June 20th, 2022
If you’re like most homeowners, your HVAC ductwork isn’t something that you give a whole lot of thought to, mostly due to the fact that it is out of sight and out of mind. But if you found out they were the reason your energy bills were too high, you’d probably pay attention then, right?
This could very well be the case if you have damaged or loose ductwork that’s letting not only conditioned air out and dirty air in.
Air duct leakage can account for about 30% air loss–that’s conditioned air that you are paying for. It also accounts for many of the indoor air problems a home can experience. Fortunately, there’s a solution–professional duct sealing! Read on to learn more.
June 6th, 2022
When you’re ready to make a new air conditioner purchase, there are a lot of factors to consider. Too often, homeowners assume that “the bigger, the better” and go ahead and get the biggest, most powerful system they can afford.
Of course, if you work with a trained and experienced contractor for your installation, such as our team, we won’t let this happen–we will make sure you’re well informed on how a system that is too small will be detrimental to cooling efficiency and efficacy, so too will a system that’s too large, or too powerful.
You see, we measure the “tonnage” of an air conditioner against aspects of your living space. These aspects include things like the square footage of your home, how many windows and doors it has, how high the ceilings are, and what type of insulation you have. This is called a cooling load calculation. Read on to learn more, and remember, the best way to ensure you get the right-sized air conditioner is to contact our team!
May 23rd, 2022
When the temperature starts to rise this summer, you might run into an air conditioner problem that puts a serious halt to your comfort. This can be rather alarming, when an air conditioner stops sending out the cool air you expect it to, or doesn’t send out any air at all.
It’s tempting to handle repairs on your own. After all, HVAC technicians are busy and you have no time to waste! Plus, there are dozens of online tutorials, so what can go wrong?
Well, unfortunately, plenty. Attempting repairs on your own could lead to more problems with the air conditioner instead of less, can void the manufacturer’s warranty on the system, can leave you spending way more than you thought you’d have to and can even lead to injury.
Read on to learn just why it’s so important to call on a professional when you need a repair for your air conditioner… any repair!
May 9th, 2022
Heat pump systems have become increasingly popular for homeowners looking to keep their homes as comfortable as possible all year long. While we haven’t reached the peak of our warm temperatures yet this year, by far, now is a good time to make sure your heat pump is ready.
This starts with maintenance, of course. You should have a professional heat pump tune-up twice a year–once in the fall and once in the spring. This will help the system work as efficiently and effectively as possible, for as long as possible. It’s also important, in addition to maintenance, that you be aware of the signs that your heat pump needs repair. Read on, and call us if you notice any of the following problems with your heat pump system.
April 25th, 2022
Any type of air conditioner is going to get quite the workout in our area, not only during the summer but practically year-round. Fortunately, modern central air conditioners are very durable and can take the heat while returning chilled air to your living space.
But, the question you might be asking yourself is, “How much am I going to have to pay to use my air conditioner this summer?”
The cost of keeping comfortable can seem pretty steep. But the fact of the matter is, you might be paying more than you really need to! There are a number of ways that a cooling system can lose efficiency and increase your utility bills as a result. However, there are also a few ways you can boost your AC efficiency and lower those bills! Read on to learn how.
April 11th, 2022
If there is anything we know about our customers, it’s that they like to be as comfortable as possible in their homes, as affordably as possible! And if there’s anything our homeowners don’t always consider, is how their indoor air quality plays a role in this.
Without the right products and services in place, your indoor air quality can actually be worse than the quality of air outdoors. One of these services is professional duct cleaning. While this isn’t a service you typically need each year, like professional HVAC maintenance, it is definitely one you should invest in at least every 2-3 years. Read on to learn why!
March 28th, 2022
Although it’s pretty much hot year-round in our area, if you’re reading this blog post it means you used your heat pump in heating mode at least briefly this past winter. So, as the weather warms back up to what we’re used to, you might be ready to switch your heat pump back over to cooling mode.
But what if that just doesn’t seem to happen? A heat pump stuck in one mode or the other is actually a pretty common problem with these systems, especially if they’re aging or haven’t been well-maintained (remember, because this is a year-round HVAC system, it needs biannual maintenance tune-ups).
Read on as we dive into what may be going on if your heat pump won’t switch from heating mode to cooling mode.
March 14th, 2022
When you live in a climate like ours, it’s no secret that you need a powerful air conditioner to keep your family comfortable and safe throughout the year, let alone at the peak of our summer season.
Purchasing a new air conditioner can and should be a very careful purchase, and not one to rush into. You want to ensure you’re working with an experienced team, first off, who will inform you of your options and make sure that your system is properly installed and matched for your specific home.
An overpowered air conditioner can be just as detrimental to energy efficiency as an underpowered one, which is why you should always trust a pro to size your new central air conditioner.
But wait… what if a central air conditioner isn’t your only option? It’s a great option! But you might want to consider going ductless. Read on to learn the ins and outs of both these cooling options in order to help you make a decision about your next cooling system installation.
February 28th, 2022
Does summer ever really end when you live in Tallahassee? Sure, we may have had some cooler temperatures this weekend, but the truth is that our air conditioners get a workout pretty much all year long.
And that’s why it’s never too early for air conditioning maintenance! Professional maintenance tune-ups ensure that your HVAC system is working as efficiently and effectively as possible, for as long as possible.
You might be wondering though, is it really necessary? Read on, and decide for yourself.
February 14th, 2022
When you live somewhere like Tallahassee, it’s nice to know that you can rely on a heat pump system any time of the year. Sure, our winters may be really brief–and it might even be laughable to call it a real “winter” to our friends and family up north–but if this year was any indication, every once in a while we need a great heating system in our home!
After all, nobody likes waking up in a chillier-than-expected home, especially when their heating system should have no trouble operating. So, maybe yours was making noise that sounded like it was operating, and some air was coming through the vents–but if it wasn’t actually keeping you warm, it’s a sign that something is amiss and your system needs help.
Read on as we uncover some of the common signs of a heat pump in disrepair, and if you notice any of them, please don’t hesitate to give our team a call for professional repairs.