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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ( has stressed that breathing smoky air from those fires is also…

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