Next Generation Air & Heat, Inc. Blog: Posts Tagged ‘AC’

What to Know About Your AC and Humidity

Monday, September 3rd, 2018

AC-unitIt’s not the heat that gets you, it’s the humidity! 

We have all heard someone say that at some point, and there is some truth to the sentiment. If the weather is very hot but is also pretty dry, then it really does not feel quite as uncomfortable as it would if the air was very humid. That doesn’t mean that you necessarily need to have a dehumidifier installed in your home, of course, but it is something to be aware of.

We are putting aside the conversation about dehumidifiers for n0w, though. Instead, we want to focus specifically on how humidity affects your air conditioning system. What does the air conditioner do when it is very humid? How does it respond? Can it cause problems? Does it even matter at all?

It’s a lot to cover here, so we do want to get right into it. First, though, let us remind you that we are the professionals to call when you need AC services of any kind, including air conditioning repair in Melbourne, FL.

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What Are the Benefits of Zone Controlled Cooling?

Monday, August 20th, 2018

AC-manifoldAs this long, hot summer winds down you might have noticed some imperfections in the cooling abilities of your AC. It’s commonplace that large or multi-level homes have inconsistencies. If you feel that it’s impossible to evenly cool your house completely, that you waste money cooling certain areas of your home, or that you would like to save money on cooling then zone controlled cooling is for you. Whether you’d like to improve your AC by having zone controlled cooling applied to your existing HVAC system or you need a routine ac repair in Melbourne, FL, our team at Next Generation Air and Heat, Inc. is the perfect crew to call.

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Ready to Upgrade Your Thermostat?

Monday, August 6th, 2018

programmable-thermostatFor the very obvious reason of our intense, long-lasting summer heat, reliable air conditioning is a top priority for homeowners throughout the area. Of course, “reliable” is not enough. Your air conditioner must also function effectively. You don’t necessarily need to replace your entire air conditioning system to start getting a better cooler experience, fortunately. One step that we often recommend to homeowners is simply upgrading their thermostats.

Your thermostat is the hub through which you control your air conditioner, after all. Even so, too many homeowners out there are using outdated models that fail to deliver on the promise of their air conditioning systems’ true potential. We aim to rectify this situation with our residential air conditioning services in Cocoa, FL. Read on to learn more about the thermostats that are out there, and why you may want to seriously consider replacing yours with a more advanced model. You don’t need to go top-of-the-line, but don’t settle for bottom of the barrel, either!

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3 Tips for Reliable Cooling

Monday, July 9th, 2018

man-on-couch-with-fanIf you think that you are going to enjoy a 100% reliable performance from your air conditioning system because you spent a lot of money on a great system from a top manufacturer, we’ve got some bad news for you—it is just not possible. You are going to need professional air conditioning services in Melbourne, FL from time to time—including routine maintenance and yes, repairs. Does that mean that you are doomed to an unreliable performance from your AC, though? Of course not!

We said that air conditioners are not 100% reliable, not that they are unreliable. There is a huge difference between those two statements. If you are serious about getting the most reliable performance possible from your air conditioner, though, you cannot just cross your fingers and hope for the best. You need to be proactive in order to ensure that this is the case. That is why we suggest that you keep the following tips in mind, and reach out to a member of our team with any questions that you may have. 

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Central ACs vs. Heat Pumps: What’s the Difference?

Monday, June 11th, 2018

question-markAre you replacing an old air conditioning system? Are you ready to invest in a new air conditioner for a brand new home under construction? Whatever the case may be, it’s definitely going to be in your best interest to explore your air conditioning options thoroughly. You really don’t want to wind up missing out on a great AC system for your personal needs and user preferences just because you didn’t realize that the option was there.

While the split central air conditioner certainly has a lot to recommend its use—it remains the most popular of all home cooling systems for a reason, after all—it is not the only option out there. You don’t need to stick with what you’ve always used just because it’s what you’ve always used. You should consider every option available to you, and that includes the heat pump. The heat pump and central AC actually share a lot in common—with one very big difference!

