Monthly Archives: July, 2015

Common Pollutants Diminishing Your Home's Indoor Air Quality

Most Common Indoor Air Pollutants

The Environmental Protection Agency recognizes indoor air pollution as the #1 pollution problem in the United States, with nearly 40 percent of all buildings posing a serious health hazard due to indoor air pollution. Considering we spend so much of our lives indoors, indoor air pollutants present a serious problem for the wellbeing of ourselves Read more…

How to Change an Air Conditioner Filter

How to Change an Air Conditioner Filter

“In most of your residential homes, your air filters are going to be located in your return air, which is usually right by your thermostat. To change your filter, you want to open this grill up. There’s usually a couple of fasteners at the top, so you simply rotate these out and pull down the Read more…

AC Smells Like Dirty Socks

AC Smells Like Dirty Socks

Why does the air in your house smell like dirty socks? While you may think that it’s just time to clean your house, this smell is actually a fairly common problem known as dirty sock syndrome. Find out exactly what dirty sock syndrome is, how it affects your air conditioner, and how you can fight Read more…

What Does SEER Rating Mean

What Does SEER Rating Mean?

Whether you’re an HVAC aficionado or not, you’ve likely heard the word ‘SEER’ thrown around a time or two when talking about air conditioning systems. But what does ‘SEER’ mean? And is it really all that important when investing in a new air conditioning system? Find out here. What Is the SEER Rating Chart? For Read more…

Ways to Lower Your Energy Bill

Ways to Lower Your Energy Bill

Energy bill too high? In the summer, our electric bills skyrocket. And it’s no wonder! Our air conditioners make up around 60 percent of our energy bills. If you’re looking to cut down your bill, just follow these simple tips to help reduce your energy consumption. 1. Close Your Window Blinds Opening your blinds during Read more…

Clean AC Drain Line Vinegar

How to Clean Your AC Condensate Drain Line With Vinegar

Just like your car, parts of your air conditioning system need a little love from time to time. Take, for example, the condensate drain. Your air conditioner’s condensate drain line removes the condensation that forms as your AC systems remove excess moisture from the air. When the condensate drain is working properly, it should expel Read more…

How to Troubleshoot AC Compressor

How to Troubleshoot AC Compressor

How Does an AC Compressor Work? Your compressor unit is the heart of your air conditioning system. It’s responsible for pumping refrigerant through your AC and maintaining adequate pressure levels. When something goes wrong with your compressor, it could cause your entire system to stop working. Common AC Compressor Problems Because your compressor is such Read more…

Air Conditioner Won't Turn On

Air Conditioner Won’t Turn On

In the summertime, our air conditioners are our lifelines. Without our AC, we would not be able to escape the stifling Tampa Bay heat and humidity! So, when your air conditioner won’t turn on when you need it to cool you down, you need it fixed right away. If your AC is no longer working, Read more…

Different Air Conditioning Systems

What Are the Different Types of AC Systems?

“HVAC” is a common acronym used in the heating and cooling industry. The acronym stands for heating, ventilation and air conditioning, which are three functions that are typically combined into one system in most modern homes and buildings. Learn more about HVAC systems below. Different Types of Air Conditioning Systems An HVAC system works to control Read more…