3 Ways to Lose Your HVAC Warranty

We rely on warranties to save us on hefty costs when things go wrong. Your HVAC system is no different. As a major cost, most HVAC systems come with a warranty for parts, repairs, faulty equipment, and others. Your HVAC warranty will vary depending on your manufacturer and the installing contractor. It behooves every owner to ensure that they are in compliance with their warranty requirements at all times in case any issues arise with their system. Modern Air & Refrigeration will outline today the top three pitfalls of an HVAC warranty. Failure to Register HVAC Warranty The last thing in your mind after finally getting that new AC is the paperwork required to...

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Air Sealing Your Home: Summer AC Preparations

Summer is just around the corner. And summer temperatures bring summer electric bills. Your AC system represents a significant percentage of that electric bill. Consequently one of the biggest causes of that ballooning bill is air leaks around your home. Air sealing is a critical component of reducing AC heating and cooling waste, especially in extreme temperatures. Modern Air and Refrigeration of Sarasota is here to help! We have gathered information on the consequences of air leaks, with remediation methods to help your air sealing efforts. The Effect of Air Leaks Heating and cooling can account to up to 54% of your energy consumption, depending on your home, air leaks may represent more than...

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3 Signs You Need a New AC Thermostat

Your AC thermostat is the part of your HVAC system that sees the most traffic. It’s the steering wheel to the car that is your AC system. It’s understandable then to extrapolate that if your thermostat is not functioning or functioning sub-optimally your car is in trouble. To a regular homeowner, non-obvious signs that a thermostat might be malfunctioning may go unnoticed. As a matter of fact, unless the thermostat is completely off most homeowners assume it’s working correctly. This is a common misconception. In this Modern Air & Refrigeration article, we will explore three most common signs that your AC thermostat might be in need of repairs or replacement. AC Thermostat Unresponsiveness The...

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Summer Air Conditioning Preparation

Your heating and cooling needs between winter and summer are different for not only you but your HVAC system as well. Proper summer air conditioning preparation will have your AC humming along without a hitch during the sweltering Florida summer. Modern Air & Refrigeration of Sarasota has put together a list of must-dos to prepare your home for the summer air. Our tips will save you money while prolonging your HVAC unit’s life. Fans are Your Friends Your first weapon in summer air conditioning preparation is going to be your fans. Check all fans around the house for proper operation after their long winter break from being used. Fans are essential to fighting the...

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3 Key Questions to Save Money on an Air Conditioning Estimate

The process of buying a new air conditioning unit for your home can be an arduous one fraught with a million things to check, and sometimes double check. Modern Air & Refrigeration believes the air conditioning estimate process should be a simple and straightforward affair. There are too many factors that go into choosing what air conditioner is going to be a good fit for your home and budget to cover in one article. But we’ve compiled a list of the crucial three questions you must ask your HVAC contractor to ensure you make a smart purchasing decision. Can Current Ductwork Be Used? A significant part of your home’s AC system is the ductwork....

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The AC Spring Cleaning Checklist

Spring is just around the corner and it’s time to start thinking about that favored yearly activity: spring cleaning. One thing that sneaks by most homeowners is AC spring cleaning. Your AC needs regular quarterly cleaning to maintain it in proper working order. But every year or so your HVAC unit needs a deep cleaning that can help it operate at optimal levels throughout the year. Modern Air & Refrigeration of Sarasota has a quick checklist for you to take into account this year for your AC spring cleaning. Cleaning Your AC Condenser Your HVAC condenser is a crucial but often overlooked component of your AC system. This importance makes it key that it...

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