What Are the Signs of AC Contactor Failure?

For West Palm Beach homeowners, understanding the condition of your AC system is important for maintaining a comfortable and efficient home environment, especially with our hot, humid weather. A key part of an AC system is the contactor. It needs to work properly to keep your HVAC system running smoothly. But when it fails, it can lead to several problems affecting your comfort and the system’s efficiency.   What Is an AC Contactor? An AC contactor is an electrical component in your AC system that controls the flow of electricity to the air conditioning unit. It’s like a switch, engaging...

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What Should the Indoor Humidity Level Be in Florida Homes?

Florida is known for its warm climate and, more notably, its humidity. For homeowners, learning how to handle the moisture in the air can be a challenge, especially when it comes to maintaining comfort and health in your home. Understanding the ideal indoor humidity level is important for creating a comfortable space and ensuring your HVAC system operates efficiently. At Hopkins Air Conditioning, we know how important the humidity levels are in your home. Here’s information on what your indoor humidity level should be. How Humidity Levels Affect Your HVAC System & Home Excess humidity can make your Florida home...

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At What Temperature Do Heat Pumps Become Ineffective?

Heat pumps are a popular choice for heating and cooling homes, particularly in climates like Florida. They provide an energy-efficient alternative to traditional HVAC systems. However, heat pumps lose efficiency as the temperature drops. This is because they have to work harder to draw heat from the outside air. As a result, they may not be able to keep your home warm at below-freezing temperatures. Overall, heat pumps are a great option for Florida homeowners who want an energy-efficient way to heat and cool their homes.   How Heat Pumps Work Heat pumps operate by transferring heat from one place...

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Why You Should Have Your Ducts Cleaned Before Summer

Air ducts can collect dirt and spread it through your home each time you turn on your air conditioner. Living in Florida, you most likely run your AC a lot, meaning a greater chance of contaminants spreading through your home’s air. We recommend regular duct cleaning to remove all the filth and help improve your indoor air quality while extending the useful life of your cooling system. Even better, you can have your ducts cleaned before the really hot summer months hit and you start increasing your AC use. Having clean ducts, especially before the summer when you use your AC the...

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