What Happens When You Don’t Change Your AC Filters?

What Happens When You Don’t Change Your AC Filters?

Changing your air conditioner filter regularly is a key part of HVAC maintenance. It can also be easy to forget to change your filter; after all, it is tucked away and hidden. However, leaving a dirty filter in for months could wreak havoc on your air conditioner—especially in Southwest Florida, with its sub-tropical climate. As …

Troubleshooting Your AC Before You Call

Troubleshooting Your AC Before You Call

Welcome to winter in Southwest Florida, where we had maybe two weeks of cooler weather before being back up to 80 degrees. Because of the typically hot and humid climate in the Sunshine State, your air conditioner has to remain in tip-top shape all year long, practically 365 days every year. If you don’t maintain …

Loud AC? Here are problems and issues that cause it

Loud AC? Here are problems and issues that cause it

What is that noise coming from your air conditioner? Whether it’s rattling, squeaking, hissing, or humming, a new loud sound emanating from your air conditioner can be stress-inducing. An unusual new sound can be a warning sign that your air conditioner is about to malfunction or is in a state of disrepair. Don’t fret; knowledge …

Preventing AC Short Cycling

Did you know that, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, Florida homeowners spend 40% more on electricity each year than the national average. Moreover, electricity comprises roughly 90% of the total energy consumption of households in the Sunshine State. Given the hot and humid climate, it comes as no surprise that here in Southwest …

Get Your AC Unit Ready for “Snowbird” Season

Get Your AC Unit Ready for “Snowbird” Season

Each year, hundreds of thousands of Americans travel south to Florida for the winter. These seasonal residents are called snowbirds and their influx increases the population of the Sunshine State by about 5%. Are you a snowbird? If so, you will have plenty of things to do when you arrive in the sunshine and warmth …

Hurrican Season

How to Prepare Your Air Conditioner for Hurricane Season

Here in Southwest Florida we know that there are many people who come to live here from other places. In a lot of those places they never had to worry about hurricanes. So as we go into the peak of our hurricane season, which is really from August through the end of October, we thought …

Ways to Lower Humidity in Your Home

Here in Southwest Florida the two biggest complaints people tend to have are that it’s too hot and it’s too humid. Humidity often makes the heat feel even more uncomfortable. But not only is it uncomfortable, it makes your air conditioner work harder to cool the room, and high levels of humidity are bad for …

Hot Florida Summer

10 Reasons Your Air Flow is Low

Welcome to summer in Southwest Florida! Wow, it’s already been a really hot one, and judging by the number of repair calls we’ve been getting, it is absolutely taxing people’s air conditioning systems. We are here for all of your HVAC repair needs, but we thought we’d give you a few things to look at …

HVAC Tips for High-Ceilings

We really love our beautiful vaulted ceilings here in Southwest Florida. There’s something very elegant about the spaciousness a soaring ceiling provides by opening up a room. However, a high ceiling that is four-feet or more above the standard 8-foot ceiling height alters the air-flow dynamics in your home, which in turn affects the performance …

indoor air quality

Indoor Air Quality: Now More Important Than Ever

Due to the global pandemic, many of us here in SWFL are spending more time than ever in the house. The problem with that is how poor the indoor air quality is in most houses. According to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) statistics, indoor air quality is quite often five times more polluted than the air …