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

The Basis Behind Ductless Maintenance

Monday, May 15th, 2023

You’ve probably heard us mention a few times on this blog that ductless systems require maintenance twice a year. While it’s true, it’s a little unfair to request this of our customers if we don’t explain ourselves.

For instance, a regular central air conditioner only needs maintenance once a year. Same thing with a heating system like a gas furnace. So why do ductless systems and other heat pumps require maintenance biannually? Doesn’t that make a central AC more cost-effective?

Well, not really. This maintenance is required because ductless systems and other similarly-suited heat pumps do something that they don’t. That’s what we’ll be getting into today. Just make sure you’ve got our number on speed dial at the end of this blog, so you can schedule ductless AC maintenance in Melbourne, FL at your earliest convenience.

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What Do You Get Out of Maintenance?

Monday, April 3rd, 2023

This is a question that we see posted online all the time. Sure, maintenance sounds like a good idea in theory, but it costs money that could otherwise go to something else. What about that oil change on your car, or the trip to see some out-of-state family members? How could a maintenance plan possibly be worth the cost of investing in those things?

Well, it is, but it’s not obvious. We really lift our maintenance plan up with these blog posts because the benefits of this kind of service can be hard to understand without an explanation. Maintenance isn’t magic; it’s a service that keeps your AC technology in great shape for a longer period of time. An HVAC maintenance plan in Melbourne, FL ensures you get the most out of your air conditioning technology, at the cheapest cost to you.

So, in the end, you get more money out of your air conditioning if it’s well maintained.

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Is Your AC Leaking?

Monday, March 20th, 2023

Taking the air conditioner out of hibernation can be a tough task, especially if you’re doing it for the first spring since you purchased it. You might be crossing your fingers hoping that it works flawlessly so you don’t have to start looking online for help. But, once the system starts dripping water or leaving a puddle behind, then you’ve got some serious problems.

There’s nothing inherently wrong with water. It’s everywhere, on the ground, in the atmosphere, and even in our bodies. But when water is leaking from something, that’s usually a bad sign. Stagnant water can warp your furniture, rot away at components in your home, and even cause mold to grow.

We’d like to talk about why leaking water is a good reason to call for AC repair in Melbourne, FL. Then we’ll discuss what the worst-case scenario might be.

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Taking the AC Out of Hibernation

Monday, March 6th, 2023

We know that to many of our local customers, their air conditioners never really stopped working. We live in a unique climate, so we’re not talking about several months of hardware hibernation for your air conditioner while we rely on our heating systems. It’s mainly a single month, if at all.

But that being said, keeping your air conditioner off for even a week or longer is going to require some vigilance when you’re preparing to turn it back on. For instance, a bunch of critters could have created a nest in the system, or rocks and debris from the last storm could have become lodged in the vents and it might even require a repair.

Unfortunately, we can’t do anything about your air conditioning in Melbourne, FL unless you do a first pass and give us a call. So here’s a handy checklist with a focus on how you can take your system out of hibernation.

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Evaluating an AC Problem

Monday, January 23rd, 2023

Air conditioners are built to last, but lasting for a decade or more doesn’t come without a few hitches. There’s a good reason why professional AC repair in Melbourne, FL is common, and that’s due to the fact that components sometimes run into problems. We rely heavily on our air conditioners, so it only makes sense that after a few years, there’s something that needs to be fixed.

Well, that can be tough when you’re a homeowner with little to no experience with the interior components of your system. Also, the moment you open your air conditioning system up just to take a look at what the problem might be, you could be voiding your warranty and losing potential money in the future. So, what can you do?

Evaluating an AC problem from a homeowner’s perspective is tricky, but it can be done properly. Keep reading to learn how you can analyze the issue with your AC while figuring out what to do next.

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If Your Ducts Look Like This, It’s Time to Replace Them

Monday, December 12th, 2022

Air ducts are vital components of your home HVAC system. When they fall into disrepair, it can affect everything from your home comfort, to your energy efficiency, and even your air quality. That’s why it’s important to view your HVAC as more of a system than just one big piece of machinery. Your heater is a component of that system, just like your vents, ducts, and blower fan are. The more you start to look at how this system works together, the more likely it will be that you can pinpoint problems and get them fixed accordingly.

So, today we’re going to talk about the state of your air ducts. We want to discuss what they might look like, how they might function, and how you might know if your ducts are in rough enough shape to require air duct replacement in Melbourne, FL. Then, once we’ve taken that first step, you can contact our team to get the work scheduled and a professional out to your house pronto!

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A New Thermostat Is a Smart Decision

Monday, October 17th, 2022

See what we did there? While a new thermostat is indeed a smart purchase to make, a smart thermostat, or Wi-Fi thermostat is perhaps an even smarter investment. These systems are powerful, state-of-the-art, and can do some seriously cool things for your home comfort and your budget. No, we’re not exaggerating, take a look below to see where your home can be improved by investing in a smart thermostat installation in Melbourne, FL.

The truth is that an HVAC system works together with many different components. Your furnace, your air conditioner, your air vents, and your thermostat all need to cooperate together in order for your home to be comfortable and protected from the elements. If your thermostat is old and outdated, like many are, then your newer HVAC system might not be performing to the best of its ability. In fact, you could be spending more money on lower efficiency and poor performance, when a smart thermostat could fix that!

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Our Guide to AC Warranties and Guarantees

Monday, October 3rd, 2022

There are certain words we have embedded in our brains growing up in America. Words like “warranty” “hassle-free” and “guaranteed” are sometimes those words that we’ve heard a million times in commercials and ads but we’ve never really thought about how they work. This blog is dedicated to the “fine print,” if you will, and everything that our customers should know before signing up for a service that includes a guarantee or a warranty.

Don’t get us wrong, warranties and guarantees are great. But how great they are can depend on a lot of different factors, and they might not be as relevant to you if you don’t adhere to certain rules or guidelines.

What are those rules? And how do guarantees or warranties relate to your next AC installation in Melbourne, FL? Well, just keep reading and we’ll fill you in on all the details.

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Our Guide to Upgrading Your AC

Monday, September 19th, 2022

Upgrading an air conditioner isn’t something you should put off for too long. Your AC is one of the most important components in your home. It works to keep you comfortable, but it also helps to reduce humidity, which is critically important in most areas of Florida. If your existing model isn’t efficient or cannot be repaired, it may be time to upgrade. Here’s what to consider before you make a purchase.

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What Is an Inverter AC?

Monday, September 5th, 2022

Many of our customers or neighbors have been in a situation where they’re about to invest in an air conditioner, when they’re confronted with a question out of the blue. “Would you like an inverter air conditioner in Melbourne, or a standard central AC unit?”

This type of question has an answer, but unless you’re familiar with the technology, it might feel like you’re being put on the spot in that moment. Well, have no fear! This blog post is the place where you can learn about why inverter air conditioners are a separate category, and what type of homeowners might be better of with this type of system.

Inverter technology is not new, but it’s a huge step forward in terms of conventional AC efficiency. An inverter air conditioner might run more efficiently and save more power than a standard model, which is why it might be better for your next purchase.

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