Most people need to use their air conditioning during the summer, with this need extending far into the fall, and even parts of the winter, in the south. Air conditioning in the south is almost a necessity, as the extreme heat and temperatures can cause deaths. The worst time for an air conditioner to break is during the middle of the summer, but it happens all the time. While some of the reasons that an air conditioner won’t work are relatively simple, and extremely easy to fix, such as an improper setting, others are not so easy to tell, […]
If your home is located in a warm climate, then you’re like most Emerald Coast home owners whose electric bills skyrocket during the summer months, when the homes’ air conditioning systems are required to work long hours to keep your home feeling cool and comfortable. On average, up to 70% of a home’s summer electrical bill could be made up of nothing but air conditioning costs. Because of this, there has been a massive drive in ways to help reduce your homes energy consumption, as well as ways to help make your homes air conditioner work more efficiently. The good […]
Is your central air giving you trouble? It could be time to upgrade your current central air unit.
Being a Floridian, one of the most essential aspects of life in Florida is having your air conditioner in full working order.
Those long, hot summer days could be constant hassle for those living life without the benefits of central air. If you are still fighting the good fight of trying to stay cool in the Florida heat and humidity, now is one of the best times ever to change out an old central air conditioner for a new and more efficient unit.
While scientific studies are inconclusive about whether dirty air ducts contribute significantly to indoor air pollution, many homeowners feel that an annual or bi-annual cleaning of the air ducts increases the air quality of their home. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) does not have a blanket recommendation for or against duct cleaning; they, along with industry association and practitioners suggest cleaning the ducts if:
there is visible mold and mildew present.
your ducts are infested with rodents or insects
the ducts are clogged with excessive amounts of dust and/or dirt.
The combination of displaced dust and dirt with the condensation of your air […]
Americans spend $11 billion keeping their homes cool every year, and the average American air conditioning unit releases almost 2 tons of carbon dioxide every year. While home air conditioning units set the standard for keeping your house cool in the summer, there are some simple tips to lower both your carbon footprint and your energy bill:
Keep your air filters clean. During the summer months, when A/C usage is at its highest, replace them every month. When you pay your utility bill, change the filter.
As mentioned in previous posts, give your unit a professional tune up. Having a technician […]
Summertime is almost here, and before it gets too warm it may be time to make sure you’re ready for the hot Florida weather.
While the Florida panhandle is home to some of the most pristine beaches in the world, the emerald water and sandy beaches are not going to help your home stay cool during those scorching hot days of summer.
So what do you do to get ready for the heatwave?
– First, change your filters in your heating/cooling system. make sure to check and change them regularly, at least monthly.
– The next thing is to change your thermostat […]
Trane is all about air – cool air, warm air, clean air.
As a world leader in air conditioning systems, services and solutions, Trane controls the comfort of the air for people in homes and many of the world’s largest and most famous commercial, industrial and institutional buildings. They also apply their expertise in environmental technology and energy conservation to make a difference in energy efficiency around the globe.
Trane offer a broad range of energy-efficient heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems; dehumidifying and air cleaning products; service and parts support; advanced building controls and financing solutions. The company sells […]
Jeff from Beachside AC explains new technology to help reduce allergies in your home.
Spring may not be a time when most of us think about air conditioning, but now is definitely the time to give your air conditioning system a spring checkup. Add it to your spring cleaning list and make sure that’s your house is ready for the arrival of summer. I know from experience how important this pre-warm weather check up can be.
Years ago, my husband and I purchased a new home in a lovely subdivision outside of Washington, DC. We were excited about showing off our new residence to friends and invited our best friends to join us for […]
As much as half of the energy used in your home goes to heating and cooling. So making smart decisions about your home’s heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) system can have a big effect on your utility bills and your comfort.
Follow these five tips to increase the efficiency of your heating and cooling system.
Tip #1: Make sure to change your air filter on a regular basis
Check your air conditioning filter every month, especially during heavy use months (winter and summer). If the filter looks dirty after a month, make sure you change it. At a minimum, change the […]