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Have You Scheduled Your Fall Heat Pump Maintenance?

October 24th, 2016

When we’re used to 90+ degree days with relative humidity levels making if feel even hotter, then a 50 degree night can seem pretty chilly! If you use a heat pump to cool your home, then starting in December you’ll likely be switching that heat pump to its heating mode for at least a couple of months. That being said, is your heat pump ready?

Consider how much you use your heat pump as a cooling system throughout the year. That’s a lot of natural wear and tear for the system to accumulate, so naturally if it doesn’t get a rest like a central air conditioner does, it’s going to need to be checked for potential repair needs.

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Do You Know Your Repiping Options?

October 17th, 2016

For many years, the most popular material used for plumbing—both residentially and commercially—was galvanized steel. This is a durable and effective material, and it was vital to the revolution of indoor plumbing. However, it’s now considered a less than ideal material, as it has a tendency to corrode over time. Modern plumbing has moved on to introduce different materials for pipes, which we’ll highlight below.

Perhaps you live in an older home that still has steel pipes and will need repiping services right away. Or maybe you already have modern piping. Either way, eventually there will come a time that these services will be a necessity to you, so keep reading to learn about the modern pipe replacement materials available on the market today.

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Why You Should Upgrade Your Thermostat

October 11th, 2016

As a modern homeowner, you likely expect to live with a certain degree of comfort in your own house. However, many people take for granted what an impact various components can have on their ability to achieve optimal comfort. For example, your thermostat could be limiting the success with which you condition your home in ways you aren’t even aware of.

By upgrading your existing thermostat, you can create a positive impact on your cooling system’s performance, as well as your heater. Of course, it’s important to have a professional do the thermostat installation to ensure it’s done accurately and efficiently. That’s what our team is here for! Keep reading to learn more about what upgrading your thermostat can do for you.

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Does Your Water Heater Need Repair?

October 10th, 2016

Without the convenience that your water heater offers, many daily tasks such as cooking and keeping clean would be nearly impossible. Fortunately, if your water heater was professionally installed, it likely has the ability to last for many years without ever needed repairs, particularly if it receives routine preventive maintenance.

No appliance can ever be 100% free of problems however, even if it’s incredibly durable and well-maintained. When you need to have repairs conducted on your water heater, be sure to have our number on hand, as we have the skills and experience to get the job done right, in a timely manner. But how do you know if you need water heater repair in the first place? Keep reading for some common signs.

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Electronic Air Cleaners and UV Air Purifiers: Is it a Competition?

October 3rd, 2016

Just a couple of weeks ago, we talked about the benefits of installing a UV air purifier in your home. These systems are extremely effective at eliminating potentially harmful contaminants such as mold and mildew, which can make even the healthiest person ill.

The change in seasons, albeit very mild where we are, kicks up allergens and debris that makes an air purifier necessary to get through the rest of the year with as few health problems as possible. But is a UV air purifier enough? Should you invest in an electronic air cleaner instead—or in addition to? Keep reading to learn more about these systems and how they can work together.

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How Often Do You Need to Schedule Heat Pump Maintenance?

September 26th, 2016

While most of the country only has a couple weeks until temperatures begin to cool, if they haven’t already, we still likely have another few months of warmer temperatures. However, even though you don’t have to think about your home heating system quite as early as those individuals, if you have a heat pump you’ll want to consider the last time it had maintenance.

Since it functions as both a heating system for our short winters and an AC system for our very, very long cooling season, it receives a lot more use—and subsequent wear and tear—than almost any other type of HVAC system. Therefore, it’s vital that you schedule maintenance for this system twice a year.

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Should You Utilize a UV Air Purifier to Clean Your Indoor Air?

September 19th, 2016

Are you concerned by the number of biological pollutants potentially circulating through your home? Your air ducts, which provide a cool and dark environment, serve as a fantastic breeding ground for many microorganisms such as mold and mildew, among other contaminants—bad news for you and your family. The good news is, however, that a UV air purifier will rid your ductwork of these contaminants.

Also referred to as a UV germicidal light, this indoor air quality product literally destroys biological contaminants. They are over 99.9% effective and safe for home use. They pose no threat to humans or pets, but effectively eliminate biological pollutants.

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Should You Have a Zone Control System Installed?

September 13th, 2016

If you’re looking to get more efficiency out of your HVAC system, a zone control system is a great way to go. We know you want to be able to cool your home effectively, but you shouldn’t have to drain your budget to do so. The good news is that with a zone control system, you can reduce the chance of this happening.

It’s important to keep in mind that a zone control system can only function at its best if it is professionally installed by trained, experienced technicians, which is why you should give our team a call. Keep reading to learn more about how a zone control system works and how it can benefit you.

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Help! My AC is Blowing Warm Air

September 12th, 2016

As modern homeowners living in such a warm climate, we of course have a certain expectation when it comes to living comfortably in our homes. This means that we must be able to effectively cool our homes with our air conditioners throughout summer and beyond.

There are very few experiences that can be more disconcerting on a hot day than flipping on the AC system to discover that it’s blowing out warm air. There are a variety of reasons that this might be occurring, ranging in severity. Whatever the issue is however, you can count on our team to complete any necessary AC repairs you may need. Keep reading to learn about the potential causes of this problem.

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What Can You Do if You Have an Air Conditioning Emergency?

September 5th, 2016

Summer may “officially” be over in just a couple months, but you’d be hard pressed to convince an Orlando resident of that fact. Chances are, you’re still using your air conditioner on a pretty regular basis, and the last thing you want to content with is a broken down or malfunctioning cooling system. Of course, these types of emergencies cannot be predicted.

In fact, air conditioning breakdowns are most common this time of year, after a summer of consistent use. This is particularly true if you have an aging air conditioning system. Our team is proud to offer same-day and 24-hour emergency air conditioning services. However, before you give us a call there’s a couple things you should do on your own.

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