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Why is My AC Breaker Tripping?

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Why is My AC Breaker Tripping?

If your AC’s breaker seems to be tripping more often than not, you could have an electrical issue on your hands. Electrical issues are not only annoying, but they could be potentially dangerous too, so it’s imperative that you have a trained professional address the problem right away. While there are many things that could cause your AC breaker to trip, here are some of the most common causes and what you can do about them. The Air Filter is Read more

Heat Pumps Vs Straight Cool Systems: Which is Right for Me?

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Heat Pumps Vs Straight Cool Systems: Which is Right for Me?

The winter months are quickly approaching and temperatures are dropping, meaning we Floridians will be breaking out those sweaters we get to wear a few days of the year. Although Florida doesn’t typically see harsh winter weather, if your home doesn’t have some type of heating element, you could be left shivering. When it comes to heat, there has been a long-winded debate between different heating methods—mainly heat pumps and straight cool systems. While both work to heat your home, Read more

How Ultraviolet Lights Can Help Fight Cold and Flu Season

Categories: Air Conditioning, Air Duct, Clean Air Act, Energy Saving, Home Tips
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How Ultraviolet Lights Can Help Fight Cold and Flu Season

Cold and flu season is serious business. According to the Centers for Disease Control, over 5,000 people have been hospitalized in the United States for the flu this year alone. While stocking up on Vitamin C may help you combat the sickness, did you know your air conditioning system plays a big role in keeping you healthy too? Installing ultraviolet light technology in your AC system can help you and your loved ones fight the cold and flu season this Read more

Why Fall Is the Best Time to Clean Your Air Ducts

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Why Fall Is the Best Time to Clean Your Air Ducts

We have to admit… the ductwork in your HVAC system is seriously underrated! Not only does the ductwork work to deliver the air supply to different parts of your home, but the ductwork also helps your home achieve good indoor air quality. Because ductwork is such an integral part of your HVAC system, it’s important to clean your air ducts this fall before the winter arrives. Clean Air Ducts = A Happy Home Clean air ducts tout numerous benefits for Read more

How to Clean Your Condenser Unit

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How to Clean Your Condenser Unit

Cleaning your outside condenser unit is an easy way to keep your home comfortable and your electricity bill low. While it may sound complicated, cleaning your unit is an easy task that can be done in no time. All it takes is some basic AC know-how and a garden hose! Read below and find out how easy it is to clean your AC. When Should You Clean? The best time to clean your AC unit is in during the spring. Read more

Should I Cover My AC’s Condenser Unit When It’s Cold Outside?

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Should I Cover My AC's Condenser Unit When It's Cold Outside?

For those of us who call the Sunshine State home, we’re lucky enough to experience mild temperatures almost year-round. While cold weather isn’t too common, the temperature can drop below freezing a few times each year. When the weather drops below freezing, vulnerable plants move inside and the ‘heat’ setting on your thermostat becomes your new best friend… but do you need to protect your AC’s condenser unit too? Do I Really Need to Cover My AC Unit When It’s Read more

Help! My AC Is Sinking!!!

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Help! My AC Is Sinking

If you suddenly realize that your AC is sinking, leaning or tilting, it should never be ignored. Outside condenser units that aren’t leveled can cause big problems for your home’s comfort, and ignoring this small problem can lead to expensive fixes down the road. If your AC is out of whack, here is everything you need to know about solving the problem! Why Does It Matter? So, does it really matter if your AC is a little wonky? After all, Read more

Why Is My Air Conditioner’s Drain Pan Full of Water?

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Why Is My Air Conditioner's Drain Pan Full of Water

Picture this: you come home from a long day at work. You’re ready to sit back and relax when you notice that your air conditioner’s drain pan is full of water. Not only is this extremely frustrating, but a hassle to handle. While a drain pan full of water is a sign that there is an issue with your AC, you might be able to do a quick do-it-yourself (DIY) repair. The Drainpipe is Clogged When an air conditioner’s drain Read more