3 Tips to Help Your Air Conditioner Last Longer

The last thing on any homeowner wants to do is buy a new air conditioning system. Modern Air & Refrigeration understands that this key component of your home needs to work for as long as possible and as efficient as possible. With this in mind, we have compiled a list of 3 key tips to help your air conditioner last longer. These actionable tips are basic and can be applied by any homeowner or business owner today! Keep Temperatures Consistent The first tip we have to help your air conditioner last longer lies in consistency. All else being equal, even with perfect upkeep, your air conditioner won’t last long if you frequently and constantly...

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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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HVAC Duct Replacements: Is it Time?

If you are on the fence on whether your home HVAC needs duct replacements or just a cleaning you’ve come to the right place. Your HVAC’s ducts are an out of sight and easily forgotten about component of your home’s air conditioning. Indeed, a number of homeowners are not aware of the signs of dirty or malfunctioning air conditioner ducts. We will go over the signs that you may have an issue and the recommended methods to alleviate the problem. HVAC Duct Replacements Signs The easiest sign to spot a system that might be in dire need of duct replacements is dust. This symptom usually manifests itself in worsening allergies, stuffy rooms, and dust...

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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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Why is My Air Conditioner Freezing Up?

Have you checked your air conditioner’s outdoor unit lately only to run into a frozen block of ice? This all too common problem of an air conditioner freezing up can be perplexing to any homeowner who may not be familiar with its causes. Unfortunately there is not one single source of an air conditioner freezing up. To help you track down the cause of your AC unit freezing up, Modern Air & Refrigeration of Sarasota has put together a list of the most common causes of this problem. The How The process of an air conditioner freezing up begins with the evaporator coils. They contain refrigerant which is used by your AC unit to...

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Is it Time to Upgrade to a Heat Pump?

Brrr! Winter weather is here! All around the Sarasota area heating systems are kicking in for the first time in months. This is a good time as any to explore heating options. Is that old furnace really the best way to warm your home or is time to invest in heat pump? Modern Air & Refrigeration is here to help. We have put together a handy guide for you on the pros and cons of a heat pump complete with an offer to help you manage costs for our budget wise homeowners. What is a Heat Pump? Let’s begin our heating and air journey with a definition of a heat pump. A modern-day heat...

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