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Our Top HVAC Brands
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 our preferred brands and manufacturers so you can get an idea about which ones are going to be the right fit for you.
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7 Tips for Lowering Your AC Costs and Increasing Efficiency
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 you turn the unit’s power off at your fuse box or breaker.
Remove large things like large branches from around the unit, then wash it down. If you really want it to be cleaned thoroughly, a professional can also do it.
Raise the Thermostat Temperature
If you increase the thermostat from 5 to 8 degrees during the winter and then down during the summertime, this can help with saving money. If your thermostat is programmable, this can be done automatically for various times during the day when you won’t be home for a few hours.
Keep any Appliances That Produce Heat Away from Your Thermostat
Keeping something like a lamp or another hot...more
4 Possible Reasons Your AC is Blowing Hot Air
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 accidentally set for heat. This happens to a lot of people. If this is the case, simply change it back to the cool mode and you’ll be ready to go.
Your Evaporator Coil is Dirty
So now you have checked your thermostat and hot air is still being blown from your air-conditioner. The reason might be your evaporator coil is dirty. This can be due to your air filter being dirty. If your air filter is dirty, this can keep the AC from cooling your house properly. The filter can be changed by you, but a professional will need to be the one to clean your evaporator...more
3 Signs You May Need to Replace Your Ductwork
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. Leaks that are in the ductwork let air that ought to be going to your home’s vents to get loose so that it’s not heating or cooling your home. When there isn’t a lot of air that’s going to the home from the HVAC system, your air conditioner or heater is going to have to run a lot longer. this means that you are going to have higher utility bills because you’re wasting energy.
If you’re noticing an unexplained spike in things like your electric, natural gas or some other utility bill related to your HVAC, you might think about checking your unit. But if your AC or furnace is properly working and you have maintained it, it might be that you need new ductwork.
8 Great Air Conditioner Brands to Help You Beat the Heat
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 incredibly dependable. With a variety of different models to choose from ranging from 14 SEER AC units to more than 20 SEER AC units, Franklin has something to fit everyone's needs. In addition to their wide selection, they also offer 10-year parts and labor warranty and a 10-year compressor warranty on all of their units.
Contact us at Boyd Brothers Services in Punta Gorda today to learn more about the Franklin AC units we offer and schedule your air conditioning installation service today!
Carrier has high-quality standards that both dealers and parts are held to. They use only the best...more
5 Florida Air Conditioning Maintenance Tips
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 your expensive equipment. That is why keeping your filter clean is very important. Now when you’re regularly using the air conditioner, the debris will gather on your filter, blocking it. Therefore, because your filter is not clean, the pump of your AC will find it hard to spread the air through your house.
2. Clean the Shrubs or Grass From Your Condenser
Your condenser is your AC’s main part, and you want to be sure that nothing is harming the condenser’s efficiency. Broken leaves, grass and shrubs can get into the unit and damage it. So make sure that you are clearing out the debris. This...more