Gary Munson Heating & Air Conditioning Blog: Archive for the ‘Air Conditioning’ Category

3 Noises, 3 Different Problems

Monday, June 27th, 2022

Sometimes diagnosing the problem with your air conditioner can feel like you’re solving a mystery or puzzle. You’re given some strange symptoms and you need to try and figure out what’s causing the noises so they can be repaired by a professional.

Now, most of the time we would just tell you to call our team for support since we can do all the diagnosing for you. But that’s not a good enough answer for a lot of people. It can be hard to tell when the right time might be to call for a pro’s help, and this is going to be a blog post that helps you determine if you’re at that point.

Simply put, here are three specific air conditioning noises that can point toward three different problems. If you recognize them, you’ll now know you should call for professional AC repair in Orlando, FL.

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5 Common Frequently Asked Questions

Monday, June 13th, 2022

June is here, which means that the cooling season is well underway. If you haven’t spent at least a few weeks thinking about how you’re going to cool your home, then at least you’re going to start doing it now! Cooling, especially in our area, is just a facet of life and a thing we need to devote some resources towards if we’re going to be comfortable and happy.

However, one big hurdle we run into every time we’re talking about new air conditioning technology or best practices is the fact that there’s not very reliable information on the web. Sure, you can find videos or guides on how air conditioning might work, or how certain AC units can cool a home, but those guides aren’t very local and they might be talking about a different kind of system than the one you have at home.

Here are 5 common questions that have to do with air conditioning repair in Orlando, FL.

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What’s the Big Deal With Refrigerant?

Monday, May 2nd, 2022

We’ve written a lot of blogs about refrigerant. It’s a substance that is central to this industry, and there are decisions being made right now about which refrigerant will be the next big one for future AC systems on the market. R-454B, for example, is looking like a strong contender to replace R-410A, but many special interest groups are lobbying for this decision currently. While we can’t tell you the future, we can tell you why this is such a big deal.

Refrigerant is a powerful force for air conditioning. It’s the whole reason why we’re able to use AC systems and cool our homes. If we tried to replace our AC system’s refrigerant with water, for example, we’d run into a whole host of issues.

Keep reading to learn more about refrigerant and your air conditioning in Orlando, FL. Just make sure that you call us if you have any additional questions after this blog post!

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3 Key Resources for Learning About Energy Efficiency

Monday, April 18th, 2022

You might be one of many reoccurring readers on our blog who wonders where we get our information. It’s a good question to have! In this era of easily available info, it’s vital that you parse through the misconceptions and get to the facts. While yes, we might be a team of experienced HVAC professionals, we also have great sources that help us tell homeowners how important things like energy efficiency are.

When it comes to air conditioning in Orlando, FL, we want to help homeowners help themselves. The more informed you are on HVAC equipment and energy efficiency, the more likely you’ll adopt good practices that keep your system running well.

So, this blog post is specifically about 3 unique resources you can take advantage of right now that will help you stay informed and educated on your HVAC system.

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An Air Conditioner Requires This One Thing

Monday, April 4th, 2022

As the summer heat is on its way and we’re living our best lives here in Florida, there’s a very important topic that we need to cover. Your home is going to depend very heavily on air conditioning in Orlando, FL, so the more we can help you achieve peak performance and high efficiency, the happier we’ll be.

Your air conditioner isn’t going to work very well if all the conditioned air it creates ends up leaking through ductwork, broken windows, open doors, or skylights. This is something we see every year: a homeowner with a brand-new air conditioning system that is run into the ground due to unsuspecting air leaks all over the home.

Insulation is key, and no air conditioner is going to run efficiently without it. While homes might be less insulated here because of our mild winters, it’s still an important task that we want to help you with.

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Why Our Estimates Are Valuable

Monday, March 21st, 2022

“Can’t someone just tell me how much an air conditioning installation or HVAC repair in Orlando is going to cost?”

Unfortunately, it’s not that simple and we understand your frustration. We do the best we can to accommodate all of our customers. When inaccurate estimates start to shake a customer’s trust in the process, then something is wrong. That’s why we take the estimate process very seriously.

An estimate is a way that we try to figure out how much a service is going to cost, without actually performing the work yet. It’s a method of communication with a customer. We might not know the source of the problem is until we start working on it, but we want homeowners to know how much that work is going to cost before they sign up for it.

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Lifestyle Changes for Your AC

Monday, December 27th, 2021

The air conditioner in your home does a lot for you! It makes the summer heat bearable and it can help to keep your family healthy. A few simple lifestyle changes can go a long way in improving the efficiency and lifespan of your air conditioning.

Here are some best practices:

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Helping Your Air Conditioner for the Long Term

Monday, November 1st, 2021

We encounter different problems than our northern neighbors. People in other parts of the country, perhaps even friends or relatives, are struggling with the thought of purchasing a new heating system or helping their heaters perform during a cold winter. For us, that’s not really the case. Our winters are mild at worst. We’re more concerned about our air conditioners lasting as long as they’re supposed to, since we really send these systems through the wringer!

One vital aspect of HVAC service in Orlando, FL is ensuring you get the most out of your AC. We’ve talked about efficiency and effectiveness, but what about longevity? An air conditioner is an investment, and when you paid for your AC system, you were told that it would last 10 years or more.

Is that still possible in our area? And how can you help to achieve that end goal? Keep reading, we’ll get into all the details about extending the lifespan of your system in an area where we stress them out.

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Is Your AC on Its Last Legs?

Monday, October 18th, 2021

This is a question that we think is worth considering. For many homeowners, their air conditioner is going to last as long as physically possible. We get it, nobody wants to replace a system that still works. Money doesn’t grow on trees and an air conditioning replacement can be one of the most expensive investments for a home. However, we want to make it clear that not investing in a replacement can be an expensive cost as well.

Air conditioning in Orlando, FL needs to be effective, efficient, and convenient. If it’s not meeting your needs in one of those areas, then you might be in need of a replacement. We’re not just trying to be picky. Down below we’ll be explaining why all of these categories can be a cost that you pay for if you avoid AC replacement.

If your AC is on its last legs and needs to be retired, our team will walk you through it every step of the way.

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3 Reasons to Stay Positive About AC Repair

Monday, August 23rd, 2021

Air conditioning repair can be a hassle sometimes. Especially when it’s required on one of the hottest days of the year and during an inconvenient time. That’s why we want to try to work with homeowners to ensure them that it can, in fact, be a positive experience.

Air conditioner repair can ultimately be a time when you evaluate the condition of your system, look at your budget and your options, and choose a team that’s right for you. All of these elements can be exciting for various different reasons, and they’re worth thinking about if you’re tired of being stressed out by expensive central AC repair in Orlando, FL.

Our team is here to help make this process as simple and easy as possible. Keep reading to learn more about three unique ways to change your mindset about AC repairs and keep things stress-free.

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