HVAC Maintenance

Air Conditioning Reliability from Consumer Reports

Trane Air Conditioning and heating products

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

Hot And Cold Thermometer Cartoons

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

Beautiful Red Sunset From Florida Beach

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

Glowing Internet Icons Around a House

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

Air Conditioner Repairman giving thumbs up signal

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

Smart Thermostat Example

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

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

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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

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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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