Archive for December, 2011

Common AC Problems You Can Fix

Monday, December 19th, 2011

Here’s a secret from our air-conditioning technicians to you – there are some AC problems you can fix on your own. We trust that you don’t want to have to call a technician every time something stalls so we want to help you find a way to minimize cost and time by giving you a few tricks so when your air-conditioning unit breaks down at midnight, you can grab that wrench and confidently get to work!

Clogged Filters

This is one of the most common problems with an air-conditioning unit. Generally, you should change your filters every month. When a filter gets clogged with excessive dirt and debris, it often has a snowball effect on the rest of your unit. Once the air filter is clogged it leads to other parts of the unit not working properly, like the furnace. When the condenser fins in the furnace does not get air, the furnaces freezes up. (more…)

Reduce Dust Mites in Your Home

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

dust mites, jacksonville, flEvery home is susceptible to dust mites. They’re small, they’re disgusting, and they cause a discouraging number of health issues, including allergies and asthma. Chances are, your home is filled with them. There is no way around the production of dust mites, but you can reduce the population in your Jacksonville, Florida, home.

What are dust mites?

Dust mites are arachnids, members of the spider family. They live in our mattresses, carpets, curtains, and soft furnishings. They feed on our dead skin cells that we shed. They leave excrement-containing pathogens all over your home.

If you suffer from itchy eyes, runny nose, skin rash, sneezing, snoring, and/or wheezing then you might have dust mites to blame. On your bed alone, you may have 2 million dust mites with you. Starting to feel itchy all over? Don’t fret, there’s a few ways to minimize the growth and population of dust mites in your home. (more…)