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Air Quality Testing is Necessary for Your Home

Posted by on Jul 17, 2019 in AC Service, Air Conditioning, News | Comments Off on Air Quality Testing is Necessary for Your Home

Air Quality Testing is Necessary for Your Home

Air Quality TestingAir quality testing is not a topic you often hear about inside the home. For most of us, the only time we concern ourselves with the quality of the air in our home is when we burn something cooking.

That nasty smell is not the only concern we should have about our air, however. Besides the workplace, home is where we spend most of our time. Low quality air in our home can lead to temporally, and in some cases, long term health problems.

So what can you do to improve the air quality in your home? Modern Air & Refrigeration has a handy guide on the steps you can take to protect you and your loved ones from the dangers of low quality air.

Common Indoor Air Pollutants

Air quality testing for homes typically looks for common household pollutants such as carbon monoxide, radon, asbestos, and more. Most of these pollutants are introduced into the home by the current or previous occupants. These pollutants appear depending on the age of your home in cases of building materials such as asbestos. Other pollutants such as mold and mildew can only be detected by eyesight most likely by the homeowner.

Homes with pets are also more likely to suffer from dander and droppings from pests that attach themselves to pets. Pesticides are another common source of pollutants. Most modern pesticides have natural, non-toxic alternatives that should be used inside the home instead.

Air Quality Testing Methods

Depending on the pollutant, air quality testing can be done by the homeowner using readily available testing kits. Volatile organic compounds such as formaldehyde can be detected by over the counter kits. Similarly, carbon monoxide alarms are invaluable throughout your home to protect against this dangerous pollutant.

The problem with detection methods for homeowners lies in the fact that you first have to suspect there is an issue to test for it. For most sufferers of poor indoor air quality, physical symptoms such as constant sneezing or runny noses are not easily associated with the air quality inside the home leading to months of discomfort before the issue is discovered and properly treated.

Air Quality Maintenance

So how can you as a homeowner accurately test and keep your indoor air quality up to the highest standards? The first step is in ensuring your air conditioning system is operating at its most optimal level. Your HVAC unit is the circulator of the air within your home. It’s the first line of defense against any pollutants that may plague your home. Barring that, a professional indoor air testing check is highly recommended. The Florida state government has a handy list of local providers you can contact to test your home.

Keep your indoor quality level after your air quality test. Call Modern Air and Refrigeration’s 24/7 line at (941) 404-7557 or send us a quick message for HVAC maintenance.

My AC Won’t Turn On

Posted by on Jul 15, 2019 in AC Service, Air Conditioning, HVAC, News, Tips | Comments Off on My AC Won’t Turn On

My AC Won’t Turn On

AC Won't Turn OnThe worst has happened; your AC won’t turn on. Where do you go from here? If you’re like most homeowners panic has fully set in. You’re scratching your head trying to find the phone number of the last reliable HVAC company you dealt with for a hurried phone call. But fear not. Put that phone down for now and check out Modern Air & Refrigeration’s troubleshooting tips for an air conditioning unit that won’t turn on. If these tips fail, you then reach out to a local trusted HVAC contractor for help.

AC Power Issues

This tip might seem obvious to some but not all. Check your circuit breaker for your AC’s section. Often the huge amounts of complicated electronics that consist of a central AC system don’t mesh well with an electric setup that might not be in tip-top shape. If this turns out to be why your AC won’t turn on great! It’s now time to call an electrician. Unless there were extenuating circumstances, such as a storm, a circuit breaker tripping might be an indicator of a more serious problem either with your HVAC system or the electric lines in your home. Either situation leaves you at risk of much more serious consequences than a hot or cold home from an unpowered AC unit.

Air Filter Woes

Your AC system comes with several built-in safety features to keep your air circulating in a safe and expedient manner inside your home. One of these features could be the reason why your AC won’t turn on. If your air filter is too clogged to allow the proper operation of your HVAC system, it may automatically turn off. A clogged air filter can lead to a host of problems ranging from a broken AC system to a fire in the most extreme of circumstances. Your air conditioner relies on this important component to keep not only your air clean but its own operations running smoothly as well.

The Thermostat Chronicles

The thermostat is the access point you most interact with when it comes to your AC system. Depending on the type of thermostat you have the breakdown in your AC’s operation could be here. Check to see if the lights are on if you have an electronic thermostat. If you have an older electromechanical thermostat, keep in mind that these need regular cleanings to operate properly. Check the batteries and power connection, again depending on your thermostat type, and make sure that they are properly connected.

Do you need a professional’s touch with figuring out why your AC won’t turn on? Call Modern Air and Refrigeration’s 24/7 line at (941) 404-7557 or send us a quick message for an immediate response.

Modern Air and Refrigeration Testimonials

Posted by on Jun 25, 2019 in Air Conditioning, Bradenton, News | Comments Off on Modern Air and Refrigeration Testimonials

Modern Air and Refrigeration Testimonials

testimonialsThe Modern Air and Refrigeration team is dedicated to providing the highest quality service to its clients. We were founded on values based on honesty, integrity and treating our clients like family. We have a selection of Modern Air and Refrigeration testimonials we have received over the years from clients like you point to the fact that we have been successful in adhering to those goals through our years of service. But don’t take our word for it check what some of our clients have to say about our services:

Modern Air and Refrigeration Google Testimonials – 4.8 out of 5 stars with 98 reviews!

“Jon did a semiannual service on our system. I found him to be knowledgeable, friendly, and efficient. He was able to correct some issues not handled by our previous provider. Service prices were fair. We will be continuing to use his company for our air conditioning needs.”

– Jenna J.

