Why Changing Your Air Filter More Often in the Summer Is Crucial

August 21, 2023

The air filter in your HVAC system is a key component that plays a critical role in system efficiency, performance, and indoor air quality. Regularly changing the air filter is vital to air conditioner maintenance, whether it’s the heating or cooling season. Read on to learn more about why you should change your HVAC air filter in the summer. Monthly Inspection and Filter Replacement The air filter should receive a quick monthly visual inspection to ensure your HVAC system operates at its best, regardless of the season. If the filter appears dusty, clogged, or damaged, it

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How Energy Efficient Are Ductless Mini-Splits?

June 20, 2023

A ductless mini-split system can be a great option for cooling and heating certain rooms or even the entire house. Energy efficiency is obviously an important factor when considering a mini-split or any other HVAC unit, and it is one area where mini-splits are far superior to virtually any other option. To help you understand just how energy-efficient mini-splits are, here is a quick overview of how they compare to other heating and cooling options. Mini-Split Heating Efficiency Mini-splits are typically two to three times more energy efficient than any other type of heating. They are

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Top Tips to Reduce Your Electric Bill in Florida

May 10, 2023

Electric bills can be a big expense in Florida, where the heat and humidity require consistent air conditioning to keep homes comfortable. Fortunately, there are many steps you can take to reduce your electric bill without sacrificing comfort. Here are some easy tips to help you save energy, money, and the environment in your Florida home. Use Ceiling Fans to Increase Air Circulation Ceiling fans can help circulate air throughout your home, reducing the need for air conditioning. They also reduce humidity levels and make it feel cooler in your home. However, you should turn off

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How to Choose the Right AC Size for Your Home

April 24, 2023

Choosing the right air conditioner for your Fort Myers, Florida, home is about far more than finding the right features, an affordable price, and a suitably high level of efficiency. It’s also about finding the correct air conditioner size. In fact, air conditioner sizing is easily the most important factor to consider when choosing cooling equipment. That’s why the best way to determine your next air conditioner’s size is by consulting a seasoned HVAC professional. Why Size Matters Air conditioner size has less to do with the physical dimensions of a cooling unit and more to

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The Importance of Coil Cleaning for Your HVAC System

January 18, 2023

4 Reasons to Schedule Professional Coil Cleaning Services Coil cleaning is a key part of maintaining your HVAC system. The coils are responsible for absorbing and releasing heating, and they will begin to work much less efficiently if they become dirty or filled with too much dust. Staying proactive by reaching out to an HVAC company to clean your coils is a great way to increase efficiency and help you avoid future problems. Interested in learning more? Here are a few additional reasons why you should always get your coils cleaned at least once

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3 Tips for Lowering Your Winter Heating Costs

December 20, 2022

Although the Fort Myers, FL area has a very warm climate, it can still get a bit chilly during the winter. So, if you want to keep yourself and your family cozy throughout the cold season, you may regularly depend on your heating system. However, if you have the heater running often, it can end up costing you quite a bit of money in electricity bills. Fortunately, by taking a few proactive measures, you can keep your heating unit running efficiently all winter long. 1. Schedule a Professional Tune-up At Gulf Shore Cooling, LLC, we offer comprehensive heating tune-ups

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Ways to Prepare Your HVAC Unit for a Hurricane

October 20, 2022

If you live in an area that is prone to hurricanes, it’s important to take steps to protect your home—including your HVAC unit. Neglecting to do so could result in serious damage that is both costly and time-consuming to repair. Luckily, there are a few simple things you can do to help keep your HVAC system in good shape before a hurricane hits. 1. Schedule a Maintenance Checkup Your HVAC unit should be serviced by a professional at least once a year. But if you live in an area that’s prone to hurricanes, you may want

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Reasons Why Your AC Makes the House Humid

July 20, 2022

Does your house feel humid even when the air conditioner is running? A well-functioning cooling system should cool your home and eliminate excess moisture to avoid humidity indoors. High humidity levels indoors can affect your air conditioner’s effectiveness and your family’s health. Here are some reasons why your AC unit makes your house humid, the causes, and how you can deal with them. Dirty Air Filters Air conditioners ought to remain clean for them to operate appropriately. Air filters prevent dirt and dust from getting into the cooling system. Thus, they accumulate debris and dirt over

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3 Ways to Soundproof HVAC

June 16, 2022

HVAC noise is one of the leading contributors to sound pollution in many parts. If you are looking for ways to soundproof your HVAC system, get help from experts. They will provide expert guidance on soundproofing your HVAC unit and keeping your home or office quiet and comfortable. Here are some tips to get you started. 1. Insulate Your Ductwork One of the best ways to soundproof your HVAC system is to insulate your ductwork. This will help reduce the noise transmitted through the ducts and into your home or office. There are a variety of

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How Do Ductless Mini-Splits Work?

April 18, 2022

Cooling the home during the summer is often an expensive undertaking. While central air conditioning is the most thorough option, it also typically costs the most. Ductless air conditioners have recently gained popularity due to their easy installation and eco-friendliness. Here’s how ductless mini-splits work in your home. Ductless Air Conditioning Ductless mini-splits consist of three major components including the indoor unit, outdoor unit and refrigerant line. Ductless systems are minimally invasive and only require a few small holes in your wall. The outdoor unit pulls in air that is then cooled via the refrigerant. Cold

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