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Questions to Ask Your Maintenance Tech About Your Old AC

Monday, March 25th, 2019

AC-technician-at-the-doorThe time is here once again—time to schedule your air conditioning maintenance in Lake Butler, FL or elsewhere in North Central Florida. If you’ve signed our Energy Savings Agreement, then you’re ready to go! Just call our office to set up your maintenance appointment. If you haven’t signed up yet, then you’re almost ready to go! Just call our office to sign up, and we’ll take it from there.

Spring AC maintenance is usually straightforward. Our techs inspect your cooling system, clean and adjust it, and then inform you about anything they’ve noticed that may require repair work (such as a loss of refrigerant to leaks). However, if you have an air conditioning system that’s in the 10 to 15-year range (or older) and/or you’ve noticed it isn’t working as well as it once did, we recommend asking the tech a few questions about the AC’s future. It may be time to have it replaced.

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Black Mold and Your HVAC System

Monday, January 14th, 2019

mold-on-wallThe term black mold is one homeowners never want to hear. It’s one of the scariest possibilities for a house in a place like Florida, where the damp and often warm weather makes it easy for mold to start developing in parts of the house. Mold of any kind is unpleasant to look at and creates bad odors. Black mold, however, presents a health threat to the people in a household.

One of the most harmful places where black mold can develop is inside the ventilation system of a house. Not only is it hard to recognize because it is out of easy sight, but the harmful spores from the mold will spread all around the house when the air conditioning and heating system comes on and the blower fan pushes air to the different rooms.

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Which Air Purifier is Ideal for Your Home?

Monday, July 31st, 2017

air-filterImproving indoor air quality is a very important part of keeping as healthy and comfortable as possible year-round. It’s especially important during the summer season, though, as people tend to shut themselves in their homes and cut off most fresh air flow. That tends to increase the concentration of various contaminants in the home, including pollen, dander, dust, mold spores, and germs. If you want to improve your air quality by getting rid of these contaminants, the best thing to do is to install a whole-house indoor air purifier. Have a look at some of the most popular air purifier types below.

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Ways to Improve Your Air Conditioner Performance This Summer

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

air-conditioningIt can be kind of hard to differentiate seasons in a place like Florida. Summer is often identified as that season where the days are slightly hotter than at every other time of year. However, it’s still a good idea to make sure that your air conditioner is in top condition for the hottest months of the year. Summer is the time of year when air conditioners are put under the most stress. There are a couple of different options you can explore for upgrading your air conditioner this season, so it’s ready to serve you well throughout the summer season.

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3 Odd Noises That Mean Your Air Conditioner is in Trouble

Monday, March 13th, 2017

As we move into spring, it’s important to look ahead to the summer months. The hottest months of the year are not that far off, and you’re going to be using your air conditioner more and more often as the year progresses. Problems are more likely to occur during this time, as the demand on the system increases. You need to know how to identify problems with the air conditioner, so that you can have it repaired as soon as you notice them. One of the best ways to do that is to listen for odd noises coming from the system.

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How to Maintain Your Indoor Air Quality This Winter

Monday, December 5th, 2016

As we get further into winter, you’re obviously going to make staying warm one of your top priorities. However, you also need to be paying attention to your indoor air quality. Poor indoor air quality can have a serious negative effect on both your health and comfort. If you want to improve your quality of life as much as possible this winter, you need to start by improving your indoor air quality. Here are some tips on how to keep your indoor air quality high this winter.

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How a Whole House Dehumidifier can Help You

Monday, October 24th, 2016

High humidity is definitely an issue in a place like Lake Butler. Even during the fall and winter seasons, chronically humid air can cause a wide range of comfort and health problems for you. The best way to deal with these problems is to install a dedicated whole house dehumidifier in your home this fall. Read on to find out why high humidity is such a problem, and how a dehumidifier can help you solve it.

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Remember to Schedule Ductless Maintenance This Fall

Monday, September 19th, 2016

Fall is upon us, and though we have a couple more months until heating season really sets in, it’s still a good idea to get started on preparations now. Part of that includes scheduling maintenance for your ductless system. If you just had your ductless system looked at a few months ago, don’t think that it means you can skip fall maintenance. Ductless systems need maintenance twice as often as most climate control systems. Read on to find out why.

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The Importance of Bi-Annual Heat Pump Maintenance

Monday, August 15th, 2016

Have you scheduled preventive maintenance for your heat pump yet this summer? Even if you last had it done less than a year ago, it’s still very important that you have the system professionally checked out every summer. Heat pumps need maintenance twice as often as other climate control systems. Read on to find out why.

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Common Ductless Air Conditioning Problems to Watch for

Monday, July 11th, 2016

If you’re using a ductless system to keep cool this summer, you should keep an eye out for some common problems that may occur. The more you rely on your ductless system, the more strain you’re going to put it under and the more likely it’s going to be for problems to occur. Let’s take a look at some of the common ductless air conditioning problems you might run into this summer.

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