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Understanding How your Climate Control System Works

Posted by Ed Miller on Mon, Jul 30, 2018

No one understands the importance of air conditioning better than a Floridian. In the Jacksonville area alone, mean maximum temperatures go well above 90 for much of the summer, and have been known to top 100. In this environment, you need climate control to stay comfortable and healthy, which explains why most Floridians think of their air conditioner in the same way they regard their shower, their stove, or their refrigerator: as an essential part of modern living.

 

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Tags: Air Conditioning

Should You Leave the Air Conditioner Running While on Vacation?

Posted by Ed Miller on Fri, Jul 20, 2018

Maybe you’re headed off to tropical climes and sandy beaches for a little while this summer, or maybe you just want a few days away with family. Whatever your vacation plans for the season, leaving the house means deciding how best to prepare your home for your absence. You may set up a light timer schedule, engage a friend to bring in your mail, and buy security latches for all your windows to ensure your place stays sound.

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Tags: Air Conditioning, hvac maintenance, Save energy, Summer Savings, Jacksonville HVAC

What to Do When Your Air Conditioning Unit Stops Working

Posted by Ed Miller on Fri, Jun 29, 2018

Ever come home to a hot house at the end of the day or been at home when suddenly the AC doesn’t seem to be working? If you are like most people, you might have panicked and began thinking about how much it was going to cost to fix it as you reach to call for service. Even worse, maybe it is after hours or during the weekend, so then you were probably looking at a higher bill for emergency service, too. The next time your AC is not working or is not keeping your home as cool as it should, stop and troubleshoot it before calling for a repair. It may just be a simple fix you can do on your own. And better yet, you could save yourself the cost of an unneeded service call.

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Tags: Tips, AC Unit, central conditioning, Stay Cool

Don't Lose Your Cool Over Your AC This Summer!

Posted by Ed Miller on Mon, Jun 11, 2018

Customers often ask what the best temperature is to set their thermostat in the summer. There are a few answers to the question, but a lot depends on how much of your comfort you are willing to sacrifice. Of course, there is always the cost factor to consider. Are you prepared to pay a higher electric bill to stay cool? These helpful tips can help you figure out what temperature to set your AC to and avoid losing your cool this summer.

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Tags: Tips, air conditioner, thermostat, Summer, Florida Summer

Can I Fix It or Should I Call Snyderman?

Posted by Ed Miller on Fri, May 25, 2018

Landscaping, deck repair, kitchen renovations - owning a home means that you need to keep it in good shape and looking great. This is especially important when it comes to your Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) system. Without it, you don’t get any air conditioning or heating, and it needs regular maintenance to work as efficiently as possible.

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Tags: snyder, HVAC technician, HVAC tips

Improving the Efficiency OF Your System's Return Vents

Posted by Ed Miller on Thu, May 17, 2018

When it comes to HVAC, your system is only as great as its weakest link. You might have the most efficient heater and air conditioner on the market. But you are throwing money away if you forget about maintaining the ventilation aspect of your system, primarily your return vent. Without proper air flow, both your heater and air conditioner cannot work at its best. So, it is important that your return vent gets some attention, too.

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Tags: Maintenance Tips, hvac maintenance, Jacksonville HVAC, HVAC tips

A Carbon Monoxide Detector - Don’t Stay at Home Without It!

Posted by Ed Miller on Fri, Apr 27, 2018

You probably already know about the dangers carbon monoxide. And if you don’t, here’s the scoop: exposure to this dangerous and odorless gas can cause serious illness or death. According to the Centers for Disease Control, 2,244 deaths occurred from unintentional carbon monoxide poisoning between 2010-2015. Just like a smoke detector, having a working carbon monoxide detector in your Jacksonville home is important to keeping you and your family safe.

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Tags: Tips, safety, air quality, indoor air quality

Control Bathroom Humidity with Good Ventilation

Posted by Ed Miller on Fri, Apr 20, 2018

Bathrooms are also called “water closets” with good reason. So many of a bathroom’s functions rely on water that it should be no surprise to discover high humidity levels in this small room. These humidity levels can pose a challenge for homeowners, as lingering moisture can damage fixtures, ruin paint, and encourage mold growth.

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Tags: humidity, vent, indoor air quality, ventilation

Spruce Up Your HVAC System this Spring

Posted by Ed Miller on Fri, Mar 30, 2018

We may only be on the cusp of springtime, but temperatures are already on the rise and Jacksonvillians are hastily trading their winter jackets for shorts and bathing suits. While the it might be a welcome change for you, your HVAC system might need some extra help to adjust to the warmer weather.  Read More

Tags: service, clean, Maintenance Tips, hvac maintenance

Finding & Fixing HVAC Ductwork Problems

Posted by Ed Miller on Fri, Mar 23, 2018

Out of sight, out of mind? When it comes to ductwork, that attitude can cause lots of problems! The ducts that send air through your house may not be visible to the naked eye, but they have a powerful effect on home health and comfort. If there is any problem with your ducts, you’ll feel it immediately in more ways than one. Yet many homeowners don’t associate the negative effects of these problems with the ductwork itself, making it harder for them to respond. The following tips will help you find and fix all ductwork issues, keeping your house healthy and comfy for the long haul:

 

 

 

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Tags: repair, vent, Air Conditioning Ducts, HVAC tips

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