Bruno Total Home Performance Blog: Archive for the ‘Air Conditioning’ Category

Here’s What Separates an HVAC Contractor from an Amateur

Monday, October 22nd, 2018

professional-hvac-technicianYou don’t know the specifics, but you know that someone needs to look at your HVAC system—preferably sooner than later. It’s not working, or it’s making weird noises, or it’s just not doing what it’s supposed to. So, who do you call?

This is the scenario that many homeowners find themselves in just before calling for repairs on their heater or air conditioner. While some homeowners may be tempted to call up a local handyman, or a friend who “knows a thing or two” about air conditioners, we recommend skipping the risk and settling on a proper HVAC contractor. Here’s why:

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End of the Season AC Repair Checkup

Monday, October 8th, 2018

ac-repairWe aren’t expected to start seeing cooler weather for at least a couple more months—but that doesn’t mean your AC hasn’t been working hard for the length of a normal summer season. That continuous use over time will put your AC under the true test; any outstanding issues in the AC will most likely surface now as summer comes to an (eventual) close.

While nothing can replace regular maintenance, we know that some AC issues do just happen out of nowhere. And when they do, hopefully this list of signs will help clue you in on whether you should call in for air conditioning repair in Naples, FL.

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Consider an Evaporative Cooler for Your Next AC System

Monday, September 24th, 2018

evaporative-swamp-cooler-maintenanceWhen we talk air conditioning, the first images that come to mind are most likely central air conditioners and ductless mini-split systems (you know, the rectangular ones that hang up on the walls). These are both refrigerant-based systems, and they’re well-known for good reason—they’re versatile and reliable.

But these aren’t the only types of air conditioners around. A lesser known but surprisingly effective system is the evaporative cooler, also known as the swamp cooler. However, it’s not for everyone. In this post, we’ll explain what makes a swamp cooler work for some and not for others.

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Ductless Air Conditioning: The Easy Fix for Florida Heat

Monday, August 13th, 2018

ductless-ac-system-controlled-by-remoteYour classic, central air conditioning consists of one outdoor unit, one indoor unit, and a series of ducts routed through your home. For it to run efficiently—not too powerfully and not too weak—the unit has to be perfectly sized according to a complex load calculation along with many other factors.

But who has time for that? The easiest thing would be to slap an AC unit in each room, run some refrigerant tubes to an outdoor unit, and call it a day.

Okay, that’s simplifying the process just a bit. But that’s basically what a ductless mini-split system is. They’re a foolproof, to-the-point, no-nonsense kind of AC system that will easily relieve you of the summer heat.

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An Honest HVAC Contractor Would Never Do These 3 Things

Monday, July 30th, 2018

hvac-salesmanShady contractors have existed since the beginning of time. Luckily, the internet exists to let us immortalize their tactics as a warning to potential HVAC system owners. In this post, we’ve listed three things that an honest and trustworthy HVAC contractor would never do.

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Air Conditioning Services Include Ductless Systems

Monday, May 7th, 2018

ductless-air-conditioningWhen we think of air conditioning systems, we usually think of traditional centralized models. They generate cool air in a single location, and then blow it into the various rooms in your home through a series of ducts. It’s the most popular type of system because it’s comparatively easy to install and does its job quite efficiently. But it’s not the only type of system out there, and if your home either can’t support a system of ducts, or suffers from problems that never seem to go away, it might be time for something new.

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Train Yourself to Spot the Signs You Need Air Conditioning Repair

Monday, April 9th, 2018

air-conditioning-maintenanceSummers are long and hot in our part of the world, which puts your air conditioner under a great deal of strain every year. A comfortable home is more than just a luxury when temperatures rise into the triple digits, and your system needs to respond for days on end sometimes when the heat waves really hit.

In those circumstances, a sudden breakdown can be disastrous, forcing you to scramble to get it fixed before your home turns into an oven. The sooner you can spot the signs that you need air conditioner repair, the faster you can get the system fixed and the more money you can save.

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Upgrade Your Air Conditioner for the Spring

Monday, January 29th, 2018

air-conditioner-upgradesFlorida doesn’t really have a heating season, and while our winter nights can get chilly, our mild winters and long summers mean that air conditioning plays a much larger role in our lives. It seems the warm weather comes earlier every year, and when it does, you want your cooling system to be ready to go.

Part of that involves scheduling maintenance before you have need of the system. Early in the year makes an excellent time to do so, and with regular maintenance once a year, you can make sure your air conditioner performs its best throughout the long, hot summer to come.

In the event you need more, however, there are a number of upgrades and improvements you can schedule for your air conditioning system. Not only can they help you keep your home more comfortable this summer, but they can lower the costs of running your system and the wear and tear on individual components. Here are a few options for you to consider.

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Now Is The Time for Air Conditioning Maintenance

Monday, December 11th, 2017

air-conditioning-maintenanceWe rarely stop using our air conditioners here in sunny Florida. Winters are mild and often quite warm, which means our air conditioners are called into use quite often in the winter. That’s all the more reason to schedule annual maintenance for your air conditioner at this time of year. The AC is apt to see the least use this time of year, and arranging for maintenance can bring you a number of benefits.

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