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Your air conditioning unit is really an exceptional machine. However, the idea of cooling air in the interior of our building in order to improve our comfort by removing heat and moisture from the air has been around for a long time. Since prehistoric times, ice and snow were brought indoors for this purpose and ice harvesting, or the process where ice was stored for use in the summer, has been around since the late 17th century.
The ancient Egyptians used a very similar process to modern air conditioning. They hung reed plants in the windows, which they then poured water down. As the hot desert air in Egypt evaporated the water, the wind would blow and push the cooler air from the evaporation process into homes. This also would humidify the air, which can be beneficial to people’s health, especially when you’re sick. The Chinese were using fans since the beginning of the 2nd century AD.
As technology continued to build, so too did the air conditioning process. Evaporation was the main source of cooled air throughout the 17th and 18th centuries. However, it wasn’t...more
All machinery usually make some kind of low noise when they are working, such as the hum of your refrigerator or the sound of your oven heating. Your air conditioning unit makes noises too when it’s on, as its fan spins and the cooled air is pushed into your home. However, most of us can recognize the sound of a piece of machinery that really shouldn’t be making that particular noise, such as a grinding sound or an irritating sound. When you hear this sound, you know it’s time to call in a professional technician to investigate.
Boyd Brothers Services in Punta Gorda specializes in AC repair, installation, and maintenance services. If you hear a weird noise coming from your AC unit, give us a call today!more
Usually, modern machinery gives you signs that something is wrong; they don’t usually quit working altogether. Your car will start making a noise, alerting you to something wrong. Your heating system may start making funny noises. Your lawn mower takes more than one pull to start. The same holds true for clothes dryers. They will give you hints that something is wrong, and in this case, it is more likely that it’s your dryer vent system that needs attention rather than your dryer itself.
Boyd Brothers Services in Punta Gorda specializes in all things HVAC related. We perform air conditioning service, maintenance, and installation, as well as complete ductwork cleaning as well as pool heat pump service. In this blog post, we’ll go over warning signs that you probably need your dryer vents cleaned. Contact us today for all your HVAC needs!more
If you can’t remember the last time you had your dryer vents cleaned, you need to stop what you’re doing, and call us today (yes, we said the same thing about ductwork cleanings but hear us out). Boyd Brothers Services in Punta Gorda offers dryer vent cleaning services, which is vital to your family’s health. According to the US Fire Administration, every year 2,900 fires are caused by clothes dryers in homes, causing an average of five deaths. Of those cases, about 34 percent are the result of failure to clean the dryer. While this statistic might seem low when compared to the number of traffic accidents and deaths every year, it does happen, and the question you have to ask yourself is if it’s worth the risk to your family. Below, we’ll go over why you need to clean your dryer vent regularly. Contact us today for dryer vent cleaning services.more
Boyd Brothers Services in Punta Gorda specializes in ductwork services. We’ll inspect your ductwork and clean and maintain your ductwork to ensure your HVAC system continues to cool you during the hot summers and warm you during the cool winters here. Easy to overlook and never think about because your ductwork is out of sight, your ductwork needs annual inspections and maintenance. Below, we’ll go over some of the reasons you need to have your air ducts cleaned on a regular basis. Contact us today for your ductwork inspection!more
August 6, 2020
If you are looking to avoid costly air conditioning repair bills or a full-blown AC replacement, then it’s wise to have your AC unit inspected yearly. But what’s included in routine AC maintenance and what do HVAC professionals really do to prevent you from needing air conditioning repair? While the routine AC maintenance services vary by HVAC company, there should be a significant overlap in the actions and checks provided. In today’s blog at Boyd Brothers Services in Punta Gorda, we discuss some common actions and checks that are done during a routine AC maintenance…more
You truly can't ask for a more beautiful place to live than Punta Gorda, Florida. Nestled in a protected cove on the Gulf of Mexico, this small town is a mecca for sun seekers, those looking for natural beauty, and water enthusiasts, from boaters to paddle boarders. Waking up to a sunrise over the ocean every morning is the stuff dreams are made of.
Boyd Brothers serves Punta Gorda and the surrounding communities with the best HVAC…more
Florida is a place many flock to in the summer (and all year round). With the miles of beautiful beaches, the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico to choose from, and the warm climate, Florida is a great place to spend some time.
That being said, Florida can get its fair share of heat waves and humidity that, when added together, can make Florida an uncomfortable place on some summer…more
Common AC Mistakes to Avoid
May 19, 2020
Some people buying houses are experiencing the beauty that is central air conditioning for perhaps the first time. Believe it or not, many homes still don’t have central air conditioning built-in. Or, if you did grow up with AC in the home, we’re sure you remember your mom or dad telling you not to touch the thermostat and that “it’s not a toy.” Having air conditioning in your home may seem pretty straight forward — and for the most part, it is. But, there are definitely some mistakes you should avoid if you are relatively unfamiliar with how centralized air conditioning works. That’s why in today’s blog at…more
May 1, 2020
Electronics, in general, are susceptible to power surges and power outages. When you mention surge protection, people generally think about their TVs, computers, gaming consoles, and other electronics. But did you know that AC units are sensitive to power fluctuations as well? Like any other electronic in your home, your AC unit can be damaged, sometimes beyond repair, by large power surges. Not getting enough power can also be detrimental to your home’s air conditioner. But how can you prevent needing air conditioning repair? In today’s blog, our team at Boyd Brothers Services in Punta Gorda, we…more
Depending on where you live, your AC unit may be the most important part of your entire home. Maybe not if you live in a colder region like Alaska or Minnesota, but if you live in Arizona, Texas, New Mexico, or right here in Punta Gorda, Florida, your air conditioning system is a blessing. It can consistently be over 100 degrees here in Punta Gorda — and certainly in those other places as well.
