Complete Air & Heat, Inc Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Air Conditioning’

The Benefits of an Air Filter Change

Monday, May 18th, 2020

Air filters are seldom what homeowners think of when they think about their air conditioners. While we wish this weren’t the case, homeowners tend to forget that their HVAC system has an air filter to begin with, which is why these components go so neglected in so many homes.

The problem with this neglect is that air filters are actually a vital component of your comfort systems. So much so that they can actively hurt your air conditioner’s ability to cool your home, raise your bills, and lower the lifespan of your system if they’re neglected.

That’s why we’re writing this blog. Think of it as a subtle reminder to change your air filter as we go into the details about why this is so important. If you’re one of the homeowners who listens to our advice, you could stave off AC repair in Rockledge, FL, and help your system meet comfort goals that make you happy.

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Are You Dealing with a Refrigerant Leak?

Monday, April 20th, 2020

Whether or not you’re positive that you’re dealing with a refrigerant leak, you should always be wary that this could be the root of the problem. If you’re then starting to wonder what these problems could be, then we’d politely like to ask you to keep reading as we’ll get into greater detail below.

Problems occurring in an air conditioning unit can be all over the place, and unless you’re a professional HVAC technician, it can be nearly impossible for a homeowner to tell what the root cause of the issue is. However, giving you some detailed information about causes for problems like a refrigerant leak could help you determine that this isn’t something you should ignore. In fact, if anything below seems remotely familiar, then you should call our team to repair your air conditioning in Rockledge, FL.

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What’s Wrong with Your Air Conditioner?

Monday, April 6th, 2020

Is your air conditioner on the fritz? Regardless of how major or minor the problem might be that you’re experiencing, air conditioners need attention in order to stay running for a long time. When minor aches and pains develop in a system, they can compound and cause breakdowns or start racking up your energy bills if you’re not careful, so knowing when to call for repairs is essential.

Thankfully, we’re in the business of AC repair in Palm Bay, FL, and we know exactly what a problematic air conditioner looks like. From low airflow to lukewarm air coming from the vents, to even the various noises a system can make, we have a long list of issues that could be happening. The only person who matters when it comes to scheduling AC repairs is you, so keep note if any of the following problems look familiar!

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Dispelling These 3 AC Myths

Monday, December 30th, 2019

Air conditioners are complex machines that cool the air in our homes. They’re not magic boxes that cool air with the flick of a wrist. To understand the inner workings of an air conditioner requires some scientific background knowledge.

So today we’re going to talk about the science behind air conditioning so we can dispel a few myths about the process and what these systems can or cannot do. There’s no point in pretending that your air conditioner can do certain tasks when there’s no research or data that supports that conclusion. You wouldn’t believe the number of calls we get for AC repair in Rockledge, FL where homeowners have been duped into believing a common misconception about air conditioning that has lead to an expensive repair or replacement.

Avoid making mistakes by doing the research. Keep reading and we’ll discuss just what we mean by that.

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How to Tell If Your AC Is Incorrectly Sized

Monday, December 16th, 2019

Incorrectly sized air conditioning units are more common occurrences than we’d like to see. While a problem like this might not sound like a big deal to homeowners initially, they can become incredibly problematic and cost large amounts of money to replace. Nothing feels worse than having to replace your semi-new air conditioner because it just can’t effectively cool a home of this size.

Whether there were new additions to your home, new ventilation systems were put in, or your AC system was installed by an amateur who forgot to size it accordingly, an incorrectly sized system needs to be addressed as soon as possible.

For those of you who are unsure whether or not your AC is the right size, take a look below at some of the tell-tale signs. If it’s starting to look like something is amiss, call our team for air conditioning service in Melbourne, FL.

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Everything You Need to Know About Short-Cycling

Monday, November 18th, 2019

While snowstorms hit our friends up north, we’ll still be struggling with heat and humidity down here. People often say that a dog is man’s best friend, but we’d happily replace that with an air conditioner since an air conditioner can make a hot and humid day bearable.

However, if you’re constantly dealing with a malfunctioning air conditioner, it’s incredibly important to understand the signs of a system that’s on its last legs. One of these signs is short-cycling, which is a process where an air conditioner can’t complete a full cycle and starts causing problems for certain interior components. This can be a life-ending problem for an air conditioner since thorough cycling is incredibly important both to efficiency and correctly cooling air. Let’s see if short-cycling is something you’re dealing with and whether AC repair in Melbourne Beach, FL can solve it.

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Don’t Falter, Change Your Filter!

Monday, November 4th, 2019

There are a lot of rumors going around about what the air filter does inside of your air conditioner. While it is an important component of the cooling process, the air filter doesn’t do what many homeowners think it does—and this can cause some huge problems when it doesn’t get changed as often as it should.

We like writing about air filters because they’re a quick solution that can make your air conditioner function much more efficiently, without the need for an HVAC service professional. Air filters can be changed by homeowners and are often a great first step before calling a service professional for AC repair in Indiatlantic, FL.

However, knowledge is power, and in such a warm and humid climate like ours, it’s generally smart to know some information about how your air filter works and why changing it can be such a good idea.

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Serious Signs of AC Repair

Monday, October 21st, 2019

Air conditioner repairs can range from minor inefficiencies to catastrophic failures and shutdowns. It can be anxiety-inducing to constantly think that your air conditioner is on the verge of needing serious AC repair in Satellite Beach, FL. Our climate is too hot and too muggy to risk AC failure regularly. That’s why it always pays off to be a vigilant owner of an AC system, because noticing the signs of problems before they become major can save you money and stave off the heat.

However, some problems are harder to notice if you’re not well-acquainted with air conditioning systems. Even the most watchful and careful homeowners can be surprised by air conditioner problems, but our purpose here is to inform you about the more uncommon and hard to notice symptoms of a failing air conditioner.

Give us a call and let us know if any of our helpful AC tips have kept your AC running smoothly, or let us know if you’ve got problems that need fixing. We always love to hear success stories!

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Ductless or Central AC: The Pros and Cons

Monday, October 7th, 2019

As with every industry, the newest and hottest appliance always garners the most attention. However, there are significant differences between ductless mini-split air conditioners and their more common counterpart, the central air conditioner. If you’re in the market for a new AC installation in Indian Harbor Beach, FL then you’re going to want to pay close attention to the major differences between the two.

This is just like deciding between buying a motorcycle and a four-door sedan. Both might get you from point A to point B. However, the method of transportation is vastly different on comfort and efficiency. In the same way, a ductless AC and a central air conditioner will cool your home down—but the method in which they do it is different in many ways.

Don’t just take our word for it. Have a look at the specifics and decide for yourself which system is right for you.

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It’s About Time You Went Ductless

Monday, September 23rd, 2019

Ductless air conditioners are all the rage these days, and for good reason too! They give a custom cooling experience with the small size of their air handlers and the ability to have multiple air handlers scattered throughout a home. Their efficiency and reliability are unmatched by any other air conditioner, and the convenience of having no ductwork makes them perfect for homeowners who don’t want invasive duct installation services, or for people with smaller and older homes that can’t have air ducts installed.

We get it, though. You need more convincing if you’re going to consider getting rid of your central air conditioner. After all, a new air conditioning system is a huge investment, and especially a ductless mini-split which runs even more expensive than a brand-new central air conditioner. So let’s take a quick run through the advantages and disadvantages of a ductless AC in Melbourne, FL so you can make the ultimate decision on whether or not a system like this is right for you.

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