Why Does My Air Conditioner Smell?

May 17, 2021

There are few things as uncomfortable as an extremely hot house in the summer. Air conditioning usually helps, but some people experience a horrible smell as soon as they turn on their AC. If you’re having an issue with the smells coming from your air conditioning unit, don’t panic. While many smells associated with ACs aren’t pleasant, they generally aren’t dangerous. However, it’s important to know what these issues are so you can address them early on. Here’s a list of some of the most common causes of bad smells coming from your AC.

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Should I Turn Off My Gas Furnace in the Summer?

April 20, 2021

You’re probably looking forward to the warmer summer days after the chilly season in Florida. Your AC is running without problems, but you may be wondering whether you should turn off the heating system. In this article, we will explore the merits and demerits of turning off your gas furnace. Why You Should Turn Off a Gas Furnace in the Summer If you have an older furnace model, it will have a light blue fire known as a pilot light. The purpose of the flame is to ignite the gas coming from the burner into the

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How to Clean an Air Conditioner Filter

March 20, 2021

Have you ever wondered what nifty tips and tricks you can implement at home to save on energy consumption and to lower costs? One way you can help is by cleaning the air filter of your AC as often as possible. Every air conditioning unit comes with an air filter inside. After some time, it can affect how your AC unit works if it’s not maintained. Not only does the ignored AC increase your monthly bills as the unit struggles to function, but you also end up breathing unclean air all day because the air filter

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How Does A Ductless Mini-Split System Work?

March 18, 2021

In recent years, ductless mini-split systems have become increasingly popular with homeowners. They are more versatile and energy-efficient than most conventional systems. Why are they so efficient and compact? Here is an outline of how the ductless mini-split system works. How Mini-Split Ductless Systems Work A ductless mini-split unit has a condenser unit and one or more air handlers. A conduit with an electrical connection and a refrigerant line runs between the indoor and outdoor units. The conduit carrying the refrigerant coil typically requires a 3-inch hole through the wall. When warm air

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How Often Should I Change My Air Filter?

January 10, 2021

Your Jacksonville, FL, home’s heating and cooling system works year-round to keep your home comfortable. Every time it performs a heating or cooling cycle, air is blown through the filter. The filter traps little particles from your home’s air, such as dust, dander, and pollen. After a few months of use, the air filter’s pores get full. A clogged filter interferes with the proper functioning of your heating and cooling system, so it’s important to know when to change it. Follow these tips on how often to change your air filter so that you can enjoy a comfortable home with

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How Do Heat Pumps Work?

January 10, 2021

If you own a heat pump for your home or building, then trying to learn the basics of how they work becomes a necessity. Don’t get us wrong, you could always hire us for help. But since it’s a device you plan to use with the changing weather, it’s still wise to decipher how heat pumps work. Yet, learning how a heat pump works is not that complicated, and all it takes is to start with the basics. Heat Pump Basics Simply put, a heat pump guarantees you an all-in-one device that acts as a

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A Guide to Duct Sealing From the Inside

November 10, 2020

Over time, your ductwork can develop creases and leaks that let out cold air. This can cause several problems, such as extra humidity in your ducts and higher energy costs. Because these leaks are hard to see, being proactive is one of the best ways to avoid more serious issues down the line. Is your ductwork too old? Have you noticed a spike in your energy bills? If so, this might be the time to seal things up. With the rising cost of energy today, most homeowners look for innovative ways to save their money. Thanks to

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Can you do Zoning with Smart Thermostats?

October 20, 2020

We live in an era of smart and AI-based applications and advancements. From smart TVs to smart refrigerators, every aspect of our lives is on the verge of evolution. HVAC systems are a part of this evolution, and zoning is one of the best ways to use AI-based decisions inside your home. How Does Zoning Help Homeowners? Zoning can help you cut down on your utility costs and help with minimizing energy usage and your carbon footprint on the environment by controlling the temperatures dynamically. Suppose you had to be in the kitchen every morning to

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Should I Leave the AC on During the Day When I’m Out?

October 10, 2020

Air conditioners are typically the biggest users of power in the home, so it is no surprise that many people shut off their system to save electricity. However, there is a lot of confusion about whether or not this is actually a good idea. Is it a better idea to leave your AC on or off when you leave home? Here’s what you need to know. Does It Use Less Money to Turn Your AC Off? First of all, it is important to dispel the myth that your AC will have to work so hard

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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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