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Archive for July, 2014

Understanding Your HVAC Thermostat

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Deciphering your air conditioner’s thermostat can sometimes feel like you’re reading a different language—but don’t let it scare you. Thermostats allow you to control the temperature of your home or business, and with a little research you can understand its many functions and maybe even save a little money along the way. What Does a Thermostat Do? First and foremost, an HVAC thermostat is a temperature- sensitive switch that is used to control your HVAC system. With the touch of Read more

Fan Facts: 3 Things to Know About Ceiling Fan

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During these hot months we are all trying to find ways to stay cool while not running up the electricity bill. Many find that adding a ceiling fan to their home can do just this. While it can’t replace your HVAC system, a well placed ceiling fan can help reduce your overall utility bill every month. When purchasing a new ceiling fan, here are a few shopping tips to keep in mind: 1. Size Matters When first deciding what fan Read more

Top 5 Blinds for Your Florida Home

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Even if your HVAC system is functioning at top performance, you could unknowingly be letting your dollars fly out the window. Living in the Sunshine State means sunny skies almost year round, which is great, but it can also make keeping the sun and heat of your home challenging. Choosing the right blinds and window treatments is important if you want your house to be energy efficient. Here are some blinds and window treatments to help your Florida home keep Read more

One Hour Air Largo Announces Spanish Version of Website!

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¿Habla español? Now we do too! Florida and the Pinellas County area alike are home to a myriad of citizens with a wide array of vibrant cultures. Largo’s Hispanic population has grown more than 140% since 2001 with neighboring counties seeing huge rises in Hispanic populations too. In an effort to serve more members within our community, One Hour Air Largo is proud to announce that we have created a Spanish version of our website. We hope that our new Read more

Why is My Home Air Conditioner Not Blowing Cold Air?

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As we approach the summer months here in Florida, it’s essential to have a functioning air conditioner. As much as the tourists and even some of us love our balmy climate here in the St. Pete area, that tropical climate can quickly become unbearable during the hot summer months. Even though your system seems to be running just fine, you’re probably noticing that it still isn’t doing it’s job to cool your home. When this happens, there can be several Read more

How to Balance Saving Energy and Your Pet’s Comfort

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Pet owners often end up spending a significant amount of money on their veterinary bills, pet food, and doing everything possible to keep them comfortable. People who own pets are often unaware of how much of their hard-earned dollars goes toward ensuring their pet is never left in the dark or lonely by leaving the TV on. Now that the summer months are upon us, people want to ensure that their pet stays cool while they are away or during Read more

Does Closing My Air Vents Save Energy?

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With the rising summer temperatures here in Florida, some people may close the registers in some rooms of their homes thinking this will make their HVAC system work less and will save energy. The vents located in the rooms of your home are called registers. Cool air is pumped from your AC into your home through these registers. The idea of closing them to save energy seems to make sense according to the thought process that with fewer rooms to Read more

Pros and Cons of Owning a Whole Home Generator

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Summertime in Florida means a lot of different things to many people: beach season, which means shorts and t-shirt weather, and many other summer events. However, native Floridians are aware that the summertime means hurricane season as well. There’s often nothing worse than being stuck in your home during a powerful summer storm, and the power goes out. You’re hot, sticky, and growing more miserable by the second. Being without power can be avoided with a whole home generator. A Read more

3 Causes of Icing on Heat Pumps

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Heat pumps provide heating and cooling all in one system. Like other mechanical devices, they can malfunction. If the heat pump ices up, it may indicate a problem that could be as easy to fix as cleaning up debris around the exterior unit. Here are three reasons why your heat pump could be icing up. Let’s first look at how refrigerants work and how they could contribute to the problem. Refrigerants One reason your heat pump might be freezing up Read more

Why is My AC Leaking Water?

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A leaky air conditioner may be worrisome, especially in the summer months when temperatures are high. It’s important to pay attention to your air conditioning unit so that you can take care of potential issues before they become a big problem. It’s not unusual for air conditioners to have some condensation, but pooling or leaking water is another story. While some air conditioner issues may require you to call your local professional, other things you can fix yourself. Improperly Installed Read more