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Archive for September, 2014

Why Is My Heat Pump Icing?

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The Sunshine State doesn’t exactly conjure up images of people bundled in sweaters sitting around a fireplace. But while Florida’s climate is warm most of the year, the state has experienced its share of cold fronts, (fun fact: Tallahassee hit a record low of -2 degrees in 1899!). We obviously aren’t going to be shoveling snow anytime soon, but it’s best to be prepared for when temperatures drop—starting with your HVAC system and what to do if you find ice Read more

What’s Causing My Air Ducts to Leak Air?

Categories: Air Conditioning, Air Duct
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Does it seem that no matter how low you set your thermostat, your home just doesn’t cool? Yet when you get your bill every month, it feels like you’re paying for the entire block’s AC? That air you pay for might be prevented from reaching you by leaks in your ductwork. Here is everything you need to know about what causes ductwork leaks and how to fix the issue. What Is An Air Leak? Over time, small holes and cracks Read more

How to Hide Your Outdoor Air Conditioner

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We appreciate all that our air conditioners do for us, but that doesn’t mean we want to look at them all the time! Outdoor condenser units may keep our homes comfortable, but they leave an eyesore in the yard. Hiding your air conditioner will not only beautify your outdoor space, it will protect your unit from harmful debris. Here are just a few tips on how to hide your ugly outdoor air conditioner unit. Put Up a Barricade The best Read more

Could Your Air Conditioner Be Making You Sick?

Categories: Air Conditioning, Clean Air Act
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Have you been feeling under the weather lately? Maybe seasonal allergies have got you down? Or have you formed a mysterious, obnoxious cough that you just can’t get rid of? Before running off to the drugstore to stock up on medicine, you might want to take a look at your AC. When not maintained, your trusted air conditioner might be spreading harmful pollutants around your house, making you and your family sick. How Air Conditioners Make Us Sick When we Read more

How Do I Know If I Have a Refrigerant Leak

Categories: Air Conditioning, Common HVAC Problems
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Coming home to a house that is less than cool is not a good sign. While your air conditioning system may just need a reset of the thermostat to properly cool your home again, it could be a bigger issue such as a refrigerant leak. Refrigerant is sometimes referred to as Freon and is a chemical that helps to cool and dehumidify your home. Refrigerant leaks are potentially dangerous so it’s important to know the signs that your AC may Read more

Air Conditioning Tips For Floridians

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Anyone who lives in Florida knows three things to be true; flip-flops are appropriate for every occasion, nothing beats a Publix sub, and AC is vital to surviving the summer. Air conditioning in Florida is different than other states thanks to our long and humid summers. That’s why we at One Hour Air Largo have put together a list of tips for keeping cool in Florida. Go With a High SEER SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio, and is Read more

Can Closing My Vents Save Me Money

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Air conditioning is a necessity for staying comfortable during those long Florida summers. However needed it is, we still hate paying those large electricity bills. That’s why people look for tips and tricks anywhere they can to try and lower their cooling costs. One of the common myths you will hear is that closing the vents in unused rooms will cut down on your next bill. This is untrue, and it can actually cost you more money. At One Hour Read more

Energy Myths Debunked

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Living in Florida, air conditioning isn’t just a luxury, it’s a necessity. While we may love living with our AC, what we don’t love are the high energy bills. It’s no wonder then that there is so much misinformation going around on how to save money on air conditioning. We at One Hour Air have pulled some of the most common myths we hear from customers about how they think they will save money on their next bill. So here Read more

Why You Should Upgrade Your Air Conditioning

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Go take a look at your AC unit. Does it look sad? Is it in need of TLC? Is it older than you? If so, it’s probably time to upgrade. While upgrading your AC system can seem like a stressful and expensive undertaking, it can benefit you in the long run. Here’s how to tell if it’s time to upgrade and why you should do it: When is it Time to Upgrade My AC? Occasionally, your air conditioning system will Read more