Does My Air Conditioner Sufficiently Dehumidify My Home?

Monday, September 26, 2016

There is likely not a single person in Florida that isn’t familiar with the humidity that we deal with in our climate. “Dry heat” is just about as foreign as a term as “blizzard” around our community. However, many homeowners don’t take the necessary steps to eliminate excess moisture from their home, perhaps assuming that their air conditioning system sufficiently does this on its own.

This is actually a common misconception, as your air conditioner does have the ability to draw some moisture from the air. But when you live somewhere that the humidity levels are consistently above 50%–comfortable humidity levels are between 30-50%–something more is needed: a dehumidifier.

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Is Your Air Conditioner Making This Ominous Sound?

Monday, September 19, 2016

It’s no secret that we rely on our air conditioners pretty heavily around these parts. Our cooling systems keep us cool and refreshed with the heat and humidity become unbearable. And while many parts of the country are getting ready to shut theirs down for the summer, the opposite is true for us.

Since we’ll likely still be using our systems well into the holiday season, it’s important to take care of any potential repair needs that come up. And one sign of these pending repair needs is a banging noise coming from your system. This is one ominous sound that should never be ignored. Keep reading to learn why.

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Yes, You Should Regularly Change Your Air Conditioner’s Filter

Monday, September 12, 2016

When summer first begins and that first heat wave rolls through, hopefully you have your air conditioning system ready. Ideally you will have had it maintained the spring before and have kept up on repair needs. You’ll also likely have changed the air filter to get it ready for regular use. However, as we near the “end” of summer, you’ve likely not given much more thought to your air filter.

In order to keep your air conditioner functioning at peak performance and efficiency levels, you want to make sure that you are changing your air filter on a regular basis. The air filter that comes standard with your system is there to protect its inside components, so without changing it, you could be allowing damage to occur within the system. Plus, changing it something that’s relatively easy to do and you can do on your own.

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Never Ignore End of Summer Air Conditioning Repair Needs

Monday, September 5, 2016

In just a couple of weeks, the official start of fall will be here, but it would take a lot of convincing for Florida residents to believe that means hot weather will be on its way out any time soon. In fact, we’ll likely still be using our air conditioners for at least a few more months.

However, because summer is technically coming to “an end,” many homeowners tend to ignore any small problems their air conditioner has been having all season long, perhaps thinking they can just put it off until next year. However, shrugging off your AC problems this time of year can be a huge mistake. Keep reading to learn why.

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