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Archive for April, 2015

When Is it Time to Change My Air Filter?

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When Is it Time to Change My Air Filter?

An air filter is an extractable part of an air conditioning system that separates dust and other debris from the air your system takes in. A filter keeps your AC system from getting clogged with particles that could harm the expensive equipment inside your air conditioner. An air filter collects all the dust that is sucked into the system and keeps it trapped there until it’s full. When the filter is full, it must be replaced with a clean one Read more

Why Changing Your Filter is More Important Than You Think

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Why Changing Your Filter is More Important Than You Think

Does the air in your home feel musty? Is the dust impossible to get rid of? Does allergy season seem to never end for you? Is your energy bill unexplainably high? If you found yourself mouthing or nodding your head “yes,” to any of those questions, you have one more question to answer: When is the last time you changed the filter in your air conditioner? If the last time that you changed your air filter was more than a Read more

Get Your AC Ready for Summer with One Hour Air Largo

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Get Your AC Ready for Summer with One Hour Air Largo

Spring is here! And that means summer is just around the corner. Pretty soon we’ll be enjoying longer days, road trips and barbecue hangouts. However, it also means temperatures are going to shoot up. If your air conditioner isn’t ready, you may be left suffering in the Florida heat. The Importance of AC Maintenance Just like you, your air conditioner needs regular check-ups to ensure it stays healthy. Regular maintenance prevents breakdowns and keeps your system running smoothly. Just some Read more

What Are Dust Mites?

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What Are Dust Mites?

When it comes to dangers in our home, most of us think of things we can see. An oven left on, harsh cleaning chemicals and wobbly chairs all present a clean and present danger to homeowners. However, some of the dangers in our homes are too small too see with the naked eye. Dust mites are microscopic organisms that live indoors. When left alone, dust mites can cause allergies, chronic wheezing and other respiratory illnesses. It’s vital that all homeowners Read more

Get Your Air Conditioner Geared Up For Summer

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Get Your Air Conditioner Geared Up For Summer

Your antiperspirant isn’t the only thing that’s going to have to start working a little harder this summer. Your air conditioner is, too. During Florida’s sweltering summer months, the AC unit you rely on to keep you and your family comfortable must work ceaselessly to produce cool air. So, before asking your air conditioner to step it up a notch during those long, hot days, show it a little love. Here’s how to prepare your AC for summer. Change the Read more

5 Reasons Why Your Energy Bill Is High

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If you’re looking to lower your energy bill, chances are you won’t have to do anything too drastic, like lighting candles or taking cold showers. Here’s a look at five common energy wasters you may not even be aware of. Air Leakage It takes a lot of energy to heat or cool your home to a comfortable temperature, so when air leaks through cracks and crevices in your home’s foundation, your hard earned money may as well be leaving with Read more

How Window Treatments Can Keep Your Home Cool

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How Window Treatments Can Keep Your Home Cool

We Floridians understand the importance of our beloved air conditioning systems, but leaving our ACs on full blast during in the hottest months can spike our energy bills. Fortunately for you, your home and your wallet, there are lots of tricks you can use to keep your home cool on a budget. Window treatments, for example, are a simple and cost-effective way to keep the sun (and subsequently, the heat) out of your home and lessen the workload on your Read more

3 Tips For Improving Your Home’s Comfort

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3 Tips For Improving Your Home’s Comfort

A soft king-sized bed, a buttery leather recliner, plush rugs and spa tubs — these are probably some of the things you think of when aiming to improve your home’s comfort level. But what about the air around you? Without your home’s heating and cooling system, not even the coziest of beds will be able to keep you comfortable. If your AC system’s efficiency is compromised, your home may not be as comfortable as it could be. Fortunately, there are Read more