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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Temper Your Bad HVAC Habits

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Protecting the health of your air conditioning system means keeping up with tasks like changing air filters and scheduling HVAC service. But, for the sake of your air conditioning system’s longevity, there are also things you shouldn’t do. If you are guilty of any of these HVAC bad habits you may want to change your…

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DIY Energy Saving Tips for Earth Day

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With Earth Day fast approaching (April 21) you may be wondering what you can do to have a more positive impact on the environment. Getting your air conditioning system to run more efficiently probably isn’t the first thing you think of, but it is a great way to help reduce your carbon footprint. It may…

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The Future of Smart AC Systems

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You don’t need a crystal ball to see that Internet technology will be increasingly integrated into every system in our homes. We already can activate many daily tasks digitally and hands-free – from selecting music to placing calls. This phenomenon is called the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and, while the term includes personal activities,…

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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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