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Comments Off on Steps to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality in Naples

If your household is like many in the nation, you and your family members may be breathing dirty indoor air. The air inside your home can be much more polluted than the air outside. In fact, the Environmental Protection Agency reports that indoor air can be up to 200 times more contaminated than outdoor air. […]

Comments Off on Go-Green Ways to Save HVAC Energy Use in Naples

Now is the time to get your home cooling system ready for the hot season, before Naples’ summer heat strikes. First, you can start the summer and save a bundle by scheduling a home performance evaluation. For extra savings, here are three go-green, reliable tips for cutting down on your monthly energy bill: Use Trees to Shade […]

Comments Off on Explore Your Options Before Replacing Your HVAC

If your AC unit is more than 10 years old, you may be reaching the point of replacing your HVAC system. Today’s HVAC systems are much more energy efficient and have dozens of options, including geothermal and hybrid systems to choose from.  To ensure a great fit for your home and budget, be sure to explore your options. HVAC System […]

Comments Off on Preventive HVAC Maintenance on Marco Island

You wouldn’t take a long road trip without making sure your car is in top shape, and your HVAC should get the same treatment. Just like you wouldn’t want to break down in the middle of nowhere or run out of gas, you also don’t want your HVAC to stop working on the hottest day of the year […]

Comments Off on What is NATE Certification and Why it Matters

Ever wonder why your air conditioning and heating company makes such a big deal about having NATE certified technicians? Read on to find out just what NATE is and why it actually matters to you, your family, and your home. What is NATE? NATE stands for North American Technician Excellence and is an independent organization run […]

Comments Off on Spring Cleaning and HVAC Maintenance in Bonita Springs

Warm weather has arrived in Bonita Springs and it is time to freshen up your home and flush out the stale, winter air.  Take a tip from the indoor air quality professionals at Accurate Comfort Services and enjoy a healthy, beautiful Gulf Coast Spring. Store Seasonal Items Once you’ve decided which seasonal items to keep, it’s […]

Comments Off on Fight the Sneeze with Proper Air Filter Maintenance

Did you know that the air inside your home contains millions of small particles that include pollen, dust, pet dander and other pollutants? These indoor air pollutants have the ability to trigger sniffling, sneezing and other types of asthmatic symptoms. Fight off these symptoms with proper air filter maintenance. Air Filters and the Air You […]

Comments Off on 4 Ways to Improve Indoor Air Quality

A warm home on a cold winter evening is a great thing. What’s even better? A warm home filled with clean, comfortable, quality air that is healthy for you. The following is a look at four ways you can improve your indoor air quality. Go Green With Potted Plants Adding plants to your home can […]

Comments Off on Carbon Monoxide Alarms Deliver Peace of Mind

Installing a Carbon Monoxide alarm will give you peace of mind instead of having to worry about carbon monoxide poisoning in the home. Carbon monoxide is known as the silent killer. It doesn’t have a scent and cannot be seen, tasted or heard. Unfortunately, it sneaks up on its victims and can take a life […]

Comments Off on Go Green with a Geothermal Heat Pump

For most people in the Marco Island, FL, area, the biggest chunk of their monthly electric bill goes toward keeping their homes cool with their air conditioners. However, there is a greener option to cool your home that could slash your energy costs and help the environment at the same time. By having a geothermal […]

Comments Off on Spring is Around the Corner – Schedule Your Now

Summer is still a few months away, but it’s not too early to think about having your cooling equipment inspected. Many homeowners suffer from high energy bills and uncomfortable homes during hot weather without realizing that a little bit of preventive care could improve their circumstances. You can get ahead of the weather by scheduling […]

Comments Off on Commercial HVAC Options for Naples Business Owners

Whether you operate a large company or a small business, managing your facility is critical for a safe work environment for your employees and clients. When it comes to commercial HVAC systems in Southeast Florida, your business may be profitable or not based on the overall consistent comfort level of your facility. If you are planning your Spring facilities […]

