Common AC Mistakes that Can Lead to Higher Utility Bills

Common AC Mistakes that Can Lead to Higher Utility Bills

Has your utility bill gone up over the last few months? If so, you may want to consider a few AC mistakes many homeowners make that can cause higher electricity bills. Living in South Florida has a lot of benefits and one of them is that even during the winter months the temperature can reach 70 degrees or higher, which means most of us use our air conditioners all year long.

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Why It’s a Good Idea to Have Your AC Maintained During the Florida Winter Months

When the weather gets a bit cooler not many people are thinking about having their AC checked. You may want to rethink this though. The winter months are an ideal time to have your AC maintained because you don’t have to worry as much about emergency AC breakdowns.

When you live in South Florida and the temperature starts to rise in March you want your AC unit to be in mint condition. The last thing you want is an AC emergency when the weather is uncomfortably warm.

If you do have an issue with your air conditioning unit and it needs repairing East Coast Mechanical (ECM) in Boynton Beach will be there within 60 minutes or less. Our certified AC technicians are always prepared for emergencies and only a phone call away, but rather than taking this risk it’s wise to have your AC maintained with an AC 21 Point Tune-Up today.     

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How an AC Tune-Up Can Save You Money and Energy

You get oil changes and periodic tune-ups for your car so that it will run properly over time, but have you ever considered getting a tune-up for your AC unit? Getting a 21 point AC tune-up once a year is important for the longevity of your air conditioner. AC tune-ups are preventive maintenance that could save you a lot of money in the long run.

East Coast Mechanical’s (ECM) AC technicians recommend getting an AC tune-up once a year to protect your investment. If you haven’t had your air conditioner checked in a while and its due for a tune-up call ECM today to set up an appointment with one of our certified AC technicians at 561-585-9850.

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4 Tips to Give You Peace of Mind While You Vacation

As the holiday season approaches, it’s time to consider some basic tips to help ensure that you have peace of mind while on your next vacation.

Let’s face it, when you’re dining with friends and family or enjoying a cup of lemonade whilst basking in the rays just off the coastline, you shouldn’t have to worry about home security.

Here are some useful tips to help keep your home safe and secure while you’re away.

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Why is The Price of R-22 Phase-out Plan R-22 Refrigerant So High?

Since early January 2012 the price of R-22 Refrigerant which is used in most Air Conditioning systems, has risen over 800% — and we don’t know how high and how fast it will continue to rise. Currently the market price for R-22 is right around $100 per pound. For Example: An Air Conditioner holds approximately (4 Ibs.) of per ton. As an example: a 3 ton Air Conditioner holds approximately 12 lbs. of R-22 or approximately $1,200 in R-22 to fill it up.

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Why is Your AC Frozen? Find Out Here!

Preparing Your Boynton Beach Home for a Scorching Spring!

Our certified AC technicians at East Coast Mechanical Inc. (ECM) suggest that in the spring and fall of each calendar year, Coral Springs homeowners have preventative AC maintenance performed on their HVAC units. During this necessary session, the AC technician will look for things that could cause mechanical failures during the upcoming seasons.

Things like worn out belts, blower motors in bad repair and clogged filters are on the top of the list. Many people don’t realize that their units need to be serviced. Think of it like a car. A vehicle that is never maintained will eventually fail to run. What if you never changed the oil in your car? The same philosophy is used for the units and their need for maintenance.

When the heat is sweltering outside, you want your unit to keep your home and your family cool and comfortable. Unfortunately, when AC season is in full swing, ECM often receives calls that a unit has frozen, or developed ice on the outside. A frozen unit can cause a lot of problems, and there is a danger of messing up the condenser and other parts. If you see ice on the outside of your AC unit, turn it off and call ECM to schedule an appointment with one of our certified AC technicians at 561-585-9850 today.

5 Common Reasons Why Your AC Unit Will Freeze Up

Dirty Evaporator Coils

The evaporator coils are imperative for the operation of your HVAC unit. If you haven’t had a preventative maintenance session, the dirt will collect on these coils and cause major headaches. A dirty evaporator can happen for several reasons.

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One Room too Hot, the Other too Cold?

How to Keep the Temperature Consistent from Room to Room Numerous Delray Beach homeowners experience problems with uneven heating or cooling. This is more likely to happen in a long, narrow house or a building with multiple stories. Room temperature differences tend to become more noticeable during the summer and winter months. The good news …

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