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Signs that Your A/C Might Be Leaking Refrigerant

Posted by Ed Miller on Fri, Sep 28, 2018

Your home’s air conditioning system depends on its refrigerant to keep your home comfortable. The refrigerant used in your A/C circulates through the system removing heat in the air from inside your home and then dispersing it outdoors. But when leaks happen and the refrigerant level drops or loses pressure, it will have an effect on your air conditioner’s performance. So, how do you know if your system is leaking refrigerant?

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Tags: Maintenance Tips, Save energy, Reduce costs, HVAC tips

Can a New A/C Actually Save You Money?

Posted by Ed Miller on Fri, Sep 21, 2018

You rely on your heating and air conditioning year-round to maintain a comfortable temperature inside your home. It is an essential piece of equipment that can easily be taken for granted. To ensure your unit continuously operates efficiently and effectively, you must be proactive about routine maintenance and you need to know when is the best time to upgrade to a new unit.

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Tags: Save Money, Save energy, Stay Cool, Jacksonville HVAC, Energy efficiency

Tips to Prepare for Hurricanes and Tropical Storms

Posted by Ed Miller on Thu, Aug 30, 2018

As a resident of the Sunshine State, you already know Florida has always been one of Mother Nature’s prime targets during hurricane season. While this summer’s season has been uncharacteristically mild, we’re not out of the woods yet. This time last year, we were dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Irma; some people still are. You cannot let your guard down because you never know when the next Irma or Maria will strike. Here are some tips to keep you prepared for this hurricane season and beyond.

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Tags: Lightning, Florida Summer, HVAC tips

Improve Your Home’s Indoor Air Quality

Posted by Ed Miller on Thu, Aug 23, 2018

Improving indoor air quality is important for everyone, but it can be a matter of life or death for some with asthma, respiratory conditions, or compromised immune systems. If you suspect that your indoor air quality is not as good as it should be, here are a few things you can do to improve it.

Keep Your Floors Clean

It’s very common for dust, dander, and other air pollutants to settle on the floor, but it usually doesn’t take much for it all to get worked back up into the air you breathe. Sweeping-- or better yet, vacuuming-- and mopping can safely remove many of these irritants and allergens. Choosing a vacuum with an effective HEPA filter is the best option for cleaning to improve your indoor air quality.

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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

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