Comments Off on Bonita Springs HVAC Energy Saving Tips for Homeowners

South Florida heating and cooling can account for as much as 40 percent of your household energy bill. Any improvements made to your Bonita Springs HVAC, heat pump, air conditioning or ventilation systems can significantly decrease monthly energy use and take a bite out of your utility bills.  When it comes to energy-saving strategies that have […]

Comments Off on How Does Your Home Stack Up? Schedule an Energy Audit

A high energy bill can create a lot of stress for a household that operates with a tight budget. However, many homeowners are unaware of inefficient energy usage because of consistent bills over time. Consistency isn’t an automatic indication of good home performance, and an energy audit could provide some eye-opening information about your structure. […]

Comments Off on Why Is Low Humidity A Problem

As a resident of a normally humid area, you may be surprised to discover that low levels of indoor humidity can be a problem. The ideal relative humidity, or RH, in your home is between 30 and 50 percent, and moving outside of that range can lead to problems at different times of the year. […]

Comments Off on HVAC Sounds May Signal Trouble

If you are noticing unusual sounds from your HVAC system, you may wonder whether heating or AC repair services are warranted. While this may be the case, some early diagnostics may save you the trouble and expense of calling an HVAC contractor. In some cases, new sounds can be identified and corrected on your own. […]

Comments Off on The Difference Between Water-Sourced and Air-Sourced Heat Pumps

Heat pumps are an energy-efficient alternative to air conditioners and furnaces. These HVAC appliances use electricity to transfer heat from a cool space to a warm one and make the warm space warmer and the cool space cooler. During the summer months, heat pumps transfer heat from the home to the outdoors. During the winter […]

Comments Off on Is There a Way to Measure Home Humidity?

A measurement for humidity provides information about the amount of moisture or water vapor in your home. Too much or too little humidity can create a variety of problems for your family and home. Everyday activities such as bathing, laundry, cooking and cleaning also contribute to your home’s humidity. You can do a visual inspection […]

Comments Off on How and When to Clean Evaporator Coils

Your HVAC equipment’s evaporator coils are central to the operation of the unit. As you run your air conditioner during the cooling season, dirt and grime build up on the coils. Removing the build-up from the coils is essential for keeping your AC unit well maintained. However, you can take measures to prevent the dirt […]

Comments Off on What is an Air Handling Unit?

Air handling units are part of a residential or commercial heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system. A residential or commercial Air Handling Unit (AHU) will condition and deliver the heated or cooled air into the air duct system so that it can be distributed throughout the home or building. The air handler may also […]

Comments Off on How Much Electricity Does My HVAC System Use?

Electrical consumption for heating and cooling systems varies from region to region and even from home to home. In sunny Florida, air conditioning is one of the biggest expenditures, accounting for around 27 percent of the average annual electricity bill, according to the Energy Information Administration (EIA). Most Florida households have heating systems too, around […]

Comments Off on Keep Changing Your Air Filters this Season

How often air filters should be changed is one of the most common questions that our HVAC technicians receive. Air filters are one of the most important parts of a heating and air conditioning system. Not only do they affect the system’s performance, but they also have a direct impact on the indoor air quality […]

Comments Off on Everyday Household Products that Degrade Indoor Air Quality

Indoor air pollution may seem like an unusual problem for the home environment, but the reality is that many of the advances in the construction industry have set the stage for polluted air issues in residences. Tight sealing can enhance a home’s energy performance greatly, but this can also reduce the influx of fresh air […]

Comments Off on How and Why Geothermal Energy Works

As the year’s end approaches, it’s a great time to think about making the most of federal energy tax credits through an HVAC upgrade. Heat pumps are excellent options for Florida residents, providing energy efficiency while keeping the amount of equipment in the home to a minimum. However, you may also want to consider the […]

Comments Off on Higher Energy Bills Could Mean Air Leaks

If your utility bill has been on the increase without a corresponding rate change or a significant change in how you set the thermostat, then air leaks could be to blame for your money leaks, too. Air leaks can happen throughout the home, but are most predominant around door and window frames, outlets, vents, and […]

Comments Off on Traveling for the Holidays? How to Prepare Your Home

Many Marco Island, FL, homeowners engage in holiday travel sometime between Thanksgiving and the New Year’s Day holidays. Before taking a trip, there is always plenty to do. From putting a hold on deliveries to packing and cleaning out the refrigerator, your to-do list could be several pages long. While preparing your home for holiday […]

Comments Off on It’s Time to Have Your HVAC System Cleaned!

