What Are My Options for Air Conditioning Systems?

May 15th, 2017

air-conditioning-cashOther states may have these weird weather patterns called “seasons,” but we have things a bit simpler here in Florida. Namely, we have “hot” weather or “warm” weather, which makes air conditioning a pretty… hot commodity around here. (Sorry, but we had to.) Air conditioning is a key part of remaining comfortable throughout the year in the warm Florida climate. Unfortunately, that also means that your air conditioning system will wear down faster than if you lived in another part of the country.

If you’re looking for a new air conditioning system, whether you’re moving into a brand-new home or your old system can’t keep up with demand anymore, you have a number of different options to choose from. Each of these different system types has its own set of requirements and advantages, so it’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with each of them before you have one installed in your home. Continue Reading

Why Your Heat Pump Is Making Strange Noises

May 1st, 2017

heat-pump-repairChances are that you’ve been using your heat pump for long enough to know what it sounds like when it’s running. As we move into summer and you start to rely on your heat pump more often, you may start to hear some weird noises coming from the system. If that’s the case, you might want to have a professional examine it for you. Weird noises are among the first obvious signs that an HVAC system is experiencing some kind of problem. The faster that problem can be isolated and repaired, the better off your heat pump will be. Listen for some of these common noises that indicate a problem with your heat pump, what they may mean. Continue Reading

Be Careful of These Signs That Your Air Conditioner Is in Trouble

April 17th, 2017

air-conditionerCooling season is here—not that it ever leaves for that long in Florida. As you start to rely on your air conditioner more and more often over the coming months, you need to be careful about catching any problems early. The faster you can catch issues with your air conditioner, the faster you can have them repaired and the more damage you can prevent. Part of doing this is knowing what warning signs indicate that the air conditioner is in trouble. Let’s take a look at some of those warning signs now. Continue Reading

Do I Need a New Heat Pump?

April 3rd, 2017

If you are using a heat pump to keep your home comfortable all year-round, then you should know that we’re moving into an off-season for heat pumps. Winter and summer are the most stressful times of the year for heat pumps, because those are the times when they’re used the most. Though your heat pump may get a brief reprieve now, it’s going to be working pretty hard again in a month or two. Before that happens, it’s a good idea to evaluate whether or not your heat pump can even get you through another summer season. If not, you should replace it now before summer starts. You don’t want to have the system break down permanently in the middle of the hottest season of the year. Continue Reading

Should I Replace My Air Conditioner This Year?

March 20th, 2017

The days are starting to get longer, as we get closer to summer. Soon you will have to rely on your air conditioner to keep your home cool. That means more strain on the system, and a greater likelihood of malfunctions occurring. For most people, a simple preventive maintenance appointment will be sufficient to prepare the system for the added stress of summer. In some cases, though, the only option will be to replace the entire system. If you have an older system, and you’re not sure whether or not it can make it through another summer, have a look at these signs that you might need to replace it. Continue Reading

3 Reasons You Need to Schedule Air Conditioning Maintenance Soon

March 6th, 2017

Spring is more or less here, and summer is not far away. Before the average daily temperature starts to rise significantly, you’re going to want to make sure that you take a few preparation steps. One of those steps is scheduling air conditioning maintenance. If you haven’t had a professional check out your air conditioning system for you yet, read on for three good reasons why you should. Continue Reading

The Pros and Cons of Installing a Ductless System

February 20th, 2017

If you’re in the market for a new heating system, you have quite a few options available to you. Each of these has its own set of advantages to offer, but that doesn’t mean that each is ideally suited to every situation. If you’re trying to decide if a ductless mini split system is right for you, there are a couple of things you should know. Let’s take a look at those things now. Continue Reading

The Many Ways a Heat Pump System can Help You This Winter

February 6th, 2017

Looking for a brand new heating system in the middle of winter would be a pretty desperate move elsewhere in the country. Fortunately, in Florida the weather is forgiving enough that it’s usually not a big deal. Still, you probably don’t want to be without heat in your home for too long. Before you rush to install the same kind of system you had before, though, you should consider the advantages of some of the other options on the market. Like, for example, a heat pump system. Continue Reading

Thermostat Options You Should Look into When Upgrading

January 23rd, 2017

Over the course of the year, you probably handle your thermostat pretty often. For all that you rely on this part of your HVAC system, however, how well do you think it serves you? The thermostat is arguably the most important part of any heating or air conditioning system. Without it, your climate control systems wouldn’t really be able to function at all. So if you’re looking for a new thermostat to install, it’s important that you find a type that properly meets your needs. There are a lot of different thermostat types available on the market, but there are a couple more common varieties that you should be especially aware of. Continue Reading

What Short Cycling Can Do to Your Furnace

January 16th, 2017

You should be keeping close watch on your furnace during the winter season, as it’s the most stressful time of year for the system. More demand on the furnace means more wear and tear, which means a greater likelihood for problems to develop. One of the biggest warning signs that you need to call for repairs is if your furnace turns itself on and off every few minutes during operation. That’s called short cycling, and if you’re not careful it could destroy your system. Continue Reading