We installed a new 15 SEER Maytag system on Monday. Passed inspection with flying colors. Customer couldn't be happier.
The weather is going to start warming up. Time to think about getting your A/C system ready. Make sure that your drain line is clear. Make sure that all leaves and debris are cleaned out of your condensing unit, outside where the compressor is. Make sure the coil in your condenser is clean and free of debris to maximize airflow and optimize efficiency. Make sure your indoor air handler is clean, and the blower wheel and coil are free of debris to again maximize airflow and optimize efficiency. These two units, the air handler and condenser, work together. If you live in a mobile or manufactured home and have a package unit, this applies to you as well. These components are in your unit also.
Don't forget to change your filter!
If you have a heat pump, and it is cold outside, you might notice frost or ice forming on your outside unit. There is no need to panic. This could be normal. Heat pumps will ice up when the temperature drops real low. They have a sensor that will tell the unit to defrost itself. Normally the outside fan will stop running, but the compressor will still be running. Sometimes there is a loud "swishing" sound and a loud noise coming from the compressor. This is the reversing valve changing direction allowing the unit to heat up and melt the ice that has formed on itself. This should only last a minute or two. The unit will then switch back into heating mode, and the outdoor fan will turn back on. You may see a large plume of steam come out of the top of the unit. Sometimes this is mistaken as smoke.
If the unit were to continue to ice up and form large quantities of frost and ice, there may be a problem with the sensor or defrost control board. That is when you want to call for service.
$99 Special for the month of January!
NEW non-programmable, digital THERMOSTAT
NEW standard-size, MERV8 FILTER (ex: 18x24x1 or smaller)
Inspection of your air handler, inspection of all electrical components, inspection and cleaning of drain line, Freon levels checked, and system checked for proper heating and cooling.
Inspection AND cleaning of outside condensing unit.
Call for an appointment and mention this post for this special offer!
Happy New Year!
2013 was a very busy year. This was the year that I realized my goals of becoming a licensed air conditioning contractor and starting my own business. I am excited to see what 2014 will bring.
I believe that an educated consumer is the best consumer. That is why I have this page on my website. I want to use this page to help you learn more about air conditioning than you may already know. Here in Florida, air conditioning is pretty much a necessity. That's why when your air conditioner fails, you feel like you're at the mercy of your A/C repairman. You can make better decisions the more you know about your equipment and your needs. I want to use this page to give you that knowledge. Every so often, I will post an informative article or video concerning HVAC. You can also ask questions. I will be happy to answer them.
My name is Phil Mullin. I am a licensed HVAC contractor in the state of Florida. I live in Holiday with my wife and three of my children. My oldest daughter lives in Winter Haven with her husband, and they have given me four beautiful grandchildren.