Your Air Conditioning System In Times of (Wild) Fire

Wildfire In Everglades of Florida with Firefighter in foreground

Where There is Smoke, There is Poor Air Quality If you’ve glanced at the news the last couple of weeks, then you know about the terrible destruction caused by wildfires in Northern California. While it’s not the headline news, the Center for Disease Control (CDC.org) has stressed that breathing smoky air from those fires is also…

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HVAC Maintenance Contracts Make Great Holiday Gifts

Give a Gift of an AC Service contract

Looking for that perfect ‘out of the box’ holiday gift? Consider an air conditioning maintenance agreement with a trusted, local HVAC pro. While it may seem like an odd choice at first it is actually a great gift for family members, like older folks or parents of young children, who might neglect to schedule preventive…

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Improving Indoor Air Quality with HVAC UV Light

In Duct UV light (blue tube)

Ever since Niels Finsen won the Nobel Prize in Medicine for using ultraviolet light (UV) to treat tuberculosis, the applications for UV light have been expanding. Today it is used to sterilize hospitals and water, in germicidal lamps, and even curing nail polish faster. UV light is also installed in residential air conditioning systems and ductwork…

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Troubleshoot AC Problems Yourself!

Air Conditioner Repairman giving thumbs up signal

If it feels like your air conditioning system isn’t running quite up to par, before calling in an Sarasota AC expert you could check a few things on your own. These do-it-yourself troubleshooting tips might help save you some money and time. However, there are problems that are better left to the experts. If you’ve…

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New Energy Guidelines for Heating & Cooling Systems

Luxury Waterfront Home

What Do New Energy Compliance Standards Mean for You? New energy compliance guidelines for the heating and cooling industry – described as “the largest energy-saving standards” in history – start to transition into effect this year. Enacted by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) these new guidelines, while set to be implemented over the next…

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How to Stay Cool When Your AC is Down

Little Boy In Black Hat And Sunglasses Cooling In Front Of Fan

Just thinking about what life was like in Florida before air conditioning can make you feel hot. But if your AC system really does stop working – whether you have to wait two hours or two days to get it fixed – it’s going to be like those olden days. Here are Custom Climate Concept’s…

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5 Benefits to an Air Conditioning Service Plan

Man writing Air Conditioning Maintenance on a Calendar

When living in Florida it can feel like the summer will never end. But rest assured, fall and winter are coming – bringing cooler weather and new seasonal patterns to our doors. This transition is an excellent time to assess how your air conditioning system weathered the hottest months, prepare it for the coming season…

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4 Tips To Optimize Your AC Investment

Partially Clogged Condensate Drain Line

Routine inspections of your AC system, by a licensed professional, are extremely important to ensure its efficiency. However, properly caring for your AC in between visits will help you maintain a more cost and energy-efficient system. Here are 4 pro tips to follow: Change your AC filter monthly It takes only about 5 minutes to…

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Anticipate Lightning Damage Claims for your AC System

When filing a lightning damage insurance claim for your air conditioning system the most crucial elements for success are thorough documentation on your part and professional assessment from an authorized technician. You need to be careful because, while lightning damage is the most frequently claimed cause of loss to AC systems, it is also the most…

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4 Steps to Help Prevent Lightning from Damaging Your AC System

Lightning in the Sky

How to Weather Severe Weather: Part II The state of Florida has the dubious honor of being called ‘the lightning capitol of the U.S.’ Its warm temperatures and abundance of water – the very things that make it a great place to live – are what generate thunder and lightning storms. If lightning directly strikes…

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AC Systems | How to Weather Severe Weather

Lightning Strike

Part 1: How Lightning Strikes While Florida is called the Sunshine State it is notorious for thunderstorms and lightning strikes. This severe weather becomes especially frequent in the summer months. That’s why Custom Climate Concepts will thoroughly cover the many aspects of how severe weather can impact your home’s AC system in its next few blogs.…

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Optimum Health for Your AC System

vacuum pump evacuates air from the air conditioner

Tune-ups Enhance Your Air Conditioning System’s Health Just as we need to boost our fitness by paying attention to nutrition, exercise, rest and other wellness factors, our air conditioning system also needs to be properly maintained to gain optimal performance. Regularly timed tune-ups can go a long way to ensuring the health of your Air…

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Should Your Home Get Zoned Out?

Mini Split Air Conditioning

Do you have a room in your house that runs too hot or too cold? Or, is one family member always freezing when another is burning up? AC Zoning systems allow you to accommodate these different comfort needs, while also helping you save energy. What is AC Zoning? A zoning system is a supplemental system…

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Staying Cool = Better Sleep!

Elderly woman sleeping in bed

One of the most important things you can do for your health is to get a good night’s sleep. Recent science confirms that no matter the season outside, the optimal temperature for sleeping inside is cooler than you may think. In fact, it falls between 60 and 67 degrees Fahrenheit. A reliable and well-serviced HVAC…

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Your HVAC and Your Pets: Part 2

4 Tips to Keep your Pets Clean & Serene Let’s face it: we love our pets. They are part of our family. But the shedding of fur and dander from fluffy or feathered loved ones can negatively impact your air conditioning system, your pet, or you and your family. Here are four tips that will…

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Your HVAC and Your Pets: Part 1

Cartoon of Dog Suffering from Heat

Keeping your Home Comfy & Safe for Pets by Managing Your HVAC System Did you know there are nearly 90 million pet dogs in the U.S. and more than 94 million pet cats? In total, 68% of all U.S. households have at least one pet, according to a recent survey by the American Pet Products…

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Energy and $$$ Saving Tips for Summer

Sample Florida Power and Light Bill

Do you suffer from sticker shock when you get your monthly electric bill – especially knowing that your HVAC system makes up 54% of the cost? Yes, your Air Conditioner can really cost you. If the idea of saving money by saving energy sparks your interest, read on to learn six simple ways to do…

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Tricks of the ‘Too Good to Be True’ Air Conditioning Deal

scam artist

Such a Deal! Watch out for Air Conditioning Services with Steep Discounts It could come via a ‘Valpak’ coupon mailing or a flyer in your mailbox. You could get a robocall saying, “We just happen to be in your area…” or see an ad in a local newspaper. If the ‘special’ offered – whether for…

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Air Conditioning Do’s & Don’t’s

Temperatures are going up

Do you have doubts about whether you are operating your HVAC system efficiently and effectively? Here are just a few simple ‘do’s’ and ‘don’t’s’ that may help reduce your energy consumption, lower your costs or make your indoor climate more comfortable. The Air Conditioning DO’S Do Leave Your Thermostat at a Consistent Temperature: It’s actually more…

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Your Air Conditioning By The Numbers | Some Interesting Stats

Specifics about costs, energy consumption and the efficiency of your AC system Sometimes you just want the numbers. Well, here they are: On Air Conditioning Energy Costs 54% – Of home energy costs are related to heating and cooling equipment. 20% – Of home energy costs are related to heating hot water. 75% – Of…

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