The Importance of BTUs for HVAC Equipment

October 18, 2022

Fall days in Jacksonville can be both a blessing and a curse. While the temperatures might be going down, that famous Jacksonville humidity still rears its ugly head far too often. What do you do when it’s too cool to run your air conditioner but too humid to stay comfortable in your home? The good news is that your air conditioner may have a setting that’s specifically designed to deal with scenarios just like this called “dry mode.” If you want to learn more about dry mode and how to use it effectively in your home, check out this guide

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How to Fight Mold That’s Growing in Your Air Conditioner

October 10, 2022

Your air conditioner works hard to distribute cool air throughout your Jacksonville home. Sometimes, though, your air conditioner may start sending out mold spores along with the cool air it’s designed to send out. Since these mold spores can be harmful to your health and home, it’s important to tackle the root cause of the problem as soon as possible. Understanding what’s causing the mold growth in your air conditioner can help you attack it more quickly so it doesn’t cause chronic issues. When addressing mold in customers’ air conditioners, here are a few things that the pros at McGowan's Heating & Air Conditioning

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What You Should Know About Using a Home Warranty for HVAC Repairs in Florida

September 19, 2022

Having a home warranty gives consumers increased peace of mind. While their home insurance policies will cover the damages caused by storms, floods, and other unexpected events, their warranties will cover issues resulting from aging and normal wear. Also known as a home service agreement, the warranty that you’ve purchased for your Jacksonville, Florida home can help when major appliances and systems malfunction or fail. The following is what you need to know about using it. Florida Home Warranties Distinguish Between Home Appliances and Home Systems Before attempting to use your home warranty to cover the

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Why Should I Call an AC Technician to Replace an AC Unit Motor?

September 13, 2022

During the summer months, having a functioning air conditioning unit in Palm Coast is a must. Florida summer temperatures can get very hot. Being inside your home, even with open windows, can get uncomfortable if you do not have a working air conditioner. If your air conditioner breaks, you want to get it fixed quickly. You might be tempted to go online, watch a tutorial video or two, and then attempt a DIY repair on your AC unit. However, although it might seem relatively simple, your air conditioning unit is complicated. For your safety, the best performance

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Don’t Ignore That Squeaking Air Conditioner

August 17, 2022

When your air conditioner begins to make noises, this can often be the first sign of mechanical problems. Squeaking is one common sound that you might hear, and while some noises can help pinpoint where the problem is coming from, there’s more than one reason that an air conditioner might make this particular sound. So, if you have an AC unit that is currently squeaking, here are some possible reasons for it and why you shouldn’t leave it unresolved for too long. A Faulty Compressor The most common reason for squeaking in most AC units is

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How to Handle a Frozen AC Unit

July 20, 2022

In Jacksonville and other parts of Southern Florida, warm weather is guaranteed. You rely on your air conditioner to keep your home cool and comfortable when the heat and humidity are at their highest. When your AC unit freezes up, it can make your house feel muggy and unpleasant. Even with temperatures soaring, it’s not uncommon for air conditioners to freeze and malfunction. If your AC is freezing up, there are several different issues that might be causing the problem. Some issues are relatively simple, while others may require the assistance of a professional HVAC company.

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An Intro to Multi-Zone HVAC and How It Works

July 10, 2022

If you have a large or multi-story home, it can often be difficult to properly control the temperature throughout the entire building. Many people in these situations complain about insufficient heating and cooling in some parts of the home or experience frequent issues with hot and cold spots in different areas of the building. A multi-zone HVAC system is one of the best ways to eliminate these issues while also providing a number of other important benefits. With this in mind, let’s take a deeper look at what exactly a multi-zone HVAC system is and how it works.

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How Static Pressure Affects Your HVAC System

June 20, 2022

Undoubtedly, blood pressure is among the most common health indicators; it falls within the appropriate range when you’re healthy. And when it’s too high or low, there’s probably something impeding blood flow. Your HVAC system’s static pressure reading is based on the exact mechanism. It monitors airflow resistance within your coil, furnace, ductwork, and air filter. Similar to your body, when flow resistance surges, your system must exert more significant effort to stay up. And this hard work can cause wear and tear, eventually calling for a replacement. The good news is that you

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Reasons Why Your AC Is Leaking

May 18, 2022

Throughout sweltering summers, our air conditioners work tirelessly to keep us comfortable. So, it’s no surprise that when they break down we feel distressed and concerned. One of the most common AC problems is water leakage. While a small amount of water condensation is normal, pooled water around your air conditioning unit is not. Here are some of the reasons why your AC might be leaking and how to correct them. 1. Clogged Condensate Drain Line When the air conditioner is running, it produces condensation as a by-product of the cooling process. This condensation collects in

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5 Reasons Why Closing Upstairs Air Vents Won’t Help You Save

May 11, 2022

Closing the upstairs air vents in your Jacksonville, FL home might seem like a good energy-saving strategy. However, this is something that can make your home heating and cooling costs rise and lead to costly HVAC repairs. Worse still, it won’t diminish your carbon footprint. Following are five reasons why closing air vents anywhere in the building won’t help you save. 1. Your HVAC System Will Actually Lose Efficiency After you’ve taken the time to shop, choose, and install high-efficiency heating and cooling equipment, you want to avoid actions and activities that will diminish the functioning

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