Some More Tips to Beat the Heat This Summer

South Florida heat is something even natives have become quite used to. However, for our transplants from the north, the summer heat is proving to be unbearable for them. So they become hermits staying inside.

People complain every day that “It is hot. I can’t take this heat.” So most people just stay inside with the air conditioner running. You got to come out sometimes, but I can’t stay out here too long.

For those of us that choose to stay inside with the air conditioner keeping us cool there are a few things that we can do to make sure our AC units are running smoothly. The first is professional routine maintenance at least every six months.

Running your AC 24 hours a day during the summer months can prove expensive. If you are living in a mobile home, you are probably paying well over $100 for the month in electricity. All thanks to running your air conditioner. If you are like most hard working people that are living paycheck to paycheck, and cannot afford to even run your air conditioner, you are probably running out to the store and buying two or three box fans to run throughout Continue reading

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The Basic Facts of Air Conditioner Repair

Not everyone is qualified to be an air conditioner repair technician or an electrician. One small mistake in this area can cause more problems and financial headaches. Not to mention that your home could literally go up in flames. Your home HVAC is really a complicated system that should only be handled by a licensed and insured technician. A licensed technician has been through a rigorous educational program that gives them the ability to solve the issue in the best way possible.

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8 DIY HVAC Maintenance Tips

If you are one of those people that does not like to call a professional for an HVAC tune up, then here are some DIY tips that you can do to keep your HVAC system up and running for a long time:

  1. Schedule a monthly cleaning routine for your air filters. Your HVAC system will have one air filter located at the point where the air return vent connects to the forced air furnace. Remove the filter and inspect it. If it is visibly dirty, it should be replaced or cleaned. Bear in mind that filters that may not appear dirty on the surface, may be plugging with debris in areas you can’t see, receding their effectiveness. Some filters may be type that can be cleaned, but most often these filters are disposable. A dirty filter can be replaced with a new clean one. A new filter will reduce the wear and tear of the system itself. Cleaning or replacing the air filter will allow uncontaminated air to circulate throughout your home, helping you breathe easier.
  2. With heat pumps you can switch the air filter that is present in the air handler. Since there are many different kinds of air Continue reading

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