Thermostat Mythbusters

As we are now in the midst of Fall (otherwise known as a continuation of Summer her in Florida) we often receive questions from our clients pertaining to Thermostats. As you’ve seen in our previous blog posts, our clients have a nearly infinite number of Thermostat styles and features from which to choose. However, Thermostats …

Fall is Here. It’s Time to Check Your Heater.

Fall is finally here after a scorching summer and all-too-active hurricane season. The first cold front is only weeks away. Is your A/C System ready to heat your home? Since most homes in our part of Florida utilize air-cooled split systems or package units, the most common supplemental heat source is an electric heating element, …

Hurricane Michael: How to Care for Your AC System

As Hurricane Michael bears down on the Florida Panhandle as a dangerous Category 4 Hurricane, we in the Sarasota and Manatee County areas are already feeling the effects of Michael with gusty winds and storm surge even though Michael is passing more than 200 miles to the West of us. This is a good time …

How to Keep Water Stains from Forming Around Your A/C Vents

Have you noticed water stains or peeling paint around the A/C vents located on your ceiling? If you have, your first instinct may be to call a roofer to investigate a roof leak. What you likely have is condensation caused by your A/C System. Water stains may form on the area where your air vent …

Remembering 9-11: Never Forget

We at AC Today wish to take a moment to remember the day 17 years ago that changed this Nation forever: September 11, 2001. Let us Never Forget the heroism and bravery of so many Americans as we all realized that New York City, Washington, D.C. and several commercial airlines had come under attack by …

Backup Generators: How Do I Buy One to Run my A/C System?

As we near the peak of the Hurricane Season, we at A/C Today are constantly asked by our customers for advice with purchasing backup generators for their homes and how to ensure that their A/C System can run via a Backup Generator until power is restored. Hurricane Irma reminded us that a) we are unhappy …

Save on Labor Costs this Labor Day with a Maintenance Agreement

Labor Day is just around the corner, and all over the United States, families prepare for the Fall weather – except here on the Suncoast. “Summer” can last well past Thanksgiving and your home’s A/C System won’t get any relief from the heat. In honor of Labor Day, help your A/C System and save on …

A/C System “Short Cycling”: What is it?

During these hot summer months as your home gets too warm, you can count on you’re A/C System to kick on until it cools your home down to the temperature set on your thermostat. Once the desired temperature is reached, your A/C System “cycles” off until the thermostat calls for cooling again, which starts the cycle …

Keep Those Drain Lines Clear

At AC Today, we cannot stress enough the importance of PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE on your home’s AC System to stave off any expensive repairs or even more expensive damage to your home. Recently, we were called in by a new client to troubleshoot an AC System leak that caused our client to file an insurance claim …

Have a Happy and Safe Independence Day

At AC Today, we would like to take a moment to wish you and your family a Happy and Safe Independence Day and to remind you of the significance of this holiday and day of celebration. By the spring of 1775, the thirteen British colonies were at war with King George III of England and …