Alexander Air Conditioning, Inc. Blog

What Goes Into an Air Conditioning Installation?

December 3rd, 2018

question-markDoes having an air conditioner installed sound like a long or complicated process? If so, we’re here to tell you that it’s nothing to worry about (as long as you’re having your installation done with a professional, that is). As the homeowner, your role is to communicate your needs to the HVAC contractor. Their job is to translate those needs into the air conditioner and HVAC configuration that works best for you.


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Are Heat Pumps the Best Choice for Florida Weather?

November 19th, 2018

ductless-mini-splitWith every kind of heater comes its own set of pros and cons. Some are efficient in some conditions, and others are more efficient in other conditions… Some heat like this, some heat like that… In all honesty, we could make an entire blog post on the differences between heaters. Instead, we want to convince you of one thing:

The pros and cons of heat pumps actually make them perfect for Florida weather.

Keep reading and we’ll explain what we mean.

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Hurricane Michael Can’t Keep Us Down!

November 6th, 2018

Our shop is destroyed, but we’re not going anywhere.

We’ve stood with the great people of Bay County and the surrounding areas since 1993. In turn, their support and loyalty over the decades is the reason we’re here today. It’ll take more than a hurricane for us to turn our backs on you!

We’re staying right here, and we’ll do what we can to help. Contact us today and we’ll give you a Free Estimate for any HVAC equipment damaged by the hurricane.

Call us at 850-874-2665 to schedule your free estimate!



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Here’s What You Should Know About Thermostats

November 5th, 2018

wireless-smart-thermostat-controlled-outside-houseThermostats are the brains of your HVAC system. It might not seem like it since they’re attached to the wall in your home and usually nowhere close to the system itself, but there’s no other component that fits the description better. Using its sensory abilities to read the temperature, the thermostat gives orders to the HVAC system. It’s similar to how our brains give us the involuntary command to sweat when it gets hot, or to shiver when it’s cold.

But this isn’t neuroscience. Thermostats are much simpler! We’ll tell you what you need to know about thermostats in Panama City, FL to increase your HVAC efficiency and home comfort.

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Upgrade Your AC To a Heat Pump, Reap the Benefits in Winter

October 22nd, 2018

ductless-heat-pumpYou might be using your heater at night, but we’re not quite in “the cold season” here in Panama City, FL just yet. In fact, you’re most likely still using your air conditioner through the day. So now that we’re entering the end of the warm season, now’s a good time as any to see how your air conditioner is holding up.

If your AC bill is steadily rising and your unit is older than ten years old, it could be time for an upgrade. If so, we think a heat pump is a great choice. Allow us to explain.

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When is it Time to Replace My Ducts?

October 8th, 2018

air-duct-sealingThe last time you called in for air conditioning service in Callaway, FL, it was hopefully explained to you that various parts of your system will wear out as time passes. This is why your system needs maintenance and might even require the occasional repair call. That’s all well and good when talking about your air conditioner or heater, but did they happen to say the same thing about the ducts?

The ducts are the series of vents that transport conditioned air through your home. They may not have moving parts, but they play just as vital a role as the rest of the HVAC system itself.

That means there’s also a time where ducts will need to be replaced. We’ll explain further down below.

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How to Achieve Better Indoor Air Quality

September 23rd, 2018

indoor-air-quality-contaminantsThe average homeowner may not ever realize that they have air quality problems. On the other hand, many families have at least one member who is afflicted by seasonal allergy or asthma symptoms. As for business owners, keeping your employees healthy is mandatory. In both cases, raising the indoor air quality can be just the thing to keep your family and employees away from the symptoms of poor IAQ.

It turns out that just having a great air conditioner in Panama City Beach doesn’t improve your air quality—it can even encourage poor air quality in some cases! We’ll tell you the real way to get started toward better air quality.

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Why Is Low Indoor Air Quality A Problem?

September 15th, 2018

sick-woman-blowing-noseIndoor air quality is kind of what it sounds like—it’s a measure referring to the air quality inside homes and buildings. In most cases, what we’re worried about is low indoor air quality, which is caused by the presence of indoor pollutants. We’re commonly taught that outdoor pollutants are the thing that cause the most harm, but indoor pollutants can actually be several times worse. In this post, we’ll go over what these pollutants are and how they can be prevented.

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Does Your Thermostat Need Replacing?

August 27th, 2018

wireless-smart-thermostat-controlled-outside-housePerhaps the most easily misunderstood and least memorable part of your air conditioning system is none other than the thermostat. Even though you use it daily, it’s easy to take it for granted that this device is your only way of communicating to the air conditioner.

When it works, it works… when it doesn’t, it doesn’t. But as it turns out, it’s not always that simple. There are a few reasons that your thermostat could be working against you without you realizing it. In those cases, you might want to consider a thermostat upgrade.

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Reasons for a Loud Air Conditioner

August 13th, 2018

woman-covering-ears-due-to-loud-ac-noises“Was my air conditioner always this loud?”

You might be onto something. A loud air conditioner is definitely not a good thing, and depending on the types of noises you’re hearing, it could be enough to warrant a call for AC repairs in Panama City, FL. Regular maintenance is usually enough to prevent any of these problems before they start, but we also know that sometimes things can get knocked loose or deteriorate without an easy explanation.

Let’s go over a few loud AC noises and sounds that should be cause for concern.

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