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4 Ways to Prep Your AC for Summer

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4 Ways to Prep Your AC for Summer

Although it’s unlikely that your air conditioner sat idly through an entire Florida winter, which can be equally hot as it can be chilly, the summer months will certainly require your AC unit to work harder than it had to over the winter. As we enter the final weeks of cool weather and that all too familiar humidity begins to set back into the air, it’s time to start preparing our air conditioners for the hard work to come. Instead Read more

Know Your AC: Thermostat

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Know Your AC: Thermostat

Tiny yet extremely important, the thermostat is the control center of your entire HVAC system. It’s the helm, the reins, and the joystick if you will. It tells your system to start working harder or slower, warmer or cooler. It’s also where you most commonly interact with your HVAC system, maybe several times a day. With your thermostat in control of the temperature in your home, you probably want to stay on its good side, right? In this edition of Read more

Cooling Options for Your Old House

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Cooling Options for Your Old House

Older homes can be quaint, cozy and beautiful, sometimes adorned with fun surprises like real hardwood floors under the old shag carpeting or intricate porcelain tiling in the master bathroom. Some surprises, however, like leaky air ducts and cracks and crevices near windows and doors are not so fun. With warmer weather approaching, you’ll want to make sure your older house is ready to combat it. Here are a few ways to stay cool in your old home. Close the Read more

What is Short Cycling?

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What is Short Cycling?

When your home starts heating up, you rely on your AC to kick in and cool you down. But what do you do when your AC switches off before it finished its job? When air conditioners are constantly going on and off, on and off, this is a problem known as short cycling. It’s a common issue many homeowners face, which can lead to many, more major issues. If you’re frustrated with your on again, off again system, find out Read more

How to Allergy Proof Your Home

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How to Allergy Proof Your Home

Flowers are blooming, the sun is out and the grass is returning to a healthy shade of green. Ah, isn’t allergy season beautiful? … Oh, did we say allergy season? Sorry, we meant spring! We all know that with spring comes pollen, and with pollen comes itchy eyes, runny noses and perhaps some obnoxiously loud sneezing. So, save yourself the struggle and actually enjoy the changing of the seasons by allergy proofing your home! Here are a few tips for Read more

Clean, Repair or Replace: Condenser Coils

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Clean, Repair or Replace: Condenser Coils

Homeowners know that there is no appliance more important than the air conditioner. After all, your entire home’s comfort relies on this unit! So, when something suddenly goes wrong with your AC, it’s important to know what to do. After all, no one wants to waste money replacing something that could have been fixed. But on the other hand, you want to make sure the job is done right and your home is kept comfortable. It’s all about balancing what’s Read more

How to Boost Your Indoor Air Quality

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How to Boost Your Indoor Air Quality

Most of us like to think that our home’s air is relatively safe. After all, air pollution is something that happens outside the house, how could it be getting in? The truth is, if you are not looking after your AC, the air inside your home may be just as bad as the air outside. Allergens, smoke, mold and other pollutants can creep into your home if they are not properly filtered out. If you’re trying to figure out how Read more

Why Your SEER Ratings Matters

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Why Your SEER Ratings Matters

When buying any new appliance, the savvy shopper checks all of the ratings. The Internet, magazines and friends can all give you advice on what to buy, but, when it comes to your AC, there is one rating that is more important than all. This rating is the Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER), which measures the cooling efficiency of an AC. Understanding how the SEER rating works benefits homeowners’ comfort and wallets. What Is SEER? Just like we measure how Read more