Winter Heating Tips for Floridians

If you are like most Floridians, the shift to cooler temperatures has come as quite a shock to your system. Granted, mid-40s is nothing new for our northern neighbors, but for us the cold air is quite a shock to the system. Gone are the days of tank tops and flip-flops, at least for now. You are taking extra care to stay warm, but what about your HVAC system? Have you considered the shock this weather might be having on your place of residence?

Space Age Cooling and Heating services include Melbourne FL air conditioner repair, installation and maintenance with expert heating and cooling repair. We specialize in giving you the best advice out there and we want your home to remain comfortable during this fleeting cold snap. Below you will find some tips on “winterizing” your home. Stay warm friends!

To make sure that your HVAC system is ready to blast warmer air, a wise move would be to do a maintenance check before you need to crank up the heat. Make sure your filters are ready for the workload by checking to see if they are due for a change. This is an easy fix that anyone can do. If it looks like your filters need to be changed out, make sure you select a filter that is sized and suited for your HVAC system.

Adjust your ceiling fans to run in the opposite direction. Set your fans to operate in a counterclockwise manner to ensure that warm air, which always rises to the highest point in the room, is pushed back down where you can actually enjoy it.

Adjust your thermostat in order to maximize savings. If you have a programmable thermostat this is an easy thing to do. Simply set it to comfortable temperatures while people are inside the home and don’t use the heat when no one is around. This is not only efficient, but it will add up to huge savings over time. If you do not have a programmable thermostat, contact Space Age today. We can get you set up and ready to face any type of weather with ease.

Make sure the outside portion of your HVAC system is clean and free from debris. Remove any dirt or rubbish that is in the way. If your coils and fan blades are clogged and filthy, your unit will not function at its best.

Schedule an overall maintenance check from Space Age Cooling and Heating. Our professionals can come out and make sure that every inch of your system is working and assist you with any repairs you may need.

How To Choose A Trustworthy Contractor

Here at Space Age Cooling and Heating we know that you have many choices when it comes to HVAC installation, service, and repair. We also know that your house is more than a structure, it is your home. It is the place where you expect to be safe and free from the stress of subpar work on behalf of the contractors you allow to work on your heating and cooling system. We have a long track record of superior service and repeat customers because we take what we do very seriously.

Space Age is one of just a few HomeAdvisor Top Rated professionals with zero complaints. We know the HVAC industry inside and out and look forward to serving you now and in the future.

That being said, we want you to know exactly how to choose a HVAC contractor you can trust. Here are some tips on finding the perfect company to work on your behalf.

Ask Around

Don’t let a company’s website fool you. In this day and age anyone can say anything regarding competency. Look for trusty advice from friends and neighbors with real world experience from the contractor in question.

Ask for Proof

Make sure the company is licensed, bonded, and insured. This provides you, the consumer, with added protection and verifies the claims made by said company.

Never Pay Upfront

If a contractor asks for payment BEFORE the work is done, turn around and walk away. This is a sign that you could be saying good-bye to your hard earned money before the work has even started.

Require an In-Person Estimate

Scheduling estimates can be a pain. We know. However, a contractor that says he or she can fix your HVAC unit without seeing it in person is one you should not trust. True professionals take the time to take an exhaustive look at your appliance and see for themselves the issue at hand. If a contractor cannot make the time to see you in person, they probably aren’t right for the job.

Don’t Trust Someone Who Won’t Perform Diagnostics

Sure, your cooling system isn’t functioning at its best. That’s why you called a contractor. Contractors who never perform any diagnostic tests to see if a simple repair will do the job fool many unknowing citizens into thinking they need a replacement HVAC system. A good contractor will check to see if something can be fixed BEFORE they suggest a replacement.

Quit Tripping: Why your AC Circuit Breaker May Be Tripping

The holiday season is upon us. From now until the end of the year, festivities and parties will consume your calendar. If you are like most, you will probably host a few gatherings of your own during the next few months. You will prep and plan for guests. You will pull out the decorations and create a spirited environment for all to enjoy. Now is not the time for your AC to go on the fritz. The “winter” months in Brevard County, FL can see temperatures in the mid 80s, certainly not a great time for your Brevard County HVAC unit to take a hiatus.

Many times there is a true issue with one of the components of your AC causing it to malfunction. However, there could be something else at the root of the AC glitch. Has your ac circuit breaker been tripping recently? If so you need to pay attention. You could have a serious electrical dilemma on your hands.

AC Circuit breaker is crucial to your home. The purpose of a breaker is to, in essence, break the flow of electricity in order to protect your home and appliances. Too much current or a circuit with a short can spell disaster with far reaching implications. Electrical fires would be a common occurrence were it not for circuit breakers. These modern marvels cut off the flow of electricity protecting your home from fires. This brings us to the breaker for your AC. If the breaker trips it could be an electrical issue. If this is the case, call a professional right away. Never try and solve an electrical quandary yourself!

Electrical problems could be at the source of your AC’s breaker predicament. However, there may be a simpler explanation.  Here at Space Age Cooling and Heating we have spoken at great length about the importance of keeping your air filters clean. Clogged filters can make your AC work harder than necessary and all that hard work can overheat the unit. Once this happens the ac circuit breaker can trip.

The fix for this one is simple: change your air filter.

Power surges due to tempestuous weather can cause your breaker to trip. There is not much you can do to keep Mother Nature at bay when she decides to unleash. In this instance, flipping the breaker should do the trick.

Is the power outlet associated with your AC working too hard? An overworked outlet can cause the breaker to trip too. Unlike inclement weather, you do have control over this one. The only thing that should be plugged into your AC’s outlet is your AC.

Space Age Cooling and Heating knows air conditioners. Our commitment to keeping your cool is second to none and we look forward to assisting you with any of your AC needs. Contact us today for AC repairs in Brevard County or any questions you may have regarding your unit.