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Archive for September, 2013

Types of Central ACs

Central air conditioning uses an arrangement of supply and return ducts to circulate air throughout a house to keep it cool. These types of air conditioners are more efficient than room air conditioners. In addition, they are placed out of the way, silent, and very easy to operate. There are two basic types of central air conditioners, a split-system unit and a packaged unit. A split-system, the most common type air conditioner, consists of an outdoor metal cabinet that includes Read more

Water leak

If you live in Largo, Florida, you know how nice it is to cool down your property on a hot summer day where temperatures can easily reach the high 90s. Having an air conditioner may be comforting as you watch the 5-day weather forecast, but having an air conditioner with a leak can lead to significant problems at the worst possible time. Not only do leaks cause inefficiency, they can also cause unnoticed water damage inside the walls of your Read more

Attic Insulation Affects Your AC

Many homeowners in Largo associate attic insulation with warmth when temperatures drop. The insulation in an attic actually helps to keep the house cool during hot weather as well. The same insulating properties that preserve heat can also work to keep it out. Attic insulation can affect an air conditioning system in a number of ways. Slow the Transfer of Heat The main way attic insulation affects air conditioning in a home is by slowing the transfer of heat between Read more

Heating and Cooling

Heat pumps are a great appliance for homeowners looking to save on energy costs. A heat pump, when working properly, saves on energy costs and is far more environmentally friendly than the alternatives. When neglected, however, a heat pump quickly becomes costly, loud, and inefficient. Regular heat pump maintenance is necessary to avoid the need for replacement and to keep the pump running efficiently. It is recommended that heat pumps are inspected every one to two years. This may sound Read more

Replacing an AC

In Largo, as well as throughout the state of Florida, a home’s air-conditioning system is a lifeline. During the hot and humid Florida summers, people rely on their air conditioners to keep them comfortable and functional. To keep your air conditioner working throughout the year, monitor it regularly to ensure that it continues doing its job of keeping your family cool. Rooms Feel Too Hot or Too Cold If your air conditioner is varying in the temperature it provides for Read more

AC tune-up

In Florida, it seems as if the air conditioner never stops running. Even if you think your air conditioner is running at 100 percent, you may want to think again. An air conditioning tune-up, which should be done annually, is something that a homeowner shouldn’t ignore. What exactly is an air conditioning tune-up? During a tune-up, a qualified specialist is going to check the coolant levels, calibrate the temperatures, inspect the wiring and components, make sure the evaporator coil is Read more

Air Conditioner

For anyone who is considering purchasing a new air conditioner, it is important to determine what type is right for your home. There are two basic types of air conditioning units — room air conditioners and central air conditioners. Both serve the same purpose in keeping you cool during the hottest days in Largo, FL. Both have pros and cons and a few differences, and it is worth exploring these details so that you can decide which type is more Read more

AC Terms

When researching an AC unit for purchase, you will probably come across quite a few terms that you are unfamiliar with. Here are some of the most common air conditioning terms to help you decide on the best possible AC unit for your home. Air Conditioning- The process of controlling the humidity, cleanliness, temperature, and distribution of air. Air Standard Conditions- The conditions used during capacity ratings in which air conditioning equipment is being tested. Bimetal- Two metals that expand Read more

Living in Florida can be pretty rough without air conditioning. The sunshine state certainly lives up to its name by having some of the brightest and hottest days recorded in the United States. That is why it is so important to properly maintain your air conditioning unit on a regular basis. One of the most essential maintenance steps to perform is to replace your air conditioning filter. Your air conditioner filter is what filters out the air that is entering Read more

While running the air conditioner can make a home substantially cooler in the summer months, the home loses precious cool air through undetectable leaks. Furthermore, the hot air from outside comes in through these leaks, which makes it worse. There are several factors that can heat a house, but if a home is equipped with adequate insulation, a home can stay relatively cool. Any room that is next to a heated garage or other room will, in turn, become hot. Read more