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Maintaining proper humidity levels in your Clearwater, Florida, home is essential to your comfort and well-being. To keep your home feeling cool and crisp even when the outside temperatures soar, aim for home humidity levels in the 30 to 50 percent range. This should keep your home comfortable and prevent any humidity-related problems from developing. […]

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Maintaining a comfortable atmosphere in your Clearwater, Florida, home can be a challenge, especially if you don’t want to spend a fortune on cooling bills. You may be looking into other options to keep your home cool instead of a traditional AC system, such as a ductless system. A ductless HVAC system delivers a number […]

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Spring is such a lovely time of year in Lansbrook, Florida. However, if you or a family member suffer from allergies, you can feel miserable during this season. Flowers, grasses, and trees produce a lot of pollen and you want to keep your home as clean and allergen-free as possible to help reduce allergy symptoms […]

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Keeping your HVAC system in your Clearwater, Florida, running optimally is essential to maintaining comfort and keeping your system running as long as possible. To ensure your HVAC system runs smoothly, you will need to make sure you have an HVAC service company you can rely on. When choosing your HVAC company, below are a few things you will want to consider.

Are They Full-Service?

When choosing an HVAC company, you want to make sure it can help you out with all of the HVAC needs you might have. Do they handle new installations? Do they offer emergency repair? Can they provide you with maintenance and cleaning services to keep your system operating properly?

By choosing an HVAC company that can meet all of your needs, you will have the benefit of technicians that know your system and the particular needs you might have.

Do They Guarantee Their Work?

When choosing an HVAC company, it is important to have one that stands behind the work they perform. This means that if you are not satisfied with a repair or the problem is not properly addressed, they will send someone out to follow up and see how they can rectify the problem to assure your satisfaction.

Do They Offer Quality Brands and Products?

Since you will rely on your HVAC company for parts, for repairs, new installations, and other accessories to improve the function of your HVAC system, you need to make sure they carry or can provide the quality brands you are looking for. Better quality systems and parts mean fewer breakdowns and a longer life span for your system. You will also want to make sure they carry brands that offer the warranties you are looking for.

Consider the features above when choosing your HVAC company, and don’t be afraid to ask questions. If you are in the market for a reliable, professional HVAC company to service your HVAC system that fits the description above, contact Advanced Cooling Systems at 866-827-7662 today.

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Keeping your HVAC energy efficient in your Clearwater, Florida, home is not only crucial to your home’s comfort, but also to keep your utility bills under control. If you notice higher energy bills or that your HVAC system seems to be constantly running, odds are there is an issue with your HVAC system that is reducing its efficiency.

Clogged or Dirty Air Filter

One problem that can hurt the efficiency of your HVAC system is a dirty air filter. The pollen, dust, dirt, debris, and pet dander that travels through the air in your home will become trapped in your air filter. Over time this debris will build up, and if your filter is not regularly cleaned or changed, it can result in restricted airflow causing your HVAC system to work harder than it needs to. Luckily, this problem comes with an easy fix — simply change the filter.

Leaky Ductwork

If you have ductwork that is damaged or leaky, air that has been heated or conditioned can escape through the cracks and leaks. The more air that you lose out of your ductwork, the harder the HVAC system will have to work to compensate for it. This can lead to high energy bills and lower HVAC efficiency. Speak to an HVAC technician to make a plan to seal or replace your leaky ducts and optimize efficiency.

Wrong Size Unit

Another issue that reduces overall HVAC efficiency is if the system installed in your home was sized incorrectly. This could be due to the wrong size system being installed when the house was built or could be the result of an addition added to the home, so it now requires a larger unit. If the system in your home is too large, it will cycle too frequently wasting energy. A system that is too small will run constantly without ever truly being able to achieve the desired temperature.

If your HVAC unit is not working as efficiently as possible, it might be time to consider a new installation. Contact Advanced Cooling Systems at 866-827-7662 today and we’ll be happy to provide recommendations and an estimate.

