How Frequently Should You Have Your AC System Professionally Serviced?

August 16, 2022

As a California homeowner, you want to do everything you can to keep your home in top condition and comfortable for your family all year long. That means keeping up with regular maintenance tasks like changing your AC unit’s filter every few months. But when it comes to regularly scheduled professional service appointments, figuring out the optimal frequency can be tough. So, how often should you have your AC system professionally serviced? The answer to this question depends on a few factors: the type of AC unit you have, how old it is, and how

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Can a Heat Pump Benefit Your Household?

July 15, 2022

If you’re in the market for a new heating or cooling system, you have many options. A heat pump is one option that tends to confuse many homeowners. Fortunately, we’re going to take the time to define exactly what a heat pump is and go over the many ways that it can benefit your household. What Is a Heat Pump? It’s easiest to think of a heat pump as a heat transfer system. There are multiple types of heat pumps, but the two most common are air-source and ground-source. Air-source pumps use the air outside to

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Understanding SEER Ratings and Your HVAC System

March 18, 2022

There are lots of devices and appliances in your home that use electricity. No device, however, uses more electricity than your HVAC system. As much as 40% of the energy you use in your home goes toward keeping you comfortable. Since you can’t do without an HVAC system, it’s important to find the most efficient HVAC system possible so that you can dramatically reduce your home’s energy usage. Fortunately, when you purchase an HVAC unit from Underwood AC LLC, there’s an easy way to do this. When you check the SEER rating of a system, you’ll be able to quickly and easily

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Add Home Equity With an Upgraded HVAC System

February 18, 2022

You may be renovating your home with plans to sell soon. New countertops, floors and paint can give your home that extra shine, but it’s always possible your time and money won’t pay off. One of the most secure ways to add home equity is by upgrading your HVAC system. Potential buyers are sure to spot an old furnace or drafty rooms, which could cost you the sale and leave you struggling. Consider renovating these areas of your home now to get the biggest returns on your valuable investments. Seal/Clean Ductwork While prospective buyers want

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How to Make Sure Your Davenport, FL, AC System Works Perfectly During the Winter

November 20, 2021

Even though Davenport enjoys pleasant weather most of the year, there is a need to prepare your AC system for the winter season. Don’t wait until the last minute to schedule your AC system for the bitter-cold season. The earlier you start fine-tuning the air conditioning system, the better. While you can inspect the AC system yourself, it’s wise to leave that work to qualified personnel. One false move with the AC system and you risk damaging it permanently. Worse still, you could injure yourself or get electrocuted by the AC unit.

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What Is a Thermostatic Expansion Valve?

October 20, 2021

In the simplest terms, a thermostatic expansion valve is responsible for controlling the amount of refrigerant that is put into the HVAC system’s evaporator. Without an expansion valve, the refrigerant would not be able to properly change states from a liquid to a gas, which is how a system produces cold air. Let’s take a look at how the thermostatic expansion valve works. The Purpose of a Thermostatic Expansion Valve To understand how the thermostatic expansion valve works, it’s important to know the basics of how a cooling system works. There are four main components to

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Taking the Mystery Out of Re-Lighting a Furnace

September 20, 2021

One of the most common issues you might encounter when dealing with an older furnace is that a pilot light can go out and the furnace needs to be reignited. The idea of relighting a furnace may seem daunting, but, generally, it is not that complicated of a procedure. We are here to help guide you through the process so that you can have that furnace back up and running in no time. Reasons a Furnace May Need to Be Re-Lit There are multiple reasons that a pilot light in a furnace could go

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How To Tell if Your AC Is Running Efficiently

August 16, 2021

Detecting AC Efficiency When the temperatures rise in Davenport, FL, you’ll want to make sure your system is ready to meet the challenge. However, you may be asking yourself the question, “How do I know that my AC is efficient enough to cool my home?” There are several ways to tell if your AC is running at a highly efficient level. If you are looking for ways to maintain a cool, comfortable environment and to keep more money in your wallet, consider these tips for what to watch. Cool Spaces

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What Do the Settings on Your Thermostat Mean?

July 19, 2021

Your thermostat is the brain of your HVAC system, signaling when it should run and when it can turn off. Keeping it set correctly helps keep your home comfortable and manages your utility bills. But what do all the different settings mean, and when and how should you use each? The Mode The first thing you will notice is the mode button on your thermostat. This is what controls whether your HVAC system is pumping out hot or cool air. When it is set to heat mode, it looks for when

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How To Prepare Air Conditioner for the Summer

June 20, 2021

The Steps to Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for the Summer Keeping your house cool throughout the summer requires that you have an air conditioner that runs well. Homes in this area can get very hot as the scorching summer months begin to take over, so you should prepare now to have an air conditioning system that will run well throughout the entire year. While there are some jobs that you should leave to the professionals, there are some simple maintenance techniques that you can use to improve the odds that your air conditioning unit is running

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