Guide to Choosing Air Cleaners in the Home

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From allergies to heart health, indoor air contains pollutants can negatively affect you and your family’s wellbeing. Some of these pollutants come from outdoors, and others come from indoor sources and activities. To improve the indoor air quality of your home you can start by reducing the use of products that contain pollutants, such as…

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Air Conditioning Fun Facts

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Maybe there isn’t anything inherently funny about AC Systems, but Custom Climate Concepts, your Sarasota air conditioning systems expert, likes to keep things light (and cool). Here are some interesting, and we think fun, facts about our industry. Air Conditioning At Work Hotter states like Florida, plus Texas and Nevada, can thank air conditioning for…

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6 FAQ’s on Buying a New Air Conditioning System

Thinking about buying a new central air conditioning system but feel confused about the terminology or technology? Custom Climate Concepts has prepared six questions and answers to help you make an informed and intelligent choice. Should I repair or replace my existing system? As a rule of thumb, replace your existing home comfort system when…

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5 Tips for Selecting the Best Air Conditioning Contractor

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Our Florida winter days are running hot and cold then hot again, so you may be operating your air conditioning system more than usual. If so, now may be the time to consider scheduling preventative maintenance with a licensed and experienced AC contractor, such as Custom Climate Concepts. The key to effective preventative maintenance –…

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HVAC Goes to The Movies!

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Air Conditioning Systems Make the Movie Industry Boom! The advent of the modern air conditioning system has significantly improved our quality of life at home and at work. But the power to cool things down, and even the way cool air flows through a building, has also greatly impacted movies – both the business of…

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6 Cost Factors of AC Repairs

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Just like your car, sometimes it’s clear when your air conditioning system is acting up. Other times it’s less obvious. Either way, when there is a problem, it’s certain you will end up paying for the repair or the replace. The cost to repair an Air Conditioning System can vary widely depending on the specific…

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Air Conditioning Spending & Saving Statistics

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Energy Spending per Year $2,000 – The average amount spend on energy per U.S. household. $1,100  – The average amount spent on heating and cooling per U.S. household Energy Lost Per Year 30% – Lower efficiency with improper HVAC appliance installation 20% – Lower efficiency with improper refrigerant levels 20% – Loss of air through poorly…

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4 Reasons to Replace Your AC Unit Before Summer

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replacing your Air Conditioning system.Even though our Florida winters haven’t been that cold recently, they don’t blister with the kind of heat we experience in summer either. Therefore it’s probably been a while since your air conditioning system had to work full blast. If you are trying to forget just how poorly it was running…

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Clean & Green AC for the New Year

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New Year’s resolutions are usually about improving one’s life: lose weight, exercise, have more fun, earn more money and so on. But what if this New Year we also resolve to be more environmentally careful? In other words, to be more clean & green. We can start by looking to reduce the carbon footprint of…

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Tips to Stay Warm and Save Money in Winter

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Although it is rare to have extremely cold weather here in the Sunshine State, that’s no excuse for the fact that many heating systems used in Florida homes are inefficient and costly to operate. In fact, strip or electric resistance-based heating uses two to three times more energy than air conditioning, according to Florida Power…

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The Dirty Truth About AC Systems

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Most Air Conditioning System Problems are Caused by Dust and Dirt A little-known, but important fact, is that nine out of ten air conditioning system failures are caused by dirt and dust. A dirty system also makes problems for people and houses. Here are some additional facts you will want to know: It Doesn’t Take Much:…

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It’s Cool—The Future of Air Conditioning

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Did you know that the first modern air conditioning unit was invented in 1902 and then it took 20 years, to the 1930s, for the technology to be able to cool places like movie theaters and hotels. It took another 20 years, to the 1950s, before residential air conditioning systems became commonplace. Air conditioning technology…

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Your Air Conditioning System In Times of (Wild) Fire

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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

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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

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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!

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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