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3 Ways to Upgrade Your Air Conditioner (without Replacing It)

If you have an older air conditioning system, it may not always run up to your standards. However, this does not always mean it needs to be replaced. If your air conditioner has not yet reached the end of its expected lifespan, but you feel it could stand for a little improvement, try making any of the following upgrades to your unit for greater efficiency and comfort. Continue reading “3 Ways to Upgrade Your Air Conditioner (without Replacing It)”

Why Jacksonville’s Weather Makes A/C Replacement More Desirable?

Why does Jacksonville’s unique weather make system replacement an even more desirable upgrade? What are some additional benefits of system upgrade?

The fluctuation in overall temperature here in Jacksonville can differ by as much as 50 degrees in a twenty-four hour period.  One day it can be 90 degrees and the next day it can drop to forty degrees. Unless you are a techie, you would not likely ponder the effect that such statistics have on your cooling system. An older system has a far simpler array of “bells and whistles” than today’s standard equipment even. Most people don’t understand that the new air handlers and outdoor units communicate with each other like desktop computer systems now. This makes for a nice assortment of possibilities in terms of dealing with temperature fluctuations. The transitions are seamless and take the guesswork out of whether or not you are prepared to run the heat with no notice after needing the air conditioning the previous day.

The onboard tools and computer boards that the new systems utilize takes Jacksonville’s crazy weather out of mind and makes your home feel like a place of comfort, health and peace. Once you upgrade your system then it is always good to consider air purifiers and humidifiers. Protect your lungs and breathe easier while keeping your beautiful hardwood furniture and flooring protected against cracking, splitting, and crumbling.

The temperature drops can also encourage mildew and dampness in many different areas of your home. New heating and air conditioning system replacement with a variable speed high efficiency system greatly assists in balancing humidity levels even without humidifiers installed in the ductwork.

The new air handling units can efficiently move far more air at far faster rates than your old system could even dream of. The extra air has positive benefits on your electronics also. If your vents are above your gaming units and televisions then you can expect them to be cooled much better when the indoor fan is at full speed.

Duval County is known for some scorching hot summers. There are many other companies in Jacksonville who claim to be the best. As a consumer, I also look for integrity when I search for people to perform any professional task for me. Value? Sure. But I am always willing to pay more money for a quality performance in all areas of business. I feel good about paying money to companies like Air Source America for top quality heating and cooling services. Jason Buehler keeps his employees just as happy as his customers. That is quite factually a rarity in the industry. Few companies can honestly make such a bold statement.

A company who is endorsed and listed by Carrier as a distributer is yet another sure sign that you are making an informed decision on a major upgrade for your home. Do your own research. But make sure you are receiving genuine information about the company you do business with.

 

How Does a Ductless Air Conditioner Work?

While some homes in our area are built without ducts, others are renovated to include rooms without ductwork extended to them. In either case, a ductless air conditioning system can meet all of your cooling needs without using up excessive amounts of energy. A ductless mini split is a hassle-free way to get efficient cooling throughout your home or to a single room, but how do these unique units work? Continue reading “How Does a Ductless Air Conditioner Work?”

Why is Replacing an Aging A/C System Always Considered The Best Home Upgrade To Perform First?

Why is replacing an aging a/c system always considered the best home upgrade choice to perform first?

This question is multi-faceted, but the following answers are easy to discern as truth when you look at them all as a whole. Technology is always exponentially improving. A fifteen or twenty year old heat pump system is guaranteed to drain the most power out of any of your outdated appliances by far.

Your heat pump system uses double the energy that your refrigerator (a large appliance which runs 24/7) uses. Your electric bill will be slashed by a solid thirty percent in most cases. Invest in a quality variable speed system that is 16 SEER or higher and you will see and feel very tangible changes in your overall comfort levels. Even in homes that host large families, the differences in comfort and energy savings are the two top reasons to upgrade your air conditioning system sooner rather than later.

Tax breaks are often offered to homeowners for investing in any new energy saving appliances. Here in Jacksonville, Florida it is always popular to keep cool and stay ahead of your homes’ preventative maintenance curve. Replacing your cooling system is a major investment. An investment which requires highly skilled technicians who understand and sympathize with their customers. Companies such as Air Source America go above and beyond to provide top quality service and offer a rare 2 year labor warranty to accompany all parts warranties on new installations. Jason Buehler and his company provide serious value while adhering to highly stringent quality-based criteria that he sets for every one of the services that are performed by Air Source America.

Retrofitting an existing system is not as difficult and time consuming as most home owners believe it to be. Many large system expansions can be done in a week or so. Smaller and mid-sized homes can often be completed in one full day. The tools used to calibrate these advanced systems are evolving right along with them. Full LED readouts relay vital statistics to the technician down to minute degrees of measurement for a multitude of tasks. Often eliminating time and money by integrating multiple tools into one unit.

For those of you with larger homes- The new technology that Carrier has developed is guaranteed to save you a bundle in the long term. Carrier GreenSpeed technology is at the forefront of a modern leading-edge movement that signals the integration of computers, smart homes and smart phones. The new line of high end thermostats are becoming trendier and possess internet connectivity. They can be controlled from your smart phone.

The ability now exists to balance and measure humidity, air purity levels, and overall comfort while controlling it all down to far smaller degrees of measurement then ever possible before at the residential level. This actually makes for a fun and interactive way for your family to be actively involved in the functions of your home.

If you are remodeling your home then be sure to upgrade your cooling system first. The energy savings will give you more money every month to put toward changing other aspects of your home atmosphere.

 

5 Products to Improve the Indoor Air Quality

Are you looking for ways to improve the quality of the air in your home? Do your family members suffer from allergies, asthma or other respiratory conditions? Or do you simply seek the peace of mind that comes with knowing that the air your family members breathe is cleaner, safer, and more comfortable? Continue reading “5 Products to Improve the Indoor Air Quality”

3 Signs that You Need Air Conditioning Repair

Jacksonville, FL, residents know how hot and humid life can get in the summer time. The last thing you need is a serious repair bill just when temperatures are soaring. The sooner you can spot a problem with your system, the faster a technician can get in to correct the problem. Now is the best time to schedule those repairs before summer forces you to work around the high heat. But how can you tell if your system is having troubles? Here are 3 signs that you need air conditioning repair: Continue reading “3 Signs that You Need Air Conditioning Repair”

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