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My Air Conditioner and Salt Air

September 15, 2022
Air Conditioner Salt Air

Living by the ocean is lovely. However, salty air can be harsh on your air conditioner (AC). That’s why it’s important to be proactive.

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Is It Normal for My HVAC to Turn On and Off?

August 31, 2022
opening the lid of the mini split HVAC unit

When your HVAC turns on and off in quick succession, this is called short cycling. This could cause serious harm to your unit if left unchecked. So, what should you do?

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Why It’s Important to Change Air Filters Regularly

September 27, 2017

Some aspects of home ownership are more fun than others. For example, while you may love picking out new floor tile for your bathroom, you probably think changing the air conditioning filter on a regular basis seems a little mundane, right? While it can be easy to overlook or put off this task, it’s very important to change…

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Your AC Compressor: The Heart of Your AC System and How it Works

June 21, 2016

Just like your heart circulates oxygen-rich blood through your body while removing carbon dioxide waste, the compressor is the heart of your air conditioning system. Like your heart, it plays a central and critical role: In the cooling process, the compressor serves as the middle man between the evaporator inside your home and the condenser…

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AC Tips for Snowbirds: Get Up & Running

January 20, 2016

With the start of the New Year comes the official start of high season in the Naples, Fort Myers, and Cape Coral area. From January until early April, Southwest Florida sees their population spike up to three times the number of the off-season population. Many winter “snowbirds” own homes that sit vacant during the hottest summer…

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Expensive AC Repairs: Is it Better to Repair or Replace?

November 20, 2015

Some air conditioning repairs are more expensive than others, and often, a new system is the better way to go, both in terms of costs of future repairs and energy efficiency savings. In this blog, we explain the most expensive types of AC repairs and what you need to consider. What if… You are told…

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Answers to Our Most Common Customer Questions

November 4, 2015

When you live in the Naples, Ft Myers or Cape Coral area of Florida, you quickly learn that air conditioning is not a “luxury,” but a necessity, because without it, your quality of life quickly suffers. Certified Heating & Cooling has years of experience and we see many of the same questions over and over…

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Time to Upgrade your A/C? How the ENERGY STAR Label Can Help

October 9, 2015

The average homeowner spends about $875 per year on heating and cooling, and replacing an air conditioning unit that is more than 12 years old with an ENERGY STAR certified model could cut your cooling cost by 30%. In warm climates like Naples, Bonita Springs or Ft. Myers Florida, living with an old, inefficient central…

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Why Is My AC Unit Hissing and Bubbling?

March 30, 2015

Picture the relentless summer sun beating down on your house while the humidity hangs in the air and the temperature outside continues to skyrocket. That’s when you hear it: a bubbling or hissing sound coming from your air conditioner. It’s every Floridian’s worst nightmare. With a sinking feeling, you realize that your central AC unit…

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