Many consider November and April to be the two nicest months in South Florida. Temperatures are mild, often accompanied by a gentle breeze. But change means rain and humidity. At lower outdoor temperatures, indoor humidity control is a challenge. Home comfort systems are designed for the heat of summer and the cold of winter. The in-between times of spring and fall are problematic. The air conditioner that removes humidity does not run in cool weather. At times, it is more comfortable outdoors than in. Here are a few solutions: Open the windows Open windows are the ultimate free solution. Ventilation is a great way to freshen up your home. Closed homes tend to concentrate pollutants (cleaning products, pet odors, and the like).
The smooth hum of the condenser unit is assurance of comfort indoors. A soft “hum” from the blower in the closet tells us the equipment is powered-up and ready for service. A quiet “whoosh” from the grille accompanies the cool air delivered to each room. But, there are a few air conditioner noises that indicate potential problems. Though listening is only a small part of the diagnostic process, an observant homeowner will catch a small problem before it becomes large. Always call Complete Comfort with your service needs and questions. We are here to serve you. Glug-Glug Water is supposed to drain unimpeded from the blower unit to the outdoors. A glug-glug noise akin to rapidly emptying a gallon water jug is
There is a second storm that comes some days after the winds have quieted and the waters receded. It approaches quietly, and you will hear little about it on the evening newscast. Yet the damage can affect health and property as certainly as any other tropical phenomenon. It’s name is not Homer, Irma, or Jose – it is called “indoor air quality.” Water Leaks Few homes are 100% water-tight in the face of the high winds that force water through even the smallest crevice. Most building materials (wood, concrete, stucco) are permeable and will allow minute amounts of water to penetrate. How much water is not the issue – biological growth requires only a thin
Once the power is restored, perhaps the first thing on everyone’s mind is, “will the air conditioner start?” Here are a few startup tips to set your mind at ease, and to ensure the best comfort experience for your home. If you have any questions, please call Complete Comfort at 561-529-6262. We are here to help. MAKE A VISUAL INSPECTION In a previous post, we recommended that you turn the equipment off at the outdoor disconnect switch. This safety step protects you and your home when power returns. Before you flip the switch, do a visual inspection. Check for damage and remove any twigs or debris that have blown on top of or against the
With the possible advent of hurricane Irma, here is an update on an earlier post. If you’ve lived in south Florida for a while, this probably isn’t the first storm you were concerned about. We know how important it is to be prepared for these storms, here are a couple of tips to keep your air conditioner hurricane safe. Power Woes Turn your air conditioner off during power surges. This will help your system from starting and stopping. One of the worst things that can happen to an ac system is irregular voltage. When the power dips down it causes a stain on the electrical components of the air conditioner. Another issue might be the lack