Understanding Airflow in Your Home

October 1, 2019

Proper airflow within a home is crucial to ensure an even temperature throughout the house and to maintain optimum air quality. You can have too much of a good thing, though, which can actually increase your energy expenses when your system runs more often than necessary. Mechanical vs. Natural Ventilation When the team at in Hudson assesses your ventilation, we are concerned with two aspects: mechanical and natural. Natural ventilation encompasses the air that enters your home through seams, gaps, cracks and so forth. Some natural ventilation is expected, but too much can cause your system to be inefficient and...

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What to do About a Rusty Air Conditioner

September 23, 2019

Rust is a common issue on air conditioners that can affect the quality of the parts and shortens the life span of the appliance. Many homeowners encounter issues with their AC unit once rust forms. If you discover rust has formed on the parts, there are a few important steps to take to resolve the issue and keep your appliance operating well. 1. Inspect the Internal Components Hire a professional from a company like to perform a thorough inspection of the parts to ensure that all of the rust is uncovered. It’s important to be aware of which areas need...

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AC Dangers: What You Should Never Do

September 7, 2019

AC issues often develop when homeowners fail to provide a high level of care to the appliance each season. Problems tend to form due to damaged parts or overuse. If you want to avoid costly repairs or replacements, here are a few mistakes that you should avoid making. 1. Improperly Sized Systems AC systems that are improperly sized for the building can become a big issue down the road. Many homeowners make the mistake of installing a larger AC system thinking that it’ll cool the interior setting better than a smaller unit. Unfortunately, this will lead to insufficient power usage...

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The Best Way to Cool Older Homes

August 28, 2019

Older homes may offer more than their unique exterior looks. As long as the property is well-maintained, a decades-old house can be perfect to live inside. The age of the home, however, does create some concerns for people living there. You may wonder what’s the best way to cool an old house. Here are some ideas. Eliminate Drafts and Poor Insulation Older homes might not be the best insulated nor entirely energy-efficient. Cracks in windows or the frames, for example, could let cold air escape. If cold air doesn’t stay inside the property, then keeping temperatures controlled becomes difficult. Addressing...

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4 Steps to Take If Your AC Won’t Turn On

August 21, 2019

Air conditioners are designed to last an average of 10 years. While most systems have a high level of durability, issues can develop over time due to excess wear or a lack of maintenance. In a worst-case scenario, a system will suddenly cease operation. Here are a few steps to take if your AC won’t turn on. 1. Check the Air Filter Many people forget to replace their air filters, which can quickly become clogged during the warmer months of the year and lead to a lack of airflow. Make it a point to periodically check if it’s time to...

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The Dangers of Not Getting Your AC Repaired

August 14, 2019

Central air conditioning units, heat pumps, mini-splits, and other cooling units all need to be repaired from time to time. When homeowners fail to ensure these repairs in a timely manner, they will face all kinds of consequences. Below are a few of the most prominent. Persistent Loud Noises Issues with ACs frequently make loud noises, which can become irritating after a while. For example, loose parts will rattle, leaks in the ductwork will hiss and bad motors will continually squeal. Your unit might even develop a bad compressor where the pistons grind against each other. Inadequate or Uneven Cooling...

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How to Care for Your AC System

August 7, 2019

Your home’s cooling system needs attention throughout the year to ensure it continues to function correctly. If you neglect your AC system, you can expect to encounter issues over time. Here are a few tips to maintain your air conditioner to increase its operation and lifespan. 1. Keep the Coils Clean The AC coils are one of the main components of the system that allow the refrigerant to absorb heat and keep the interior setting cool. Dirt and grime can settle on the coils, which prevents as much heat from being absorbed and reduces the efficiency of the appliance. Make...

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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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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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