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What’s the Ideal Humidity Level for My Home?

March 27, 2020

Home heating and cooling systems are extremely beneficial, as long as they’re maintained and functioning properly. The heater and air conditioner work hard to keep indoor environments comfortable, but we mustn’t forget to check the humidity levels in our homes from time to time. The fact is, controlling the humidity inside your house is just as important to indoor comfort as controlling the temperature on the thermostat. If you don’t know how to check the humidity in your home yourself or would prefer that an expert do it, reach out to a professional for assistance. So, what is your ideal... View Article

Will I Have to Stop Using HCFC-22 (R-22) in My Home Air Conditioner?

March 18, 2020

As of January 1, 2020, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has banned the production and importation of Freon (also known as R22 and HCFC-22) into the United States. R22 is a refrigerant that is used in many commercial and residential cooling systems, but it has a toxic effect on the ozone. If your home air conditioner relies on Freon, you might wonder how the R22 phaseout will affect your home in Tampa, FL. What does the phaseout include? The R22 phaseout first and foremost means that no one can manufacture or bring R22 into the United States, in an... View Article

What Kinds of Refrigerants Can Be Used in My Home Air Conditioner?

March 4, 2020

Since January 1, 2020, the manufacturing and importing of Freon (also known as R22 and HCFC-22) has been permanently banned. If your home air conditioner relies on R22, you don’t need to worry—you’ll be able to use pre-existing and reclaimed supplies during the R22 phaseout in Tampa, FL until your air conditioner’s lifespan is complete. If you bought your unit after January 1, 2010, however, chances are that your unit relies on a different kind of coolant. After that date, the production of air conditioners that rely on R22 was banned. This was to give average homeowners and consumers the... View Article

An Overview of Duct Cleaning

February 15, 2020

As a homeowner, you’ve gotten pretty good at keeping your house clean. You vacuum, sweep and dust regularly. You wipe down the ceiling fans and take out the trash. You do your dishes and make sure your laundry is clean. Add all that up, and you may believe you’re getting rid of all the dust and dirt inside your four walls. However, you’d be wrong. The air ducts that travel through your home are continually gathering dust and germs. If you’re not considering duct cleaning in Tampa, FL, you could be at risk for several issues. Excessive illness or allergies... View Article

How to Prepare Your Home for New AC Unit Installation

February 5, 2020

So, the time has come to replace your old air conditioning unit with a new, energy-efficient one. This means calling around for quotes and discussing with HVAC technicians the best AC unit size and model for your needs. Once you select your new air conditioner, you’ll need to schedule a day to have it installed. It won’t take long to put the air conditioning unit in place, but the total length of the installation process time will depend on factors like your home’s electrical system and capacity and whether you’ve decided to update the ductwork at the same time. It’s... View Article

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