March 23rd, 2020
Ductless air conditioners are all the rage, and for good reason! They’re hyper-efficient, incredibly effective cooling machines that provide year-round comfort for families in homes that don’t have the advantage of ductwork. If you’ve just moved into a home that’s old or too small for ductwork, while your heater might be well-equipped for such a change, you might be able to use the installation of a ductless air conditioner.
However, we’re constantly having to explain how exactly ductless systems in Orlando, FL work to homeowners who just don’t know the science behind them—and that’s okay! Anything we can do to inform homeowners about such advanced pieces of equipment is worth it to us.
So, are you interested in such a system but you’re not sure how it works or what the advantages are? Don’t worry, follow along and we’ll get to the bottom of it.
March 17th, 2020
We know that readers usually come to our blog for informative and educational posts about the systems and services that we offer. However, as is the case across the country and the globe right now, there is one topic at the forefront of our minds. That is COVID-19, or the Coronavirus.
We understand that homeowners everywhere are exercising extreme caution when it comes to mitigating the chance of exposure to this virus in their homes. Trust us, we are doing the same in ours. And we promise you that every member of our team will take these same precautions when working in your home and on your property.
If you have an appointment scheduled with Gary Munson, rest assured that we’ll continue to provide you with the exceptional service that you deserve in this uncertain and trying time, and that we’ll do so while making your health and safety our top priority.
Our entire staff is well aware that prevention starts at their homes, that it continues in the workplace, and that it extends into the residences of our valued clients. They have the information and supplies that they need to do their jobs while protecting both themselves and the clients that they serve.
If you have any questions or concerns about your upcoming appointment, or if you are thinking about booking an appointment but want to know more about our specific preventative measures, please do not hesitate to contact a member of our team
March 12th, 2020
Springtime maintenance really is key for a longer-lasting HVAC system. While we will get into the specifics of how and why this is the case, first we’d like to talk about what exactly maintenance is.
Many homeowners just think that you should get your air conditioner or heater installed and then you’re set for a decade unless you need repairs done—but that couldn’t be further from the truth! Furnaces and AC systems require yearly tune-ups to ensure they’re still working efficiently, effectively, and reliably. Without yearly furnace maintenance in Orlando, FL you can bet that you’ll be paying for expensive repairs that could have potentially been avoided if they had been addressed earlier.
We’ll tell you what you can expect from springtime maintenance for your heating system, and even for your air conditioner while we’re at it!
February 24th, 2020
Thermostats can be finicky things. While we advise most homeowners to have upgraded to a smart or Wi-Fi thermostat at this point, not all homeowners have reached that level–and that’s okay!
However, if you’re dealing with constant HVAC problems that can be attributed to your thermostat, then it might be time for a change. From power or wiring issues, to problems with dust, and even inaccurate temperature readings, there are some severe problems that can be caused by a faulty thermostat.
This post is for homeowners that are frustrated with their heating systems but they’re not sure if the problem has to do with the heater itself. The culprit could be your thermostat and we’ll get into why this could be. Take it from us, your local HVAC company in Longwood, FL that it could be time to upgrade your thermostat if these issues persist.
February 10th, 2020
Some sounds are normal. The revving of your car engine when you press on the gas, the clicking of your gas stove when you’re cooking food, even the hissing of water coming from your faucet when you turn the dial, these are normal noises. However, there are some appliances in your home that should not make noises by any standards. Your furnace is one of these appliances.
While sure, hearing the sound of your furnace gently depositing heated air into your home is definitely harmless, any banging or clanking noises that it might make are absolutely not normal. Not only are they not normal, but they could also be dangerous as well, which is why a furnace noise should always warranty a call with an HVAC technician. Whether you need furnace repair in Orlando, FL or a whole system replacement because yours is leaking gas, we can be the team to help you get to the bottom of it.
January 27th, 2020
There are a lot of misconceptions that go around about heat pumps these days. Since they’re not as old, as common, or as technologically simple as a furnace, they can be a little difficult for homeowners to wrap their heads around.
As your local provider of HVAC service in Windermere, FL we’d like to talk about the benefits of a heat pump system and whether or not it could be right for your home. While heat pumps don’t work in the same way that furnaces do, depending on the size, location, and energy needs of your home, it could do the job of heating your home better than a furnace could.
Are you still unconvinced? Don’t worry, we’ve got the data to prove that a heat pump could be perfect for your home!
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!