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
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
Certainly, you’ve heard of the ‘elephant in the room?’ It’s a popular metaphor for that thing which is obviously present, but nobody wants to talk about. Perhaps they are fearful, or the conversation might prove awkward. Have you considered the ‘elephant in the attic’ of your home? What Elephant? Some years ago, I (Jim) visited the home of a new client. The problem was, their air conditioner was not cooling the house as when it was new. Several other companies had been to the home and recommended a new air conditioning system – both the outdoor unit and the blower unit in the closet. As part of the inspection process, I brought my ladder and drop
Your home comfort system is designed to cool and condition your indoor environment. The temperature is precisely controlled to ensure optimum comfort levels. Further, the air is filtered of particulates. The optional ultraviolet system removes odors and neutralizes many germs present in the air and on the equipment. Dehumidification is important Dehumidification is perhaps the most critical comfort conditioning task. Water is removed from the air and may come out with a steady ‘drip-drip’ or in a small stream. The goal is to reduce the relative humidity to about 50%, far dryer than outdoors. Most of the water introduced into your daily comes through doors and windows. Moisture from washing, cooking, and respiration must likewise be