How to Fix a Clogged AC Drain Line

Modern Air & Refrigeration celebrates the unsung heroes of your HVAC system. Today’s contestant comes to us in the form of your AC drain line. Your AC system is more than just a temperature regulator for your home. It also controls moisture levels by discharging excess water via the AC drain line. This is incredibly important here in our sunshine state otherwise known as the most humid state in the country. So just how does an AC drain line work? What happens when it gets clogged and how can you fix it? We will explore these topics in the following article. What is an AC Drain Line? Your HVAC system removes moisture from the...

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Thermostat Basics and Your HVAC System

The typical homeowner interacts with their HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) system by one small but crucial part of the system; the thermostat. Besides the basics of turning the temperature up or down, today’s thermostats can do so much more. Modern Air & Refrigeration of Sarasota has put together a handy guide on thermostat basics to help you understand the options and features you now have at your fingertips. Thermostats can save you a bundle on your heating and cooling costs with proper use. Thermostat Basics Let’s start with your AC’s thermostat basics and how it functions. There are two types of thermostats prevalent today. There are newer electronic thermostats, and older electromechanical...

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Hiring an HVAC Contractor: 3 Crucial Steps

Your heating and cooling system is a critical component of your home. It is an expensive investment you want to be done right and done right the first time. For these and a myriad of other reasons, homeowners experience strong feelings of trepidation when it comes to choosing an HVAC contractor. But never fear Modern Air & Refrigeration of Sarasota is here to help! We put together a list of 3 crucial steps you can’t afford to skip on your hunt for a reliable heating and cooling provider. Check HVAC Contractor Experience The first step of any HVAC contractor search for smart homeowners should be company experience checking. This is the time to check...

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Top 3 Air Conditioning Winter Energy Saving Tips

Winter is upon us! Those heating bills should be hitting the bank account right about now for most Sarasota residents. It’s time to fight back with Modern Air & Refrigeration’s top 3 air conditioning winter energy savings tips in 2018. Before we even get started we highly recommend you schedule an air condition tune-up to give these tips the best chance to succeed. Without a checkup, your HVAC might already be fighting against any improvements you try to reduce your heating and cooling costs. Winter Energy Saving Tip #1: Window Treatments It’s insulation time! Your windows are the most exposed areas of your home to the outside world. One of the first lines of...

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3 Easy Common AC Repair Tips

Modern Air & Refrigeration of Sarasota understands that sometimes calling in the pros is an expensive proposition. There are several steps you can take in your home or office to fix the most common types of AC problems before considering calling in the pros. Your Modern Air AC repair experts have put together a list of the top 3 easy common AC repair tips you can do yourself. Problem 1: AC’s not working Check your breaker! If your AC system is simply not responding or working the first place you should check is your circuit breaker. Your AC uses a significant portion of your home’s electricity and is among the first breakers most likely...

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Air Condition Preventative Maintenance Checklist

When was the last time you bought or fixed your air condition unit? Was it a pleasant experience? If you’re like us at Modern Air & Refrigeration Sarasota you would rather not spend thousands of dollars in repairs or replacements to your HVAC system anytime soon. That’s why we have put together a handy list of air condition preventative maintenance guide for you to apply to your system to keep it running smoothly, efficiently, and most importantly as long as possible. Air Condition Preventative Maintenance Saves you Money Air condition preventative maintenance is a key component of saving money on your heating and cooling costs but it has a multitude of other benefits as...

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