Frequently Asked Questions

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HVAC is short for Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning. HVAC is most often used to depict the whole heating and cooling system consisting of the duct work, air filters, humidification controls, and registers.

The most important part of HVAC maintenance is maintaining unrestricted air flows. Dust, dirt, and debris are an HVAC system’s worst enemies. Whether it’s an indoor or outdoor unit, you must keep all filters clean and heat ex changers and coils free of particle restrictions.

We recommend that your heating and cooling system be checked and serviced twice a year; ideally a spring and autumn tune-up (Ask About Our Eskimo Joe Club).  Also we recommend that you change your filter regularly, depending on the type of filter you have. This alone can eliminate many of the most common problems that need fixing and can significantly reduce the likelihood of a serious breakdown.

Locate the label on the outer surface of the equipment for a manufacture date. If the equipment is less than five years old it may have a warranty, but also may not based on the model. Warranty terms and conditions change by manufacturer and the installing company.

Regular filter replacement helps your heating and cooling system operate at peak levels and improves indoor air quality. It is important to change filters regularly to ensure proper air flow and to keep your home free from dust, allergens and germs. Depending on the type of filter you have, you may require weekly or monthly filter replacements. Your Tallahassee Air Conditioning service or installation technician will recommend the ideal filters and replacement schedules for your unit(s).

Yes. Loud heating and cooling equipment contribute to sound pollution. Although no financial savings are tied to lower sound levels, the sound rating of a cooling system can have a considerable effect on comfort and enjoyment of your home. The sound level of an air conditioner or heat pump depends on a variety of factors, such as the age and make of the unit, and whether the compressor is insulated or not can contribute to the amount of noise it makes.

To stay comfortable and save money this summer, the U.S. Department of Energy recommends setting your thermostat to 78 degrees F (26 degrees C) when you are home.

Your HVAC system is composed of intricate parts that can easily be damaged when handled by someone without proper knowledge or training in air conditioning or heating unit repairs and other services. If your air conditioner or furnace is not turning on or performing the way it should, know that you can count on the services of our team 24/7. We can come to your location right away and provide you with reliable repairs. Whether it’s just a simple issue or a complex system failure, we are ready to tackle any of your needs. For our Tallahassee AC company, helping you is never an inconvenience.

The average lifespan of your air conditioning and heating system is around 10 to 15 years. Beyond that, you may experience frequent breakdowns or issues with your equipment. If you want your system to last for a long time, make sure to have it regularly inspected and maintained by our Tallahassee AC company. Eskimo Joe and our team of NATE-certified technicians know what to look for and can detect certain problems in your air conditioner or furnace that you may not even be aware of before it becomes catastrophic. With our maintenance services, you can enjoy a top performing HVAC system longer than its life expectancy.

Bigger isn’t always better; its performance and efficiency that count. Before purchasing a replacement system you should always make sure your system is sized properly to match your needs and budget. Your Tallahassee Air Conditioning & Electrical Expert will thoroughly assess your home and comfort requirements to determine the proper size and make the appropriate recommendation.

A few quick tips:

  • Clean and replace your filters frequently.
  • Your system will heat and cool more evenly when the blower is in the “on” position. The blower provides constant air movement throughout the home, and allows for better filtration.
  • Install shades, drapes, shutters, or screens on windows that are exposed to extreme sunlight to keep room temperatures at moderate levels.

You may have tried to cover up indoor odors by spraying air fresheners or lighting candles. Unfortunately, these tactics only mask the odors, they don’t get rid of them. These remedies may in fact negatively affect indoor air quality from chemicals that cause allergic reactions or eye irritation for homeowners.

Bacteria, dust mites, animal dander, cat saliva and mold may also be roots of your home’s odor problem. One method to purify the air is integrating germicidal (UV) lights in your home, which helps kill odors and inhibit the growth of biological contaminants, sterilizing surfaces in the HVAC system. They also purify the air, preventing the growth of contaminants. The UV lights are installed to work with your home comfort system.

Sometimes poor ventilation contributes to unpleasant odors. Moisture condensation on walls windows and stagnate air are signs of poor ventilation. One of Tallahassee Air Conditioning & Electrical Qualified Service Technicians can inspect your home comfort system to determine if this is an issue that should be addressed. The technician can also inform you how to solve the ventilation system’s ability to correctly circulate and ventilate indoor air.

Every person and every home entails a different comfort need. The threshold of irritancy and triggers that affect people’s health and comfort combine to determine the proper solutions. High threshold levels may require simple solutions like a better air filter. Low threshold levels may require an air purification system for the reduction of triggers and irritants. With a Home Health Report Card, Service Experts can help you decide which indoor air improvement products are right for you.

According to studies created by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, exposure to air pollutants indoors can be 100 times higher than outdoors. Frequent dusting and vacuuming can help reduce the amount of dust and dust mites present in your home. However, not all airborne particles can be eliminated. Filtration devices can help eliminate particles that are too small to be caught by a vacuum. Some filtration devices include UV light units, air filters, energy recovery ventilators (ERVs), heat recovery ventilators (HRVs) and electronic air cleaners. A Home Health Report Card from Service Experts will provide the information about which indoor air improvement devices are right for you. To receive a Home Health Report Card and personal air quality consultation Call the Experts at (850) 702-5550.

Getting a bigger air conditioning or heating unit for a large space is not always the rule of thumb. The size of your HVAC system will depend on the comfort needs of the space that you want to install. Is the space going to be occupied by plenty of people? Will it be used throughout the day or just a certain number of hours? These questions and more are just some of the factors that we have to consider in determining the correct size of HVAC system for your property. Eskimo Joe and our team are more than happy to lend a helping hand in selecting the right size of HVAC that you need. Just give us a call and we can discuss with you the different options that you have.

The HVAC technology has come a long way and there are now a wide range of comfort solutions that you can choose from if you are looking for a new installation for your home or commercial property. The type of air conditioning and heating system that you should get will depend on your preference as well as the comfort needs of the space that you want the system installed. To give you an idea of your different options, let Eskimo Joe help you. Our Tallahassee AC company is a proud carrier of the most reliable and trusted HVAC brands in the country and they are all backed by warranties and guarantees for your peace of mind.

It is important to have your air filter replaced regularly. Depending on the type of filter that your HVAC system requires, you should replace it either on a monthly basis or every three months. Replacing your air filter can have a huge contribution to the efficiency of your system. It can improve the unit’s air flow as well as the overall quality of your indoor air. Tallahassee Air Conditioning and Electrical, LLC can show you how to replace your filter or we can replace the filter ourselves for you. We are available 24/7 and ready to do whatever it takes to keep you cool and comfortable all year round.