Suffering from High Cooling Bills? Here’s Why

September 23, 2020

An air conditioning bill that simply seems too high can be very confounding. Some homeowners experience sudden spikes in their costs whiles others are surprised to learn that their neighbors have been paying a lot less than them. For both of these cases, let us explore the possible causes of excessive energy usage and what you can do to lower that bill. Deteriorating, Damaged or Insufficient Insulation One of the most prevalent issues among homeowners who pay more than their neighbors is inadequate insulation. This is especially common with older homes. You may simply have insulation

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Decoding Common HVAC Terminology

September 6, 2020

When one of our NATE-certified technicians at McGowan’s Heating & Air Conditioning arrives at your Daytona Beach, FL, home, you might hear some unusual terminology. The heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) industry uses some technical terms when referring to different pieces of equipment, how they work, what they do and how they’re rated. Knowing this common HVAC terminology could help you understand more about your own heating and air conditioning system. Our technicians at McGowan’s Heating & Air Conditioning always take the time to answer any questions you have during a Daytona Beach service call to your home. Here

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The Benefits of Electrostatic Air Filters

August 20, 2020

Your Jacksonville, FL, home’s heating and air conditioning system uses a filter to capture particles from the home’s air. If you’ve noticed problems with indoor air quality, an increase in allergy or asthma symptoms, or more dust in your home, you may need a new type of filter. Read on to learn about 10 benefits of electrostatic air filters for your home’s heating and cooling system. What Is an Electrostatic Filter? An electrostatic filter is made with electrically charged media. This type of air-filtering system uses two plates. One has a positive charge, and the other has a

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AC Repairs You Might Not Know You Need

August 8, 2020

Air conditioning systems are very complex pieces of machinery. Often, a small problem might seem harmless, but over time it can cause major damage to your machine. There are all sorts of air conditioning issues that go unnoticed because they are hard to spot and do not cause many issues. However, it is still important to repair small problems as soon as you can. Every homeowner should be on the lookout for the following issues. Pinhole Refrigerant Leaks When refrigerant starts leaking from your system, it usually is not a dramatic hole gushing fluid. Instead, the

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How To Keep The Air In Your Home Allergen-Free

July 20, 2020

Home is not so much of a refuge if it has allergens. The effects can distract from your daily activities. Plus, it’s a hassle having to constantly keep anti-allergy medication on hand. Here are several things you can do to get fast relief from those bothersome allergens and keep them away for good. What Are Allergens? Allergens are substances that when consumed by eating or inhalation cause allergic reactions in people. They tend to irritate the respiratory system and mucous membranes, causing coughing, sneezing, a runny, stuffy nose and watery, itchy eyes. They can also cause

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5 Signs That Your AC Is on the Decline

July 10, 2020

Your air conditioner works hard during the long Jacksonville summers to keep your home cool. After years of heavy use, though, your air conditioner may start to break down. When it does, it is important to recognize potential early warning signs so that you can have your air conditioner repaired or replaced. McGowan’s Heating & Air Conditioning can examine your system completely before it gives up and leaves you hot and uncomfortable. If you have an air conditioner, you will want to know these five signs that your air conditioner is on the decline. 1. Your House

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Benefits of Dehumidifiers in the Summer

June 20, 2020

Keeping your house’s atmosphere in pristine condition is one of your priorities as a homeowner. In order to do so, you may have been thinking about getting a dehumidifier for a while now. On television, they are depicted as machines that complement appliances such as ceiling fans and air conditioning units. However, you may have heard from friends that dehumidifiers aren’t as great as they seem. The bottom line is, you want to reduce humidity in your home for the sake of you and your family. Dehumidifiers are helpful devices that can help you achieve a

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Thermostat Troubleshooting Tips

June 1, 2020

As the main way of controlling your entire HVAC system, the thermostat plays an important role in managing your indoor air quality. A malfunctioning thermostat can keep your AC from running or cause wear and tear by making your system turn off constantly. Fortunately, many thermostat problems are actually quite easy to fix. Here are some basic thermostat troubleshooting tips that any homeowner can try when their HVAC system isn’t working correctly. Check to See What Your Thermostat’s Actual Settings Are This might seem obvious, but one of the first things you should do is look

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What is the Ideal Indoor Humidity?

April 12, 2020

How to Know the Ideal Humidity for Your Home When discussing the climate and HVAC demands of a home or office, most people focus on only the temperature. However, knowing the temperature of an environment only tells you one aspect of the story. Compared to temperature, humidity is arguably an even more crucial measurement of the comfort and stability of a space. Of course, to make sure you have the correct humidity in your home, you have to know what level you are aiming for. Luckily, achieving the perfect humidity level can be an easy process once

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Why You Need to Understand Dirty Sock Syndrome

March 21, 2020

If you’ve ever left sweaty socks or other clothes in the laundry for too long, you’ve probably been surprised at just how quickly they take on a strong scent of mildew. Given that moisture and bacteria are already in place for the mold spores to begin to grow, it’s no surprise that your socks end up this way. What may surprise you, however, is that you can experience this smell all throughout your Jacksonville home, not just in your laundry basket. Keep reading to learn more about this condition and what you can do to make

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