Air Conditioner Troubleshooting Tips Every Homeowner Should Know

air conditioner troubleshootingAir conditioners in southwest Florida are certainly put through their paces every summer, when high temperatures and high humidity combine to make cooling and dehumidifying a priority. Because A/C repair calls skyrocket during the summer months, it helps to know a few air conditioner troubleshooting tips in case the A/C acts up and the professionals aren’t available for a few hours. Here’s how to approach some common A/C issues: Read More »

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The Best Air-Purifying Plants for Your Florida Home

Air-Purifying PlantsPoor indoor air quality (IAQ) leaves everyone in your household vulnerable to a host of short- and long-term health risks. Adding two air-purifying plants for every 100 square feet of living space is an effective way to remove the harmful volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that pollute today’s tightly sealed homes. The right potted plants can help you boost IAQ naturally, and they’re aesthetically pleasing as well. Some of the best plants for air purification are: Read More »

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Control Moisture in Your Southwest Florida Home With a Dehumidifier

dehumidifierWhen you control moisture in your southwest Florida home, you’ve taken a big step toward creating a more comfortable and healthier home. Relative humidity changes with the temperature and warm air holds much more water vapor, making you feel even warmer in the summer. Read More »

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A Ductless Heat Pump Offers Several Advantages for Southwest Florida Homes

ductless heat pumpThe advantages of a ductless heat pump system go well beyond that of a conventional central system. Ductless systems may be installed for supplemental cooling and heating as add-on units, or configured as a whole-home system as a replacement or new installation. Read on to learn about even more benefits of ductless systems, and how these heat pump systems can meet your expectations and practically any home-improvement design plans. Read More »

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Is Your Home’s Ductwork Design Effective? How and Why Testing Matters

ductwork designAn efficient cooling system is a must in the hot, humid climate of Southwest Florida. An effective ductwork design is a key system component that’s often overlooked when it comes to maximizing energy efficiency, comfort and cost savings. Read More »

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Competent Professional Air Conditioner Installation Is the Only Way to Go

air conditioner installationHow well your HVAC contractor executes your home’s air conditioner installation will determine whether or not your new system lives up to its energy-efficiency rating. The installation process is critical for its performance and longevity, as well as your comfort.  Read More »

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3 A/C Efficiency Ratings Every Southwest Florida Homeowners Should Know

A/C efficiencyThe U.S. Department of Energy sets standards for A/C efficiency ratings to help consumers select cooling systems, whether they’re central or portable. HVAC equipment uses the most energy of any appliance in homes, and setting minimum standards, along with requiring labels on all new systems, helps reduce the demand for energy. The three terms that apply to cooling systems include SEER (seasonal energy efficiency ratio), EER (energy efficiency ratio) and COP (coefficient of performance).  Read More »

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3 Telltale Signs to Look for When Determining the Life Span of Your Air Conditioner

Determining the Life Span of Your Air ConditionerYour air conditioner is already working hard to keep your Southwest Florida home comfortable. If you’re concerned whether it’s up to the challenge of keeping you cool and comfortable when the temperatures soar, it’s easy to predict future problems if you know what to look for. The following three telltale signs can indicate your A/C is approaching the end of its useful service life and a replacement is on the horizon: Read More »

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Central Air Conditioning FAQs Southwest Florida Homeowners Often Ask

central air conditoning FAQsIf you are facing the A/C repair or replace dilemma, or considering installing a new central air conditioning system as an upgrade or for a new home, you may have important questions that need correct answers.

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Tips to Improve Indoor Air Quality in Your Florida Home This Spring

tips to improve indoor air qualityYou may think the air in your Southwest Florida home is clean, but in fact, the typical home’s air is much dirtier than the air outside. The chemicals we use on a daily basis, from beauty products to cleaning agents, as well as particles including mold, bacteria, pollen and viruses, linger in the air we breathe and can trigger or aggravate respiratory illnesses such as allergies, asthma and COPD. These tips will help you improve indoor air quality and breathe easier.

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