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Comments Off on What to Expect From Professional Heat Pump Maintenance

To keep your system running smoothly, professional heat pump maintenance is a necessity. With proper annual maintenance of your heat pump, your system will last longer and operate more efficiently in your Naples, Florida home. Spring and fall are ideal times for heat pump maintenance in preparation for the hot summer or cold winter months. […]

Comments Off on Don’t Neglect Your Carbon Monoxide Alarms

There is much you can do around your Naples-area home that can help you to reduce bills. However, it is also important to invest in products and pay attention to tasks that are necessary because they can save lives. A carbon monoxide (CO) alarm is one of those products every home should have. In some […]

Comments Off on How to Identify Energy Waste in Your Home

The United States wastes more energy than any other country in the world. Some ways in which we waste energy are obvious, such as leaving appliances on when they are not being used. If we evaluate our activities we would be sure to find ways in which we can reduce or ideally eliminate energy waste […]

Comments Off on The Importance of Regular AC Maintenance in Florida

All air conditioning systems should be serviced annually to ensure optimum performance, but ignoring these needs in Florida could result in expensive repairs and a shorter system life. The generally high temperatures and humidity levels in areas such as Marco Island and Naples, mean residents have to rely on their air conditioners for almost the […]

Comments Off on Why You Should Consider Geothermal Heat Pumps

Maintaining comfortable indoor temperatures can be a real challenge in the hot and humid summers of Naples and Marco Island, Florida. At Accurate Comfort Services, Inc. we specialize in helping you find ways to beat the heat while keeping your utility bills at a manageable level. Geothermal heat pumps offer real benefits both for the […]

Comments Off on Sealing Leaky Ducts Will Lower Cooling Costs

According to the experts at the U.S. Department of Energy, sealing your home’s air ducts can have a significant effect not only on your monthly utility bills but also on the quality of your indoor air. At Accurate Comfort Services, Inc., we specialize in providing residents of Marco Island and Naples, Florida, with the most […]

Comments Off on Ductwork Design Is Key to Excellent HVAC Performance

Air ducts provide a pathway for air to flow through the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system and distribute conditioned air throughout the building. Clean air must flow over evaporator coils as part of the heat exchange process. If air ducts are not properly designed, installed or maintained, any energy efficiency gained by high-performance […]

Comments Off on Vital Keywords When Researching Indoor Air Quality Products

One of the largest risks to our health is from a source that is not often considered: poor indoor air quality (IAQ). However, pollutants and allergens circulating through your home’s air can cause a number of serious medical issues. As you explore the IAQ services and products available in Florida, you will undoubtedly run across […]

Comments Off on New Air Conditioner Installations – What to Choose and Why?

Are you struggling to keep up with air conditioning maintenance or tired of your home not getting cool enough during the heat of the summer? Naples has average July highs of 91 degrees with many days hotter than that. Don’t go through another summer without a new air conditioner tailored just to your home. Proper […]

Comments Off on Smarter, Greener HVAC Systems For Naples

Imagine being able to control your air conditioner or furnace while you are at work, shopping, or even on vacation? What if you wanted to program the temperature one way and your spouse wanted to have it another way? Take heart, there are now smarter, greener HVAC systems and comfort control units available today that you can set for […]

Comments Off on Accurate Comfort Services Receives 2015 Carrier President’s Award

Excellence in Customer Relations Accurate Comfort Services is honored to be the recipient of the prestigious 2015 Carrier President’s Award showcasing exceptional product application, industry leadership and excellent customer service. For over 40 years, Accurate Comfort Services has ensured 100 percent customer satisfaction, and a commitment to high quality installation, repair and maintenance of their […]

Comments Off on Plan Your Energy Audit Before Weatherizing Your Bonita Springs Home

Weatherization of your Bonita Springs home may seem like a good idea, but it is important to approach the task with some insight about your home’s usage patterns to ensure that your efforts will actually make a difference. Common steps such as sealing leaks and adding attic insulation are helpful, but taking these steps when […]

Comments Off on Air Cleaners vs. Air Purifiers – What is Best For My Marco Island Home?

As a homeowner, you may imagine that updating windows and doors would keep pollutants out, but the reality is, new construction materials may actually be increasing the level of pollutants in your home. oIn addition to careful areful management of your HVAC system, supplemental equipment such as an air purifier can greatly increase the healthy indoor air quality. […]

Comments Off on Entertaining in Naples Can Push The Limits on Heat Pumps

The holiday season may be icy elsewhere, but in Naples and on Marco Island, it’s the perfect time for pool parties with friends and family. When the temperature drops, you can turn on the pool heater and enjoy the luxury of year round swimming. With the good, comes the maintenance. Your heat pump will be […]

Comments Off on Looking to Upgrade Your Pool Heater? Here’s What You Need to Know

A mild winter climate makes it possible to keep your swimming pool open in Naples, FL, through even the coolest conditions. December and January temperatures can take your swimming pool water to temperatures that may be a little too chilly for comfort. If your pool heater isn’t quite meeting your needs you may want to […]

Comments Off on Fall Is a Perfect Time for an HVAC Tune Up

The HVAC system in your Florida home or business has just completed 5-6 months of unpaid overtime.  During these hot, sticky months, your HVAC has provided you with cool, dry air you need to keep comfortable and stay productive. Now that autumn has arrived, it’s time to be ensure that your HVAC will run effectively through the […]

Comments Off on Air Conditioning Tips for Bonita Springs Renters

People who rent apartments in South Florida are rarely called upon to evaluate their use of energy. What is surprising, is that while you are renting, you have an opportunity to lower your electric bills and stay even cooler during your beautiful vacation along with Gulf Coast. Bonita Springs renters,we have put together the following energy […]

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 Service 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 […]