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4 Signs Your Air Conditioning System Is Haunted

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4 Signs Your Air Conditioning System Is Haunted

It’s old. It’s always breaking down without reason. It leaves parts of your home freezing cold. It’s your air conditioner — and it’s…haunted! OK, so maybe it’s not exactly haunted, but if your air conditioning system is showing any of these four signs, stop blaming the spirits and consider investing in a new air conditioner. 1. Your air conditioning system is more than 10 years old. When was your air conditioning system installed? If you can’t remember, it’s probably time Read more

5 Ways to Naturally Eliminate Odors in Your Home

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5 Ways to Naturally Eliminate Odors in Your Home

Almost nothing is more embarrassing or awkward than walking into a home and immediately being welcomed with a bad, lingering odor. Smells hanging around in the air are mostly caused by bacteria, which often requires a warm, wet environment to grow. Instead of rushing to the store to buy chemical products to cover up your smells however, try using safer, more natural ways to eliminate odors in your home. 1. One great natural odor eliminator for a variety of things Read more

5 Tricks to Instantly Make Your Home Cozier

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5 Tricks to Instantly Make Your Home Cozier

Florida’s fall has officially arrived, bringing a drop (if just slightly)  in temperature and tons of holiday festivities with it. If you’re hoping to host any holiday celebrations at your home this season, make sure your guests feel extra cozy and invited when they walk through your front door. Here are some quick and easy steps you can take to welcome them with warmth and give them an enjoyable stay. 1. Hang new photos or wall art and arrange the Read more

What Is a Condenser Unit?

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What Is a Condenser Unit?

The condenser unit is the workhorse of an air conditioning system. The condenser unit is essentially where the “magic” happens, cooling the refrigerant over and over to provide cool, fresh air. The device has two important components, a compressor unit and a heat-transfer system, typically using air or water to help create a comfortable environment in your home. Learn more about this important component of your HVAC system below. The Compressor When steam cools, it condenses into liquid water. Heat energy Read more

How Does Central Air Conditioning Work?

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How Does Central Air Conditioning Work?

Just about everyone knows the benefits of having a good air conditioning system, especially if you live in the Sunshine State. Central air conditioning is a necessity here, and if it malfunctions, you want it to be repaired as quickly as possible. But how does a central HVAC system actually work? In a central HVAC system, there are several important parts that work together to cool your home: 1. Coolant: Also known as a refrigerant, this is used to absorb Read more

How to Boost Indoor Air Quality Without Sacrificing Comfort

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How to Boost Indoor Air Quality Without Sacrificing Comfort

Studies performed by the Environmental Protection Agency have found that the air inside the average home is roughly two to five times more polluted than the air outdoors (yikes). Contaminants like dander, dirt, dust and even mold could all be circulating in the air and affecting your indoor air quality. Fortunately, you can improve the quality of the air in your home without sacrificing comfort. Not sure what you can do? These three tips will help you get started. Keep Read more

How VOCs Affect Indoor Air Quality

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How VOCs Affect Indoor Air Quality

Air quality is important for your home, especially if you have children or older family members living with you. Not to mention, living in Florida requires keeping our air conditioning systems running almost year round, so the quality of indoor air becomes even more important. When it comes to improving the indoor air quality in your home, everyday household products you use to keep your home clean could actually be doing more harm than good. The volatile organic compounds given Read more

How HVAC Maintenance Keeps Your System Working Efficiently

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How HVAC Maintenance Keeps Your System Working Efficiently

Maintenance is a matter of importance for any mechanical system, and including HVAC maintenance in your spring and fall home management plans is important for ensuring that you have optimum system performance when weather conditions change. There are many benefits while keeping your equipment functioning efficiently. Keeping Your HVAC Equipment Clean Particles that circulate in your home can bypass the air filter and land on the internal parts of your heating and cooling units. This can affect your indoor air Read more

Why Is My AC Not Cooling the House?

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Why Is My AC Not Cooling the House?

Having a reliable and efficient air conditioning system is a top concern for any home. If you’re running a top-of-the-line machine but not feeling the difference on your skin, the fault may not necessarily be how much you’re spending on your AC. A Little Filter Cleanliness Goes a Long Way Just like your computer can fry over several years from delicate components clogging up with dust, even the best air conditioners need a good wipe down now and then. Most Read more

How Humidity Can Harm Your Home

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How Humidity Can Harm Your Home

Florida is known for having high humidity levels and warm temperatures almost year round. Many Floridians run their air conditioners regularly to keep the indoor climate cool and comfortable and humidity levels at bay. While humidity can affect your comfort level inside your home, it can have serious effects on your living space too. Learn how humidity could be causing your home and what you can do about it here 1. Humidity can cause unpleasant odors. Homes with high humidity Read more