The cool, crisp air of fall has arrived, which means now is the time to get your home ready for the upcoming cooler weather. When making that fall chores list, don’t forget to include an HVAC system cleaning. Heater cleaning and maintenance help to ensure that the heating system will be ready to perform when […]

Comments Off on What to Do About Rising Energy Bills

When rising energy bills have you searching for ways to reduce your home’s energy consumption, strategies that make your home easier to keep cool or warm are typically the most effective. Heating and cooling accounts for around 47 percent of the energy usage in the average American home, according to a report from the Energy […]

Comments Off on Why Energy Efficiency and Home Comfort Go Hand-in-Hand

The relationship between energy efficiency and home comfort is important. Many families decide to sacrifice comfort in order to reduce energy usage. Some look for alternative heating and cooling options during the winter and summer months. Some turn off central heating and cooling equipment to curb costs. While extreme measures may lead to some savings, […]

Comments Off on Best HVAC Features to Make Sure Your System Has

Appliances don’t last forever. The life expectancy of a HVAC system is anywhere from 15 to 20 years depending on how well you take care of your unit. When the inevitable happens, it’s time to replace it. Use this opportunity to invest in a HVAC system that is energy-efficient and offers the best features for […]

Comments Off on How to Prepare Your Rooftop Unit for Cooler Weather

HVAC rooftop units are often found on the roofs of malls, office buildings, retail stores and more. These are the workhorses that keep clients and employees comfortable. They also take a lot of wear from Mother Nature. Like any other HVAC unit, a rooftop unit needs to be maintained for year-round comfort. Having your rooftop […]

Comments Off on Is My HVAC System’s Efficiency Affected by Indoor Air Quality?

Studies by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have found that Americans now spend up to 90 percent of their time indoors, making it important to ensure that the air that you breathe at work and at home is clean and healthy. Improved construction methods and better insulation have made it more affordable to maintain homes […]

Comments Off on No Central Heating? How to Choose Between Portable and Ductless Heaters

Brrr! You don’t have to sit in your home shivering throughout the winter months if you don’t have central heating installed in your home. With recent advancements in technology and energy efficiency, there are more choices than ever before in ways to stay warm in your home. From portable heaters to ductless heating systems, we’ll […]

Comments Off on What’s the Difference Between Copper and Aluminum Evaporator Coils?

The evaporator unit of AC systems and heat pump HVAC systems is the indoor component and is located next to the air handler. As residential air conditioning became more popular during the 1970s and 1980s, equipment manufacturers began to seek out less expensive and faster ways of producing coils. The material of which the coils […]

Comments Off on Which Is the Best Investment – High Efficiency or Geothermal Heat Pump

If you’re on the hunt for the HVAC system that will give you the greatest return on your investment, a geothermal heat pump is likely your best option. A high efficiency air-source heat pump comes in at a close second. According to studies conducted by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), heat pumps are currently the […]

Comments Off on What is the Difference Between Heat Recovery and Energy Recovery Ventilators

Ventilation is important for keeping your indoor air supply healthy and fresh. Although home sealing has made it possible to enhance energy efficiency in a residence by limiting energy loss, it has also led to the retention of pollutants in tightly-sealed structures. From laundry products to cooking sprays, particulates infiltrate your air stream and mingle […]

Comments Off on Improve Air Flow in Your Home

Stagnant, stale air in your home is not just uncomfortable, but it can make it difficult to rest and relax due to bad odors and poor air quality. Fortunately, your home does not have to stay this way. With this expert guidance from our heating, ventilation and air conditioning service technicians at Accurate Comfort Services […]

