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Size Matters When it Comes to Air Conditioners

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When it comes to deciding on the right size air conditioning system for your home the goal is energy efficiency. Bigger doesn’t necessarily equal cooler because today’s equipment doesn’t just blast out cold air. Instead, it operates in cycles that lower and then maintain the temperature and humidity of your home. Humidity is the key…

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Air Conditioning FAQs – Cooling, Saving Money & Pets

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As a 20+-year company that handles air conditioning system repair, maintenance and installation, Custom Climate Concepts has probably “heard it all.” This is especially true when it comes to questions that clients ask us most often. Here we provide answers to some of those frequently asked questions. Q. Does a larger air conditioning system work…

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3 HVAC Regulations to Watch For in 2020

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Like all technologies, Air Conditioning Systems – and the rules, ratings and regulations about them – are always changing.  Air conditioning system professionals, like the experts at Custom Climate Concepts, know about these industry changes. You should too! Phasing Out of HCFC Refrigerants: You may have already heard that in 1992 the Environmental Protection Agency…

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Your Fall AC Maintenance Checklist

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Just like spring cleaning helps brush the cobwebs of winter away, fall is the perfect time to inspect your air conditioning system. Custom Climate Concepts has prepared a do-it-yourself checklist to help your system stay up to date and functioning properly.  7 Inspection Points for Your AC System Air Filter: Routinely replace or clean your…

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The Risks of Using an Unlicensed AC Repair Service

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We all want to save money, but hiring an unlicensed air conditioning service company or individual is a BIG MISTAKE! The risks and the hidden costs are too high. From incomplete and substandard work to safety and liability issues, the problems can mount up quickly. Take a look! Substandard Work: The requirements for earning an…

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3 Unusual AC Repair Scenarios

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There’s no telling what one of Custom Climate Concepts’ trained technicians might find when arriving on the scene of an air conditioning repair service call.  While the problems we face are usually commonplace, every once and a while we come across something really unusual. In the Sarasota Manatee County area we see many strange things…

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6 Signs You Could Need AC Repair Soon

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Are you wondering whether your air conditioning system is working properly, doing the best job it can to cool your home, or maybe even on its last gasp? These six signs can help you diagnose whether your Air Conditioner is in need of attention from a trained professional, like the certified technicians here at Custom…

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3 Air Conditioning Myths

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August and September are two of Florida’s hottest months. With temperatures still peaking, now is a good time to expose the top three myths about your air conditioning system’s cooling abilities. AC Myth 1: AC systems only cool the air. Not true! Air conditioners condition the air. This means they cool the air and remove excess…

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Proper HVAC Certification is a Must for Trust

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As in any professional industry, there are companies you can trust and others maybe not so much. The air conditioning industry is no different. Selecting a contractor based on recommendations from family and friends, or by visiting a review website is a good place to start. But, before you choose your Sarasota air conditioning contractor,…

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Get Rid of Musty Odors in Your Home

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Is there a lingering musty smell in your house that, no matter how often and deeply you clean, you just can’t get rid of? Are you simply resigned to living with the smell? Don’t be! Bad smells are not just unpleasant; they can cause headaches and other physical symptoms. Plus, it’s embarrassing to realize that…

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AC Tune-Up Equals Savings and Extended Use

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You’ve probably heard stories of newbie car owners who didn’t know they were supposed to get oil changes and tune-ups so they were surprised when their vehicles’ engines shut down and had to be replaced. It’s the same for air conditioning systems. Without regular maintenance by a professional company like Custom Climate Concepts your HVAC…

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5 Simple Tips For Cooler & Cleaner Air

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Sometimes little things really do make a difference. If a small change will help your home stay cooler, or make your indoor air healthier, then it’s worth it. Here are 5 things you can easily do to get those results. Lighten Shades:  Dark colored shades or blinds absorb heat from the sun, making your house…

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Keep Air Safe for Baby | AC Tips Part II

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So, you have made sure your electrical, water and air conditioning systems are as safe as possible for your new baby by following the advice in our post: Prep Your Home for a New Baby | AC Tips Part I . Your next assignment is to keep your home baby-level comfortable so your little one can…

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Prep Your Home for a New Baby | AC Tips Part I

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Along with the anticipation of a new baby comes the preparation needed to assure your little one has the safest environment possible. You may not have put your air conditioning and related systems on your baby-prepping list so Custom Climate Concepts has done it for you. Take a look: Water Leaks: Inspect your home for…

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Home Renovation equals AC Adjustments

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Are you thinking of making changes to your Sarasota home? Did you know that renovations: whether large, like building on a second story, or small, such as changing the footprint of your bathroom, often reduce the effectiveness of your air conditioning system? Here Custom Climate Concepts has detailed some of the most common ways that…

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5 Tips to Cool Summer Utility Bills

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Summer in Sarasota and Manatee means running the AC 24/7 for most of us, but it’s not the air conditioning system alone that pumps up utility bills. Fortunately there are a number of ways to curb expenses and still stay cool all summer long. Cover up: A simple and decorative way to help cool your…

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6 Factors for Deciding on a New Air Conditioner

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From the Experts at Consumer Reports Installing or replacing a central air conditioning system can be a huge expense, so you’ll want to get it right. To help, the nonprofit, consumer-advocate organization Consumer Reports released a new, Central Air Conditioning Buying Guide. The report cites six primary factors to consider. Size: A synonym for the air…

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Air Conditioning Reliability from Consumer Reports

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The longevity and durability of your central air conditioning system depends upon many variables, according to the experts at the nonprofit magazine Consumer Reports (CR).  That’s why its most recent report is about the reliability and user satisfaction of central air conditioning systems rather than the consumer advocacy group’s usual hands-on testing results. Here are…

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AC Tips to Stay Cool!

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When hot weather hits hard and then harder it helps to turn down your air conditioning system’s thermostat. But here are some ideas you can try to help feel cooler and more comfortable: COOLING: Make the heat more bearable by changing your bed sheets to natural fibers. 100 percent cotton, or the new fabrics made from…

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Air Conditioning Checklist for Buying an Older Home

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From North to South, new housing construction is on the rise, with buildings that have brand new air conditioning systems and ductwork. But if you are considering an older home, you will have to assess the viability of its appliances – especially the HVAC system. You can check a few key parts of the system,…

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