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If you’ve been thinking about installing a smart thermostat in your Palm Harbor, Florida, home, you’ll want to be sure that you choose the thermostat that best fits your needs. Before you pick your thermostat, here are a few things you should keep in mind so you can get the best smart thermostat for your home.

Benefits of Smart Thermostats

Before we get into how to choose the right smart thermostat for your home, it’s a good idea to learn about some of the benefits of these home comfort devices. First, most are easy to use because of their large touchscreen displays. With just a few taps of your finger, you can set your ideal temperature. Second, they provide you with a wealth of information thanks to their internet connectivity.

In addition to the interior and exterior temperature, your thermostat can inform you of your energy usage and the daily and hourly routines your HVAC system uses to keep your home comfortable, and you can access this information and control your thermostat from any place at any time.

Energy-Saving Features

If you want to save the most money possible on your energy bills, it’s crucial to choose a smart thermostat that offers energy-saving features. For instance, in addition to giving you the ability to schedule when your system turns on and off, it’s a good idea to look for a thermostat that’s capable of learning your habits and controlling the temperature in your home accordingly. A smart thermostat that can learn your schedule and control the comfort level of your home based on this schedule can save you a good deal of money in the long run.

Make Sure It Fits Your HVAC System

One of the most important things to determine when purchasing a smart thermostat is whether the model you’ve chosen is compatible with your home’s heating and cooling system. At Advanced Cooling Systems, we can tell you which model thermostats will work best with your system, saving you time and money.

When you’re ready to install a smart thermostat to control your HVAC system, call Advanced Cooling Systems Inc. at (866)827-7662. We’ll help you decide which smart thermostat will be right for your needs and then help with installation.

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When cooler temperatures are forecast in Palm Harbor, Florida, you want to make sure your heat pump is ready for the weather and can keep your home warm and comfortable. Although the climate doesn’t get too chilly in the area, it can still drop below 40 degrees during the coldest time of year. Make sure to keep your system working properly by avoiding these potential problems.

Frozen Heat Pump

One of the problems that could impact your home is a frozen heat pump. This isn’t caused by freezing temperatures outside, but by a problem with the refrigeration process of your heat pump. A heat pump has built-in controls that will automatically defrost the coils to prevent ice from building up during normal refrigeration operation. This process allows the pump to move heated refrigerant through the external coils. However, if the refrigerant level falls below the normal range, the pump won’t be able to defrost, which may cause it to freeze up and stop working correctly. Make sure to have your heat pump checked annually to test the refrigerant level.

Other issues that can cause the heat pump to freeze up include a dirty, clogged air filter, accumulations of grass, leaves, dirt, and other debris on the outdoor unit, and blocked indoor vents and registers. These problems can also reduce the efficiency of the pump, causing your bills to spike.

Sharp Thermostat Changes

The ideal indoor temperature varies between individuals and their needs. You can trim heating costs by dropping your thermostat by 1-2 degrees at a time, especially when you’re away from the house or asleep for the night. However, adjusting your thermostat drastically when the weather changes suddenly won’t heat or cool your home any faster. It’s best to keep a set schedule and avoid major shifts to reduce the pressure put on your heating and cooling system.

At Advanced Cooling Systems, we can help you reduce energy waste without sacrificing comfort by maintaining your HVAC system, so contact us at 866-827-7662.

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As you’re planning ahead for 2019 and making your list of resolutions, you may want to think about adding a few that will help you reduce the energy bills at your East Lake Woodlands, Florida, home. With a few simple adjustments to your habits, you can lower your monthly costs while reducing energy waste.

Check Your Ducts

When it comes to energy waste, the ducts in your home can be a major culprit. Loose connections, gaps, and holes in the ducts will undermine the performance of the HVAC system, resulting in higher monthly heating and cooling costs. Make a resolution to have your ducts checked out by an HVAC professional this year. If they locate any potential issues, they can fix them and get your HVAC system operating more efficiently as the air can flow without escaping through the gaps.