Comments Off on What to Consider When Installing Commercial HVAC Systems

Commercial AC installation requires the careful consideration of many factors. Not only does the commercial space need to have the proper load calculations for proper airflow and efficiency, the air duct design needs to be properly structured and appropriate for the HVAC system. This includes proper locations for the return and supply registers. Considerations for […]

Comments Off on Troubleshoot Air Conditioner Problems at Home

We at Accurate Comfort Services are available 24 hours a day for all your AC repairs. However, before you call for service, you may want to do a little AC troubleshooting on your system. This will help avoid unnecessary service calls and charges when there is really nothing wrong with your air conditioner. Why Won’t […]

Comments Off on Tips to Beat Florida’s Humidity

Whether you live in Marco Island, FL, or you are just visiting, you are certain to notice the high heat and humidity. In some cases, it could even threaten your health. Older adults and children are especially vulnerable to heat-related illnesses because their bodies are slower to release heat than younger adults and teenagers. If […]

Comments Off on 25 C Tax Credit Reminder: Upgrade Your HVAC System!

Time is running out to take advantage of the 25C federal tax credit program where you can receive up to $500 back in tax credits. If you wait too long, you may miss out on the savings. You only have until December 31, 2013 to purchase and have an energy efficient HVAC system installed in […]

Comments Off on Smartphone-Compatible Thermostat from Carrier

There are lots of occasions that would be perfect for a remote control thermostat. While this may have once seemed like a dream, the technology is in place to allow you that remote access to your home comfort controls today. WiFi capable equipment is the perfect option for the busy family or for the tech-savvy […]

Comments Off on My Air Conditioner Doesn’t Get My Home Cool Enough

When the air conditioner is running but the house just isn’t getting cold enough, it suggests that something is wrong somewhere in the cooling system. Whether the air conditioner cuts on and off frequently or there is only hot air blowing out of the air vents, the issue requires prompt attention from an experienced professional. […]

Comments Off on Buying Guide: Choose the Best HVAC System for Your Home

When it comes time to replace the HVAC system in your home, it is worth the time to do plenty of research to make sure you make the best possible choice. Because HVAC systems come in so many sizes, types and configurations, the decision process can be time consuming and confusing. This buying guide offers […]

Comments Off on Potted Plants That Clean Your Air

Many homeowners are looking for ways to cleanse and purify the indoor air. Ridding the indoor environment of toxins such as formaldehyde and benzene makes for better indoor air quality and a healthier home. According to a NASA research study, many types of indoor plants are more efficient than mechanical air purifiers at cleansing the […]

Comments Off on Freon Phase-Out: What Are My R-22 Replacement Options?

Was your air conditioner or heat pump manufactured prior to January 1, 2010? This is the point at which Freon was no longer permitted as a refrigerant in newly manufactured HVAC equipment. The change is part of a comprehensive approach to eliminating R-22 from use in appliances and systems due to its ozone-depleting qualities. While […]

Comments Off on How Much Are Geothermal Heat Pumps

Geothermal heat pumps use the earth’s natural heat as a source of heat in the winter and as a way to dispense heat from the indoors during the summer months. The moderate temperatures within the earth’s soil makes for an efficient and cost effective source of residential comfort systems. Over time, homeowners can achieve a […]

Comments Off on Home Performance Evaluation Equals Big Pay Offs

Are you tired of the guess and check approach to reducing your home’s energy costs. It may seem like your efforts are making minimal impact on your bills. You may even find that your bills climb in spite of your attempts to conserve. A home performance evaluation may provide you with more targeted solutions by […]

Comments Off on What Does A Programmable Thermostat Do?

Most people grew up with an old fashioned rotary thermostat or a levered unit. These old gadgets used liquid mercury that acted as a conductor between wires that signaled to the furnace or air conditioning system to cycle. Advancements in heating and cooling technology have lead to the development of programmable thermostats. These control units […]

Comments Off on Is My AC Warranty Still Good?

“How do I look up my AC warranty?” is one of the most common questions that our technicians receive calls for when a customer has concerns about the current state of his or her air conditioner unit. The short answer is that almost all manufacturers offer some type of basic warranty on their equipment. However, […]