Do You Suffer from Thermostat Woes?

February 24th, 2020
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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.

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These Three Furnace Sounds Are NOT Normal

February 10th, 2020
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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.

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Why a Heat Pump Could Be Right for You

January 27th, 2020
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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!

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It’s Time for a Furnace Replacement

January 13th, 2020
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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.

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AC FAQ: What Is Short Cycling?

December 30th, 2019
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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!

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Everything You Need to Know About the 2020 ODS Phaseout

December 16th, 2019
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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.

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Dispelling Two Myths About Whole House Dehumidifiers

December 2nd, 2019
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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!

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It’s Time to Replace Your Old AC

November 18th, 2019
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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!

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It’s Time to Choose Central Air

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.

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Problems from a Clogged Condensate Drain

October 21st, 2019
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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!

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