“Just wanted to take minute to tell you how I appreciate this company. My air quit on Saturday from the time I called Modern Air to the time it was fixed it was less then 3 hours. The technician Eric was polite and knowledgeable.” – Charlene V.

“John was helpful and professional.  He completed the job, explained to me what he had done, and it was all done in a very short period of time…. It was lovely to have such a good experience!” – Cathey B.

These and many other Google Testimonials for Modern Air & Refrigeration can be found here.

Modern Air and Refrigeration Facebook Testimonials – 4.3 out of 5 stars with 23 reviews.

“On time, very professional and pleasant technicians.” – John C.

“Love Love Love my new A/C unit!!!! Brett went above and beyond to accommodate us with our new install. The technicians were knowledgeable and were very professional and efficient. This wasn’t a drop in installation, but it came out beautiful. I now have an honest A/C company that I will be using again in the future!!!!” – Debbie G.

“The agent who came to my house was knowledgeable, an excellent teacher proficient and fast. Rates were fare. I would definitely recommend them again” – Victor F.

These and many other Facebook Testimonials for Modern Air & Refrigeration can be found here.

Modern Air and Refrigeration Angie’s List Testimonials

“Daryl was professional, very knowledgeable and was genuinely concerned regarding the condition of my AC unit. He thoroughly performed a maintenance check and service. Thank you.” – Annual Service

“Excellent. Mike M 32423 is the best technician. Very thorough and explains everything” – Routine Maintenance

“Excellent company. I have a yearly contract with them and will continue to do that. Very professional, prompt and reasonable. Definitely would recommend.” – Regular Maintenance

These and many other Angie’s List Testimonials for Modern Air & Refrigeration can be found here.

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HVAC Service Technician Wanted!

Posted by on Jun 20, 2019 in AC Service, HVAC, News | Comments Off on HVAC Service Technician Wanted!

HVAC Service Technician Wanted!

HVAC service technicianAre you an HVAC service technician looking to join one of the fastest growing HVAC providers in Sarasota? Modern Air & Refrigeration is looking for an HVAC/R service technician to join our team of service superstars. We offer top wages and benefits to our employees with support and a clear path to achieve your maximum potential. Our team exists in the rarefied air, soaring among Eagles.

The Modern Air Difference

We know how to appreciate good employees. We provide numerous commission & bonus opportunities to make above average pay, on-call rotation every 4th week, year round work, company sponsored tool purchase/replacement program, continuing education programs and regular training, apprenticeship program, alternative insurance programs, group health insurance, retirement plan, vacation, paid holidays and a lot more. A Modern Air HVAC service technician is a happy technician.

HVAC Service Technician Expectations

We expect our HVAC service technician to be competent, attentive to details, and customer oriented. Our lead technician applicants must have a minimum of 5 years of light commercial air conditioning experience. Good record keeping and paperwork completion is a vital part of this job. Accountability is important to your success as a member of the Modern Air & Refrigeration team. We are dealers for Trane, York, Carrier, Manitowoc, True and Hoshizaki brands. We are warranty service providers for these and many more.

HVAC Service Technician Qualifications

As a Modern Air & Refrigeration HVAC service technician, you will be expected to conform to our strict Drug-Free Workplace policy. Benefits become active after a 90-day probationary period. NATE certification is not required but would be helpful. We have great opportunities for advancement as we continue to grow. We pay based upon talent, ability and verifiable experience to ensure fair compensation.

Are you ready to apply to be a Modern Air & Refrigeration HVAC service technician? Check out our current open positions here. Feel free to give us a call at (941) 727-0330 or send us a quick message here as well.

Bradenton Commercial Ice Machine Service

Posted by on Jun 17, 2019 in Bradenton, Ice Machine, News | Comments Off on Bradenton Commercial Ice Machine Service

Bradenton Commercial Ice Machine Service

Bradenton commercial ice machineModern Air and Refrigeration has been the go-to Bradenton ice machine service provider for 17 years! Our experience with installing, servicing, and managing ice machines extends from commercial needs of all types to unique one-time requirements. Modern Air prides itself in providing not only on-time solutions to your ice machine needs but to doing so using efficient, top of the line solutions.

Bradenton Commercial Ice Machine Subscription Service

Modern Air & Refrigeration offers a one-of-kind Bradenton commercial ice machine service that goes above and beyond for any of our members. We offer our subscription service on both long term and short term month to month formats giving your business more options on keeping your ice machine running smoothly. Subscription includes installation, repairs, and regular maintenance. Our goal is to keep your focus on your business and not on any unnecessary equipment problems. We know how important ice is to you so we guaranteed service within six hours or we’ll bring the ice to you!

Commercial Ice Machine Maintenance

Your Bradenton commercial ice machine deservers the best care possible. With this in mind, Modern Air has a specific program to keep your machine humming along. Our maintenance program includes a Max Clean Service once yearly, as well as a Maintenance Clean Service every three months. The Maintenance Clean Service includes a written report to keep you apprised of your ice machine’s performance and needs. Recommendations include repairs, water filter replacements and others. We offer discounts to get any service recommendation done as soon as possible.

Bradenton Commercial Ice Machine Sales

In our drive to continually provide with the best Bradenton commercial ice machine service, we offer the top-of-the-line Hoshizaki ice machines. We are a factory authorized Hoshizaki Dealer and a Hoshizaki Certified Service Representative (HCSR). Our technicians are factory trained and certified for warranty repairs as well. We service and repair all brands of commercial and industrial ice machines and are trained and warranty authorized for all popular brands. We stock parts for most any brand or problem.

Do you need commercial ice machine service in Bradenton or the surrounding area? Call Modern Air and Refrigeration directly at (941) 727-0330 or send us a quick message here.