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How to Extend the Life of Your Air Conditioning

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Each air conditioning unit has a time where their peak performance begins to decline. Over the years, your system will experience wear and tear for many reasons. There are some guidelines that homeowners can follow to inflict less stress on their unit to keep it running for many years.

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Keep dust and dirt out of your air conditioning unit with the proper cleaning. Whether it’s dusting inside or sweeping outside, the blockage will occur if dirt has room to build up near the unit. Changing out the air filter prevents debris from circulating through the house and into living areas. Blockages will put a strain on your unit’s performance.

Routine Maintenance

Regularly scheduled maintenance from a professional will keep substantial issues from arising. Of course, natural disasters and electrical shortages might not be as easily avoidable. However, having a professional carefully inspect everything from the inside out, then there’s no reason for homeowners to shell out a ton of money for extensive repairs that could have been prevented with routing maintenance

Keep Entryways Closed

AC_InstallationsAvoid letting copious amounts of humidity into your home because it will make your system kick into overdrive to keep your home fresh. It may be a little more difficult for residents because of the level of humidity throughout Florida, but it’s crucial to take that extra step. Moisture buildup in your house will ensure the growth of mold and mildew. Keep all your doors, and windows shut when not in use and guarantee that they have the proper seal, so air doesn’t seep through the cracks of your home.

Install a Mini-Split System

If you have a central air conditioning unit that’s working correctly, more power to you. If you need to update or install a brand-new system into your home, then a mini-split system with thermostat technology is a viable option. Mini-split systems allow homeowners to cool the living areas being used and warm the ones that are empty. This way, you’re saving energy, money, and strain on your unit.

Why Choose CoolingFX?

Why Choose CoolingFX?

  • Honesty & Reliability
  • Same-day Service
  • Fully licensed & Insured
  • FPL Participating Contractor
  • AC Repair & Appliance Repair
  • Attic Insulation Installation
  • Indoor air quality services
  • Financing options
  • FREE AC Filter Change Notifications

Energy Saving Tips with Your AC Unit

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How To Save Energy With AC Unit

How To Save Energy With AC Unit

With many air conditioning units, there are a few ways you can conserve energy and money at home. Particularly in South Florida, our air conditioning units are long-lasting investments and used heavily year-round, even more so during the summer months. Searching for ways to keep the longevity of your air conditioning units includes keeping all the moving parts in working order for a system that lasts for years.

Simple Tips to Keep in Mind:

  1. Change Your Air Filter Regularly – Check your filter every month, especially during the times your unit is being used heavily, for any excessive dirt build-up. The recommended time to change your filter is around every three months, depending on the amount of wear. A dirty filter slows down the airflow, and the system will have to work that much harder to keep you fresh. Collecting dirt may lead to expensive, unnecessary maintenance or a system failure.
  2. Schedule Routine Maintenance – A yearly tune-up of your unit will improve efficiency and overall comfort. Consider it the same as taking your car to the dealership; the service is a must if your car is going to last years without a hitch.
  3. Sealing Ducts – The ducts that run through the attic, crawlspace, and garage should be the first places to check for seals. Any ductwork that moves air to and from a forced air furnace needs to be airtight tight to keep leakage to a minimum. If homeowners are checking their systems routinely, they will pick up on any issues and use a sealant to patch it up.
  4. Mini-Split Systems – Each room that is not being used but is still being cooled like the rest of the house is wasting energy and money. With a mini-split system, you can lower the temperature in the rooms being utilized and leave the rooms unattended warmer to save energy and usage of your air conditioning unit.

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Our crew of licensed and trained professionals wants our customers to be content with our work every time we maintain their unit and that happens by providing practical ways to keep bill expenses down and energy savings up. Extend the life of your air conditioning unit by following these tips for your heating and cooling system. Contact our office today for more information on our AC services.

Why Choose CoolingFX?

Why Choose CoolingFX?

