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

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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Couple Your AC With a Dehumidifier!

Monday, May 16th, 2022

We’ve spoken on this blog about the importance of a dehumidifier in our neck of the woods, but we rarely go into a lot of detail about it. Well, we’re going to change that today by giving you some of the best reasons why a dehumidifier might be your most anticipated purchase this year. Especially if you’ve got an air conditioner that’s relatively young or in good shape, a dehumidifier might be a great way to improve energy efficiency, make your home more comfortable, and help your AC last long into old age.

Dehumidifiers in Orlando, FL are systems that draw moisture out of the air as their primary job. While your air conditioner might also do this job, it doesn’t do it nearly as well and it’s not the focus of your AC. By running a dehumidifier simultaneously with your air conditioner, your AC can focus on cooling your home while your dehumidifier focuses on drawing moisture out of the air.

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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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Everything to Know About an AC Installation

Monday, March 7th, 2022

It’s March, which means that spring is finally here! Temperatures will soon be warming up and the flowers will be blooming, so for everyone in Florida that means one very important thing–we need to get our AC systems ready! For many homeowners it’s simple, you just need to take your AC cover off or set your thermostat to “cooling” mode when temperatures finally get too hot. But for many other homeowners, this part of the year raises a different question. How do you go about installing a new AC?

Today, we’re going to talk about some factors that might change the way you investigate AC installation in Orlando, FL. There are all sorts of different cooling systems on the market these days, and it’s vital that you choose the right one for your home, and have it installed by the right team! So, let’s discuss all you’d need to know for a new AC installation.

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A Faulty Thermostat Needs Professional Attention

Monday, February 21st, 2022

For such small components, thermostats really do provide us with a huge amount of support. When we need to communicate our comfort needs to our HVAC systems, we do it through our thermostat. The numbers represent the temperature, and we set it based on how we feel. Think of your thermostat like the translation device between your large, complex HVAC system and yourself. Without it, your comfort will get lost in translation and your HVAC system could run rampant.

Luckily, thermostats have improved tremendously in the past few decades. Thermostats in Orlando, FL are now smart operating and built with Wi-Fi capabilities. They can sync up to your other smart home devices and be voice-activated, touchscreen-activated, and they’ll even learn about your heating or cooling habits. If your thermostat is showing signs of age, then now might be the perfect time to get professional attention.

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Target Foul Odors With an Air Purifier

Monday, February 7th, 2022

Air purifiers are amazing technological advancements. Back before we mastered ultraviolet light technology, we needed to rely on cleaning the surfaces in our home to stay healthy and safe. Back then we had more smokers, more toxins in the air, and to top it all off, we didn’t know how bad these toxins were for us. Now, we have all the data we need to know that there are contaminants floating around in our air and we have the technology to fight them.

Today, we want to talk specifically about foul odors. When you pick up a strange scent in your home, your nose goes through a very interesting biological process to target the source of the odor. With an air purifier in Orlando, FL, you can more easily remove the source of a contaminant that your nose has picked up on.

Let’s get to business and talk about how an air purifier removes odors.

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