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

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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How You Can Prevent AC Problems

Monday, April 16th, 2018

comfortable-woman-on-couchHere in Florida, we don’t tend to get quite as antsy for summer to arrive as they do in other areas of the country. Why is that? Well—summer does not really go away for very long, regardless of what the calendar says! Around here, your AC is going to be working hard throughout most of the year, not just for a few months at a time.

That is why it is so important that you have any problems with your air conditioner dealt with promptly and professionally, lest you wind up without effective or reliable cooling on a scorchingly hot and oppressively humid day. Of course, preventing problems from developing in the first place is even better. Here are some tips for staving off the need for AC repair in Melbourne, FL.

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AC Tip: Refrigerant Leaks Are a Serious Problem!

Monday, April 2nd, 2018

service-timeWe would love to tell you that there is a way in which to ensure that you never encounter problems with your air conditioning system. As anyone that has ever used any mechanical system can attest to, however, this is just not the case. All mechanical systems, your air conditioner included, will run into operational issues from time to time. There is no way to avoid them completely, though routine AC maintenance will help to keep your system as reliable as possible.

All that being said,  it is true that certain problems that you may encounter with your air conditioner are a bit more concerning than others. Case in point: the refrigerant leak. Refrigerant plays an integral role in the cooling process that your air conditioner follows, and a refrigerant leak will have a number of undesirable consequences for the system  at large.  So keep the following information in mind, and be sure to schedule any necessary AC repairs in Palm Bay, FL with our team.

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Why Does My AC Keep Shutting Down?

Wednesday, March 21st, 2018

AC-tech-workingYour air conditioner in Palm Bay, FL should not really be running 24 hours a day, so the fact that it shuts down at some point does not mean that there is a problem. However, it should not be shutting down right after it starts up and begins cooling your home—or attempting too, anyway. This type of rapid on-and-off action is called “short cycling,” and it is a real problem. Not only does it suggest an existing problem with your AC, but it also leads to further problems.

Like so many other air conditioning problems, there are quite a few reasons as to why your air conditioner may begin to short cycle. The good news is that not all of them are terribly serious. The cause of the problem could be serious, though, so it is important that you get a proper diagnosis right away. We’ll figure out what the problem is, and we have a tip to help you rule out a simple fix right off the bat.

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Are You Ready for an Air Conditioning Replacement?

Monday, March 19th, 2018

AC-unitIf so, then definitely give us a call so that we can make sure that you have the right equipment in place and that it is functioning at peak performance and efficiency levels. If not, then keep us in mind for when that time comes. If you’re not sure, then don’t worry: few people typically are! Do you replace an old AC just because it’s old? Do you continue repairing the air conditioner that you already have? Do you put up with its flaws just because it’s relatively new?

There is always going to be some anxiety when it comes to making a major investment and, for most people, that is precisely what a new air conditioner is. Even if you have plenty of room in your budget for replacing your whole-house cooling system, you still want to be sure that you are getting the most bang for your buck! That’s why we are going to give you some tips to help you decide if it is indeed time for an air conditioning replacement in Palm Bay, FL.

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Is It Time for AC Repairs?

Monday, March 5th, 2018

woman-in-front-of-fanIf so, then you should act fast. Now, we’re only in early March, and our current temperatures certainly fall well shy of the highs that we expect to see during the summer season. That in no way means that you can afford to overlook any problems with your air conditioning system in Palm Bay, FL, though, and it definitely doesn’t mean that you’ll want to wait until temperatures really spike before you have them resolved. Doing so is opening yourself up to AC issues.

So if you’re not supposed to wait for your system to break down before scheduling repairs, how do you know when to do so? The answer is fairly simple,  though more difficult to put into practice: schedule service at the first sign of trouble. To do so, of course, you’re going to need to learn to recognize the signs that your air conditioner is in trouble to begin with. Here are some issues to look out for. When in doubt, contact us to share your concerns.

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AC Maintenance Matters!

Monday, February 19th, 2018

AC-technician-outdoorsYou live in Florida. You are no stranger to oppressively hot and frequently muggy weather. It’s just part of life down here, and a lot of us love the heat and general weather pattern that comes with all of this sunshine. Of course, it is a lot easier to love the type of weather that we’re so frequently dealing with when we have dependable and effective air conditioners in our homes. That is exactly why routine AC maintenance in Palm Bay, FL is so vital.

If you are not diligent in scheduling professional air conditioning maintenance on an annual basis, you are really setting yourself up for trouble. Trust us when we tell you that a lot of the problems that we see with air conditioners could have been avoided or, at least, caught earlier on with annual AC tune-ups. Don’t let your system catch you off-guard. Schedule professional air conditioning maintenance with the pros on our team. You won’t regret it.

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Are Temperatures Uneven in Your Home?

Tuesday, February 13th, 2018

temperature-just-rightIf so, then you know how frustrating of a problem this can be. When you walk through your house, you should not feel as if you are entering and exiting separate climates. When you run your heating or air conditioning system, those systems should be able to achieve and maintain comfortable temperatures throughout your home. If they’re struggling to do so, then something is wrong—but what?

There are quite a few potential causes of uneven heating and cooling in Palm Bay, FL. We’ll look at two of the more common today. It is important to remember, and you’ll see below, that the source of the problem may not be your HVAC system itself. The pros on our staff will diagnose the problem accurately in order to resolve it completely.

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What Are the Benefits of Ductless Split Systems?

Monday, February 5th, 2018

ductless-blowerIf you’re in the market for a new heating and/or air conditioning system, either because you have a new property going up or you just need to replace an old, unreliable system that is already in your home, we recommend doing a bit of homework before choosing your new system. There are the old classics, of course, such as central ACs and furnaces. However, there are also some types of systems out there that you may not be that familiar with.

You don’t want to miss out on what could prove to be the perfect system for your home and user preferences. For many people, that is the ductless mini split. Ductless split systems are not new, really, but they were always more common internationally and in commercial properties than they were in residential homes throughout the US. As more people have caught on to the benefits offered by ductless split systems, however, their popularity has really surged. Here’s why you may want to use a ductless split system in Palm Bay, FL.

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Forced Air? Fresh Filter!

Monday, January 8th, 2018

man-with-filterCentral air conditioning is pretty much the standard for homes in our area. If you are trying to fight the heat and humidity of the Florida summer with window units, you really need to rethink your strategy. Whether you’re using a central AC to cool your home, a furnace to warm it on our occasionally chilly nights, or a heat pump to do both, you really need to keep your air filter in mind. Forced air heating and cooling is going to suffer greatly, in a number of ways, with a dirty filter in place.

Yes, you should be scheduling annual maintenance for your HVAC systems (bi-annual for heat pumps), and yes, your maintenance technician should be cleaning or replacing your air filter as needed. Once or even twice a year is simply not enough, though. These standard air filters typically need changing every 1-3 months. Failure to keep up with this vital maintenance task is going to result in some serious issues for your comfort, your budget, and your system itself. 

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