Since 1962, Conditioned Air has been providing high quality AC & Heating services in Sarasota, Bradenton, Venice, Ft Myers, and Naples, FL. Their team is successful because of their skills and commitment to bringing customers the best quality service and value in our area of expertise.
July is here and it’s time to save big! Lennox has just unveiled new rebates just in time for summer. You can now save up to $1600 on select units. This doesn’t include the money you will save on your utility bills this hot and humid Florida summer. Get in now and find out more here
It’s Summer in Southwest Florida and your AC Unit is running overtime. If your unit is over 8-10 years old, now is the time to be thinking about a replacing that old tired AC unit. You will be amazed by the money a new unit will save you on your utility bill. Our friends at Lennox are offering great rebates to help you save money and stay cool all summer long. Starting July 1st you can save up to $1600 on a new high efficiency AC Unit from Lennox. Find out more details by clicking here
All over Southwest Florida, heavy rains are common, especially as tropical storms or hurricanes approach. No matter if you are in Sarasota, Fort Myers or Naples, Conditioned Air has you covered. If you have ever wondered “Does rain affect my air conditioning unit,” the short answer is “No.” In most cases, rain is safe for your air conditioning system, though there are some exceptions, and a few precautions to take during strong storms.
The Effects of Rain on Your Air Conditioning
The outside portion of a central air conditioning system, known as the outdoor unit or condenser unit, houses both the condenser and the compressor, as well as a system fan, electrical connections and other accessories. Most of the components are made from aluminum, copper, plastics and other materials that are not prone to corrosion or damage from moisture, and the electrical connections are sealed, allowing the system to run properly even in heavy rain.
Only during heavy flooding, when the condenser is partially or completely submerged, should you shut the air conditioning system off, which can be done using the breakers in your main electrical panel. If the system is submerged for a significant period of time, have it inspected by an air conditioning contractor before tuning it back on.
Should the Condenser be Covered?
In most cases, the condenser unit should never be covered. Rain cannot harm the condenser, as long as the moisture can evaporate freely, and neither can the cooler weather of a Florida winter. In colder climates, some people cover the condenser during the winter to prevent accumulations of snow, leaves and debris, but it is not necessary. In fact, it can actually cause damage by trapping condensation beneath the cover, leading to corrosion and other damage.
The only time that you should cover the condenser is during extremely strong storms, such as hurricanes, to prevent damage from wind-blown debris. For this purpose, something strong, like plywood, should be secured with the power off, and it should be removed immediately after the storm. Otherwise, simply keep the condenser free of debris, and rinse the dirt out periodically.
When you have questions like “Does rain affect my air conditioning unit” or if you need air conditioning service, contact our team at Conditioned Air for helpful answers and HVAC advice. Conditioned Air serves customers from Bradenton to Naples, Florida, part of Southwest Florida.
If you live or own a home in Florida, Hurricanes are always a concern. Hurricane season starts this Saturday, June 1, 2019 and ends November 30, 2019. Are you prepared? If not here’s some tips for you to consider:
Sign up for local alerts and
warnings. Monitor local news and weather reports.
Prepare to evacuate by testing your emergency communication plan(s), learning evacuation routes, having a place to stay, and packing a “go bag.”
Stock emergency supplies.
Protect your property by installing sewer backflow valves, anchoring fuel tanks, reviewing insurance policies, and cataloging belongings.
Collect and safeguard critical financial, medical, educational, and legal documents and records.
Follow guidance from local
If advised to evacuate, grab your “go bag” and leave immediately.
For protection from high winds,
stay away from windows and seek shelter on the lowest level in an interior room.
Move to higher ground if there is flooding or a flood warning.
Turn Around Don’t Drown.®
Never walk or drive on flooded roads or through water.
Call 9-1-1 if you are in life- threatening danger.
Return to the area only after
authorities say it is safe to do so. Do not enter damaged buildings until they are inspected by qualified professionals.
Never walk or drive on flooded roads or through floodwaters.
Look out for downed or unstable trees, poles, and power lines.
Do not remove heavy debris by yourself. Wear gloves and sturdy, thick-soled shoes to protect your hands and feet.
Do not drink tap water unless authorities say it is safe.
To learn more about how you should prepare for the upcoming hurricane season in Florida check out more tips from Ready.gov here.
“Last Friday in the Strand my husband and I witnessed an accident where a driver lost control and went across the median into the brush. Your driver pulled over and immediately ran to the car to help. Seeing that there was smoke coming from the engine block area and smoke was filling the interior, he immediately ran back to your van and ran back with a fire extinguisher. He put out the fire (looked like it was coming from the brush beneath the vehicle. My husband and he attempted to get into the vehicle and finally succeeded. Your employee was on the phone with 911 and they cut the air bags and talked to the man (greatly injured and bleeding, until emergency personnel arrived. Your employee showed great bravery and reaction time as well as the ability to make a quick decision which may well have saved the injured man’s life. He is a hero in my eyes”
-Mary from Naples
As you can see, Rodney isn’t just our hero for helping this man out but Mary was compelled to share her and her husband’s experience with us and we are thankful for her doing so. We are so proud of you Rodney, and your commitment to helping others in the time of need. This is what it’s all about.
Summer in Southwest Florida can be brutal. Are you ready? Most importantly, is your AC Unit ready?
Don’t be surprised and left out in the heat this summer. We can come out and make sure your unit is ready for summer. Manufacturers suggest getting your unit checked twice per year to keep your unit under warranty.
In case you didn’t know, we offer maintenance agreements where we come make a house call twice per year to keep your HVAC unit cleaned and running properly. It’s just like your car, it needs love too.
If you have any questions about just what our maintenance agreements are all about, please feel free to live chat with us here on our website or by calling us anywhere in southwest Florida at 1-888-COLD-AIR.
We are proud to serve from Bradenton to Naples so let us keep you cool all summer long!
Before you head back north, make sure you schedule your preventive maintenancetune-up today. If you are a snowbird and leave Southwest Florida for the summer it’s always a good idea to have us come out and make sure your hvac system is in tip-top shape to survive the long hot Florida summer. The last thing you want to come back to in the fall is mold. Mold is always a concern when you are going to be away from your home for a long period of time.
With technology today, you can also have us install a Nest thermostat, which you can control right from your smartphone, anywhere in the world. It’s a really good option if you are indeed a snowbird who visits us just in the winter here in Southwest Florida.
Want to learn more about tips for snowbirds? Call us anytime at 1-888-COLD-AIR from anywhere in Southwest Florida.
Summer in Southwest Florida is no joke. The heat and humidity are brutal. Is your air conditioning system ready for the long hot summer?
The average lifespan of an air conditioning system here in Florida is 8-12 years, that is why it’s so important to be pro-active and schedule your preventive maintenance today. Our technicians can help save you thousands down the road with this service every 6 months. If you want to learn more about money in the long run give us a call today. We have a great team who is dedicated to serving you and can give you more information on how you can make your system last longer than average.
Partnering with Conditioned Air on maintenance provides you with a wide range of benefits and the confidence that our highly-skilled and customer-focused technicians are here to serve you with the highest quality customer service available in the industry. For a safe and dependable comfort system – and the peace of mind that goes with it – sign up for a Conditioned Air maintenance program.
This past weekend, the Ave Marie School of Law hosted Steve Forbes for their signature event. Pictured are Steve Forbes, Kim Etzel & our Chairman of the Board/Owner Theo Etzel who shared his story last October in the Profiles in Ethical Leadership series.