HVAC Maintenance

The Dirty Truth About AC Systems

Dusty Air Register

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

Wildfire In Everglades of Florida with Firefighter in foreground

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 (CDC.org) has stressed that breathing smoky air from those fires is also…

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HVAC Maintenance Contracts Make Great Holiday Gifts

Give a Gift of an AC Service contract

Looking for that perfect ‘out of the box’ holiday gift? Consider an air conditioning maintenance agreement with a trusted, local HVAC pro. While it may seem like an odd choice at first it is actually a great gift for family members, like older folks or parents of young children, who might neglect to schedule preventive…

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Troubleshoot AC Problems Yourself!

Air Conditioner Repairman giving thumbs up signal

If it feels like your air conditioning system isn’t running quite up to par, before calling in an Sarasota AC expert you could check a few things on your own. These do-it-yourself troubleshooting tips might help save you some money and time. However, there are problems that are better left to the experts. If you’ve…

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5 Benefits to an Air Conditioning Service Plan

Man writing Air Conditioning Maintenance on a Calendar

When living in Florida it can feel like the summer will never end. But rest assured, fall and winter are coming – bringing cooler weather and new seasonal patterns to our doors. This transition is an excellent time to assess how your air conditioning system weathered the hottest months, prepare it for the coming season…

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4 Tips To Optimize Your AC Investment

Partially Clogged Condensate Drain Line

Routine inspections of your AC system, by a licensed professional, are extremely important to ensure its efficiency. However, properly caring for your AC in between visits will help you maintain a more cost and energy-efficient system. Here are 4 pro tips to follow: Change your AC filter monthly It takes only about 5 minutes to…

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Anticipate Lightning Damage Claims for your AC System

When filing a lightning damage insurance claim for your air conditioning system the most crucial elements for success are thorough documentation on your part and professional assessment from an authorized technician. You need to be careful because, while lightning damage is the most frequently claimed cause of loss to AC systems, it is also the most…

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4 Steps to Help Prevent Lightning from Damaging Your AC System

Lightning in the Sky

How to Weather Severe Weather: Part II The state of Florida has the dubious honor of being called ‘the lightning capitol of the U.S.’ Its warm temperatures and abundance of water – the very things that make it a great place to live – are what generate thunder and lightning storms. If lightning directly strikes…

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AC Systems | How to Weather Severe Weather

Lightning Strike

Part 1: How Lightning Strikes While Florida is called the Sunshine State it is notorious for thunderstorms and lightning strikes. This severe weather becomes especially frequent in the summer months. That’s why Custom Climate Concepts will thoroughly cover the many aspects of how severe weather can impact your home’s AC system in its next few blogs.…

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Optimum Health for Your AC System

vacuum pump evacuates air from the air conditioner

Tune-ups Enhance Your Air Conditioning System’s Health Just as we need to boost our fitness by paying attention to nutrition, exercise, rest and other wellness factors, our air conditioning system also needs to be properly maintained to gain optimal performance. Regularly timed tune-ups can go a long way to ensuring the health of your Air…

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Your HVAC and Your Pets: Part 2

4 Tips to Keep your Pets Clean & Serene Let’s face it: we love our pets. They are part of our family. But the shedding of fur and dander from fluffy or feathered loved ones can negatively impact your air conditioning system, your pet, or you and your family. Here are four tips that will…

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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

Temperatures are going up

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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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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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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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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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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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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