Monthly Archives: September, 2015

How Does Rain Affect My Air Conditioner?

How Does Rain Affect My Air Conditioner?

For those living in a subtropical region like Florida, rain affects most everything. Fortunately, a well-equipped AC system can quickly remedy many of the indoor issues homeowners encounter with rain, such as extra humidity. Since the parts of the outdoor compressor are designed to be weather resistant, most units will continue operating like normal despite Read more…

Cleaning Products You Should Ditch

Cleaning Products You Should Ditch

Certain cleaning solutions might eliminate grime, but they can wreak havoc on indoor air quality. Additionally, many chemicals contained in aerosol cleaners can lead to a host of health ailments, including upper respiratory conditions. In some cases, the indoor air pollutants can put those with existing medical conditions or compromised immune systems at risk for Read more…

Why You Should Test for Carbon Monoxide in Your Home

Why You Should Test for Carbon Monoxide in Your Home

Carbon monoxide poisoning is a serious issue that should concern all homeowners. While carbon monoxide is a toxic gas that can have a damaging, and even fatal, impact on people, it is also completely odorless, tasteless and colorless. This makes it very difficult to detect without proper equipment. This gas is produced naturally through activities Read more…

What Is NATE Certification

What Is NATE Certification?

Whether your heating or air conditioning system just went out or you simply need a routine maintenance checkup, you need to find a technician you can trust. One of the easiest ways you can identify a trustworthy HVAC technician is by selecting an individual who is NATE certified. But, what is NATE certification, and why Read more…

Variable Speed Air Handlers Benefits

Benefits of Variable Speed Air Handlers

The air handler makes up the indoor portion of a split AC system. “Split” refers to the indoor and outdoor portions of the AC system. The air handler plays a part in dictating the efficiency and overall indoor comfort level. Because of its design, a variable speed air handler actually can improve humidity control and Read more…

Can My AC Affect My Home Entertainment System?

Can My AC Affect My Home Entertainment System?

Homeowners throughout Florida use their home’s heating and cooling system regularly throughout the year to maintain a comfortable indoor climate. Whether it is the peak of winter or the middle of summer, you may find yourself running your HVAC system on a regular basis. While most people think about climate control in relation to comfort Read more…

Reasons Behind Your High Energy Bill

High Electric Bill

Without a doubt, faulty equipment and outdated appliances can lead to higher utility bills. Fortunately, the solutions exist for creating a more energy efficient, and cost effective, household. Learn more about possible issues that cause energy usage to spike: 1. HVAC Equipment Issues From blown compressors to coolant leaks, several issues can interfere with the Read more…

Common Cooling Myths Debunked

Common Cooling Myths Debunked

Unfortunately, many fall victim to common cooling myths and actually end up putting more strain on their system than necessary, wasting money and energy in the process. Don’t fall victim to common AC falsehoods. Keep reading to learn more: Myth #1: “Keeping fans running while away will promote airflow.” Many believe that turning the AC Read more…

Why Is My Air Conditioner Freezing Up?

Why Is Does My Air Conditioner Keep Freezing Up?

The evaporator coil is the part of your air conditioner that freezes up. It is responsible for transferring heat from the inside of your home to the outside. There are several reasons your evaporator coil may freeze. Learn 5 reasons why your air conditioner is freezing up below. 1. Insufficient Airflow Your air conditioner keeps Read more…

Do I Need a Separate AC for My Indoor Gym?

Do I Need a Separate AC for My Indoor Gym?

In places with extreme climates, such as Florida, exercising outdoors does not always sound pleasant. With gym membership prices rising, an increasing number of homeowners want to opt out of the gym and equip their bonus room with dumbbells and a treadmill. However, some might wonder if the heat and sweat from a home gym Read more…