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HVAC Do’s And Don’ts For New Homeowners

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HVAC Do's and Don'ts For New Homeowners

New Homeowners in Pinellas County, Florida New homeowners face special challenges caring for an HVAC system. Often, they have purchased a home with an aging air conditioning system already installed. Maintaining this equipment properly helps maintain a more comfortable living environment. However, at some point, the new owners will probably need to consider obtaining a replacement HVAC system. Some “do’s and don’ts” for new homeowners in the beautiful Pinellas County, Fla. area help keep residential heating and cooling systems in Read more

How Often Do HVAC Systems Need Replacing?

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How Often Do HVAC Systems Need Replacing

An HVAC system is expensive, but it is an investment in comfort and health. In addition, these systems can last for a long time with quality installation and regular maintenance. Exactly how long? Well, that depends on the type of system and how you care for it. Average Lifespan of HVAC Systems In general, you can expect your HVAC system to last about 15 to 20 years. A more expensive system may even last up to 25 years if properly Read more

Why Does My AC Smell Like Rotten Eggs?

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Why Does My AC Smell Like Rotten Eggs?

  There’s nothing worse than turning on your air conditioner and standing by as your home fills with the smell of rotten eggs. If your air conditioner has a strong odor, you’ll need to figure out what might be causing the smell and how to address the problem fast. Sewage It’s no secret that sewage emits a noxious odor. What you may not know is that a ruptured sewer pipe near your air duct system may cause your home to Read more

Why Is My AC Leaking Water?

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Why Is My AC Leaking Water?

Having an air conditioner that’s leaking water can be frustrating, especially since it can lead to water damage and unexpected repair bills. There are a few common things that can cause an air conditioner to leak water, and these are some of the most popular culprits. Installation Problems Sometimes, the way your air conditioner was installed can be the source of the problem. For instance, an air conditioning unit that’s not entirely level can create issues with the pressure and Read more

Why Isn’t My AC Cooling?

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Why Isn’t My AC Cooling?

In Florida, even our winters can be warm and muggy. On those hot January days, you’re likely going to turn on the AC to keep your home from getting too humid and muggy. But if your home begins to feel just as bad or worse than the climate outside, there might be something wrong. Here are some reasons why your AC may not be cooling as it should and what you can do to resolve the issues. Check Your Thermostat Read more

How Often Should I Clean My Air Filter?

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How Often Should I Clean My Air Filter?

Every air conditioner uses a filter to clear particulates out of the system. As the air exits the vents throughout your home, the resulting circulated air is free from major debris that can harm your indoor air quality. However, your home’s filters easily become dirty over time. When cleaning or replacing your air filters, here are some important things to consider to keep your AC system operating at peak performance. Average Cleaning Frequency Because Florida homeowners use AC throughout the Read more

What Does It Mean If I Have a Blown Fuse?

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What Does It Mean If I Have a Blown Fuse?

A blown fuse is a relatively common problem in many air conditioning systems. When there is something wrong with the system, the fuse will often blow when the system cycle is on. Homeowners should not replace the fuse by himself, as that will not correct the underlying problem. A blown fuse means something is not working correctly in your system and needs to be repaired. Here are a few possible reasons your AC unit’s fuse has blown.   Electrical Issues Read more

Why Does My House Smell Funny?

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Why Does My House Smell Funny?

It is a problem familiar to most homeowners. You clean your house from top to bottom, but you still notice a strange odor whenever you walk in the door. The smell may actually indicate a problem with your HVAC system. Some of these odors are a minor annoyance, while others suggest a serious issue requiring immediate attention. The following are a few of the most common HVAC issues that may cause your house to smell funny. Musty or Moldy Smell 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