January 13th, 2020
Furnaces don’t last forever, and while we might think that 10 to 15 years is a long time, it definitely sneaks up on you. That being said, a sneaky furnace that’s about to fail isn’t necessarily going to be easy to notice, so you’re going to want to stay vigilant and be sure when you should be preparing for a replacement.
In order to help with this process, we’ve listed several key signs that will indicate you’re nearing a furnace replacement. Be careful, when it comes to HVAC service in Orlando, FL there are serious concerns with running a furnace way beyond it’s average lifespan. If your system runs on natural gas, these concerns could turn into safety issues that are dangerous to have occurring in your home.
So, let’s get started with some helpful hints as to when your furnace is on its last legs.
December 30th, 2019
We like to think of air conditioners as silent protectors, quietly cooling our homes while they sit outside doing their thing. However, when problems arise, sometimes it’s up to homeowners to figure out what’s going on using their keen senses!
One of those problems is called short-cycling, which is the process of your air conditioner turning on and off too quickly without performing a full cooling cycle. AC units need to run an entire cycle in order to cool your home properly and effectively, otherwise, they risk straining certain components of the system and causing a premature breakdown. So, let’s try avoiding that premature breakdown by talking about what causes the short-cycling of an air conditioner and how you can prevent such a problem.
If the problem requires professional AC repairs, don’t fret! Call our team for air conditioning repair in Orlando, FL and get this nipped in the bud before the scorching summer approaches!
December 16th, 2019
While we might be the only area in the country still talking about air conditioners, we have a distinct advantage for the coming refrigerant phaseout. We’d like to use this post as an announcement for everyone looking at AC repair in Orlando, FL since there’s a major change coming in the field of air conditioning refrigerant, and we’d like you to be prepared!
Starting January 1st, 2020, as part of the EPA regulations under the Clean Air Act, substances that have a high ozone depletion potential (known as Ozone Depleting Substances [ODS]), like R-22 refrigerant (Freon) will not be imported and the only amount that will still be usable will be from remaining stockpiles in the United States.
What does that mean for you? Well, strap in, because we’ll give you a detailed overview of who these new regulations will affect and how to mitigate the consequences if you are one of the consumers still using R-22 refrigerant.
December 2nd, 2019
It’s no mystery that there’s enough humidity down here to make you feel like you’re drowning on the worst of days. Humidification is a leading cause of discomfort in Orlando, which is why we’ve got the tools necessary to combat it. Introducing the whole house dehumidifier, a piece of equipment that will keep the entirety of your home dry and clear of the excessive amount of water vapors that exist outside.
Though, if you’re savvy enough to be a frequent visitor of online Google searches and web forums, you’d know that there were some pretty disconcerting myths about whole-house dehumidifiers in Orlando, FL. So, we’ve written this post to try and dispel some of those myths, so that if you were originally thinking of investing in one—don’t be shy, give us a call!
November 18th, 2019
We’ve been talking for a long time about the phase-out of R-22 refrigerant throughout the country, but after a long time waiting it’s finally here! As of January 1st, 2020, hydrochlorofluorocarbons like R-22 refrigerant, which is used in many older air conditioning units, will no longer be produced and imported. The only way to get older refrigerant that is of this type is to purchase R-22 that’s already stockpiled. This could run up costs drastically and make your air conditioner useless if you’re not careful.
If you’ve got an older AC that you suspect might run on R-22 refrigerant, now is the perfect time to get it upgraded into something more efficient, dependable, and environmentally friendly that also won’t cost you an arm and a leg paying for AC repair in Winter Park, FL. Don’t wait until it’s too late, this phase-out is put in place to push people away from using R-22 refrigerant and for good reason!
November 4th, 2019
If you’ve been struggling while dealing with the hot and humid temperatures of Orlando, it may be because you’re hesitant when it comes to any type of new system installation. It’s a shame that so many families still deal with the heat by buying as many box fans as they can while hoping for the best, as central air conditioners get more efficient, more effective, and more affordable each day.
So, if there was ever a time that you were considering upgrading to a central air conditioner, you might want to take a look below. We’ll go into all the details about what central AC is, how it works, and why it’s the most common air conditioner in the country. We understand that making the decision on purchasing central air conditioning in Orlando, FL is something that takes a lot of time and money, so hopefully, we can provide enough information to make this process a bit easier on you.
October 21st, 2019
One of the most important functions of your air conditioner is the removal of moisture from the atmosphere. That muggy feeling causing your clothes to become sticky and covered in sweat quickly disappears when your AC is functioning correctly.
Part of this moisture removal function is draining condensate water that has been taken out of the air. This is where your condensate drain comes in, The water that gets drawn out from the air through condensation turns from gas to liquid, which then drips down into the condensation pan. The water that gets collected in the condensation pan must then be deposited through a drain and away from your home.
In good working order, your condensate drain is a nice drink for your outdoor plants and grass. When clogged though, your condensate drain can cause a multitude of problems in your house, some of which can eventually lead to expensive air conditioning repair in Winter Park, FL. Keep reading to get the full scoop!
October 7th, 2019
Okay, we’re going to be honest. This list could have 10, 15 or even 20 priorities listed, but we know that nobody wants to read a blog post that long. So, in order to save you some time, we’re going to dive into the 5 most important things to look out for when you’re hiring a new contractor for any HVAC work you need to be done.
HVAC equipment is an investment, so the person who installs it should be more than qualified and trusted. Whether it’s an installation, repair, or AC maintenance in Casselberry, FL you’re going to need it done right to avoid wasting your money. Keep in mind the following five tips when you start the search for your next HVAC service professional, and you’ll more than likely be happy with your service.
September 23rd, 2019
Hopefully not much! Refrigerant leaks can be a difficult and expensive thing to fix, and are often the first thing a homeowner looks for when determining if their AC should be replaced. That’s why vigilance can be the best medicine, since it’s always better for you to be prepared for a possible problem with your air conditioner. This is one kind of air conditioning repair in Orlando, FL that you’ll want to know more about because, depending on the age and type of AC that you have, a refrigerant leak could range from an inconvenience to absolutely devastating to your wallet.
The truth of the matter is, we’re in the middle of a global refrigerant phaseout. R-22, or “Freon,” is being phased out for a more environmentally friendly and efficient refrigerant called R-410A. That means that any older air conditioner made to function with Freon is going to get more expensive to maintain when leaks occur. So, unless you’re a glutton for paying more money for no reason, let’s discuss the issues with refrigerant leaks and what you as a consumer should be prepared for.
September 9th, 2019
Air conditioning replacements can be pricey. This, combined
with the costs of routine maintenance can make homeowners reluctant to get a new
AC when their old one is at its limits. Not only that, but so many people also
don’t know that most air conditioners have a lifespan that definitely should affect
the decision to replace your unit.
All that being said, it can be overwhelming when a technician mentions replacing your air conditioner. Air conditioning replacement in Orlando, FL can be an expensive process, but that’s where we can help! You should be absolutely sure that your AC is ready to be replaced when the time comes. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of prospects to use when your AC is having problems- to clue you in on whether or not it’s time for a replacement.
Let’s get started!