Posts Tagged ‘AC system’

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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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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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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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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Three (MORE) Air Conditioning Myths

HVAC Technician performing maintenance

It’s human nature to want to know the inside scoop. But when it comes to home air conditioning systems you can’t believe every piece of advice you hear. That’s why Custom Climate Concepts has compiled this second installment of some of our favorite Air Conditioning Myths, in hopes to spread the word about what really…

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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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Beat the Heat

Temperatures are going up

Is your HVAC system summer ready? You’ve probably heard the joke that in Florida there are only two seasons: hot and hotter. While this may not be completely true, with summer just around the corner so is the ‘hotter.’ Before that time, take note of some important steps to leverage the best out of your…

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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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Critters Can Cause Havoc to HVAC Systems

mouse in the house

“Snakes on a Plane” may be a movie thriller, but lizards in your air conditioning system can be a horror show. Living in Southwest Florida means homeowners contend with a lot of critters: we have 16 kinds of lizards alone, plus snakes, spiders and more. What happens when these creatures crawl into the HVAC system?…

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Don’t Do HVAC Repair Yourself!

Do it Yourself leads to mistakes and Injuries

There is a reason why a jokey tag line in the AC world is “we repair what your husband fixed.” When it comes to the service, maintenance and repair of your HVAC system there are a few things you can do yourself, like changing air filters regularly. But along with the trend of DIY (Do-It-Yourself)…

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