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Wow, My Air Conditioner Is Loud!

Monday, May 28th, 2018

relaxingIf your air conditioner is failing to start up when temperatures really rise, or if it is blowing hot air into your home, then you are probably going to pick up the phone and schedule prompt air conditioning repairs. Other issues with your air conditioner may not elicit the same prompt action, however. That’s a shame, because any signs of trouble with your AC are definitely cause for concern. Just because the system is up and running does not mean that it is functioning properly, after all.

Loud or unfamiliar sounds coming from your air conditioner, for instance, could mean that you have a problem requiring professional air conditioning repair in Cocoa,  FL. If you hear any such sounds coming from your system, we really must stress that prompt service is always going to be in your best interest. Sure, your system may not be at immediate risk of breaking down. That does not mean that the problem will go away on its own, though. In fact, it is only going to get worse until corrective measures are taken.

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How Duct Leaks Affect Your AC

Wednesday, May 16th, 2018

air-ductsWe would very much like to tell you otherwise, but chances are that you are going to run into problems with your air conditioning system at some point. If and when you do, you really do need to schedule air conditioning repair in Satellite Beach, FL as soon as possible. The summer weather is way too intense around here to invite problems with your air conditioner.

Now, many problems that air conditioners may face can be pretty easy to spot, like if the system isn’t starting up at all. Other issues are not as easy to recognize, but that does not mean that they are any less pressing. If you are using a central air conditioning system or a heat pump, for instance, then you are using air ducts to distribute conditioned air throughout your home. Are you doing so successfully, though?

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Shouldn’t My Home Be Cooler Than This?

Monday, May 14th, 2018

therrmometerAt some point, you spent a good a good amount of money on a new air conditioning system with the goal of keeping yourself and your family comfortable throughout even the hottest stretches of the year. The realization that your home just isn’t cool enough is one that can really come as a blow. If you are frustrated by the fact that it is warmer than you’d like in your home, you’re not alone. You are also not out of luck.

There are a lot of reasons why it may seem as though your AC just isn’t doing the job well enough. A proper diagnosis of the problem is every bit as important as the fix that is put in place. That is why you should contact a member of our team when you suspect the need for air conditioning repair in Melbourne, FL. When you hire us, the job will be done right the first time.

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Enjoy Better Cooling Efficiency

Monday, April 30th, 2018

AC-in-money-pileAir conditioners are obviously put under a lot of strain in this part of the country. Between the heat and the humidity, cooling one’s home effectively is going to take an air conditioner working at peak performance levels. When you throw in the desire for an affordable cooling experience, things can start to look even more difficult. The good news is that you really do not need to invest in a brand new, high-efficiency system to boost your cooling efficiency during our long, hot cooling season.

Now, don’t get us wrong. Investing in this type of equipment is certainly money well-spent when you consider how brutal our summer weather can be—and just how long “summer” can last, regardless of what the calendar has to say about season start and end dates. However, we completely understand that not everyone has the money lying around for a full system upgrade. That is why, as a trusted HVAC contractor in Melbourne, FL, we are happy to share the following tips with you.

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Water, Water, Everywhere: My AC’s On the Blink

Monday, April 16th, 2018

AC-outdoor-unitImagine if there were a way that you could always get a 100% reliable performance from your home cooling system. That would really be something, wouldn’t it? Well, sure, but we can’t live in a fantasy world, and that’s the only place that you’re going to find such a system. Here in reality, the fact is that problems can, do, and will develop with any air conditioning system. You can mitigate damages with prompt AC repair in Cocoa, FL, but you cannot avoid those problems entirely.

One issue that we get calls about from time to time is an air conditioner that is leaking water. We understand that seeing a puddle of water surrounding your indoor air conditioning unit can be alarming, and it can be indicative of a problem. However,  that problem is likely not what you’re thinking of. Today, we are going to explore a few of the reasons why there may be water surrounding your air conditioning system.

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