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

3 Problems With Old Ductwork

Monday, September 4th, 2023

Ducts are absolutely vital to your home comfort and efficiency. Unless you invest in a more expensive ductless mini split system that doesn’t rely on air ducts, you’re going to want to make sure your air ducts are tightly sealed and in good shape for the foreseeable future.

This can be hard for a lot of people since ductwork isn’t the most glamorous part of HVAC. In fact, we get way fewer calls about duct work in Palm Bay, FL than we do about heating and air conditioning systems when they work together closely. This is why we’d like to take this blog post as sort of a PSA to teach some of our customers about the problems that come with old or outdated ductwork.

If you’re noticing your ductwork having rips, tears, gaps, and even critters inside of it, then you’re in the perfect position to sign up for professional duct services.

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When Might Air Ducts Need to Be Replaced?

Monday, July 24th, 2023

Air ducts are an interesting component of your home. They might have been constructed at the same time you got your first central air conditioning system installed, or perhaps they were set up with you purchased a furnace. Either way, forced-air heating and cooling systems (that don’t rely on air handlers) must use air ducts in order to bring comfortable air to the rooms of a house.

Things can get funky with old homes especially, since most older homes used boilers and other methods for staying warm that didn’t rely on air ducts or air in general. This means that actually getting the air ducts installed in a home can be complicated, expensive, and a nightmare when they need to be replaced.

Let’s take the anxiety out of the equation today. We’ll talk about when you might need to call for our help with your AC duct replacement in Palm Bay, FL, and why this can be stressful to evaluate on your own.

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What’s Wrong With Your AC?

Monday, June 12th, 2023

It’s such a classic question that we couldn’t help but write about it in our blog. Typically, you’ll find concise topics about different AC problems or PSA posts about refrigerant and certain scientific facts about air conditioners. But often times that’s just not what customers are dealing with. Many people have problems with their air conditioners that they’re not quite sure about.

Is this strange sound an issue? Or perhaps you’ve got a problem with your home that is inhibiting your AC’s ability to provide you with cool air? The answer might be complex but it’s still diagnosable. That’s always the first step when you call us for AC repair in Palm Bay, FL.

So, let’s take a journey into the mind of a struggling customer who might be dealing with an AC issue. We’ll break down the different types of air conditioning problems, and tell you why calling for professional help is usually the best choice of action.

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Bad Ducts Are No Joke

Monday, April 17th, 2023

Ductwork might seem like a small part of your overall HVAC system, but in reality, that’s not really the case. An air duct on the outside might just seem like a few pieces of sheet metal put together to form a tube or a prism, but inside all the heated or cooled air is traveling through it quickly in order to reach the rooms of your home. Your thermostat depends on these pathways so that the temperature can change and it can finally register as the temperature you set.

If your ducts encounter problems, which can be anything from a small leak to a major gap, the AC won’t necessarily recognize that there’s a problem. The ducts will continue to leak air as the system pushes and pushes to try and reach your thermostat’s temperature setting. Eventually, you could see a high energy bill, an uncomfortable house, or even a broken-down AC! So, let’s get into the reasons why HVAC duct repair in Palm Bay, FL is no joke!

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The Last Furnace Repair of the Season

Monday, February 6th, 2023

We’re in the home stretch! The beautiful summer weather and fishing season are almost upon us and those months will be here in the blink of an eye. But if you’ve got furnace trouble, it’ll probably feel like the longest month of your life. Furnaces are chugging away for the last few weeks of winter before we get the amazing sunshine that we love in the Sunshine State.

However, this is also a point in time when homeowners might decide to ignore their furnace repair because the season is almost over. The unit might be making a strange noise or it’s running inefficiently. But just because it’s nearing the end of the wintertime doesn’t mean the issue should be ignored. For the reasons we’re about to mention, it’s worth investing in furnace repair in Palm Bay, FL even if the temperatures are starting to increase or if the heating season is likely to end in a few weeks.

