Comparing HVAC and AC Units

June 21, 2019

At Mario’s Air Conditioning & Heating, we know the importance of a good air conditioning system. In the Florida sun, the heat and humidity can quickly become unbearable if an AC system isn’t working properly. Having a malfunctioning HVAC system is just as bad. However, that doesn’t mean the two different types of systems are the same. If you’re a property owner, it’s important to know the distinctions between AC and HVAC. The Importance of Air Conditioning Florida residents rely on air conditioning to keep their homes at a comfortable temperature and to minimize humidity. Depending on the size of...

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How to Find the Perfect HVAC System

June 14, 2019

Your home’s HVAC system is all that stands between you and the summer sun or winter freeze. That’s why you should do everything you can to ensure that you have the right system in place to handle your heating and cooling needs. During your search for the perfect HVAC system, there are three main things that you will need to consider. Furnace To keep your home warm during those chilly months, you will need a furnace. Generally, it is better to install a modern system instead of an old one. New units tend to be much more energy efficient. While...

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5 HVAC System Sounds You Don’t Want to Hear

June 7, 2019

Any heating and air conditioning unit makes noise. However, some sounds are more welcome than others. The following are five noises that no home or business owner wants to hear. 1. Rattling Rattling noises can be due to a number of things. The ball bearings on the motor may be going bad, or a component may have come loose. Out-of-balance parts are more likely to create a clanking noise. If a part is disconnected entirely, it will make a banging noise, at which point one should turn the HVAC unit off immediately and call a technician. 2. Grinding If you...

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3 Reasons to Finance Your Cooling System

June 1, 2019

We rely on our air conditioners to keep us cool during the long summers in Hudson, FL, but they don’t last forever. If your AC is on its last legs, it may sound cheaper to repair it than to buy a new one. However, this could end up costing you more money in the long run. Instead of putting yourself in a situation where you spend money on repairs only to have your AC die in a crisis situation, consider the better alternative, which is financing a new cooling system. Here are three of the many advantages of financing your...

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Tame the Static Electricity in Your Home

May 31, 2019

If you received a static electricity shock the last time you kissed your loved one goodbye, you might hesitate a bit before doing it again. Those zings can really hurt! Fortunately, there are steps you can take to get the static level in your home under control. Why Shocks Happen Static electricity is a problem in the winter because cold air is usually dry. It simply doesn’t retain moisture well. Both outdoor and indoor air can be affected. In a dry environment, free electrons become a problem. The air is full of them, and they can cling to you as...

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What You Can Expect During an HVAC Repair

May 21, 2019

New homeowners will eventually find themselves scheduling their very first HVAC repairs. You may not know what to expect, so with that in mind, let us explore a usual scenario. Getting to Know You provides HVAC services to homes throughout Hudson and the surrounding areas. When meeting customers for the first time, it’s usual practice to show identification, licensing and proof of insurance. The technician will then listen to the homeowner describe the problem, which may be particularly important if the issue is not obvious. Inspection Your technician will then inspect the system. Don’t be surprised if the technician inspects...

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How to Improve Indoor Air Quality

May 14, 2019

Indoor air quality can be negatively impacted by fragrances, smoke, dust, and dirt tracked inside the house. Breathing clean, fresh air inside the home helps you stay healthier and keeps you in a better state of mind. Three things you can do to improve indoor air quality are having your ducts cleaned, cleaning the floors frequently and banning smoking inside the house. Have Your Ducts Cleaned Your ducts should be cleaned every 3-5 years to maintain great indoor air quality. Even though the duct system has filters, dust and other pollutants seep into the ducts over time. Fragrances, smoke and...

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3 Important Benefits of Indoor Air Quality During Allergy Season

May 7, 2019

The quality of the air in your home has a number of effects on your health. If your HVAC system is not working properly, it can create conditions that lead to medical problems. Your air quality also affects your home in other ways. Here are just three reasons why maintaining good air quality is important, especially during allergy season. 1. Reduce Dust Mites and Other Allergens By maintaining the air quality in your home with an energy-efficient HVAC system, you can keep down the dust mites and allergens that make their way into your home. It’s also important to replace...

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Is Your Home Being Unevenly Cooled?

May 1, 2019

If your home isn’t cooling evenly, has a variety of ideas that you can try in order to fix the problem. An unevenly cooled home can create an uncomfortable situation and cause your summer energy bills to be higher than they need to be. Sometimes, the cause of the problem needs to fixed by a professional, but many issues can be resolved independently with a few easy tips. Clear Your Vents Having large pieces of furniture in front of your vents can reduce the airflow and prevent cool air from entering certain rooms of the house. Making sure that none...

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Everything You Need to Know About an HVAC System

April 30, 2019

People often use the term “HVAC system” to describe a multipurpose system that does a variety of heating, ventilation and air conditioning tasks. However, people usually don’t know much about what they get when they install a new HVAC system. An HVAC system from Mario’s AC can include the following parts. Heating Elements The type of heating element used in your HVAC system will often depend on your preference. It may involve a furnace, boiler or radiator. HVAC systems can use ductwork to send warm air throughout the house or a pipe system to transmit warmed fluid everywhere. Ventilation Components...

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