you that there is more to keeping a home cool than the AC system itself. While the mechanical components of your air conditioner could be to blame when the temperatures in the home seem inaccurate or uneven, this may not be the case. One of the most common reasons for homeowners’ discomfort involves poor insulation around the ducts, and you can find out why below!

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Is It Safe to Run Your Heating System? Concerns for Cooler Weather

Monday, November 23rd, 2015

Here in Florida, we don’t exactly need our heaters on a consistent basis. In fact, most of us rarely use the heat setting on the thermostat at all, which is what makes homeowners so hesitant when it’s time to switch over to heating mode. Knowing how to maintain a heating system is difficult if you so rarely have to use one. Here, we offer a few tips for homeowners worried about their safety when cooler weather hits.

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Your Monthly Reminder: 3 Reasons to Change the Air Filter

Monday, November 16th, 2015

It’s one of the most important things you can do for your air conditioning and heating systems, and yet many people feel it’s okay to skip this important home maintenance step from time to time. That’s why we want to help you understand the importance of monthly air filter changes. We think you’ll come to see that the cost and time and involved in this monthly task is well worth what you gain from a clean air filter. Here are three reasons to make replacements or to clean your reusable filter each month.

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What Happens When an Air Conditioner Is Low on Refrigerant?

Monday, November 9th, 2015

Many people know already that refrigerant (often referred to by the name Freon) is necessary for many cooling systems, including refrigerators and air conditioners. So when a home’s air conditioner stops working properly, many people assume first and foremost that the air conditioner has lost some of that essential chemical blend. While it’s true that low refrigerant causes a lack of cooling, simply filling up the refrigerant probably won’t be enough to solve the problem for good. Learn more about low refrigerant and HVAC systems here!

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3 Advantages to Switching to a Ductless AC

Monday, November 2nd, 2015

If you’ve been using a window unit to keep you cool and a space heater to keep you warm in the winter, it’s time for an upgrade. Ductless AC units must be installed by professionals, but these are far more effective and efficient at cooling a room—and heating it up for those rare, cold Florida winter nights. Here are just a few reasons we think you should consider making the switch!

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