Maintain Your HVAC System

Making a resolution to maintain your HVAC system is probably the most important heating and cooling-related decision you can make. Regular maintenance is vital to the lifespan and efficiency of your heating and cooling system. Most equipment manufacturers recommend having the air conditioner checked out every spring and the furnace checked out every fall.

Change Your Filter

The filter in your HVAC system also plays an important role in the indoor air quality in your home, as well as the efficiency of the system’s operation. When the filter is clogged with dirt, dander, pollen, pet hair, and other debris, it can’t do its job effectively, allowing contaminants to enter into the unit and settle in the ducts. As a result, the air conditioner or furnace has to work harder to move air, resulting in higher bills and wasted energy. Swap your filter as often as is recommended by the HVAC manufacturer.

At Advanced Cooling Systems, we can help you find ways to reduce energy waste and keep your HVAC system running more efficiently, so contact us at 866-827-7662 to learn more.

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When cold weather arrives in Clearwater, FL and the surrounding area, having a working heating system will keep you comfortable. But what can you do if your heating system doesn’t come on? Use these troubleshooting tips to help you resolve possible problems with your heat pump.

Causes of Icing Over

Icing over is a common issue that can affect your heating system. An iced over unit may be the result of various problems:

  • The unit may be failing to defrost.
  • The outdoor fan may be damaged, hindering the unit’s release of heat and resulting in a build-up of ice.
  • The system may be low on refrigerant, making it unable to release enough heat to melt the ice.

If your heat pump has iced over, it’s always best to turn off your system and call an HVAC company to determine the exact cause before additional damage can occur.

Heat Pump Troubleshooting Tips

Other troubleshooting tips include:

  • If your heat pump won’t turn on, check to see if the circuit breaker has tripped.
  • If cool air is coming out of your vents rather than warm air, check your thermostat to make sure the setting is on heat. Although this may sound obvious, it is a situation that occurs often.
  • Make sure your HVAC filter is clean. A clogged filter will impede the function of your heat pump.

If these troubleshooting tips don’t resolve your heating issues, call Advanced Cooling Systems, Inc. at (866) 827-7662 for a service call. We respond quickly to service calls and will have your heat pump keeping you comfortable again as soon as possible.

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You depend on your heating and cooling system to provide reliable climate control for your Clearwater, Florida, home. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, heat pumps are ideally suited for use in warmer climates like those in our area. Like other HVAC systems, however, heat pumps age and require replacement. Here are some of the most important signs that your current heat pump needs an upgrade or replacement in the near future.

More Than 10 Years Old

The experts at ENERGY STAR recommend replacement of your HVAC system if it is more than 15 years old. This is in part because aging systems are more likely to need heat pump repairs. Newer systems can also provide much-improved energy efficiency, saving you money on utility bills throughout the hot summer months in Florida.

Frequent Heat Pump Repairs

If your current system breaks down frequently and requires repairs from your local air conditioning repair company, investing in a replacement heat pump installation can often cut your actual costs of operation. Frequent heat pump repairs can add up to a significant outlay of money for you and your family. Upgrading your system can help you manage your budget more effectively and can save you money over the long run.

Rising Utility Bills

As HVAC systems age, they often become less efficient. This can lead to increased utility bills. Scheduling regular maintenance for your equipment can resolve some of these problems. If you are still experiencing high cooling bills for your Florida home, however, it may be time to consider a replacement heat pump installation.

At Advanced Cooling Systems, we specialize in providing you with the most advanced solutions for your Florida home. We serve Clearwater and the surrounding communities and offer a 100 percent customer satisfaction guarantee on all the systems we install and the services we provide. If you want to learn more about our selection of new heat pumps and how they can help you enjoy energy-efficient comfort year-round, call us today at 866-827-7662. We look forward to the opportunity to serve you.

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