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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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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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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