As spring rolls around, many people in Florida think about buying a new air conditioning unit. It won’t be long before most Florida residents are running their air conditioning every day – and many have already gotten started. With that in mind, it’s logical to consider a new unit as a way of saving on electricity and cutting down HVAC maintenance.
When a cold snap hits, you might finally notice that “Em Heat” setting on your thermostat. While it may be tempting to turn it on, just to see what happens, it’s important to note that “Em” stands for emergency. So, when is it appropriate to use emergency heat, and what does that even mean?
We all have our individual preferences and resulting habits, but when it concerns the use of your thermostat those habits could be costing you money and putting undue stress on your HVAC unit. Recognizing these seemingly innocent routines can be the first step towards making positive changes that affect your wallet, as well as your unit.
If you couldn't already tell with the arrival of Hurricane Matthew, we are currently in the height of hurricane season in Central Florida.
Considering that your air conditioning system is one of your home's most valuable assets, it's worth your while to take some extra steps to protect your air conditioner from hurricane weather.
Some people question the need to have routine service performed on their HVAC system. If the system seems to be working well, why pay to have it serviced, right?
This could not be further from the truth. As you well know, an HVAC system is one of the biggest investments that you'll make for your home or commercial space. By having routine maintenance performed on your system every spring and fall (even if everything seems to be working well), you'll greatly prolong the life of your HVAC system, helping to protect this important investment.
Hurricane season in Central Florida runs from June 1st through November 30th, putting us right in the height of this unpredictable time of year. Hurricane Hermine was a wake up call for a lot of Port Orange residents, resulting in mass power outages and damaged property. Will you be ready when the next hurricane hits?
If you have a ducted air conditioning system in your home or office, you rely on a large fan called a blower to push the cool air from the evaporator into your living or office space. This being said, the blower is one of the most critical parts of your air conditioning system.
However, as you can imagine, fans have a tendency to have a lot of moving parts, which makes them more vulnerable for developing issues. If some aspect of your blower is malfunctioning, you can experience a number of issues with your air conditioner, from low air flow to no cold air at all.
As always, it's best to call your Port Orange, Florida HVAC professional for service as soon as you notice an issue with your blower. Otherwise, the longer you wait, the more uncomfortable your home or office space will be and the higher the cost will likely be to service the repairs.
We live in a digital world that offers convenience at our fingertips. One trend that is certainly hard to miss in the heating and air conditioning world today is the increased demand for a wireless thermostat.
What is a wireless thermostat?
A wireless thermostat enables you to control the temperature of your home from a mobile device such as your smartphone or tablet. Most wireless thermostats will allow you to program a temperature schedule from your mobile device and even turn off or on your HVAC system. As you can imagine, a wireless thermostat can help to greatly improve the energy efficiency of your home and reduce your utility bills.
With these 90+ degree temperatures that we've been experiencing this summer in Port Orange, Florida, it would be hard not to notice if your air conditioning system was not functioning as it should.
Hopefully, you've been having routine maintenance performed on your HVAC system by a professional service technician and you've been changing your air filter on a regular basis. Neglecting to proactively take both of these steps will likely lead to service calls and costly repairs.
Port Orange, Florida residents rely heavily on their air conditioning systems, especially during the brutal summer months. For this reason, it's absolutely necessary to have routine maintenance performed on your HVAC system throughout the year.
While it's best to have a professional HVAC technician handle the preventative maintenance on your system to keep it functioning for years to come, there are also a few tasks that you can do on your own:
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