Distinct Signs That an AC System Needs Cleaning

October 20, 2020

As you welcome the hotter weather, the air conditioning system becomes a pivotal part of the home. Undeniably, everyone would want his or her AC to maintain peak performance throughout the hotter months. Ironically, most people neglect their systems by not scheduling regular cleaning. However, by failing to clean your system regularly, you are exposing yourself to overly high energy bills as well as expensive repairs. If you have been suppressing the thought of professional cleaning, it would be best to change your mind. Benefits of regular cleaning: Improved system efficiency

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Going Ductless? What You Should Know

September 23, 2020

Air conditioning, heating and ventilation systems are a staple of today’s homes. Most residences are served by central HVAC systems, which are controlled by thermostats and powered by all-in-one external units. They spread air throughout homes using networks of insulated ducts located behind walls, ceilings and floors. Ductless air conditioners, heat pumps and ventilation systems are an alternative to the central units that are found in most homes. Here’s what you should know about them. Ductless Mini-Splits Ductless mini-split units are essentially central HVAC systems without the ductwork. This distinguishing quality makes single ductless HVAC units

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Do Air Purifiers Help Prevent Respiratory Diseases?

August 11, 2020

The air in a typical Fort Myers, FL, home is two to five times more polluted than the outdoor air. Some of those pollutants include bacteria, viruses and allergens that trigger or worsen respiratory diseases. Read on to learn how air purifiers can help clean your home’s air and lower your risk of respiratory illnesses and breathing problems. 1. Trap Germs Most air purifiers have a high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter. These filters have tiny pores that are able to capture bacteria and viruses. They do not catch all of the viruses, but they do remove

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Should I Have My Thermostat Set To “Auto” or “On”?

July 16, 2020

Thermostats often have a number of settings for comfort. Two of the most common are “auto” and “on.” These settings have a couple of key differences that may confuse some homeowners. Let us take a close look at whether you should have your thermostat set to auto or on. Auto “Auto” is a setting that you might have been advised to use in the past. In the automatic setting, the fan only operates when air is actively being cooled or heated. This saves money in the long run because the fan isn’t being used when not

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How to Remove Mold from AC Ducts

June 16, 2020

Having mold circulating in the air of your home can cause an array of health issues. Running an air conditioner can promote mold grown in your ductwork. If this mold becomes detached from the walls of a piece of ductwork, it can be carried into your house and be inhaled. The mold growing on the inside of ducts can be difficult to clean using standard methods. Here are some things you can do to reduce mold from AC ducts. Effective Ozone Shock Treatments Exposing mold to high levels of ozone is an effective way of

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How To Unclog Your AC Drain Pipe

May 13, 2020

Air conditioners condense humidity from the air, turning it into water. That water has to go somewhere, and the drain pipe routes it away from the air conditioner’s compressor and air handler to your waste water system. Over time, the drain pipe could get clogged. Here is what you need to know about unclogging the AC drain pipe in your Fort Myers, FL, home. How to Tell If Your AC Drain Line Is Clogged Before you start taking apart your air conditioner and mixing white vinegar, it’s important to know the signs of a clogged AC

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How to Clean the Air in my Home to Avoid Viruses

April 16, 2020

There are several ways that viruses can be transferred between people. In a home, if someone sneezes, viruses might be in the saliva particles that they expel. If you breathe in these small particles, you can also become infected. Viruses can exist for several hours in the air, but a quality air purification system in your home can remove them so that you and your family can stay safe and healthy. Air Purification Systems Additional air purification systems in your home can add extra safety to the air that you’re breathing. You can choose to

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Carbon Monoxide’s Impact on Indoor Air Quality

March 12, 2020

Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless, and tasteless gas that prevents our bodies from effectively using oxygen. It is extremely toxic and can cause serious illness or death when at high levels. The only way to detect the gas is through a carbon monoxide detector. This is something all families should be concerned about in regard to indoor air quality. How Is Carbon Monoxide Introduced Into a Home? Your home’s indoor air quality can be affected by CO through multiple sources, including your: Gas-fueled heating system Wood fireplace or stove

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How Does a Heating System Work?

February 13, 2020

Buildings in the U.S. with central heating systems generally rely upon either furnaces or heat pumps. Furnaces are common in northern regions while heat pumps are more often found throughout the southern states. At locally owned and operated Gulf Shore Cooling, Inc in Fort Meyers, FL, our licensed and insured technicians have the skills and the equipment to work on both types of systems. How Thermostats Work Both furnaces and heat pumps depend upon thermostats for regulation. Traditional thermostats are wall dials connected to a wire that connects with your heat source. Within those dials are bimetallic

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Why Is Indoor Air Quality Important?

January 5, 2020

Gulf Shore Cooling, Inc is the place residents of Fort Myers call when they have a problem with the temperature in their homes. Our skilled technicians can handle any heating or cooling system issues. However, we also know that there is more to your home comfort than the thermostat setting. If there is a problem with your indoor air quality, it can have a serious impact on you and your family. Common Household Impurities When the sun streams through your window, you may see bits of dust floating around in the light. This kind of dust is a mixture

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