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When is the Best Time to Have Central Air Conditioning Installed in Jacksonville, FL?

June 4th, 2015

Central Air Conditioning Unit

One of the hardest things with central air conditioning is trying to figure out when the best time is to have it installed in your Jacksonville, FL home.  There are many times where a homeowner may think that the time of year is going to impact things such as the time to install the unit, the cost of getting central air conditioning, among other factors.  There is quite a bit that goes into choosing the best time to having your central air conditioning installed, but it really comes down to your own personal situation more than anything else.
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Three Things to Consider When Assessing Your Home for Central Air Conditioning

June 4th, 2015

House Air Conditioning Unit Outside A Home

Anyone who lives in the Jacksonville, FL area probably longs for central air conditioning in their home.  Let’s face the facts, the hot summer months in Florida can get very uncomfortable.  Things can get extremely hot and humid, especially once you get into July and August.  It gets to the point where it can be hard to breathe and just sit comfortably in your home or outside of it.  The only relief is in the form of air conditioning.  When you are talking about relief from the heat, the best way to obtain this is through central air conditioning.
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Should You Try to Repair or Replace Your Home Central Air Conditioning System?

June 4th, 2015

Central Air Conditioning

We rely a great deal on our central air conditioning system.  This is especially the case if you are a resident of a very hot climate such as that of Jacksonville, FL.  When it is extremely hot in those July and August months, our central air conditioning system can provide the relief that we so desperately need.  What are we to do though when that system fails us?  Just like everything else, central air conditioning systems do break down over time.  It is when you reach this point that you have to decide whether or not you should repair or replace your home central air conditioning system.
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Comparing Central Air Conditioning to Window Air Conditioning in Jacksonville, FL

June 4th, 2015

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Many homeowners always wonder what the real differences are between central air conditioning and window air conditioning.  Is it worth the money to have your home fitted with a full-blown central air conditioning system in Jacksonville, FL or are you better off just putting in a bunch of window units every single year?  It is a fair question, especially if you are a homeowner that is living on a budget month to month.  Central air conditioning does have a lot of benefits though that can really help outweigh that initial cost of installation and for the main unit itself, as well as the ductwork, if necessary.
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Three Ways Central Air Conditioning Makes Your Home More Energy Efficient

May 7th, 2015

Air conditioner on backyard

When you think about central air conditioning you usually think about cooling your home and making it that much more comfortable.  The one thing you may not consider is energy efficiency.  I mean, you are adding a central air conditioning system.  Wouldn’t that, by design, add to the amount of electricity that your home uses?  Well if you live in the Jacksonville, FL area, chances are you are already using window air conditioning units.  Believe it or not, when you compare the two, central air conditioning can actually help make your home that much more energy efficient.
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The Benefits of Repairing vs. Replacing Your Home Air Conditioner

May 7th, 2015

Air Conditioner Compressor AC Cooling System Units

As a homeowner living in the Jacksonville, FL area, you put a premium on the cool air that your air conditioner blows throughout your home.  Think about where your home would be from a comfort level if you had to go through those hot months of July and August in the Florida area without an air conditioner?  Needless to say it would be pretty humid, pretty hot, and pretty miserable.  So when your air conditioner breaks down, as it is inevitably going to do somewhere down the line, you have two options in front of you.  The first option is to have the air conditioner repaired, while the other is to have it replaced.
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How to Determine the Potential Cost of Central Air Conditioning

May 7th, 2015

Repairing Ac Compressor

One of the more popular questions out there among homeowners in the Jacksonville, FL area is what the average cost of central air conditioning actually is.  The idea of having central air conditioning in your home in those hot summer months in Florida in July and August brings a smile to the face of most people.  Many do not have a full grasp, though, as to what the actual cost of the air conditioning is and how your home will fit into the different price buckets.  There are a lot of variations and factors to consider as you analyze your home and try and estimate what central air conditioning will actually cost.
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Five Things to Focus on to Help You Choose The Perfect Air Conditioning Unit

May 7th, 2015

Hand of woman includes air-conditioner

Anyone who has lived through a hot Florida summer knows the value of a quality air conditioner. There is a lot to buying an air conditioner though. If you just walk into one of the big box retailers and grab one off of the shelf, you could be doing a major disservice to your home. You need to plan ahead to be sure that you are getting the perfect air conditioning unit for your home. This means that it is going to be an effective unit to help accomplish its goal of keeping you home cool and comfortable in the most effective and efficient manner possible.
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How Does a Heat Pump Heat?

May 4th, 2015

Heat pumps are rising in popularity as people come to realize the extent of the benefits they provide. Their construction and method of operation allows them to provide a heat output equal to that of more traditional furnace and boiler systems, but with only a fraction of the cost. They’re both energy efficient and safe. How do heat pumps actually accomplish this feat? Read on to learn about the inner workings of heat pumps, and how they can provide such substantial advantages.
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What is Involved in the Maintenance of a Central Air Conditioning Unit

April 20th, 2015

As a homeowner, it is a big investment to bite the bullet and have central air conditioning installed.  Central air conditioning is a home improvement that you can make that can really provide your home with a level of comfort that is unparalleled.  This is especially the case if you are living in one of the warmer climates of the United States, such as the Orlando or Jacksonville, FL area.  Once you have central air conditioning installed in your Florida home, you want to do all that you can to protect it.  A typical central air conditioning unit should last around 15-years or so.  What can you do, though, to ensure that it reaches that expected lifespan?  What are the maintenance steps that you should be taking on a periodic basis?
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