Common Mistakes People Make when Installing an Air Conditioning System

Installing an air conditioning system seems easy enough to someone who understands how it works. However, there are mistakes that can be made that can result in damage to the unit, as well as having a unit that does not run efficiently. When it comes to air conditioning installation in West Palm Beach, it is important that the job is done right the first time. Here are a few common mistakes that people make when trying to install their own air conditioning system.

Incorrect Placement

What may seem like the most convenient place to install an air conditioning unit may not be the most efficient for your home. Installing the unit in the wrong part of your home may result in the unit working too hard to force cold air where it needs to go. Not only will this raise your power bill, but it may also burn the unit out faster, costing you more money over time. Even if it seems unsightly, your air conditioner will work better if it has a bit of shade, instead of being in the direct sunlight for a large portion of the day.

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#FunTimeFriday: Valentine’s Day Recipes

In our #FunTimeFriday edition of our newsletter, make your Valentine’s Day perfect with these Valentine’s Day recipes. 

For the main course

Maple Salmon

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 pound salmon

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, mix the maple syrup, soy sauce, garlic, garlic salt, and pepper.
  2. Place salmon in a shallow glass baking dish, and coat with the maple syrup mixture. Cover the dish, and marinate salmon in the refrigerator 30 minutes, turning once.
  3. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  4. Place the baking dish in the preheated oven, and bake salmon uncovered 20 minutes, or until easily flaked with a fork.

For dessert

Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Ingredients

  • 16 ounces milk chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons shortening
  • 1 pound fresh strawberries with leaves

Directions

  1. In a double boiler, melt the chocolate and shortening, stirring occasionally until smooth. Holding them by the toothpicks, dip the strawberries into the chocolate mixture.
  2. Insert toothpicks into the tops of the strawberries.
  3. Turn the strawberries upside down and insert the toothpick into styrofoam for the chocolate to cool.

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What Is an Efficient Temperature to Maintain in the Winter?

In Florida, winter is the time where we can save money on our electric bills since we don’t have to run our air conditioner on a 24/7 bases. However, when we get those cold snaps that last for one to two weeks, our energy bills can begin to cost people hundreds of dollars a month. South Florida residents are desperate to find ways to save on heating their home during the winter months. One way to save money is by keeping your home at a lower temperature. Find out how you can save money and still stay warm this winter.

When You’re at Home

During the winter months, the outside temperature is usually in the low to mid 70’s. This makes it a very comfortable temperature for many homes. So that your heating and cooling system does not have to work as hard, try setting your thermostat in the low to mid 60’s when the outside temperature is in the low to mid 70’s. These temperatures will allow you to maintain and more efficient heating and cooling system for your home. The greater the temperature difference between your home and the air outside temperature, the harder your system will have to Continue reading