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Programmable Thermostats and Why You Should Have One

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Programmable Thermostats and Why You Should Have One

A thermostat is the face of your home's comfort. It lets you manage your home's temperature without breaking a sweat. But not all thermostats are created equal. Older models are a pain to operate, and if you neglect them, they could drastically increase your home’s energy consumption. So, when you want more control of your home's temperature without having to set things manually, a programmable thermostat is the way to go. In this post, we’re going to learn what programmable thermostats are, their benefits, and how to get the most out of one. And if you need help choosing, installing,...

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Why Is My Air Conditioner Blowing Hot Air?

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Why Is My Air Conditioner Blowing Hot Air?

When temperatures begin to climb across Florida, our first instinct is to crank up our air conditioners to get some respite from the heat. However, during these moments when we need our AC systems to perform flawlessly, they don’t always deliver the expected results. Some fail to keep our homes cool because they are being pushed too hard, while others do the opposite of what we expect them to do–blowing hot air instead of cool air. So, why do air conditioners blow hot air? Read on to learn the causes of this problem and the best solutions.     The Thermostat...

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What Will Extend the Life of my Air Conditioner?

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What Will Extend the Life of my Air Conditioner?

An air conditioner is a major home investment for sure. After paying somewhere between $3,000 and $12,000 for a new AC unit, you'll want to do everything possible to ensure that it lives up to its fullest potential. But is there a way to extend the lifespan of an air conditioning system? Yes, but only if you proactively take care of it.  Keep reading to learn how you can extend the lifespan of your AC.   First, what’s the Lifespan of an Air Conditioner? The average life of a well-maintained air conditioner is 10 to 15 years. But proactive care...

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Your Summer Air Conditioning Maintenance Checklist

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Your Summer Air Conditioning Maintenance Checklist

When summer's just around the corner, there is so much to look forward to. But as you make plans and checklists for fun things to do and places to visit, also remember to create a summer air conditioning maintenance checklist. Without a summer AC tune-up, you can’t depend on your unit to keep out the scorching temperatures and excessive humidity that accompanies the sunny season. Now's the best time to schedule a professional AC inspection and tune-up. But before the technician arrives, use this summer maintenance checklist below to prepare your unit ready for the blistering temps.   Safety First...

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How to Protect Your AC System from Storms

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How to Protect Your AC System from Storms

Hurricane season, which runs from June through November, can have devastating consequences on your air conditioner if it catches you unprepared. While your AC unit is sturdy, it’s still susceptible to damage from high winds, torrential rain, lightning, and all the debris that flies around when a storm hits. So, as you start boarding up your windows and moving outdoor furniture inside, use these smart steps to protect your AC system from storms. And don’t forget to consult an experienced Florida air conditioning professional to get more advice regarding storms.   Consider Installing a Surge Protector  During a storm, lightning...

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