Air Conditioning Service AC Repair
Only a pre-screened Penguin Air uniformed employee will shows up at your home. Unlike so many companies now we don’t farm out or sub-contract work to another company. All air conditioning repairs and installations are performed by Penguin Air's employees in uniform. Late model service trucks, completely wrapped with the Penguin Air logo.
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- Free in-house Estimates on new air conditioning systems
- Same Day Service - at your door in 2hrs or less
- Air conditioning repair and replacement
- A/C inspection and evaluation
- Authorized warranty dealer of all Major Brands
- New higher efficiency system replacement
- Professional duct work system repair or replacement
- Preventative Maintenance with Tune-ups
- We Service and replace all major air conditioning brands, makes and models
- High Efficiency communicating systems
- Duct work distribution (better air flow)
- Professional Duct cleaning
- Commercial and Residential Service
- IAQ Indoor Air Quality specialist
- Coil and Air Handler Cleaning
- FREE Service calls with all repairs of $50 or more
- FREE New systems Estimates
- No extra labor charge for weekend service
- Teachers Discount
- Senior Citizens Discounts
- Military Discounts
- Police and Fire department Discounts
- One year parts and labor guarantee
- Written 100% good workmanship guarantee
- 100% Customer satisfaction guarantee
- Manufacturer Parts warranty of up to 10 Years
Member and Participation of:
- BBB Member - The Better Business Bureau
- Participants of the going green to protect our environment
- Energy star systems
- AHRI certified system
- FPL Florida Power and Light qualified contractor
- State Certified Air Conditioning Contractor
Installation of a larger A/C system
A properly sized air conditioner will cool and dehumidify your home. An air conditioning system that is too large will not dehumidify the air and an air conditoning system that is too small will not keep your house cool on the hottest days. The air conditioner size should not be based on the size of your home alone there are other parameters that should be taken into consideration such as local outdoor temperature,
windows that let in heat from the sun,
Ceiling heights, insulation, and
the number and lifestyle of your home's occupants. If cooling the home has always been a problem, perhaps a Heat Load Calculation in your home could help understand and improve your air conditioning system performance.
Over 70% of the homes in the US have been reported to have improper air conditioning duct size, undersized returns, Poor airflow, High velocity air flow causing noisy registers, improper duct size distribution, duct leakage.
What the technician needs to calculates is the load capacity, including your duct system, many times the air conditioning duct system is leaking withdrawing heat or loosing cool air into the attic. If the capacity is too small, then the heating and cooling system will work too hard and too long, wearing out the parts of the system and wasting energy. On the other hand, if the capacity is too large, the system will cycle on and off too rapidly, leaving humidity in the air and failing to keep the air inside at a desired temperature. A heating, ventilation and air conditioning system or unit of the wrong capacity for your home or business can directly result in wasted efficiency adding to the cost of your electric bill and other consequenses.
Preventative maintenance of your central air conditioning sytem, very similar to a vehicle's oil change and tune-up, benefits can maximize system performance, lower breakdown costs and inconvenience. Most emergency a/c repair calls are from systems that are not maintained, yearly Maintenance can reduce costs for both labor and materials, enhance indoor air quality and lengthen the life of your equipment. That approach, called yearly a/c preventative maintenance, involves ongoing, continuous measurement of key performance parameters of your equipment, such as voltage draws or vibration levels or the particulate contamination of oil, refrigerant levels and overall performance.
These parameters are also recommended by Florida Power and Light to help lower your overall annual energy bills.
Preventative Maintenance Buyer Beware
Owners and managers of residential or commercial need to be aware about some air conditioning contractor's preventive maintenance programs and the the inspection A/C service contract. Not all PM A/C service contracts are equally rigorous. When obtaining bids, compare the level of service each agreement promises as well as the price and the reputation of the Air Conditioning contractor.
Penguin Air holds the highest standards when it comes to maintaining your air conditioner system in good efficiency and performance.
