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Archive for December, 2014

What’s That Burning Smell Coming From My Heater?

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What's That Burning Smell Coming From My Heater?

It’s December in Florida, and while temperatures are still finding their way into the 80s every now and then, the Sunshine State does experience some chilly lows from time to time. If you’re like the average Floridian, chances are you only use the ‘heat’ setting on your thermostat every so often, so that burning smell coming from your air vents may be making you a little nervous. What Causes that Burning Smell? If your heater is producing a burning smell, Read more

Know Your AC: Condenser Unit

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Know Your AC: Condenser Unit

Your heating and cooling system is made up of lots of components, all of which work together to provide you with cooled and heated air. And while knowing the ins and outs of your air conditioning system may seem as appealing as watching paint dry, knowing a little HVAC vocab could help you in the long run. For this week’s edition of Know Your AC, we’re dishing on everything you need to know about one of the most important parts Read more

Why is My Air Conditioner So Loud?

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Why is My Air Conditioner So Loud?

We all love the modern convenience that is the air conditioner, but if your HVAC system is loud, it could leave you with a headache! There are many things that can cause your air conditioner to be louder than usual, but whatever the cause, the issue should be addressed right away. Common Causes of Noise + How to Fix Them A noisy AC is almost always a sign that something has gone awry within your HVAC system, so make sure Read more

Know Your AC: Air Handler

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Know Your AC: Air Handler

Learning the various parts of your HVAC system might not be at the top of your to-do list, but understanding the components within your system can help you assess and repair problems and save money in the long run. For this week’s Know Your AC, we’re detailing everything you need to know about air handlers. What Does the Air Handler Do? The air handler is a device that works to regulate and circulate air within your HVAC system. The air Read more

Clean, Repair or Replace: Air Ducts

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Clean, Replace or Repair: Air Ducts

As a homeowner, you are always looking for the best way to keep your home comfortable and clean, and at the right price! The last thing you want to do is spend unnecessary dollars replacing household appliances that could have been fixed. However, it can be hard making the right decision. After all, how do you know what’s best? Should you clean, replace or repair? For this Clean, Replace or Repair, we’ll be going over air ducts. The air ducts Read more

Why You Should Appreciate Your Air Filter

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Why You Should Appreciate Your Air Filter

The air filter is possibly the most neglected and underappreciated part of our air conditioning units. Your HVAC system, like the condenser unit or the air handler, often overshadows the filter. Those are the parts that have all the power, and that also control the airflow, so why should you care about the wimpy little filer? Your air filter does more than you think. Learn why you should love air filters! They Keep Us Healthy Our AC does a great Read more

Why Your Ductwork Is in Danger

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Why Your Ductwork Is in Danger

When it comes to our home’s comfort, no part of our HVAC system is more important than the ductwork. It is our duct’s job to deliver the cool, refreshing air that keeps the entire house comfortable. However, when that air stops coming, it could be because of damages to your ductwork. Damaged ducts can lead to loss of airflow, higher energy bills and poor air quality. Here are just some of the most common causes of damaged ductwork. Age If Read more

Why Your Beach Home May Be Destroying Your Air Conditioner

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Why Your Beach Home May Be Destroying Your Air Conditioner

Everyone dreams of living at the beach: The sun, the sand and the ocean, all in your backyard. Who could ask for more? Those of us who live in Florida are fortunate enough to live this dream. Unfortunately, what’s great for us is terrible for our air conditioners. Those living near the beach are often shocked to find out their ACs have been destroyed due to salt corrosion, leaving them without air and a huge bill. If you live near Read more

Duct(work) Dynasty: How Central AC Came to Rule

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Duct(work) Dynasty: How Central AC Came to Rule

Back in the day, window units were the only game in town. Every home had one and central AC was just an impractical idea. However as time went on, central AC slowly started taking over, and by the late 1960s most American homes had made the switch. So what was it that made us toss those window units to the curb? Here are just some of the factors that lead to the demise of the window unit and lead to Read more