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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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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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 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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