What Are the Signs a Furnace Requires Replacement

September 20, 2021

Even the most durable and popular home furnaces reach their lifespans’ end at some point. A model could last longer than expected or fail surprisingly ahead of schedule. Often, a furnace provides warnings that it is reaching the final days. Homeowners might benefit from being alert to the signs of a failing system that requires replacing. The Unit Makes Strange Noises One sign that a furnace is failing is new and unusual sounds. Some noises might represent something minor, such as a loose part. Other sounds, however, mean something more serious. A technician can perform an

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Checking Your AC Efficiency

August 16, 2021

Now that the heat is on in Fort Myers, FL, it is an excellent time to check the efficiency of your system. Poor energy efficiency will ultimately cost you money this summer if your system has not received the proper maintenance to correct potential issues. Unfortunately, it’s not always easy to tell if your air conditioner is doing a great job cooling your home efficiently, so Gulf Shore Cooling, Inc has prepared a list of standards to check off of your list. Speding on Energy The amount you will spend on energy may fluctuate from time to time, depending

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Keep the Cool In Your House With These Tips

July 26, 2021

The heat of the summer can be unbearably hot and you may be looking for ways to get the most out of your air conditioner without spending a lot of money. There are several things you can do to keep your home cool and extend the life of your air conditioning unit. These tips will help you conserve energy and can get the most out of your air conditioner. Seal the Windows and Doors One of the first steps that you can take to keep a cool house and reduce your energy costs is to

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What Is the Ideal Temperature for Home Air Conditioning in the Summer?

June 28, 2021

When the heat of the summer months returns, so does the battle of the home thermostat. Many of us deal with the constant battle of keeping our homes at a comfortably cool level while ensuring we don’t hike up our electricity bills too much. Fortunately, you can find a feasible middle ground if you take the time to utilize a programmable thermostat. At-Home Temperature Versus Away Temperature The best way to make your air conditioning system as energy efficient as possible is to utilize a programmable thermostat. You can set a desired temperature while you’re at

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Why Do Air Conditioners Freeze Up?

May 24, 2021

A frozen AC is a bad thing because it means that something is wrong with the system. If your AC is frozen, you have probably noticed that it’s either blowing warm to cool air or no air at all. On a hot day, its reduced effectiveness will be more noticeable. Restricted Air Flow One of the most common reasons behind a frozen air conditioner is that its airflow is restricted somewhere. You need to maintain at least 3 feet of clearance around the condensing unit, and this includes grass and plants. A

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What Are the Major Parts of an Air Conditioner?

April 5, 2021

Air conditioners are a necessity, especially if you reside in a place like Fort Myers. Air conditioners rely on their parts to work together and keep your home comfortable by providing ideal indoor temperatures. Therefore, the parts ought to be in good shape all the time for an air conditioning system to perform its role. Unfortunately, most people don’t know much about air conditioners and their essential parts, nor that one-half of the AC system is located inside your house, while the other half outside. Read on to learn more about your air conditioner. Thermostat The

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How to Clean an Air Conditioner Filter

March 9, 2021

A clean air conditioner filter is key to keeping your cooling costs down and helping your AC system last a long time. If you have a replaceable filter, swap it out every few months. If it’s the washable type, there are a few steps involved in getting it clean. Remove the Filter First, turn off the electricity to your AC system. You will either slide the filter out or pop it out depending on your AC system. Some filters require you to loosen a few screws before they’ll come out. Vacuum Place

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How To Test Indoor Air Quality For Mold

February 11, 2021

Having good indoor air quality is vital for you, your family, and your animals. If you think you could have mold in your home’s air, a test is usually necessary for you to determine how to get rid of it. There are several ways to test the air in your home for mold. An Air Test One of the most common tests for mold is an air test. A sample is collected from your home’s air and then analyzed under a microscope. While this is one of the most common tests, the problem is

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Why Are Humidifiers Used More In Heating Than Cooling?

January 5, 2021

Even though you can’t see it, humidity is everywhere. Most people associate humidity with sweltering summer days. During summer in Cape Coral, FL, it’s common for people to plan their schedules around relative humidity readings. For one reason or another, humidity seems to slip away from your attention during winter. Humidifiers are much more relevant to winter than summer. If you want to stay comfortable this winter, make sure to incorporate humidity into your daily routine. Humidity’s Effect on How You Feel Life on Earth is supported by a near-perfect harmony of natural processes and phenomena

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How Often Should You Get Your Air Ducts Cleaned?

December 3, 2020

It’s recommended you get your air ducts professionally cleaned every three to five years. This can vary, though, depending on your individual circumstances. There are signs you need your air ducts cleaned sooner rather than later. New Home or Major Renovation If you just bought a new home or recently had a major renovation, it’s likely you need your air ducts cleaned. Construction is messy as it releases dust, dirt, debris and other particulates you don’t want your family breathing. This occurs no matter how careful the contractor is. These particulates invariably end up

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