What Can Happen if You Install the Wrong Size Air Conditioner

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

There are a lot of different things to consider when installing a new climate control system. Efficiency, configuration, and the like all come into play. However, one factor that is so often neglected is the size of the system. If you’re installing a new air conditioner in your home this summer, be very careful that you select the right size for your home. If you install a climate control system that is too large or too small, you can run into some serious issues. Read on for more information. (more…)

What It Means When Your Air Conditioner Is Icing Over

Monday, November 9th, 2015

If you’re still using your air conditioner, which is a distinct possibility in a place like Florida, you may notice ice forming on the coil of your unit. While this might seem like a side effect of the cooling weather, or perhaps an odd quirk that can be ignored, it is neither. Air conditioner ice is actually a pretty serious issue. Let’s take a look at why air conditioner ice forms, what it can do to your system, and what you can do about it. (more…)

It’s Not Too Late for Air Conditioning Maintenance

Monday, October 26th, 2015

In most parts of the country, it’s already heating season. People have turned off their air conditioners for the year, and are starting to use their heaters on a daily basis. Here in Florida, though, we have a bit more time before the cold weather really sets in. Some people who haven’t yet had their air conditioners checked out are probably wondering if it is too late in the year to receive much benefit from it. The answer, of course, is no! Let’s take a look at why it’s still a good idea to schedule air conditioning maintenance if you haven’t already. (more…)

Why Are My Air Conditioning Bills Going Up?

Monday, October 5th, 2015

Fall is officially here, and as we get closer to the cold season, you are probably going to start using your air conditioner less and less. It will likely come as a shock, then, if your AC’s operating cost appears to rise. If you are paying more and more to operate your air conditioner from month to month, you should have a professional examine the system as soon as possible. Let’s have a look at some of the possible causes of higher air conditioning bills. (more…)

Why Your Air Conditioner Can’t Function Without Refrigerant

Monday, August 31st, 2015

The vast majority of homeowners don’t know how their air conditioners work. Truth be told, they don’t really need to. However, a little knowledge about how your air conditioner works can help you in one major way: it can make you more aware of possible problems that can affect your air conditioner. For that reason, you should know a little bit about the vital parts of your air conditioning system. Let’s take a look at the refrigerant that makes your air conditioning system work. (more…)

Common Air Conditioner Problems

Monday, August 24th, 2015

There is a truly astounding number of ways that an air conditioner can malfunction. Some of these ways are minor, some are major, but all of them need to be dealt with as soon as you notice them. The reason that you need to address air conditioner problems so quickly is because all air conditioner issues are progressive. Even a minor problem can grow to threaten the whole system if you let it develop for long enough. For that reason, you should always keep an eye out for signs that your air conditioner is in trouble. Let’s take a look at a few of the common signs that your air conditioner needs repairs. (more…)

The Advantages of Installing a Heat Pump This Summer

Monday, August 3rd, 2015

When you think of air conditioning, you probably think of the traditional centralized type that has been popular for decades. While those air conditioners are still quite effective, they are not the only option for keeping your home cool during the summer. A heat pump supplies the same amount of cool air output, while also offering some unique advantages that traditional air conditioners cannot match. Read on to find out more about heat pumps, and the benefits of using one in your home this summer. (more…)

What You Need to Know About AC Short Cycling

Monday, July 20th, 2015

Summer is here, and that means you’re probably using your air conditioner on a daily basis in order to keep cool. While you are using it that often, you should be aware that the increased stress can cause some problems to crop up. The best way to prevent damage to your air conditioner is to recognize these problems and have them fixed as soon as possible. With that in mind, let’s take a look at one of the more serious issues your air conditioner can face: short cycling. (more…)

Why Your Air Conditioner Is Icing Over

Monday, July 13th, 2015

While running your air conditioner this summer, you may notice ice forming on the outside of the unit. This may seem like a good thing. After all, ice means that the air conditioner is putting out really cold air, right? Wrong, actually. Ice forming on your air conditioner is a sign that there is a serious problem with your system. Read on to find out more about why this happens, and the consequences of ignoring it. (more…)

Benefits of Air Conditioning Maintenance

Monday, July 6th, 2015

It’s hard to argue with the power of preventive maintenance. Just as we take our cars in for regular oil changes, various parts of our homes require the same regular attention. Of critical importance in this respect is your air conditioner. Considering our climate, your central air unit, heat pump or ductless mini split undergoes a significant amount of wear and tear during the heat and humidity of the summer, and it’s imperative that you hire a professional to evaluate your system periodically. (more…)