February 20th, 2017
Last month, we explored HVAC & R careers and discussed the shortage of young job seekers pursing this vocation. HVAC technicians, however, are not the only professionals we are currently seeking. Another trade job that is in serious need of skilled and motivated career hopefuls is the plumbing industry.
In fact, in 2012 it was estimated that the plumbing field is expected to grow 21% by 2022—leading to over 450,000 jobs available by this time. And if you’re looking for an Orlando, FL plumbing company to start your plumbing career, you’ve come to the right place.
February 6th, 2017
We talk a lot about air conditioners, and the importance of maintaining them. What we mention a lot less—reasonably—is heating systems. True, your heating needs are not going to often be at the top of mind. However, we do get chillier temperatures in the winter—albeit brief. And if you’re using a heat pump to cool your house during the hot and long summers, then chances are you utilize it to heat your home as well.
There are some Sanford, FL heat pump maintenance tasks you can do on your own, such as changing the air filter and doing a visual inspection to ensure that the system isn’t leaking any fluid or being obstructed by any debris. There are other components of maintenance, however, that can and should be left to the professionals, and scheduling this service once a year for your heat pump is not enough.
January 30th, 2017
Were you aware that upon installation, your air conditioning system is supplied with enough refrigerant to last its entire lifecycle? Ideally, you’d never have to have this important fluid refilled—recharged. If you ever have had it recharged in the past, but the technician didn’t fix the source of the refrigerant loss, then you are doing a disservice to your cooling system, your home, and your comfort.
January 23rd, 2017
The U.S. is seeing an epidemic right now. At least, this is the case in the HVAC & R (Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration) industry—there are jobs to fill and not enough young job-seekers to fill them! In other words, there is no better time than now to explore an HVAC career in the Orlando, FL area. And according to a recent article from financial planning site, the balance, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics found that the HVAC occupation is expected to grow faster than average for all trade occupations through 2022.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.