Your AC unit keeps your home cool, comfortable, and rejuvenating. You’ll want to do everything…more
February 9, 2021
UV light has been used in numerous applications for many years. But more recently, UV light is being implemented in a slightly different way — HVAC. UV light for HVAC has seen a huge spike in this last year or so, and chances are you can guess why. Hint: It starts with COVID and ends in 19. In today’s blog at Boyd Brothers Services in Punta Gorda, we discuss UV light for HVAC. Specifically, you’ll learn about how it can help, what UV light is, and more. Keep reading to learn all about UV light for HVAC and contact our Punta Gorda HVAC company to get started with implementing your UV light…more
How Boyd Brothers Services is Helping Stop the COVID-19
November 6, 2020
COVID-19 has had a profound impact on life as we know it and it seems that it will continue to do so for some time. However, there are ways to fight against the spread of COVID-19. While we all know to do our part by washing our hands, keeping six feet apart from everyone else, and wearing PPE, there are other ways that you can protect you and your home. In today’s blog at Boyd Brothers Service in Punta Gorda, we talk about what we’re doing to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and how we can help you protect your home. Keep reading to learn more or feel free to contact us today.more
August 5, 2020
As a homeowner, whether you are a new homeowner or a veteran, you may have found yourself wondering, “what temperature should I set my thermostat?” You want to stay comfortable in the summer and cozy in the winter, but you also don’t want to break the bank with utility bills. Not to mention the impact that running your HVAC system around the clock can have on the environment! In today’s blog at Boyd Brothers Services in Punta Gorda, we talk a little bit about the recommended temperature settings for your HVAC system in the summer, in the winter, and when you are out of the home for…more
In today’s society, it can sometimes feel like there is so much to do with so little time to do it. Between working full time, taking care of kids and pets, preparing meals, and everything else you have to do on a daily basis, HVAC and air conditioner maintenance may not be a very high priority for you — and we get that. But, it is very important that you find the time or recruit the help of your local HVAC services to have air conditioner maintenance done sooner rather than later. In today’s blog at Boyd Brothers Services in Punta Gorda, we talk about a few benefits and reasons why it’s important to keep up with regular…more
August 20, 2019
One of the major services that HVAC repair companies provide that people rarely think about until they need it is ductwork services. Most of the time, people are too busy worrying about their AC unit, furnaces, or other major HVAC systems, but ductwork services should definitely not be overlooked. Faulty ductwork can cause unnecessary strain on your HVAC system and make it so that your home takes much longer to cool down or heat up. In today’s blog here at Boyd Brothers Services in Punta Gorda, we are going to go over five common signs that you are in need of ductwork…more
March 26, 2019
If you live in Punta Gorda, you know how hot it can get — especially in the summertime. One thing that you want to do is make sure that you have a good air conditioning system to help you keep cool. Below are three of the top systems that you can use in Punta Gorda to stay cool when the temperatures rise.
Looking for AC installation or AC repair? Contact our team at Boyd Brothers Services today!
Carrier Infinity 21 Air Conditioner…more
May 11, 2020
At Boyd Brothers Services, we have been providing Punta Gorda and the surrounding areas with high-quality HVAC services for many years. Over the years, we have worked with countless people, seen practically every HVAC issue under the sun, and worked with every major brand sold in the United States. During our experience with air conditioning repair and other major HVAC services, there are some manufacturers that we would recommend over others due to quality, warranties, performance, and other factors. In today’s blog at Boyd Brothers Services in Punta Gorda, we talk a little bit about…more
March 26, 2019
If you have an air conditioner, you know that it can cost a lot of money for you to run it. But there are things that you can do to help your air conditioner to be a lot more efficient so that you pay less each month.
Clean Around Your AC Unit
The unit is going to work much better if it’s been cleared of any type of debris and it’s cleaned at least every six months. Before starting this project, make sure that…more
4 Possible Reasons Your AC is Blowing Hot Air
March 26, 2019
When the weather is hot, you want to make sure that your air conditioner is keeping your house cool. But what if it isn’t? What if your air conditioner is blowing hot air instead of cool air? Below are four common reasons why your air conditioner may not be cooling your house the way that it should.
Thermostat’s Turned to the Heat Mode
This probably seems like a really dumb reason, but if you are getting air that is hot coming from your air conditioner, it’s possible that your thermostat has been…more
3 Signs You May Need to Replace Your Ductwork
March 26, 2019
The ductwork in your home is what carries the air to the rooms and helps you stay warm or cool. But how do you know when it’s time to replace it? Below are three signs that it may be time for new ductwork.
An Increase in Energy Bills
Gaps, cracks and other kinds of leaks in air ducts aren’t simply annoying. These issues can make your air conditioner or heater to work a lot harder than needed…more
8 Great Air Conditioner Brands to Help You Beat the Heat
March 27, 2019
When the warm weather comes, one thing that you want to do is buy an air conditioner or upgrade the one that you have. Below are eight popular and reliable brands that many people rely on to keep them comfortable during hotter months here in Punta Gorda.
Franklin has built quite a name and reputation for themselves in the HVAC community — and for good reason. Franklin makes high-quality AC units with that and…more
5 Florida Air Conditioning Maintenance Tips
March 26, 2019
If you live in Florida, you know how hot it can get during the year. But there are things that you can do to help it run better. These are five AC maintenance tips that you can use to help your air conditioning to run well during the heat.
1. Replace Your AC Filters
Change your AC filters once each month. You want to do this so that your AC is able to work properly. The air filter will prevent the outside dirt and dust to get inside…more