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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Sarasota Winter Home Heating Safety Tips

Winter home heating comes with its own set of challenges. Unlike cooler air, heat has a tendency to encourage combustion when improperly used. The Centers for Disease Control estimate that on average 400 people die annually from unintentional carbon monoxide poisoning. A significant portion of these deaths occur during winter time from faulty home heating implementation. Modern Air & Refrigeration your local Sarasota HVAC experts has put together a set of tips for you to avoid winter home heating dangers such as carbon monoxide poisoning and fires. Winter Home Heating Safety: Carbon Monoxide Safety The two most prominent dangers to you and your home this winter will come in the form of fire and...

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Optimizing Your AC: Best Insulation Types

Your home’s HVAC unit is not an isolated system. It relies on several integral parts of your home in order to function at optimal levels. One of these systems is your home’s insulation. Insulation protects your home from heat loss or gains saving you as much as 35% or more in heating and cooling costs. Depending on your home’s construction, you may have one of the several insulation types that are common among residential homes. Faulty or old insulation may be one of the reasons why your electric bills might be climbing. Let’s explore your options when it comes to insulation and the right type for your home. Insulation Types: Loose Fill Let’s start...

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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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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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Signs you need a Furnace Replacement

There are few appliances more complicated in a home than a furnace. They are an essential piece of any home’s heating and air operation but remain a mystery to most homeowners. The good news is; they operate relatively trouble-free as long as they are properly maintained. But just when is it time to replace these quiet hard workers? Modern Air & Refrigeration has compiled an essential list of signs your home might be due for a furnace replacement. Furnace Replacement Timeline The furnace replacement period is typically between 15 to 20 years. This timeline is accurate whether your furnace was professionally maintained throughout its lifetime or left to its own devices. After 15 years...

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