How to Reset Your Furnace or Heat Pump: DIY Maintenance

January 11, 2022

Do you know how to reset your furnace or heat pump? It’s important that you keep up with the maintenance of your system, but there are some things that you can do on your own. This blog post will show you the steps to take to reset your furnace or heat pump. Steps to Reset Your Furnace or Heat Pump Step One: Check your thermostat. Make sure that it is turned to “heat” or “cool.” If it’s not, turn it on and set the temperature to the desired level. Step Two:

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Is the Furnace in My Home Up to Code?

December 20, 2021

Whether you’re planning a home renovation, it’s time to replace your furnace, or you’re interested in selling your Fort Myers property, you may be curious to find out whether or not your furnace is up to code. There are a series of building codes that your local municipalities follow in order to govern how a structure is built, wired, and equipped with plumbing and HVAC systems. Over time, the rules can be changed and updated, and there may be code changes that you’re not aware of. HVAC Installation to Code An HVAC system needs to

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Top Tips for Enhancing Your Indoor Air Quality This Winter

November 19, 2021

The air quality of your indoor space is paramount, as it can determine your comfort. As the cold winter weather sets in, chances are high you’ll be spending a lot of time indoors. It would be great to have excellent breathable air while you lie on your couch or take an afternoon nap, wouldn’t it? Here’s how to improve indoor air quality during the cold season and make your indoor stay worthwhile. Change the Air Filters The air filters in your HVAC system play a key role in catching and trapping pollutants in the air flowing

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Reasons Why Your Heater Won’t Turn Off

October 19, 2021

It can be frustrating to have your heater run non-stop. A heater that won’t turn off can cause significant issues. Your heater should automatically turn off when the temperatures are right and on when the temperatures are low. When the heater keeps running, you might experience increased energy costs and an uncomfortable home environment. If your heater doesn’t turn off, you may be experiencing one of the problems below. Wrong Thermostat Setting Most times, when your heater won’t turn off, it’s because your thermostat accidentally gets switched to an incorrect setting. Some thermostats have on and

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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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