Are You Making Any of These Air Conditioning Mistakes in Your Florida Home?

air conditioning mistakesIt’s absolutely critical in the southwestern Florida climate to get the most from a cooling system, but if you’re making any of these air conditioning mistakes, you may have high cooling bills and compromised comfort. The most common mistakes cause varying degrees of system dysfunction, some of which are easy to fix, while others have few solutions. Read More »

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Understanding How Ceiling Fans Cool You and Your Family, Not the Rooms You’re In

ceiling fansIf you’ve ever noticed how a brisk wind makes a chilly winter day feel even colder than it actually is, you already know how ceiling fans make rooms in the house seem cooler without lowering the thermostat. The familiar wind chill effect refers to the sensation of coolness that occurs from air moving over the skin. Body heat is removed more efficiently and the perception of coolness is enhanced. The benefits of ceiling fans have been realized for a century or more. As the first electrical home comfort appliance, these slowly rotating paddle fans kept air moving and occupants comfortable decades before air conditioning.
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When Hiring an HVAC Contractor, Seek the Credentials Trifecta

Hiring an HVAC ContractorWhen you’re searching for an HVAC contractor, you want to hire the very best to guarantee the safety and comfort of your household. There are three key credentials that can provide peace of mind, so always ask if a contractor is licensed, bonded and insured. Let’s look at the benefits these credentials bring you when you’re hiring an HVAC contractor: Read More »

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A Hurricane Preparedness Guide to Make You Calm Before the Storm

Hurricane PreparednessHurricane season is rolling in, but many households are still unprepared for the havoc it might cause. But hurricane preparedness is like an umbrella: It’s better to have it and not needed it than to need it and not have it. Be ready with this Hurricane Preparedness Guide before the tropical storm hits your area. Read More »

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Whole-House Dehumidification Can Help an A/C Overwhelmed by Humidity

Whole-House Dehumidification“It’s not just the heat; it’s the humidity.” In Southwest Florida, this is not a trite expression — it’s a way of life. Seeking refuge from the oppressive humidity outside, you retreat to your air-conditioned home. But when the air in that environment is also saturated with excessive moisture, it may be time to consider whole-house dehumidification as a solution. Read More »

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Heat Gain: How It Undermines Your Hardworking A/C

heat gainThe air conditioner in your Southwest Florida home has been designed to keep you cool as efficiently as possible on the hottest summer days, but its job is often made much harder by heat gain, which can be caused by the sun, appliances that produce heat, and poor insulation in the home’s ceilings, floors, walls and attic. With the following tips, you will learn how to reduce heat gain in your home, which will help lower your utility bills and keep you more comfortable throughout the summer: Read More »

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Should You Invest in an HVAC Maintenance Plan, Warranty or Both?

HVAC Maintenance PlanKeeping your home’s HVAC equipment in good working order is essential for living comfortably in our Southwest Florida climate, so protecting it is a smart decision. Both an HVAC maintenance plan and a home warranty cover cooling and heating equipment, so should you invest in one or the other, or both? Let’s compare what you get with each type of coverage, and you’ll see why an HVAC maintenance plan is the wisest investment: Read More »

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Thinking About Replacing the HVAC System? Key Considerations

Replacing the HVAC SystemReplacing the HVAC system in your Florida home might be one of the more complex processes you go through as a homeowner, since these systems aren’t simple in any respect. The major considerations you’ll face include when and what to replace, the right size and its energy efficiency. Read More »

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Adding a Zoning System to Your Florida Home Solves Uneven Cooling

zoning systemTrying to keep all the rooms in your home at a comfortable temperature during the summer can be a challenge. Adding a zoning system will solve the problem of uneven air distribution and natural summertime heat gain. Zoning systems are a relatively new development in the HVAC industry that improve comfort, drop energy bills and provide convenience.  Read More »

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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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