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Air conditioning technology has been around for decades, but many people still have a difficult time determining what is true and what is not when it comes to air conditioning, as it relates to service, maintenance, repairs, and more. As time goes on, many people have accepted some of the myths and misconceptions as facts.

Today, we want to help set the record straight by busting some of the common myths and misconceptions you may have heard. Conditioned Air has been in the business since 1962, so trust us when we say we’ve seen a lot of misinformation in our day!

Myth 1: I Can Ignore Minor AC Unit Issues

Some people believe that as long as the air conditioner turns on and works, everything will be fine. Some people will ignore problems as long as the issues seem minor. Some people may choose to ignore unusual sounds or smells that will come out of the air conditioner. This can be compared to our breathing; as long as we are breathing, people will automatically assume we are fine.

Unfortunately, thinking this way has numerous flaws. If you notice any type of sound or smell that is out of the ordinary, we do not want you to ignore it. We want you to reach out to an experienced professional to have your air conditioning checked out. If you choose to ignore any problem with the air conditioner, you could find yourself without a working air conditioner.

Myth 2: I Do Not Need To Pay For Yearly Maintenance

We understand that many homeowners may believe paying for yearly maintenance will result in wasted money. However, this is not the case. Yearly air conditioning maintenance is not a scam or a waste of your money. If you make the decision to have your air conditioner maintained on a consistent basis, you will be contributing to having an effective and efficient air conditioner.

Having your air conditioner routinely checked will help prevent the need for more costly repairs. A professional air conditioning contractor or technician will inspect all aspects of your air conditioning unit. If the air conditioning technician finds any type of issue, your AC unit will receive the necessary repairs. So, you can actually save money by paying for yearly maintenance.

Myth 3: I Should Use The Lowest Setting On My AC

One of the common myths we have heard is that setting your thermostat on a low setting will cool your home faster. While this may seem like the case, it does not work this way. Your air conditioning unit will work the same way regardless if you take your thermostat down by 20 degrees or by 5 degrees. We encourage homeowners to use the thermostat setting that is needed at the time.

Do not let common air conditioning myths and misconceptions stop you from scheduling an air conditioning tune-up. If you have any questions about your HVAC system, give us a call! We’re more than happy to answer your questions and offer solutions where we can.

 

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The phrase, “work smarter, not harder” is a good fit for certain situations… It applies well to your AC system! Proper maintenance of your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system can save you money by considerably reducing the heating and cooling costs. When your system isn’t weighed down by lack of care & maintenance, it’ll pay back in no time. Here are some tips to keep your air conditioner efficient.

  1. Seal Your Home

If there’s hot air entering your room, the air conditioner will have to work harder to maintain a constant internal temperature for your house. Keep the doors and windows closed to reduce air inflow from outside. You can also enhance the insulation in your home to minimize air inflow.

  1. Calibrate Your Thermostat

A thermostat controls your AC unit turning on and off. However, you shouldn’t trust it entirely. It is possible for a thermostat to slightly veer off from the correct temperature with a percentage range of about one to five degrees. You should get an accurate thermometer and keep it close to your thermostat, which will help you calibrate the thermostat appropriately.

  1. Clean Your Coils

HVAC systems are mostly kept in out-of-the-way areas like rooftops and attics. These areas are rarely cleaned; hence your HVAC unit collects a lot of dirt and grime. Dust in the HVAC’s coils makes it work more to maintain the same air quality. Ensuring that you schedule coil cleaning at least once annually will save you money in the long run.

  1. Consider a Home Warranty

A home warranty will ensure that your HVAC is always in good shape. If it breaks down for no apparent reason, your home warranty will be responsible for contracting a qualified HVAC maintenance company to diagnose and fix the problem. The good thing about it is that you will have a lower flat fee for any work that is performed.

With time, your AC system gets older and becomes less efficient than it was when new. You should hence schedule regular maintenance to avoid high replacement costs.

At Conditioned Air, we’ve been providing solutions to the Southwest Florida area since 1962. For any of your HVAC issues, feel free to contact us, and we will be more than willing to assist.

 

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With summer here, homeowners need to give focus to the overall health of their HVAC systems. Our teams of highly skilled and experienced HVAC technicians strive to provide all our valued clients with the highest quality air conditioning services this side of the state. With that said, we want to share some important tasks our techs can perform to ensure that your cooling system is operating effectively and efficiently.

  • Condenser unit checkup – The outside condenser unit pulls the hot air from your home and delivers it to the outdoors. If the condenser is not working properly the heat will not be able to escape freely causing your system to run longer and harder in order to keep the atmospheres cool in your home.  Our technicians will inspect the condenser unit to ensure that all its components are working at peak levels and, perform necessary repairs as needed.
  • Duct sealing – Most homes have leaky duct work that ultimately forces the AC system to work harder and run longer. Our team will perform necessary duct sealing using a sealant or metal tape to cover the existing leaks, add a layer of insulation around the duct work, and will also reseal or refit any ducts that are poorly connected. These effective solutions are not only energy efficient, but will help to provide more comfortable atmospheres in your home.
  • AC system inspection – If your system presents with unusual sounds or unfamiliar smells coming from the ventilation system, be sure to contact our team of specialists. Our certified HVAC technicians will inspect the system, identify problems and their sources, and provide effective and efficient system solutions as needed.
  • Routine AC maintenance – Annual maintenance of your cooling system is essential to the proper performance and functionality of your system. Routine maintenance contributes to the efficiency of your AC, helps to prevent costly repairs and breakdowns, and minimizes energy bills.  We highly recommend you schedule your AC tune-up and inspection in the spring.

We’re at the time of year when having a high function system is critical to avoid having multiple visits to your home from your HVAC company. No one wants to have frequent visits from their HVAC company so be sure to contact our team of friendly technicians to schedule your routine maintenance today. We look forward to serving you and to providing you with only the best all round air conditioning services year after year.