Alexander Air Conditioning, Inc. Blog

Should My AC Be Needing Repairs This Often?

May 20th, 2019

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If you keep up with our blog, you’ll notice we have the occasional post on AC repair troubleshooting, as if air conditioner problems were something you needed to be mindful of every single day. Of course, that’s how it is for us, as we see AC repair problems on a daily basis throughout hundreds of homes in our service area.

But what about for an individual air conditioner like your own? Honestly, it shouldn’t be needing repairs all that often. Even one repair per year is something that should raise some eyebrows. Here’s what you should do if your AC is frequently needing repairs:

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What Air Conditioners Have in Common With Cars

May 6th, 2019

question-markSure, your air conditioner and your car are both expensive machines that you invested a lot of money in… But the similarities between them go far beyond that. They’re both machines that need consistent care and attention if you want them to live up to their potential.

Most car owners will get their cars checked for maintenance and repairs without a second thought. Yet, these same individuals might think much less of their air conditioning systems in Panama City Beach. But as you’ll see in reading this post, the two should be treated with the same amount of care and attention.

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Is Ductless Air Conditioning Really That Great?

April 22nd, 2019

ductless-acDuctless air conditioning this… Ductless air conditioning that… It seems like everyone only has good things to say about ductless air conditioners. But come on, are they really that special? Are they really everything they’re chalked up to be?

To be honest, yes. They really are. They’re highly efficient, have a long lifespan, and offer unmatched control and flexibility—all while providing satisfactory comfort in both heating and cooling.

But that doesn’t mean they’re right for every home!

The resounding praise you’ve heard about ductless air conditioning in Panama City Beach mostly comes from people whose homes and needs are perfectly compatible with them.

Instead of asking whether one type of air conditioner is better or worse than another, we invite you to consider whether this system is right for your home and your needs. We’ll help you find out by asking a few questions:

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3 Overlooked Considerations When Installing a New AC

April 8th, 2019

couple-calculating-costsIf you’ve made it through the years in Panama City without any form of air conditioning, then we have to give you credit. Other parts of the nation may consider air conditioning a luxury, but there’s no shame in getting one here in Florida.

Whether you’ve finally caved and decided to buy an air conditioner, or if you’re moving into a new home and need to get set up with a cooling system, you’ll want to make some considerations for the installation, such as cost, efficiency, and features. However, we don’t often see enough homeowners considering these factors when considering a new AC:

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Why You Should Get AC Maintenance Now, Not Later

March 25th, 2019

ac-maintenanceWe’ve just hit that time of year where our HVAC systems are finally going to be taking a break. It’s not cold enough for our heaters, but it’s not warm enough yet to be running the air conditioning.

And it’s that time of year exactly that you should consider getting your AC maintenance done and over with. Does it seem a little too early? Actually, we’d argue that it’s right on time. Here’s why:

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How Do Smart Thermostats Compare With Older Ones?

March 11th, 2019

thermostat-with-very-cool-wallpaperYou may have heard of smart thermostats, but maybe you’re left wondering why these ones are so great. And what does that make your current thermostat? A dumb thermostat?

We’ll be the first to admit for you that you don’t need a brand-new smart thermostat to be comfortable in your home. And if you use your current thermostat wisely, you can still be very efficient. However, monitoring it that much requires some serious dedication.

The appeal of a smart thermostat is that it can remain efficient with more discipline and dedication than you can—it will do all the work for you.

We’ll explain the differences between smart and non-smart thermostats to help you decide if a smart thermostat is right for you.

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Duct Leaks: The Monster in Your Home

February 25th, 2019

air-duct-sealingSome homes have a monster inside them, and it’s responsible for eating up all the cooling energy. The cost to feed this monster can cost more than a quarter of your energy expenses. Worst of all, it never stops eating.

Just what is this monster? None other than leaks inside your ductwork!

Duct leaks are one of the biggest contributors to wasteful cooling and heating in Panama City, but fortunately, it can be stopped with the help of an HVAC contractor. We’ll explain how.

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Heat Pumps: Ducts or No Ducts?

February 11th, 2019

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If you’re reading this article, it’s likely because you’ve read all about the benefits of a heat pump. Their ability to heat and cool makes them convenient HVAC systems for use all year-round. Plus, they’re much more efficient when it comes to using electricity as a fuel source—you won’t find another electric heater as good as a heat pump. In our climate, heat pumps are the ideal solution.

But even within the category of “heat pump,” you still have to decide whether you want to use one with or without ducts. We’ll go over both types for you.

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I’m Running the AC, But It’s Still Too Humid

January 28th, 2019

broken-acAs the old cliché goes, “it’s not the heat, it’s the humidity.” Here in Florida, we know plenty about humidity. We mostly just have to live with it, but that doesn’t mean it’s not uncomfortable. After all, the reason that humidity is uncomfortable is because of how it impedes our body’s ability to sweat, thus impacting its ability to cool down.

Many of us rely on our air conditioners to fight back against the humidity. But the question is: what happens when your air conditioner isn’t enough?

Sometimes, the air conditioner isn’t enough to resolve your humidity problems. In that case, here’s what you can do:

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4 AC Repair Issues (And What to Do About Them)

January 14th, 2019

frozen-window-unitIt’s nice to know what problems can appear in your air conditioner so that you know what to look out for. What’s even better is knowing what to do after you find the problem!

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