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

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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

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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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DIY HVAC Maintenance is Easy

Man writing Air Conditioning Maintenance on a Calendar

Just like we have ‘maintenance tasks’ to keep our bodies running well, there are a few tasks we can do to keep our air conditioning system running smoothly. You may wonder why you have to maintain your system when you already get annual, or bi-annual maintenance visits from a trusted Air Conditioning company like Custom…

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5 Signs Your Air Conditioner is Too Small

Boy in front of a Fan

Imagine yourself coming home on a hot summer’s day to that lovely, cold blast from your air conditioning system. Sadly, for homeowners whose AC system is too small, that cold might be lukewarm! While there could be a number of reasons why your your AC Unit may not be properly cooling your home, one of…

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Spring Your Air Conditioning System Into Summer

alarm clock by the beach - summer is coming

Setting our clocks forward for daylight savings time is a signal that summer is near. Before the weather starts to heat up too much, the smart move is to bring in a professional for a AC System ‘spring cleaning’ to ensure that all equipment is in good working order. Spring air conditioning inspections and tune-ups…

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What’s the Difference between AC and HVAC?

Heating and Cooling HVAC Illustration

You may say tomato and I may say to-MAH-to but we’re talking about the same fruit. When we compare apples to oranges we’re saying that those two fruits are different. So where does AC vs. HVAC fall in these two examples: same or different? The answer is neither, exactly. Let’s explain. HVAC is an acronym…

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7 HVAC Noises and What They Mean

Man trying to sleep covering ears for noise

If it seems like your air conditioning system is trying to start its own percussion section, complete with a shake, a rattle and a roll, it’s time to pay attention. Even just one noise likely signals something is wrong. But what? Here are seven common Air Conditioner noises and what they might mean. Rattling: If…

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How You Can Contain Mold Growth

Humidity and Mold

Mold Series Part III: Once your HVAC system, including handlers, air ducts and other equipment, has been professionally eliminated of mold, the good news is you can help prevent its return. To do so requires keeping track of the maintenance of your AC system and of your home itself. Mold & Your AC System Whether…

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Your HVAC Company Will Identify & Eliminate Mold

Mold on Walls and Ceiling

Mold Series Part II: Action Steps Mold will not only damage your home, it also has a detrimental effect on you and your family’s health – as we learned in Part I of a three-part series, Mold: A Danger to Home & Health. But, how do you know if your HVAC system has mold? Major Signs…

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Mold: A Danger to Home & Health

Mold on Walls and Ceiling

PART I: A Fungus Among Us! One of the biggest problems in a humid climate like ours is mold. This fungus, of which there are different kinds, thrives in damp environments, can propagate in summer or winter and can become a health crisis within 24 to 48 hours. Preventing mold in your home and eliminating a…

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New Air Conditioning Systems Checklist

Air Conditioning Pre-Installation Checklist

Let’s say, after careful screening, you have decided on the best Air Conditioning company for replacing your old air conditioning system. (See our other Blog Post) Questions for Evaluating a New AC System. Now the Air Conditioning Installation Phase In many cases, installing a new AC system is a complex process that can involve electrical,…

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Questions to Ask When Evaluating a New Air Conditioning System

Multi Zone Air Conditioners Outside Units

The good news about replacing your old air conditioning system with a modern, high-efficiency model is it will reduce energy usage; saving you money on utility bills. The reliability of a new HVAC system is also a big plus. To keep you from experiencing any bad news, the following questions are offered to ensure you…

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Why You Should Winterize your AC System

Air Conditioning Checklist

One of the best perks of Florida living is that our winters are never too severe. But that doesn’t mean colder days aren’t coming. The nature of Florida winter is that it can blow warm one day and cold the next. Sooner or later you will to need to flip the switch from “cool” to…

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Your HVAC and the Holidays

Happy Holidays from Custom Climate Concepts

Holiday Tips to stay safe and climate controlled Your HVAC system is not going to suffer with a hangover or stomachache from holiday celebrations. Those are potential downfalls for humans over the winter holidays. But there are some scenarios that can negatively impact your HVAC and home. Here are suggestions to help keep your season…

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Emergency Air Conditioning Repair Tips

Boy in front of a Fan

Be Smart about Emergency AC Repairs It may not be your worst nightmare, but it’s pretty close: your Air Conditioning system breaks down at the most inopportune time. Do you call for emergency repair? It’s natural to ponder whether you really need to spend the money to get a technician in right away… on a…

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Getting the Most From Your HVAC Warranty

Warranty Stamp

These days it’s easy to just check a box, instantly agreeing, with little forethought, to an online contract. But if you want to get the most from your HVAC warranty, then take the time to really understand it. Here are some of the most important factors to consider: Extended Warranties New HVAC equipment typically comes…

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SEER Ratings Matter!

SEER Rating Minimum Standards from DOE

How is a fortuneteller on a mountaintop like an air conditioner? Both are called “high SEER” Jokes aside, you may have heard about or seen the term ‘SEER rating’ and wondered if it was important. The answer is a resounding ‘yes.’ So much so that, in 2011, new SEER rating standards set by the U.S. Department of…

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