Facemyer Air Conditioning and Heating Blog: Archive for the ‘Air Conditioning’ Category

Investing in the Most Energy-Efficient AC

Monday, October 11th, 2021

We see this sentiment a lot. Homeowners care about their budget more than anything else, so they want an air conditioner that’s going to keep energy bills low and their homes comfortable. So that begs the question—what’s the most energy-efficient air conditioner on the market?

Well, hold your horses. AC system installations in Altamonte Springs, FL aren’t that simple. If there was one high-efficiency air conditioner then homeowners would always just choose that one. The truth is that more high-tech, high-efficiency air conditioners cost more to install and might not even fit in your home correctly. Different homes and budgets call for different systems, and the truth is that you might get energy efficiency from a standard central air conditioner.

With all that considered, let’s talk about the most energy-efficient systems on the market. We’ll get to the bottom of which system we think is right for your home.

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Our End of Summer AC Replacement Guide

Monday, September 27th, 2021

There are a lot of costs that go into owning a home. Not even considering the costs of living in general, there are probably many aspects of your house that you’d like to have replaced or repaired. There’s the basement you’re trying to finish, the kitchen you desperately need to remodel, and perhaps the windows need to be replaced. Nobody has the budget to pay for everything all at once, which is why it’s important to prioritize the necessary expenditures from the ones that can wait.

However, when it comes to AC system replacement in Lake Mary, FL, this might be a more important priority than you think. Our spring, summer, and fall seasons are very hot, and they come every single year, right on schedule. Without having a powerful air conditioner to combat these temperature fluctuations, you might be very uncomfortable and unhappy. So, perhaps it’s time to consider replacing your old system!

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Is Your Compressor Failing?

Monday, September 13th, 2021

By now it’s probably common knowledge to homeowners that the compressor of their air conditioner is the most expensive component. Anytime you hear a professional tell you that the “compressor is shot and needs to be replaced,” you know you’re either in for a huge repair bill or it’s time to start planning for a system replacement. That being said, let’s take all of the stress and anxiety out of the equation for a second while we talk about how a compressor might fail.

When it comes to air conditioning repair in Sanford, FL, the compressor is probably the single most important component that you should know about. When looking at a malfunctioning air conditioner, or a system that’s starting to run into problems with efficiency, you should know what that means for the health and longevity of the unit’s compressor.

Let’s talk about compressors!

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Couple Your New AC With a Maintenance Agreement

Monday, September 6th, 2021

So you’ve just bought a new air conditioner! Congratulations. While you pop the champaign and enjoy the comfortable temperatures wafting in through your home, we suggest you ride this wave of positivity to some more improvements that can be made! For instance, now might be the perfect time to sign your brand-new AC unit up with a maintenance agreement.

Does your new AC system installation in Altamonte Springs, FL have a warranty? Was it an expensive purchase? Then both of these are great reasons to invest in a maintenance program to ensure it lasts as long as possible and the warranty remains intact. A new air conditioner might be in its best condition, but the best tool to protect it going forward is routine maintenance that occurs on a yearly basis.

Keep reading as we get into the details about why maintenance plans are so effective, and why now is the best time to invest in one.

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The Problem Could Be in Your Ductwork

Monday, August 23rd, 2021

It’s a frustrating experience for sure, calling for air conditioning service in Winter Park, FL over and over again. But the issue isn’t really being resolved as much as you’d hope and you’re wondering what the problem is. It sounds like the professionals you hired are doing their job, but what gives? Is there some invisible issue hidden within the casing of your AC’s outdoor cabinet that’s causing you problems?

Unfortunately, there’s not an invisible problem with your AC. At least we’ve never come across any supernatural causes for concern. However, the answer could be simpler than you think.

Ductwork is required to transport the cooled air from the AC system to the rooms of your home. If there’s something wrong with your air ducts, then it could feel like your AC is constantly on the fritz when it’s not. Temperatures could be too high, there could be poor airflow, and your home could just not be comfortable. Let’s find out if your ductwork is to blame!