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The Upcoming SEER2 Change: Our FAQ

Monday, December 26th, 2022

We’ve got some major temperature fluctuations happening this month, and they’re likely to only get worse. It’s hard to look at the forecast and see a variability of 40 degrees. Are you going to be too hot or too cold? Is it going to be a chilly night or a scorching hot day? These kinds of issues can be hard to get a handle on in Florida, which is why a heat pump is going to be your best friend when it comes to wild temperature fluctuations.

Heat pump installations in Palm Bay, FL are becoming more popular. These year-round temperature control systems provide both air conditioning and heating. But things aren’t as simple as just purchasing one of these systems. They can be expensive and they’re likely going up in price due to the new SEER2 regulations beginning in January 2023.

But, stay tuned! We’re going to give you a thorough FAQ on all the SEER2 updates and what that might mean for you. If you’re ready to take advantage of some big tax credits to make the jump into a heat pump system, then we can help.

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For Central AC: Size Matters!

Monday, November 14th, 2022

Our team provides custom air conditioner installations for both residential and commercial customers. In both cases, we need to perform what’s called a “size-load calculation” before we can even figure out what kind of system to install. This test takes into account the full air volume of the space, as well as the air pressure and other factors that might require an AC system to cool more air. Things like high ceilings, (if we’re providing an AC installation for a church, this is usually an important factor to consider) but also the length of your home, the different rooms, and what spaces are unfinished and finished.

This is essentially the first roadblock that customers run into when they’re thinking about getting their central AC installation in Palm Bay, FL done by an amateur. Friends or amateurs might be cheaper for this work, but they likely don’t have the tools that we do to perform such a necessary process for your new system.

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Your Heater Still Should Be Running Efficiently

Monday, January 10th, 2022

How old is your heater? Is it only a few years old? Or perhaps it might be older, but you’ve just recently come to own the property so you’re not entirely sure. Now we’d like to ask, how well does your heater run? Does it sputter and make a lot of noise? Does it run up the heating bill every month?

Sorry for the barrage of questions, but they’re going to be important later on. When you choose to purchase a heater, they aren’t split up into categories like “most efficient” or “most effective.” You should actually be choosing to purchase a heater that is both efficient, effective, and makes you happy. All of these categories are important, and today we’d like to talk about how you shouldn’t compromise on efficiency just for a furnace that you might like or be used to.

And, if your heater is lacking in one of those categories, maybe choosing our team for heating repair in Palm Bay, FL could get things back on track!

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Moving Heat Is Better Than Creating Heat!

Monday, December 27th, 2021

You might have already heard us talk enough this year about heat pumps, but we rarely compare heat pumps to other heating systems. Today, we’d like to talk about one of the cool reasons why homeowners are starting to switch to heat pumps, and that’s their ability to efficiently move heat instead of creating it.

Even when temperatures drop, there’s still heat in the environment around us. There’s just not enough heat for us to feel it and stay comfortable. In our warmer and more mild climate, heat pumps have a distinct advantage over other heating systems, and that’s their ability to move the heat that’s abundant in our atmosphere and propel it into your home where you can feel it.

Let’s learn about this unique type of HVAC in Palm Bay, FL, and don’t forget to call us if you need help!

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Electric or Gas? Deciding Which Furnace Is Best

Monday, December 13th, 2021

When we say that we install furnaces, that’s not the end of the line of questioning. There are many types of furnaces, so as a homeowner you need to make even more decisions!

Don’t panic, we’ve got your back. If you’re not interested in figuring out which type of furnace is right for you, we can do it for you. It’s not really that difficult of a job, and we build our reputation on the fact that homeowners trust us to choose the best system that will cost the least amount of money in the future. Simply put, we’re your team for proper heating services in Palm Bay, FL.

However, if you’re interested in why you might choose an electric furnace over a gas one, then keep reading. We’ll get into the unique advantages of each system and answer the age-old question: which furnace is better?

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