Refrigerant, or coolant as it is also called, is an essential part of every HVAC system. If your air conditioning unit is not cooling properly, a lack of the necessary amount of refrigerant is very often the source. To provide cool and comfortable air throughout your home, the levels of coolant must be adequate and stable. This is why a refrigerant check is always included in any maintenance visit or tune-up. Spotting the signs of low refrigerant is not a difficult task, but here are the top three signs that typically point to this issue.
With climate change a hot, but controversial topic these days, more and more people are becoming concerned with the effect they have on the environment. Gone are the days when the biggest step most homeowners and businesses would take was simply recycling. For anyone interested in reducing their negative impact a step further, consider going green with your air conditioning system.
An HVAC system can be an expensive investment so every homeowner should do their utmost to get the full lifespan out of their a/c unit. If you are not feeling rushed to replace by all the new efficiency upgrades and fancy technology available in the latest HVAC models, here are a few tips to keep your unit running strong for the full duration of its lifetime.
Ductless air conditioning units, or ductless mini-split systems as they are also known, are growing in popularity for homeowners. As switching from a traditional HVAC system to a ductless system is a significant investment, it is well worth the time it takes to research the pros and cons of this decision.
The unrelenting heat of summer is the worst time to deal with a malfunctioning air conditioning system. Despite keeping up with regular maintenance, slowdowns and other problems can still occur. When your home or office is hot and unbearably muggy, all you truly want is your a/c to work, efficiency and all other issues are the last things on your mind. Here are three common a/c problems and their likely causes.
Florida is currently in the midst of hurricane season, and it is thankfully quiet so far this year. Knowing how to prepare your air conditioning unit for a potential hurricane is good knowledge to have, especially before a disaster is on the horizon. It can be a little hectic and difficult to find the information you need last minute and buying replacement items such as a/c covers during a hurricane scare can be even harder.
Our great state of Florida may have a lot of benefits, but a short and mild allergy season is not one of them. We rank at the top on several lists for having a miserable and enduring effect on allergy sufferers. While many residents simply do their best to avoid triggers and take medication, you shouldn't overlook the help your HVAC unit can provide. Innovation and advances in filtering have made it so your hvac can help you breathe easy as well as stay cool.
Not all air conditioning unit failures happen suddenly without warning. Often there are signs and symptoms of an upcoming failure before it happens. Knowing exactly what to look for is half the battle, the other half is not ignoring the signs and scheduling service.
Homeowners and business owners alike expect their air conditioning systems to function flawlessly when needed, but what do you do when a problem arises? While it is certainly an option for those who prefer a more hands-off approach, you don't need to immediately call maintenance at the start of every little issue. Occasionally a little investigation and a quick fix you can do yourself is all it takes.
Florida gets a jump start on the warm weather that many states can only expect during the summer months. This means ensuring your air conditioning unit is working to the best of its ability should be done long before the dog days of summer hit. Depending on your personal comfort preference, you may already be running your A/C with recent temperatures in the 80s.
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