Ace Solves It All Blog

The Problem with a Clogged Condensate Line

January 16th, 2017

When you live someplace as warm as Florida, you use your air conditioner. A lot. But we probably didn’t need to tell you that, right? What you may not know, however, is the problems that can occur from so many months of use—one of these problems being a clogged condensate line.

If you find that you have an issue with your AC system due to a clogged drain, you can rely on our professionals to resolve it, but first you want to understand why this is such a problem. Letting a problem such as this linger without addressing it can cause problems now and next summer when you begin to use your system on a daily basis again.

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All Air Conditioners Are Not Created Equal

January 9th, 2017

Has it come time for you to replace an aging air conditioner in your home? Or perhaps you are having a central unit installed for the first time. Choosing an air conditioner this time of year is a great choice, as weather has cooled down a bit to make an interruption to your cooling a little more bearable.

But before you go and rush out to get the very first AC system you see, there are some factors we urge you to keep in mind. All AC systems are not created equal; each has their own set of benefits, which we’ve highlighted below.

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AC Installation: Benefits of Choosing Lennox

January 3rd, 2017

The time has come. Your old air conditioning system has called it quits, or you’ve finally become sick and tired of your portable AC units and their severe inefficiency. You’ve found yourself ready to invest in a new air conditioner—but what’s the first step?

When you first start exploring different types of AC systems, you may be overwhelmed by the sheer number of choices you have. There are various makes and models, not to mention you must also understand the sizing involved with properly installing an air conditioner and matching it to your home.

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Plumbing Problems: Is it Time to call in a Professional?

January 3rd, 2017

One of the biggest misconceptions about plumbing problems is that as long as you have the right tools, you can repair the problem on your own. Now, this might be the case with a simple clog that may be relieved with a plunger. But, beyond that, there’s not much the average homeowner can do on their own without either making the problem worse or damaging other parts of their plumbing system. So, when do you know that it’s time to call in a professional plumber?

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When Is the Last Time You Changed Your AC Air Filter?

December 26th, 2016

While homeowners in other parts of the country begin to use their heaters more consistently, we’re still utilizing our air conditioners for now. And as we do, we need to know that we can rely on the efficiency and effectiveness of these systems. Part of this requires getting annual maintenance done—although given how much you use your system, twice yearly maintenance isn’t a bad idea. In fact if you use a heat pump, you should invest in maintenance twice a year.

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Have You Considered Solar Powered Air Conditioning?

December 19th, 2016

It may seem like the wrong time of the year to think about your air conditioning needs, but as we are all well aware, winter doesn’t exactly last very long nor get too terribly cold in our community. Winter does, however, pose a perfect time to think about making additions to your air conditioning system, while temperatures are mild and HVAC technicians are less busy.

One excellent addition to make to your home is solar panels. Solar panel technology is a great way to make your home more efficient while cutting down on your home’s energy costs. Keep reading to learn more about solar-powered air conditioning and its advantages.

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Factors to Look for in an Electrician

December 12th, 2016

There are quite a few things in your home that you probably couldn’t imagine ever living without. Clean running water, an air conditioning system, and of course, electricity.

Finding a reliable service professional who can take care of your electrical needs can be a challenge, particularly if you don’t know what to look for. We’ll start by saying that electrical jobs are never something you want to handle on your own—professional technicians are a must. But what factors should you look for in a professional electrician?

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Why Is My Kitchen Sink Drain Gurgling?

December 6th, 2016

Nobody wants to deal with a plumbing problem. But the fact of the matter is, they happen anyway. Usually the first indicator of something wrong with your drains is a backup of water or seemingly slow moving drains. But in absence of either of those, gurgling is one more sign that something is amiss with your plumbing.

Gurgling drains can signal a few different problems. One this is for sure, though. No matter what the issue is, you’ll want professionals you can trust on your side. Only trained and experienced plumbers, such as the members of our team, will be able to comprehensively clear out your drains and get your plumbing back in optimal shape.

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Signs That It Is Time to Invest in a New Water Heater

December 5th, 2016

Could you imagine trying to run your household without hot water? This is a fairly modern convenience, and one that many homeowners take for granted. Fortunately, when they are well taken care of, water heater systems can last for many years. But no matter how diligently yours is maintained, it will not last forever.

At some time or another, you’ll need to replace your water heater. How do you know when that time is near, though? You don’t want to suddenly find yourself without hot water, but you also don’t want to replace your system too prematurely and spend unnecessary money. Keep reading for some signs that it is in fact time to replace your water heater.

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Should You Rewire Your Home for Holiday Lights?

November 28th, 2016

We’re progressing well into November, which means that festive holidays are just around the corner. If you’re planning on decorating with holiday lights, then there is something very important to bear in mind—installing multiple strings of lights around your home can set you up for short circuits, injuries, and even electrical fires.

In fact, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) estimates that an average of 150 homes is burned each year due to incorrect use of holiday lights. This is certainly not a risk you want to expose your home or family too—so how can you prevent it?

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