  • Honesty & Reliability
  • Same-day Service
  • Fully licensed & Insured
  • FPL Participating Contractor
  • AC Repair & Appliance Repair
  • Attic Insulation Installation
  • Indoor air quality services
  • Financing options
  • FREE AC Filter Change Notifications

How Does a Mini-Split Air Conditioning System Work?

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Mini-Split AC System

The Mini-Split AC System

Mini-split air conditioning systems make the ability to control the heating and cooling temperatures in individual rooms or spaces extremely easy. Similar to central systems, mini-split units have two main components to it. An outdoor compressor and an indoor air-managing unit. The most common applications are in residential, commercial, and institutional buildings.

What are the Benefits?

First and foremost, mini-split systems are small and offer a wide range of flexibility for zoning or heating and cooling of individual rooms. Many models on the market have multiple air handling units connected to one outdoor unit. The total number will depend on the requirements for the building or each zone. Each of the zones will have a thermostat, so the space being used is the only one being conditioned. This will save money and energy by not cooling the rooms that aren’t in use.

They can be mounted almost anywhere within a room. The mini-split AC systems can be suspended from or mounted flush on the ceiling, or hung on a wall. They can be utilized in some unconventional areas like a home office, attic, or sunroom.

Commercial AC InstallationAt Cooling FX, Inc., we are continually looking for ways to stay ahead of the competition. We offer a wide range of AC services; we provide customers with the most comfortable and affordable air conditioning options. Our team of professionals knows the ins and outs of mini-split systems and how beneficial they can be inside homes, especially with the South Florida heat. When clients reach out to us, they know they’re going to receive quality work every time. Give us a call today if you have any questions, comments, or concerns.

Why Choose CoolingFX?

Why Choose CoolingFX?

  • Honesty & Reliability
  • Same-day Service
  • Fully licensed & Insured
  • FPL Participating Contractor
  • AC Repair & Appliance Repair
  • Attic Insulation Installation
  • Indoor air quality services
  • Financing options
  • FREE AC Filter Change Notifications

What is an HVAC System?

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Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning

Right away, you may be asking yourself what exactly is an HVAC system. HVAC stands for Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning and it states the functions of the system. They are designed to provide thermal control and indoor comfort to the environment it inhabits. In Florida, stepping into any building, or home with air conditioning is an indescribable feeling. There are several types of HVAC systems that you can find in various areas.

Types

  • Split – This is named after the way that it’s set up. It is comprised of two separate units, a condenser, and an air handler. The condenser is located on the outside of your home and takes the heat from inside the house and transfers it outside. The air handler pushes refrigerant through to cool down your home.
  • Heat Pump – Pumps heat from the house and transfer it outside and vice versa if needed during the wintertime. Not ideal for constantly cold climates and is a variation on the traditional split system. They’re mostly found in condominiums.
  • Packaged Heating and AC System – Unit that has the two components of a split system packaged into one compact structure. It is a great alternative if you don’t have the space to fit a split A/C in your home. They are also typically mounted on the exterior of the home.

Benefits

Lower energy bills are a blessing throughout the scorching summers of Florida. You can expect a reasonable percentage off of your invoice and higher air efficiency by installing an HVAC in your home. It also helps you stay energy-conscious by reducing your carbon footprint. Specific rooms can be heated or cooled according to your liking with specific HVACs. If you own a single-family home, you may qualify for a FPC rebate.How much does installing a new air conditioner cost?

There are many reasons for installing a new HVAC unit in your home. Cooling FX Inc. has years of experience when it comes to air conditioning, and we have the testimonials to prove it. Our quality and quantity work is above the rest of the competition. Let your next phone call to our office be about inquiring for a brand-new HVAC system.

Why Choose CoolingFX?

Why Choose CoolingFX?