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Everything You Should Know About Short-Cycling

Monday, August 9th, 2021

Not only is short-cycling a problem that can be troubling for your air conditioning and your comfort, but it also could be the reason for an early replacement. Short-cycling is an insidious problem that not enough homeowners know about, and those that do are convinced that they need a professional on-hand to fix it when it happens.

It doesn’t matter if you’re an industry veteran who is a master of detecting a short-cycling AC, or if you’ve never heard that term before but you’re intrigued, we’ve got you covered. This is going to be a guide that will help homeowners learn about the intricacies of short-cycling—what it means, what causes it, and why you should always get it fixed. Then you can always call us for more information on AC repair in Sanford, FL.

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AC FAQ: Detecting an Electrical AC Issue

Monday, July 26th, 2021

Air conditioners are not like gas-using appliances or fireplaces that burn wood. Every single air conditioning system uses electricity to get the job done, from portable window units to whole-home central AC systems. If your electrical system is struggling to run your air conditioner properly, or there’s some kind of electrical problem occurring in your home, then you’re going to need to get it fixed. There’s no other type of AC to turn to, they all require a stable electrical current to keep your home comfortable.

That being said, when it comes to AC repair in Winter Park, FL, electrical issues are some of the most affordable problems to fix. They can often be pinpointed as a single frayed wire, a broken capacitor, or something else.

Today, we’re going to talk about some of the ways you can find out that your AC is struggling with an electrical problem. Then we’ll walk you through some next steps.

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It Might Be Time to Replace Your AC

Monday, July 12th, 2021

Air conditioners, unfortunately, don’t last forever. You might be attached to your system for sentimental reasons, or it might have faithfully served you for all these years, but the truth is that it won’t keep cooling you at the same rate. In fact, your air conditioner could be negatively impacting your lifestyle, your budget, and even your indoor air quality.

The older a system gets, the more likely it is to run into problems and impact your comfort. Sure, you could just keep getting it repaired over and over again, even several times a year, but that’s just not a good idea. In these cases, AC replacement in Sanford is almost always the most cost-effective option.

Let’s talk today about AC replacement. We’ll go over the ins and outs of when it can be a good idea and most importantly—when it’s a good decision to invest in a replacement.

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Beat the Heat with Our Help This Summer!

Monday, June 28th, 2021

We’re not sure if you’ve checked the news lately, or any of the weather forecasts, but it’s pretty clear that this summer is going to be one of the hottest yet. While we’re lucky that we live in such a great place, full of pools, swimming holes, beaches, and more, our air conditioners are going to be absolutely vital. You simply can’t afford to have your AC fail on you this year.

That’s why we’ve got a lot to talk about today! There are some great best practices that homeowners can use to extend the lifespan of their air conditioner and get things comfortable indoors. Sure, if you ever run into any serious trouble, you can call us for AC repair in Sanford, FL. But for everyone else who just wants some quick, DIY tips to help combat the heat on the hottest days of the year, we’ve got your back.

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Is AC Maintenance Really Necessary?

Tuesday, June 1st, 2021

Yes! Sorry if our answer startled you, but it’s true. AC maintenance is in fact absolutely necessary. And no, we’re not just saying that to sell a service or to talk about something we enjoy doing—we’re trying to get homeowners to change their perspectives and start thinking like AC technicians.

Regardless of how familiar you are with your AC, we want you to think about it like this. AC maintenance in Sanford, FL is designed to keep your system running efficiently and effectively for as long as possible. If we were a less reputable HVAC company, it would be exactly the opposite of what we’d want you to do. Otherwise, without maintenance, you’d just run into surprise AC repair problems, and deal with parts that are dealing with excessive wear and tear right under your nose.

So, let’s talk about a few more reasons why AC maintenance is 100% necessary.

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