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  • Don't get stuck in the dark... literally: How to prepare for a power outage

    Don't get stuck in the dark... literally: How to prepare for a power outage

    Don't get stuck in the dark... literally: How to prepare for a power outage Here in Central Florida, we had an early taste of hurricane season with Tropical Storm Elsa’s appearance on our west coast. Thankfully the impacts were minor, but we all know that the next “big one” is always on the horizon and we need to be ready. Beyond the life-threatening aspects of summer storms, it’s the inconveniences that often hit us the hardest. And nothing is more inconvenient than losing power for an extended period of time. (Is anyone having Irma flashbacks?) So let’s talk about how we can prepare now for a power outage, so we don’t get ....

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  • Why is one room always hotter than the others?

    Why is one room always hotter than the others?

    This is a very common complaint… the one room that is always hotter than others in the summer. If it’s a bedroom, family drama ensues when its occupant is always turning down the AC and freezing out everyone else! Well, there actually are some practical ways to even out the temperature in your home. Check out these ideas: Better windows Double pane windows really can make a difference in a room’s temperature. Now might be the time to consider changing out the windows in the room that runs hot. Plug those leaks Maybe it’s not just the windows that are the problem, but also the area around them. Are there cracks or leaks that need to be ....

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  • Veterans, let's talk

    Veterans, let's talk

    It’s in our name. It’s in our mission. Serving veterans is at the heart of who Veteran Air is. So this month, we’re partnering with OnlineTherapy.com to focus on one of the most fundamental services for veterans…. therapy. According to their site, “Active duty military members and veterans experience a high rate of PTSD — possibly as many as 34% suffer from this debilitating condition. Furthermore, according to the Veterans Administration , an average of 17 veterans took their own lives each day of 2019.” This is a big deal to us, but we know that there are so many obstacles to therapy. A major one right now is ....

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  • Beyond the Google search: Finding a great HVAC company

    Beyond the Google search: Finding a great HVAC company

    How to find a good HVAC contractor Your air conditioner is broken. You’re hot and aggravated. The last thing you want is to do a random Google search for “air conditioner repair near me.” How can you really know if they’re any good? And more importantly, can you safely allow them in your home or office? Here are a few tips for finding a reputable HVAC contractor: 1. Ask around Really. That’s our number one tip. If you hear from 3 different people that they loved a certain A/C company, that company probably a safe bet. Friends or family in the repair and construction industry are a good source as well. Some other great places to ask are ....

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  • Is the pollen driving you crazy too?

    Is the pollen driving you crazy too?

    If you've moved to Florida from the north, you may regret leaving your snow shovel behind... not for the snow, but for the pollen! It doesn't take but a step out the front door to see the "blizzard" of pollen taking over our driveways and vehicles. If you suffer from allergies or asthma, we don't have to tell you that the pollen doesn't keep to the outside. And that is why we're here with some tips to deal with allergens inside your home. 1. Use your air conditioner to its fullest potential Even when the temps are nice, we recommend that you keep your windows and doors closed and turn on your A/C unit. This helps to recirculate the air inside the home. But to really prevent the pollen ....

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  • Squeaks, whistling, and grinding… what your heat pump is trying to tell you

    Squeaks, whistling, and grinding… what your heat pump is trying to tell you

    Let’s be honest… most of us are pretty unfamiliar with how our home’s HVAC system works and even fewer of us feel capable of fixing them ourselves. So it makes sense that sounds of grinding, whistling, or vibrating from our unit can easily send us into a panic. But don’t worry. These noises can actually tell you quite a bit about what is happening inside your system. Here are a few frequently asked questions and answers concerning heat pumps: Q: Why is my heat pump making noise? A: A heat pump does make some sort of noise while operating and it is considered normal. However, if you hear any strange noises while the heat pump is running, then it ....

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  • 4 Tips for Setting Up Your Commercial Kitchen

    4 Tips for Setting Up Your Commercial Kitchen

    You've been on a culinary journey for even longer than you realize. Whether it started in grandma's kitchen or over a hot plate in your dorm room, the spark was lit and your path toward opening a restaurant began. You've struggled, saved, and dreamed and now it's time. Time to build your first commercial kitchen. But it can be an overwhelming process. From health codes to energy efficiency, there is so much to consider. Thanks to our experience repairing refrigeration in kitchens across the area, we've compiled a list of tips for you to consider as you design your kitchen. Consider much food will you store at once Will you keep just enough fresh ingredients for one day and ....

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  • Go green in the New Year!

    Go green in the New Year!

    Did you know that your air and heating system account for about 17% of your total energy usage? (Source: EIA ) So if you're looking to make your home more energy efficient in the New Year, you should start with your HVAC system. So you're saying I have to buy a new unit right? Not necessarily. First, we suggest you address these issues: 1. Heating and cooling an empty house Even though programmable thermostats have been around for a while, we find that many customers still don't have one, or they don't efficiently use the one they have. If you need one, we can easily install one for you. Once you're ready, just five minutes of time could substantially reduce your energy usage. Think ....

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  • 8 Easy Ways to Save on Your Heating Bill

    8 Easy Ways to Save on Your Heating Bill

    8 Easy Ways to Save on Your Heating Bill There seem to be two types of people in Florida… those who are giddy at the idea of needing to turn on the heater and the others who would be happy to run the A/C all year long. No matter which group you fall into, the fact is that you will, in fact, need to turn on your heater soon. Unfortunately, heating a home in Flordia can be more costly than cooling it, so we’ve put together a list of simple ways to maintain energy efficiency during the colder months. Switch to a programmable thermostat Is your home routinely empty for hours at a time? Can you tolerate a bit cooler temps when you’re in bed? If so, a ....

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  • Tips to reduce home allergens

    Tips to reduce home allergens
    A house is supposed to be the safest and comfortable place to be but you might be wrong if you are constantly having allergies and suffer from asthma or hay fever. Most of the times, it's from your home that you contract these allergies. Dust and debris are the main culprits of indoor allergies. There are many common types of allergens. These include: 1.Mold:
    Molds are basically fungi. The seeds or spores travel through the air and inhaling these spores causes an allergic reaction in some people. Indoor fungi grow in damp areas often in bathroom, kitchen and basement. Prevention tips:

    Use Central Air Conditioning system with a certified allergy ....

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