  • Honesty & Reliability
  • Same-day Service
  • Fully licensed & Insured
  • FPL Participating Contractor
  • AC Repair & Appliance Repair
  • Attic Insulation Installation
  • Indoor air quality services
  • Financing options
  • FREE AC Filter Change Notifications

Top 5 Most Common Air Conditioning Problems

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Common Problems with the AC

Air conditioning is a must-have living in South Florida. The heat outside our doors is intense, and if problems in our air conditioning systems surface, it can be quite costly. Being aware of the possible issues that can arise in your A/C unit will help maintain your system right now and for years to come. If the following problems are persistent, call a professional right away.

  1. Low Refrigerant/Leakage – Refrigerant is a chemical that cools the air inside you’re A/C unit. If leakage occurs, the temperature of the system may fluctuate, and that is a huge no-no if you’re trying to keep cool throughout the scorching summer. Make sure the leak is located and repaired immediately.
  2. Compressor – This is the driving force for the refrigerant in your air conditioning unit. It thrusts the coolant through the coils to keep your house fresh. This is a secondary issue to low refrigerant because if the compressor overheats, it will seize and fail.
  3. Evaporator and Condenser Coils – Evaporator coils absorbs the heat in the air and send it back into the house as cold air. Condenser coils are situated just outside the compressor. The coils can become corroded over time and frozen if not maintained correctly.
  4. Capacitors – The motors that power the compressor and fans rely on the capacitors to function correctly. Jolts of electricity keep the engine working nonstop, and if the capacitor out, the A/C unit will need care very soon.
  5. Filters – Clogged or dirty filters are one of the main reasons for A/C units for dysfunction. Some filters need to be changed monthly, tri-monthly or are reusable. Accumulation of dirt will reduce the air flow to your home and prevent your system from performing to the best of its ability.

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The best method to combat some of these everyday issues is to keep a constant eye on your unit and to call a professional. A/C repair companies are available to help customers achieve the best possible air conditioning for their homes. Businesses like Cooling FX Inc. that are licensed and insured specialize in fixing these problems because they’ve gained the necessary training and will make repairs if anything should go wrong after the initial consultation.

Why Choose CoolingFX?

Why Choose CoolingFX?

  • Honesty & Reliability
  • Same-day Service
  • Fully licensed & Insured
  • FPL Participating Contractor
  • AC Repair & Appliance Repair
  • Attic Insulation Installation
  • Indoor air quality services
  • Financing options
  • FREE AC Filter Change Notifications

Why Having a Constant Eye on Your A/C is Crucial to Keeping Cool

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A/C Regular Checks

serviceIf you’re experiencing severe attachment issues and are clinging to your A/C unit in the unbearable Florida heat, you’re not the only one. The key to survival during the months of summer, which, let’s face it, is mainly from January through December, is keeping your house fresh and comfortable. Of course, that is all dependent on your A/C unit cooperating with you.

You don’t want to be stuck calling your A/C guy that was a friend of a friend who isn’t reliable. You want a company that is going to listen to every issue you’re experiencing and then takes matters into their own hands to offer the best service that South Florida has to offer. With Cooling FX Inc., that’s what you can expect.

Scheduling a Professional

If you’re lucky enough to know a thing or two about air conditioners, then, by all means, take a look at yours if you feel it isn’t working to the best of its ability. Contact us and let us know what the problem is and we can take care of it for you right now. If you’re not, then call us with any concern you might have; from Freon leakage to replacements, we got everything covered.

Calling a licensed and insured professional can save you money in the long run. Cooling FX Inc. knows if you don’t keep a consistent scheduling system with your technician, a detrimental problem can occur and then you’re shelling out much more money than you originally intended. Don’t let that happen to you! Let us give you our preferred same-day service and provide a reliable solution as soon as possible.

We even have a system that you can fill out, and it reminds you to change out your air filter, so you never lose track, and your air conditioner doesn’t have to feel the pain.

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When investigating the ins and outs of A/C units, there are a few key things to look for that our technician’s eye is trained to notice. Including indicating the levels of your refrigerant. If the levels are low, that could mean a leak has occurred and needs to be dealt with quickly. If not monitored correctly, the compressor could burn out and then you’re looking a costly repair.

