How Often Should I Have My AC Coils Cleaned?

AC coils are a crucial component of air conditioners; they’re responsible for pushing hot air outside for your unit to produce cool, crisp air. It’s essential to keep the coils thoroughly cleaned to keep your unit operating at its best. Here, we discuss the importance of cleaning your AC coils and the most effective methods. Hopkins Air Conditioning has provided Palm Beach County residents with exceptional AC services since 1988. Ready to schedule AC maintenance with us? Call (561) 656-4870 or contact us online. Is Cleaning Your AC Coils Really Necessary? Yes, cleaning your AC coils is vital for your...

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How the Florida Climate Affects Your AC Unit

The weather outside your Florida home significantly affects how your HVAC system will run. On humid days, your system works harder to eliminate water vapor from the air. This puts extra stress on the system and can wear out your AC prematurely. When there’s excess humidity in your home’s air, your indoor space can feel warmer despite the thermostat temperature, and you may notice condensation on your windows. Treating your air conditioner properly and ensuring you have the right size system for your house can help improve its function and keep it running well. In this article, we’ll discuss how...

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Best Thermostat Settings for Florida Weather

As a Florida resident, you know the weather here can be pretty unpredictable. One day it’s hot and humid, and the next day it might be cool and breezy. So, how do you set your thermostat to keep your home comfortable all year? Read on to learn what energy experts recommend for the best thermostat settings in Florida. Factors That Influence Thermostat Settings There are several factors that impact how a homeowner should set their thermostat throughout the year. These include: The outdoor temperature: Of course, if it’s hot outside, you’ll want to set your thermostat to a cooler temperature....

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How Ductwork Affects HVAC Performance

Air ducts are an essential part of a conventional HVAC system, carrying the heated or cooled air throughout the home and into each room. A properly designed and installed duct system keeps the home comfortable while minimizing utility costs and energy losses. If the ductwork is poorly installed, it can have a huge impact on the performance of the HVAC system and the comfort of the home. How Do Air Ducts Work? An air conditioner, heat pump, or furnace draws in air from the return ducts using a large blower fan, and then the air is cooled or heated, depending...

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Boost Your Home’s Equity with HVAC Upgrades

People renovate their homes for all sorts of reasons. Additions, refurbishments, and restorations are just some of the ways homeowners increase space, avoid moving, and maximize property value. Did you know, though, that upgrading your HVAC system is also a terrific way to add valuable equity to your West Palm Beach home? Energy-efficient HVAC upgrades have up to an 85% return on investment. Only two other projects, complete kitchen renovations and kitchen upgrades, see a higher ROI. If you want to add value to your home by improving its heating and cooling system, though, it’s important to understand precisely which...

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Benefits of WiFi Thermostats

Without a thermostat, an HVAC system can’t operate as intended. Someone has to set the thermostat, so the furnace or air conditioning does its magic. However, it isn’t magic that runs things. Basic Science and engineering allow all the components to work well together. Today, homeowners can take advantage of many incredible innovations in HVAC systems. Among those innovations is the arrival of the Wi-Fi thermostat. If you still use an “old-time” thermostat, perhaps changing things to the newer Wi-Fi version is best. These thermostats come with many advanced features that integrate modern internet capabilities. What Is a Wi-Fi Thermostat?...

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Signs Your AC is Malfunctioning or Needs Service

When buying an air conditioner, be sure to purchase a top brand manufactured by a company with a stellar reputation. And this same advice extends to choosing an HVAC company for the installation. You don’t want to experience any unnecessary problems with the system, and the right installation team could contribute to fewer maintenance issues. That said, even the best systems installed by the best companies run into problems. Nothing mechanical lasts forever without showing eventual signs of maintenance trouble. Can you recognize the symptoms? Knowing when the air conditioner needs work allows you to act without delay. A regular...

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Benefits of Seasonal Tune-Ups

At , it is our mission to help the residents of West Palm Beach keep their homes comfortable in every season. You can trust our NATE-certified technicians to handle any issues with your cooling and heating system. After working with hundreds of home comfort systems in the Palm Beach area, we have come to the conclusion that seasonal tune-ups are one of the most valuable services we provide. Preparing for a Cool Summer The spring tune-up is a critical maintenance opportunity. Your air conditioner works hard in the Florida sun. Over time, regular operation can take its toll on your...

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5 Benefits of HVAC Maintenance

The HVAC system of your home is designed to provide you with a controlled environment in which you feel comfortable throughout the year. When the system does not perform, you call an HVAC expert to make the necessary repairs. Often, homeowners can save money with routine maintenance in the spring and fall. Here are five benefits of HVAC maintenance by an experienced technician at . 1. Prevent Expensive Repairs Routine HVAC maintenance reduces the costs of repairs by ensuring that the equipment has the fluids, belts, and other parts that it needs to run. Maintenance services at also include looking...

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5 Benefits of Extended Warranties

When you purchase appliances, vehicles and electronics, a manufacturer’s warranty is often included. Depending on the item, it could be a 30-year warranty or longer. If your item makes it through the warranty unscathed, that is great because you do not have to go through the claims process. Unfortunately, not everyone is so lucky. Here are five benefits that extended warranties offer. 1. Peace of Mind The reason why you purchase an insurance policy is for the peace of mind. An extended warranty works in a similar manner as insurance. Most consumers who purchase this particular warranty do so because...

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