How Long do HVAC Systems Last

Prolonging the Life of Your HVAC System

People often ask how long their HVAC systems will last. It’s a natural question, especially since these setups often cost thousands of dollars. There are variables according to brand, location, and installation, but for the most part, the answer is the same: How long your HVAC lasts depends entirely upon how much effort you put

Local Air Quality Report: Fort Walton Beach, Florida

Air pollution has become a problem in the United States, and it can have serious impacts on your health. To see if you are at risk, it is important to periodically explore the air quality in your city so that you can better understand pollution in the area and start taking steps to protect you

5 AC Maintenance Tips for the End of the Summer

As summer comes to an end, your air conditioner has been working hard to keep you and your family cool during some of the hottest months of the year. You want it to continue to keep your home comfortable into fall, which sometimes feels a lot like summer in Florida. AC maintenance is vital to

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How UV Lights Are Used To Battle Spreading Contagions And Infections In Hospitals And Your Home

Cold and flu season isn’t quite here yet, but most of us are already concerned about infections and contagions. As summer transitions into fall and back to school season begins, person-to-person contact increases—especially among children. Therefore, the likelihood of picking up an infection or pathogen increases as well. Hospital staff and other medical workers are

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Florida Panhandle 4th of July Events

Air Conditioning Engineers wishes you a happy and safe 4th of July and holiday weekend. Do you know what you’re doing yet? If not, we’ve compiled a short list of things to do in the Panhandle this holiday! Pier Park Festivities kick off with a color run, then a tribute to those who have served

AC ENGS -- Radiant Floor Heating -- 06-02-16

Radiant Floor Heating

There’s nothing quite like the feeling of getting out of bed in the morning and placing your feet onto an ice cold floor in winter, is there? Or nothing quite like the unappealing sensation of that, anyway. You could wear slippers, but there is a method of keeping your home warm that does not push

ac engs -- Servicing HVAC Expansion Valves -- 05-02-16

Servicing & Maintaining Thermal Expansion Valves

What is a Thermal Expansion Valve? Controlling the flow-rate of refrigerant into the evaporator coil is the sole function of thermal expansion valves, also known as TXV’s (Thermal eXpansion Valve) or as EEV’s (Electronic Expansion Valve) if they are electronic. Both types of valve perform the same function within the HVAC system but through two

AC ENGS -- Furnace Efficiency Ratings -- 03-17-16

What Are The Ratings For Furnace Efficiency?

When it’s time to buy a new furnace, being aware of energy efficiency ratings can help you make a wise choice. The ratings will impact how much of the system’s energy directly heats your home versus how much is wasted. The Rating Used for Furnace Efficiency The energy efficiency of a furnace is measured by

AC ENGS -- Energy Efficiency Tips -- 03-17-16

Energy Efficiency Tips for Your Business

No matter how energy efficient you’ve kept your business, there most likely are more ways you can increase your building’s energy efficiency. These tips can help you lower your monthly utility bills past your current level of savings. Lighting Reduce how many lights you use. Change your lights to compact fluorescents or LEDs. Use task

AC Engs -- Air Filter -- 02-15-16

Why Is Changing My Air Filter So Important?

Air filters are standard equipment on today’s HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) systems. These simple devices perform a number of important functions, and they must be changed regularly in order to reliably fulfill those functions. Let’s look at some of the top reasons for replacing your dirty HVAC filters as soon as possible. Maintaining