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

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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Yes, Every AC Should Be Tuned Up!

Monday, May 17th, 2021

We understand that we talk a lot about air conditioning maintenance on this blog, but it’s for a very good reason. Homeowners don’t get their systems tuned up nearly as much as they should, and some even believe that certain systems don’t need to be tuned up. Not only is this information false, but it’s going to get you into hot water if you’re not careful.

Our team is a family-owned and local company, which means we’ll go a long way to ensure that every home in our neighborhood has an air conditioner in good shape. One way we can achieve that goal is by informing you about just how important AC maintenance is.

Let’s talk about the different cooling systems and why they also need an air conditioning tune-up in Winter Park, FL. Don’t forget to call us if you have any questions or concerns!

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7 AC Repairs Your System Might Need

Monday, March 22nd, 2021

Start your engines! Get set! Go!

Hot temperatures are well on their way and the race to getting quality air conditioning has begun. However, if your AC is starting to struggle with the burden of keeping your home cool now, then you’ve got a rocky cooling season ahead. So, perhaps it’s time to look into air conditioning repair in Winter Park, FL.

To put it simply, here is a list of seven common repairs that your struggling air conditioner could be dealing with. We’ll talk about where these problems come from, some information about each one, and exactly what you can do about them. Remember, there’s not much a homeowner should do about AC problems without professional help, so make sure you call us! Our team is reliable, fast, and we always target the root of your problem.

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AC FAQ: The Do’s and Don’ts of AC Repair

Monday, October 19th, 2020

Haven’t you sometimes wished that an HVAC technician could just grab you and tell you, “Hey, don’t do that!” Well, consider this your lucky day. We see homeowners do a lot of things, from the unacceptable to the preferred, and we’d like to make it clear what those things are.

We use our air conditioners so much here in Florida that it’s absolutely vital we know how to use them. That involves all the best practices for homeowners that want to be proactive and telling homeowners the truth when they’re doing something they shouldn’t. If you need help or AC repair in Winter Park, FL, we can be the team to provide it. You’re just going to need to do the legwork until we get there.

Pay attention to what we’re about to tell you and we promise you’ll thank us down the line!

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Are You Dealing with a Short-Cycling AC?

Monday, August 24th, 2020

Short-cycling can be one of the worst problems to experience as a homeowner. It’s generally never a good thing to experience and the repairs for this kind of problem can sometimes get incredibly expensive. It’s up to the most vigilant homeowners and HVAC specialists to find the root of the problem and figure out a good plan forward that’s cost-effective.

Is this the first time you’ve heard of the term “short-cycling?” Then you’ve been lucky before now. We’re going to talk about what short-cycling is, how it can affect the cooling process, and what you can do about it. Your number one best resource for dealing with this kind of problem, and any other problem you’re experiencing with your AC system, is to call for air conditioning repair in Winter Park, FL.

Only with the help of pros can you really get long-term solutions that make you comfortable.

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Common AC Repairs to Look For

Monday, June 1st, 2020
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Air conditioners have trouble all the time, but telling the difference between something like a refrigerant leak and a clogged filter is a bit more complicated. That’s where a professional technician can come into play. We’ve got the experience and the tools to boil these issues down to a science, finding the root of a problem and fixing it.

That being said, it couldn’t hurt to inform homeowners to the point where they can more accurately call us for help. Every problem has its source, and if a homeowner can provide us with the right details, as well as know what to expect when it comes to how expensive the repair will be, then the process of air conditioning repair in Winter Park, FL can be much smoother!

Keep reading and we’ll let you in on some of the more common AC problems we come across in our neck of the woods.

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4 Noises and What They Mean

Monday, May 4th, 2020
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Noises can mean everything in our day to day lives, and when it comes to air conditioners this is no exception. From our smoke alarms to our regular morning alarms, we rely on our ears to notify us when there’s something wrong. Alarms tend to be bells or high pitched noises because they better catch our attention and make us uncomfortable, which then prompts us to change something—whether that be getting out of bed or take the burning baked ziti out of the oven!

In regard to air conditioners, noises still serve this same purpose. If there is something wrong with your air conditioner and it requires AC repair in Winter Park, FL, it could be expressing this issue through a loud or obnoxious noise.

That’s why we’re going to go over some of the more common noises that can be expressed through your air conditioner. If any of these noises sound familiar or are things you’re constantly experiencing, it could absolutely be time to call us for repairs.

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It’s Time to Replace Your Old AC

Monday, 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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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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