Check electrical components, controls and the condenser for any possible problem that will arise, as well as filters for any possible cleaning or replacing. These services are only part of the big picture that you can get with Cooling FX Inc.

With Cooling FX Inc., you’re receiving top-notch performance, dedicated customer service, and reputation. We will continue to maintain you’re AC equipment throughout the South Florida communities.

Why Choose CoolingFX?

Why Choose CoolingFX?

  • Honesty & Reliability
  • Same-day Service
  • Fully licensed & Insured
  • FPL Participating Contractor
  • AC Repair & Appliance Repair
  • Attic Insulation Installation
  • Indoor air quality services
  • Financing options
  • FREE AC Filter Change Notifications

Maintaining Your Air Conditioning Unit

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AC Unit Maintenance

Your air conditioning unit is possibly one of the essential pieces of mechanical equipment your home has, especially in Florida. Your A/C regulates the temperature and quality of air within your household. Without a functioning unit, your house would be unlivable. Another thing to take into consideration is that, as is the case with all pieces of mechanical equipment, maintenance is needed to keep your unit up and running more reliably. We at Cooling FX Inc. want to give you some maintenance tips on keeping your unit working longer.

Air Conditioner Filters

air conditioning filterAir Filters are often overlooked, not cleaned or replaced frequently.  Dirty filters cause high electrical bills and poor air conditioning performance. A clean filter also means that the quality of the air circulating is even higher, indicating that dust, hair, and dander are not just being pushed around your house. Some filters are reusable, while others need to be replaced, make sure you know which kind your unit utilizes.   Cooling FX can custom make any filter size for you.

Air Conditioner Coils

Your unit’s evaporator and condenser coils will collect dirt as they are used. This will be lessened by a clean filter, but that does not mean the coils will never get too dirty to function. To avoid this problem, check and clean your coils yearly.

Coil Fins

These are the aluminum fins located on your unit’s coils, and are easily bent and can lead to a blockage of airflow through the coil. To fix this, purchase a tool called a “fin comb”; this will allow you to cmb the fins back into their position.

Condensate Drains

repairman tightening fan shroud on outside air conditioning unitDue to the moisture and water flow of the drain build-ups and clogging can occur. To prevent this occasionally run a stiff wire through to alleviate this problem.  A wet dry vacuum can also be used to clean a clogged drain line.

Hiring a Professional

Bringing a professional out to inspect your unit is a lot like going to the doctors for a checkup, you are checking to see if there is anything that should be fixed before it leads to something much worse. The professional can examine and look for things that you may miss or not know what to look for.

Before the particularly hot months this summer, you would be doing yourself a favor if you had a professional come out to perform a checkup. You do not want your unit to start acting up in the middle of July.   Give us a call today and schedule an AC tune up.

Cooling FX Inc.

With Cooling FX Inc., you are trusting in the best cooling and heating company in South Florida. We offer every service possible when it comes to ensuring that your location, be it residential or commercial, has a comfortable interior atmosphere. This includes maintenance, repairs, and air conditioning installations. We also offer vent cleaning to make sure the quality of your air is top notch; we even provide attic insulation, so your interior temperature is more easily kept.Cooling FX dryer vent cleaning

When you call Cooling FX, you can be assured our services will exceed your expectations. You’ll enjoy the peace of mind knowing that you called dedicated professionals.

 

 

 

Why Choose CoolingFX?

Why Choose CoolingFX?

  • Honesty & Reliability
  • Same-day Service
  • Fully licensed & Insured
  • FPL Participating Contractor
  • AC Repair & Appliance Repair
  • Attic Insulation Installation
  • Indoor air quality services
  • Financing options
  • FREE AC Filter Change Notifications

Contact Us

Cooling FX, Inc.
(954) 916-6640
(561) 482-5343
info@coolingfx.com

3921 SW 47th Ave, Ste 1012
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314

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