Air Conditioning Experts Blog : Archive for the ‘Air Conditioning’ Category

Should You Replace the Condenser Unit of Your Air Conditioner?

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

The outside condenser unit of your air conditioner serves an essential purpose. An air conditioner does not necessarily “create” cool air. Rather, since cooling is not an energy that can be created, it must remove heat from a space first and foremost. Refrigerant is a chemical blend that can absorb heat from the air inside of your home, but it needs somewhere to release that heat.

That’s why the space around your outdoor unit, the condenser unit, is always so warm. It’s where heat dissipates into the air from the refrigerant circulating throughout the system. This part of the system also contains the compressor, the hardest-working component of your air conditioner.

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Cleaning AC Coils: A Little Known AC Maintenance Necessity

Monday, March 20th, 2017

AC_Nature_EfficiencyHopefully, you’ve heard before that it’s important to keep one part of your air conditioning system clean: the filter. The air filter in your AC and furnace (or heat pump, if you have a two-in-one unit) can become clogged with dirt and particulate that makes it more difficult for air to move into the HVAC system. This can cause a number of problems down the line, which is why you should replace your filter about once a month or so.

But this isn’t the only part of your AC system or heat pump you need to keep clean if you expect it to run smoothly. Your air conditioner is home to two important coils—one inside and one outdoors—and today we will focus on the coil outside, the condenser coil.

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How Often Does an Air Conditioner Need Service?

Monday, March 13th, 2017

Your air conditioning system may not be in use right now (this weather is crazy!), but you’re going to need it before you know it. A working air conditioning system is important throughout the spring and summer in a place as hot and humid as here, and you’d hate to be stuck dealing with AC trouble on a day you really need it.

Scheduling air conditioning service before the system is in full swing is the best way to ensure it runs smoothly on the hottest of days, but how often do you really need to schedule service, and when?

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3 AC Repairs that May Be Prevented with Maintenance

Monday, March 6th, 2017

AC-repair-maintenanceWhen you realize your air conditioner is in need of repair, it’s frustrating. But what’s even more troublesome is finding out you could have prevented the problem with a simple call to an AC technician. Air conditioning maintenance services, offered by most local HVAC companies, help to protect your AC equipment and keep it running more efficiently.

But many people don’t realize how valuable this service is until a sudden AC repair need pops up. Don’t let a preventable breakdown catch you by surprise. Schedule AC maintenance today, and see what repairs you may prevent in the guide below.

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Maintain Your Air Conditioner Early and Save Big

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

This year, don’t delay scheduling maintenance for your air conditioning system. The earlier you schedule service for a central air unit, the more money you can save. Air conditioning maintenance is a service that may improve the efficiency and performance of your comfort system for years to come, but only as long as you keep up-to-date with your appointments.

Read on to see how early AC maintenance is a benefit for your home and your wallet, and how you can save even more by enrolling in our maintenance program this season.

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Improve Air Conditioning Efficiency in the Off Season

Monday, January 23rd, 2017

Although people in Clearwater, Florida, need their air conditioning systems for a portion of the year, there is a period of time that we need to use them far less frequently, if at all. You may not think much about your air conditioning system in the off-season, but that’s unfortunate: it’s the perfect time to make any changes you may need.AC_Nature_Efficiency

Use the off season to upgrade your air conditioner and your home for better home efficiency. When your air conditioner is not in use, it’s a lot easier to schedule work and make changes to your home that can lower your monthly utilities for a long time to come.

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What You Gain Using Your Home’s Thermostat Away from Home

Monday, December 5th, 2016

Computers, phones, and cars have changed so much in the last couple of decades. Most likely, you’re not rolling up your car’s window with a crank or typing in phone numbers by memory. So why do you have the same old thermostat on the wall of your house?

A smart thermostat makes home comfort…well…smarter! The thermostat is mounted on the wall, in order to monitor the temperature and make it easy for anyone within the house to make adjustments. In fact, today’s wall thermostats are easier to use than ever before. But what’s even better is your ability to control the thermostat from your smart phone—no matter where you are!

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Our Comfort Club: A Year-Round Money-Saving Membership

Monday, October 17th, 2016

Many people only get in touch with their local heating and air conditioning company when something is obviously wrong with their comfort systems. If the air conditioner is making strange noises, if the heat doesn’t start up right away, or if there are smells coming from the vents, you contact a local technician.

But often, these are issues that could have been prevented—if only you’d called a technician sooner. Annual maintenance services help to prevent sudden system breakdowns and other major problems with a home’s heating and air conditioning systems. And a maintenance program makes this easy and affordable!

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Learn about the Different Types of Filters for Your HVAC System

Monday, September 19th, 2016

Confused by all of the options available to you when you’re looking for a new HVAC system filter? We are here to help. Our technicians can consult with you to make sure you select the right option for your home. Or, if you’re not in our service area, read on for some of our expert advice.

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Continue to Maintain Your AC This Season

Monday, September 12th, 2016

The summer is coming to a close in many parts of the country, but we’ve still got some warm weather ahead. Make sure that your air conditioner remains in the best condition possible by keeping up to date on maintenance tasks, even as the weather starts to cool off little by little.

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