Air Conditioning Articles

5 Ways to Save Money on Your AC and Summer Energy Bill

April 23, 2024
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As the summer months approach, we are all looking to save some pennies where we can. So why not start with your costly utility bills? 

The US Department of Energy (DOE) says air conditioning can account for 35 to 40 percent of your utility bill here in Florida. At Crystal Air & Water Inc., we take energy efficiency seriously.

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Purchasing the Right Air Conditioner

April 16, 2024
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But now, you can get ready for a new era of home comfort, with lower utility bills and improved indoor air quality (IAQ). Did you know upgrading your AC can reduce your electricity bill by up to 50 percent, according to the US Department of Energy (DOE)?

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Air Conditioners: Things You May Not Have Known

September 29, 2023
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Though air conditioners are a major part of modern life, they hold many secrets few people know about.

Luckily, our team at Crystal Air & Water, Inc. is ready to spill the beans.

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Air Conditioning Noise Concerns

August 31, 2023
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Very few central air conditioners (AC) are whisper-silent.

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When Do I Replace My Air Conditioner?

July 31, 2023
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Sometimes, life moves incredibly fast. You could have sworn you just bought your air conditioner. But lately, it doesn’t seem to be working so well. You check the box and are shocked to find out you’ve had it for a decade. Where did the time go?

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What Are Zone Control Systems?

June 30, 2023
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At Crystal Air & Water, Inc., we always look for ways to improve the comfort, health, and safety of homes and businesses in Gainesville and surrounding areas.

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5 Common AC Problems

June 19, 2023
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Crystal Air & Water, Inc. is always eager to educate our Gainesville area customers on heating and cooling home care. Here are five reasons your AC could be running inefficiently:

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AC and Allergies

May 31, 2023
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Summertime is the season for rest and relaxation—except when pollen decides to crash your party.

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Controlling Humidity in Your Home

May 19, 2023
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At the height of summer, the weather can get quite sticky here in Florida.

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Summer Savings Tips for AC

April 19, 2023
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AC takes the edge off the hot months—but its energy usage can sneak up on you. Cooling costs comprise about 13 percent of the average family’s energy spending per year, according to ENERGY STAR®. For that reason, many Gainsville customers want tips for reducing cooling costs.

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Air Conditioners Versus Heat Pumps

January 27, 2023
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Whoever named the heat pump was being modest.

Not only do heat pumps generate heat, but they can also pump out cool air. What’s more, a new heat pump can cut your Florida energy costs by up to 50 percent when you make the switch from a furnace or baseboard heater, according to the US Department of Energy (DOE).

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Why Is My AC Blowing Hot Air?

December 23, 2022
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It’s a hot day outdoors, and you are inside your Gainesville home waiting for your air conditioning (AC) system to kick into full gear.

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Common AC Purchasing Mistakes to Avoid

July 18, 2022
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When it’s time to invest in a major home appliance like an air conditioner (AC), you want to be well informed. The good news is technology has made it easy to gather a great deal of information in a short period of time. The bad news is there are so many makes and models of air conditioners available, the entire process can get quickly overwhelming.

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Be an Informed Consumer by Learning AC Lingo

June 14, 2022
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The air conditioning system in your Gainesville home is one of your biggest investments and home assets. In order to take care of it properly, as well as to communicate effectively with air conditioning (AC) professionals when needed, it’s good to understand some common air conditioning terminology. 

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Why Is My Air Conditioner Making Noise?

April 28, 2022
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It’s normal for your air conditioner to create some noise when running—that simply means it’s working. Although older units are typically louder than newer ones, all air conditioning noises are not the same.

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How to Properly Size an AC System

April 15, 2022
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Air conditioner loads must be calculated carefully, so you can match the unit to your cooling needs. Our professionals at Crystal Air & Water, Inc would be happy to help you select the best-sized air conditioner for your particular Florida home. In the meantime, here is a peak into how our trained experts calculate air conditioning needs.

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Do I Really Need an AC Tune-Up?

March 16, 2022
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Boost air conditioning tune-ups a little higher on your priority list. A tune-up can save you time, money, stress, and hassle down the road.

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Consider a Ductless AC System

September 30, 2021
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Our team wants you to be well-informed about ductless air conditioning systems that can function as an air conditioner only or a heat source.

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Why Is My Air Conditioner Making Noise?

August 31, 2021
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If your air conditioner is making an unusual or harsh noise, use this list of common AC noises and what they can indicate.

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How to Properly Size an AC System

June 30, 2021
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Follow our professional team’s advice to help you make the right choice in selecting your air conditioning system’s size.

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Why Is My AC Blowing Hot Air?

May 28, 2021
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Is your home’s air conditioner blowing hot air? Our team wants to help with this problem so you can keep your home cool.

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AC Maintenance Checklist

March 15, 2021
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Be sure you take the time to perform basic maintenance on your AC unit regularly and invest annually in a professional checkup.

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Why Is My Air Conditioner Freezing Up?

September 30, 2020
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If your air conditioner stops blowing cool air or stops all together, check to see if your indoor unit is frozen. What exactly will that look like?

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Is Your AC Helping With Your Allergy Symptoms?

July 30, 2020
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Seasonal allergies are a burden for many. Air conditioners, or ACs, when properly maintained can noticeably reduce symptoms for allergy sufferers.

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3 Telltale Signs It’s Time for a New AC

July 17, 2020
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Should you repair or replace? That’s always the big question when it comes to major home systems like air conditioning (AC). Repairs are easier on the pocketbook in the short run, but too many of them can add up.

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3 Health Benefits for Using Your AC While Sleeping

June 15, 2020
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A major part of your health relies on getting a good night’s sleep. That’s why it’s not just important to run your air conditioner during the hot summer days. You also need to keep your home comfortably cool at night as well.

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Spring Money-Saving Tips

April 8, 2020
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Everyone loves to save money, and it’s a good idea to review different aspects of your budget now and again to see if there are more opportunities you have missed in the past. In the springtime, considering how you can reduce your energy bills is always a great idea.

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Why Do I Need AC Maintenance Now?

March 11, 2020
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Why should you get maintenance for your air conditioner now? We suggest getting it serviced and cleaned to prepare your Gainesville home for hot weather.

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How Environmental Issues Can Affect Your AC

December 5, 2019
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Our trained experts are well versed in all major makes and models and can provide you with reliable, high quality assistance and service.

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What Does AC SEER Mean?

October 14, 2019
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The higher the SEER number, the more efficiency bang you will get for your efficiency buck. This translates to money you save in the long run on energy costs.

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How Does an Air Conditioner Work?

September 18, 2019
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As a homeowner here in Florida, it’s always a good idea to learn as much as you can about your appliances. That means knowing their basic operations, what features are included, and if any necessary upkeep is involved.

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