Heating and Cooling

It’s Cool—The Future of Air Conditioning

Custom Climate Concepts HVAC Staff

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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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What Does That Mean?

AC meme

A glossary of AC terms you should know The professionals at Custom Climate Concepts understand that the HVAC world is filled with industry terms and acronyms that aren’t readily known. But it wasn’t until we saw this meme in a social media post that we realized a HVAC glossary could be an asset for our…

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Save on Summer Cooling with Proper Window Treatments

Awnings are an effective way to keep cool

Gulf breezes may keep Sarasota and Manatee counties a little cooler than inland in Florida, but it is still going to be a long, hot summer. One of the best defenses against the hot summer sun is energy-efficient window treatments and coverings. And with the variety available nowadays, you won’t have to compromise on interior…

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HVAC Home Energy Checklist

Air Conditioning Checklist

Today, next week and all year round, there are proactive measures you can take to save money and conserve energy in your home by paying attention to your AC system and its environment. TODAY -Install a programmable thermostat for your HVAC system and adjust temperatures according to your schedule. By programming your thermostat to raise…

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A Smarter Thermostat for your AC System

Smart Thermostat Example

Doesn’t it feel like our high-tech gadgets are getting smarter all the time? Not only that, these phones, watches and hybrid tablet/computers are becoming more ‘all-in-one’ by the minute. Take a picture, get a text, deposit a check, order breakfast, check the stock market and, of course, make a phone call – even from your…

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It’s Not The Heat, It’s The Humidity

Humidity and Mold

Did you know that it wasn’t intense heat that spurred the development of the air conditioner – it was humidity? So when we say, ‘it’s the humidity that’s getting to me,’ simply making the air colder may not cut it. We need to find ways to reduce moisture inside our home, because it is not…

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5 Guidelines for Buying a New HVAC System

heating ventilation and air conditioning equipment

It’s said that two of life’s major stressors are buying a home and a car. Well, getting a new HVAC system when you live in Florida is also a pretty big deal. Along with the myriad of choices available in the market today come many questions – what brand, what size, what vendor and… how…

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