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

AC FAQ: What Is Short Cycling?

Monday, 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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It’s Time to Choose Central Air

Monday, 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

Monday, 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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5 Priorities When Choosing an HVAC Technician

Monday, October 7th, 2019
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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.

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What Does a Refrigerant Leak Mean for You?

Monday, September 23rd, 2019
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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.

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When Should I Replace My AC?

Monday, 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!

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How Does a Full Home Mini-Split System Work?

Monday, August 26th, 2019

Mini-split air conditioners are a hot topic these days, especially for areas with long, humid summers and short, mild winters. These highly efficient machines can cool off your entire home while also saving you money and providing more peace of mind than a standard central air conditioner. These units are small and barely noticeable inside your home, placed at several strategic locations for maximum cooling effect. Gone are the days of window unit cooling and box fans!

Not only that, but some homes don’t have the room or ability to house extensive ductwork systems. Should people with old or tiny houses be unable to have the comfortable cooling system that their neighbors have? Of course not! There are cooling solutions for every home, and a ductless mini-split can be that solution for you. Whether you’re looking for a brand-new AC system or just looking to transition from central air to a ductless AC in Orlando, FL, we can help you make sure it’s the right decision.

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Check Out Our Blog for Advice on All Things HVAC

Tuesday, July 16th, 2019

Be sure to bookmark the Gary Munson Heating & Air Conditioning’s blog to start learning the ins and outs of HVAC.

We’ll regularly post energy saving tips, how-to’s on troubleshooting your systems, and breakdowns on even the most complex industry related terms and concepts.

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