Gary Munson Heating & Air Conditioning Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Air Conditioning’

The Need for AC: An Explanation

Monday, July 11th, 2022

One of the most common things we hear from families in our area is the fact that certain people think they can live without air conditioning. Ever since the invention of AC technology, it’s been thought that AC was more of a luxury than a necessity. Many people, it seems, can go without it and it just depends on your lifestyle, your budget, and your own personal preference, right?

Well, not exactly. A lot of people can feel like they’re forced to go without air conditioning because they think they’re cutting the costs needed for something else. Others believe that air conditioning is “too expensive” and is a luxury they can go without, but that might not always be the case.

We want to remind people that there is a legitimate need for air conditioning in Orlando, FL, and depending on how you live your life, it might not be as expensive as you think.

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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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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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Why Replace Your AC With a Heat Pump?

Tuesday, June 1st, 2021

Your air conditioner has finally bitten the dust and it’s time to replace it. Either it barely works, or it sits there collecting dust while you explore your options online. If this is the case, then you’ve probably come across heat pump technology and you’re wondering why anyone would choose this kind of system over a central air conditioner.

Well, that’s what we’re here to answer! When it comes to air conditioning in Winter Park, FL, especially the installation of a new system, it’s important to look at all of your options. You don’t just have to invest in the same old type of AC unit you’ve used in the past. You could upgrade to a heating and cooling system that works all year round! Or, you could go ductless, and transform your home into a paradise that’s efficient and doesn’t leak any air through old ductwork.

Let’s take a look at a few of your options.

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Why Choose Our MVP Plan?

Monday, April 5th, 2021

That’s a very good question, but one that we hope to answer right here and now. The Gary Munson MVP Plan grants a whole host of benefits for homeowners that subscribe, and it’s also the way you can get some of the best maintenance available in our area. Your air conditioner, your heater, and your indoor air quality systems will all be better off when you sign up for our MVP plan.

We could talk all day about how great it is when used with your air conditioning in Lake Mary, FL, but we don’t just talk the talk, we walk the walk. We want to show you exactly what benefits are in-store when you sign up for our MVP plan. We’ll show you exactly how your air conditioner will be improved, and get you right to where you can start saving money and planning that next vacation.

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Whatever You Do, Don’t Void That Warranty

Monday, March 8th, 2021

That’s right, you heard us. Put down that wrench, put away your gloves, and closeout that internet tutorial on how to fix your AC. To make a long story short—it’s not worth it.

But we know that many out there read our blogs for the informative content we post, so we’re going to give you more than just a quick answer. AC repair in Windermere, FL is complicated, and it’s not something that a homeowner should even try to accomplish on their own. This isn’t just because it can cause unnecessary damage to the system, render it broken, or even cause wild inefficiency to arise. It’s because you could void your warranty.

Today, we’re going to talk about why warranties are so important and why you should never risk voiding them under any circumstances. Warranties can save you thousands of dollars, and voiding that agreement can cost you the same.

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Your AC Options Going Forward

Monday, November 30th, 2020

Here in Orlando, air conditioners are vital. While people come here for vacations to enjoy our scorching hot summer temperatures and moist humidity levels, they can be overbearing for those of us that live here. Trying to get through a year here without an air conditioner would be a feat of extraordinary resilience, which is why our company gets as many calls as it does!

However, oftentimes it’s not repairs we’re called for, but new installations. Homeowners want the same old central air conditioner year after year, and even though there are amazing new systems on the market that could be better for their home, people just aren’t informed enough to make that decision. That’s where we come in!

Today, we’re going to talk about the different types of systems to invest in when it comes to HVAC in Orlando, FL. From ductless systems to the standard central air conditioner—there’s a cooling solution for every type of home.

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