AA Service and Repair-North Florida AC Blog: Archive for January, 2017

How Clean Is Your Bathroom, and Why Do We Care?

Monday, January 23rd, 2017

how-clean-is-your-bathroomWith temperatures in the area cooling down to the point that we can begin to turn off our air conditioning systems, now is the perfect time to turn your attention to another important component of your home comfort—your plumbing system. Particularly, your bathroom plumbing—is it in good shape? Are you having it maintained to limit your Jacksonville, FL plumbing repair needs?

In addition to having your plumbing professionally maintained on a routine basis, it’s important that you remain vigilant and aware of how clean your bathroom plumbing is. Take a look around your showerhead. Do you see possible mold growth, or a buildup of lime scale? Check your toilet too—both inside the bowl and the tank, as well as around the base.

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Thermostat Batteries: An Often Neglected HVAC Component

Monday, January 16th, 2017

There are a number of components to your HVAC systems that you have very little interaction with. However, your thermostat is not one of them. This device controls your entire heating system or cooling system, and essentially serves as its “brain.” Therefore, you need your thermostat to function as it should.

This is why we suggest that you change the batteries in your thermostat on a yearly basis. The last thing you want to do is wake up to discover your HVAC system has failed, when the problem is as simple as dead batteries, which you may not have on hand.

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Caring for Your Garbage Disposal

Monday, January 9th, 2017

Your kitchen’s garbage disposal system is likely one of the most underappreciated components you have in your home. Most homeowners don’t think very much about it—until there is a problem with it. And of course, garbage disposal problems can be pretty frustrating since it makes it so convenient for you to cook and clean without concerning yourself about sink clogs. Caring for your garbage disposal in the right way is essential to ensuring that it operates as it should for the years to come.

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Are You Completing This Important HVAC Maintenance Task?

Monday, January 2nd, 2017

When it comes to caring for your heating and cooling system, you may not think you need to do much more than schedule annual maintenance (or biannual maintenance, if you have a heat pump.) While this service is imperative, there is one task that you can and should be doing on your own: changing the air filter.

Here in Jacksonville, we of course utilize our air conditioning systems more than our heaters. But, whichever you use and for however long you use it, they both come equipped with air filters to strain our dust and other contaminants from the air. This helps keep your blower motor and other important components free of debris, and also improves your indoor air quality.

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