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Air Source America Blog : Archive for October, 2014

Why You Should Use Professional Technicians for HVAC Maintenance

The HVAC system in your commercial building is vital for the day-to-day comfort and contentment of your employees, customers, and/or clients. Can you imagine trying to make it through even a few days of a Jacksonville summer without a working air conditioning system? Even an hour could be brutal.

This is why it is important to schedule regular HVAC maintenance in Jacksonville, FL… and that you only call on professionals experienced with commercial systems to handle it. Regular maintenance is the best way to guard against sudden breakdowns and repair needs, and it will also lengthen the system’s lifespan and prevent it from costing too much to run.

Professionals only, please—the best professionals

Ten years ago, we would’ve told you it isn’t a wise idea to flip open the phonebook and pick an HVAC company at random for your commercial services. Today, we’ll tell you that you shouldn’t type search terms into a search engine and then pick an HVAC company from the results at random. Take some time to check on the company you plan to hire to see if they offer the services you need (commercial HVAC), have trained and certified technicians (make sure they have NATE certification), and that they receive high ratings from customers.

Remember that top-of-the-line professional service is an important investment because it will reduce the total cost of ownership of your company. When you have dependable technicians with a track record of satisfied clients and the training to back up their work, you can count on any job getting done fast and right the first time. Shoddy work will mean higher bills. It will mean further repair work. And it can mean an early replacement for your HVAC system, which is the most expensive “repair” you might possibly have to schedule. You can avoid all this if you go to a trustworthy company for HVAC maintenance in Jacksonville, FL or any other work you need for your commercial building’s comfort system.

Air Source America is a leading service provider in the HVAC industry, and we hold ourselves and our technicians to the highest standards. We guarantee a 24-hour response time to service calls and provide a one-year money-back guarantee on system replacements, plus a 3-year warranty for replacement parts if you sign up for our maintenance plan. We have the backing of customers and the industry as well: we have received the Angie’s List Super Service Award and the 2010 Rising Star Trane Award for Best New Business in Northern Florida. Make us your first call to care for your company’s HVAC needs.

Contact Air Source America, Inc. today and arrange for the maintenance that will keep your heating and cooling running with few repair needs and performing at maximum energy efficiency.

A Brief Guide to How Air Conditioners Work

Air conditioning is a way of life in our community. Whole house air conditioners give us unprecedented comfort and convenience throughout the summer months, when the heat and humidity make life a bit uncomfortable. While you may rely on your air conditioner on a daily basis, you may not have a sense as to how it actually works. Sure, you know that it produces cool air, but knowing a little bit more about how your air conditioning works can go a long way towards keeping you out of trouble. After all, the more you know, the easier it will be to detect anything out of the ordinary. Catching issues early on is critical to protecting the longevity and performance of your system.

We’ll look at how central “split” systems work (i.e. central air conditioners) because they are the most prominent type of cooling system. There are two basic units in addition to the ductwork as well as some other auxiliary components such as the thermostat. The indoor unit contains the blower motor/air handler and the evaporator coil; while the outdoor unit contains the blower fan, condenser and compressor. Your indoor air is pulled through the cold liquid refrigerant in the evaporator coils where a thermal exchange evaporates the refrigerant as it cools your indoor air.

Your cooled air is returned to the home. The low-pressure, gaseous refrigerant moves through the copper lines into the compressor, where it is highly pressurized to a high temperature. It is now ready to be condensed into a liquid. As it moves through the outdoor condenser coils, the blower fan pushes air through the system so that the temperature drops and the gas turns into a liquid. But the liquid refrigerant is not yet cool enough to make any significant change to the temperature of your indoor air. It passes through an expansion valve to ensure that the pressure and temperature are dropped further, and it’s now ready to pass through the evaporator coils to provide another round of cooling.

Call us today with all of your air conditioning service needs.

Benefits of a Whole House Air Purifier

Nearly every homeowner knows what an air purifier is and what it does. For most, they are the portable units that you can find at most hardware stores that work in a limited area of your home to remove the presence of dust, dander and other debris that can lead to discomfort and aggravated allergies, among other issues. While such products have their use-value, they cannot compete with the comprehensiveness and power of a whole house air purifier. As a leading professional in the field, we want to tell you a bit more about whole house air purifiers and their many benefits. If you find that your home suffers from poor indoor air quality, one of these devices can provide much-needed improvement.

  • Reduce allergic reactions. For those sensitive to various allergens, be it dust, dander or other debris, a whole house air purifier can be a godsend. These systems remove contaminants not by means of a filtering medium such as fiberglass, but rather by using an electrostatic charge that causes the noxious particles to adhere to a collector plate or cell within the device. By cutting down on the amount of debris in your home, you can thereby relieve many allergies.
  • Very little to no maintenance. Whole house air purifiers require very little to no maintenance. They simply work, so long as they are professionally installed. You won’t have to worry about changing an air filter every few days, that much is certain.
  • Whole house rather than portable. A portable air purifier must be constantly moved from room to the next in order to have a chance at purifying the air throughout the house. Who has the time for that? Moreover, even if you rotated the purifier diligently, you still could not expect the system to work nearly as well as a whole house air purifier. Our air purifiers integrate directly within your ductwork so that your entire indoor air supply is affected. This means you don’t have to worry about your indoor air being cleaned evenly. You just sit back and relax.

To learn more about what an air purifier can do for the air quality in your home, give the air purification experts on our team a call today. 

When to Call for Air Conditioning Repair

How do you know when to call for air conditioning repair? This question is undoubtedly on the minds of many homeowners who operate central air conditioners, heat pumps and ductless mini splits. While you don’t want to put your system at risk, you also don’t want to fix something that doesn’t require fixing. As a general rule of thumb, it’s better to be safe than sorry because catching problems early on in the process allows you to avoid a lot of trouble in the long-term. In today’s post, we’ve compiled a list of signs that indicate a need for professional air conditioning repair. Don’t hesitate to give us a call if you think that your AC is not running properly.

  • Harsh noises. One of the most common signs that you have a problem with your air conditioner is a harsh noise. If you find that your AC is particularly loud or has just begun to make an odd sound, then just let a professional know. It’s often an indication of a loose or damaged component that will need to be fixed or possibly even replaced. Banging can indicate problematic ductwork, while a grinding noise could be a more serious mechanical problem.
  • High energy bill. You should expect to pay for your cooling during the summer, but keep an eye on your energy bill. If you notice a sudden increase in the cost of running your air conditioner, then you may have a problem on your hands. Your indoor coils may have frozen over, or your ducts may be leaking your air into unoccupied parts of your home. Whatever the issue may be, you can count on our team to provide a solution.
  • Uneven cooling. If you find that you have hot spots in certain areas of your home, then your system may not be cooling your house evenly. It’s important to make sure that your air conditioner works properly so that your entire home is cool, crisp and comfortable all summer long. We can bring your AC back to working condition.

To schedule service with one of our professionally trained and certified AC repair technicians simply give us a call or schedule an appointment online

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