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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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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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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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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