Why Replacing Your Thermostat is a Good Idea

August 22nd, 2016

People tend to be pretty good about replacing their air conditioning systems when they get old enough. After all, when an air conditioner isn’t able to actually cool your home properly, there’s not much use in keeping it around. Yet, people seem strangely reticent to replace their thermostats in anything like a timely manner. It’s important that you install a new thermostat just as often as you install a new climate control system, if not more often. Let’s take a look at why upgrading your thermostat is a good idea. Continue Reading

It’s Almost Time for Heat Pump Maintenance, Again

August 15th, 2016

We only have a few weeks of summer left, and it’s almost time to get your heat pump tuned up for winter. That may sound crazy, especially since you’re probably still running your heat pump on air conditioning mode at full blast. Even so, if you don’t schedule your fall maintenance for your heat pump, you’re taking a pretty big risk. Read on to find out more about why heat pumps need bi-annual maintenance. Continue Reading

Why Your Heat Pump Isn’t Cooling

August 8th, 2016

There isn’t much point to having a heat pump in your home if it isn’t capable of cooling you during the summer. If your heat pump isn’t cooling as much as it should, there could be a number of different reasons why. Let’s take a look at some of the possible causes for low heat pump output, and what to do about them. Continue Reading

Beware These Compressor Issues

August 1st, 2016

Your air conditioner is comprised of many different parts, some of which are more important than others. If one of the more vital parts of the system malfunctions and breaks down, it will have a much more deleterious effect on how the air conditioner operates. One of those parts is the compressor. Let’s take a look at how the compressor operates, and what it can do to your air conditioner if it breaks down. Continue Reading

Call for Repairs if Your AC is Making These Noises

July 25th, 2016

If you are using an air conditioner to keep your home cool this summer, you should be vigilant for any problems that may develop with your system. The faster you can recognize problems with your air conditioner, the faster you can get it repaired and the more damage you can prevent. One of the easiest ways to identify issues with your air conditioning system is to listen for strange noises coming from it. Read on to find out more about the various strange noises that could indicate a system problem. Continue Reading

What it Means When Your Heat Pump Ices Over

July 18th, 2016

If you’re using a heat pump to keep cool this summer, you may notice ice forming on it. No, this is not an indication that the system is cooling properly. In fact, it’s actually a symptom of a serious problem with the heat pump. Let’s take a look at what causes heat pump ice, and what can happen if you ignore it. Continue Reading

Signs That You Need a New Heat Pump

July 11th, 2016

If you’re using a heat pump to keep cool this summer, you need to make sure that your system is up to the task of working through another season. If your system is not going to last another summer, you should be able to recognize the signs so you can replace it as soon as possible. You don’t want the system to die on you in the middle of the hottest season of the year, after all. Let’s take a look at some of the signs that you need a new heat pump. Continue Reading

What Type of AC Does My Home Need?

July 4th, 2016

Moving into a new home or constructing one that matches your requirements exactly is exciting. But it’s also daunting. There will be lots and lots to think about over the course of the following months, and one urgent concern that you may have is the status of the HVAC system. Whether you’re in the market for a new cooling system or you know that your existing model needs to go, here are some ideas to get you started… Continue Reading

5 Ways to Save Energy in Sarasota this Summer

June 27th, 2016

Our air conditioners sure take a beating during the summer. With sauna-like humidity and temperatures soaring well beyond what’s comfortable, your central air unit or heat pump may be struggling, even if cool air still seems to make its way into your home. And with that cooling comes energy consumption. If your electricity bills are higher than ever, and you’re looking for ways to cut costs, then keep reading.  Continue Reading

3 Reasons to Say Farewell to Your Air Conditioner

June 20th, 2016

Investing in a new air conditioner is not a decision you should make lightly. After all, in an ideal world, it’s a purchase that you should only have to make a few times over the course of your life. While it’s not the most expensive upgrade in the home, it’s certainly one that you want to get right, and do for the right reasons. Here in Sarasota, air conditioners take a beating every year, and there are several reasons you may not want to put off replacement any longer. Let’s have a look at 3:  Continue Reading