The search to obtain a good PM preventative maintenance service contract is
often too confusing and time-consuming for the typical owner or manager to pursue, Penguin air's PM preventative maintenance packages are to suit residential and commercial owners as well as managers needs.
For residential our most popular is a 20 point check it includes compressor performance, capacitor readings, amps, contactors, cleaning coils, our technician will also record the supply and return temperature to evaluate if the temperature difference is correct. This is crutial as the temperature differential should be between 18-22 degrees (10-12 celcius), however in a heating system it should be 30-70 degrees (17-39 celcius).
A lower reading could indicate an ineficient duct system, compressor under perfomance, obstruction in the txv. capillary tubes, dirty coils, dirty filters, a problem with the air handler coils, many of these problems are resolved by pulling the coil out to clean. This process is called acid wash coil cleaning. Dirty coils will not only restrict air flow it could also cause other problems like icing in the coils in which could lead to other component breakdown.
Going Green in the HVAC Air conditioning industry.
If you have not yet decided on why to upgrade an old air conditioning system, costly repairs and efficiency is not your concern, maybe reading the following article may help you understand why Penguin Air recommends replacing an old air conditioning system that are leaking R22 refrigerant into the atmosphere, for a new efficient system that will not only save you money on untility bills as well as hold parts and labor warranty but also contribute to saving the global environment.
A study by the United States Department of Energy discovered that HVAC technology amounted to the conservation of one-third of the nation's annual energy consumption is for heating and cooling systems. Taken from a bullitin posted by Mcquay air conditioning, along with space flight and
computers, refrigeration made the
"top ten" list of greatest inventions of the
twentieth century. Without it, we would
not have food preservation as we know
it; nor would high-rise office buildings,
modern health care facilities or schools
be the comfortable places they are today.
But by the mid-1980s, the world recognized that common air conditioning refrigerants were severely damaging the Earth's ecology. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is slowly doing away with air conditioners that spout hydrocarbons R-22 refrigerant, which deplete the ozone layer. The EPA agency has stablished as of 2010 banning manufacturers from making units with a refrigerant known as R-22, commonly used to cool residential and commercial spaces.
are available today
for both large and
Large cooling systems, including all positive pressure centrifugal and screw chillers, are now being designed for HFC-134a and HFC-407C. In small systems those
under 100 tons HFC-410A has become the main replacement for HCFC-22.
Air Conditioning Repair AC Service
Things you should know about Air conditionining in florida.
Referenced of Florida power and light information.
In most Florida homes, air conditioning accounts for 40-50% or more of the annual electric bill. So, this is the best place to start controlling your own energy consumption.
Keep your thermostat at 78 with the fan switch on auto.
Cool your home only when you're there. When you leave for the day, move the thermostat up to 82 and turn it back down to 78 when you come back. It costs a lot less to bring the temperature down to 78 than it does to keep it at 78 all day or you can have us install an inexpensive programmable thermostat that will do this for you automatically, so your home will be nice and cool whenever you're there...and you won't be wasting money when you're not.
Remind everyone in the family how thermostats work: Your house won't cool down faster if you set the thermostat at 70. It just wastes money. If you want the temperature at 78, set the thermostat at 78.
If the home is not your primary residence or are frequently traveling it is suggested to have a humidistat installed to keep your home air conditioning system running at a minimum resulting in savings and preventing mold growth.
Clean or change your A/C filters once a month. A clogged filter makes your A/C work harder and may cause the system to break down.
A standard air conditioner filter work well to keep your system and its ductwork clean, but they don’t really improve indoor air quality. To do that you need a media filter. The media filter rests between the main return duct and the blower cabinet and will improve dust and particle removal by seven times that of a standard furnace filter. However, upgrading to a pleated media filter will remove everything from insecticide dust to airborne viruses from the filtered air.
A media filter can have a life exceeding two years, and its only drawback is that its tight fiber weave can cause your furnace to have to work harder to blow air through the house. Always choose a filter that matches your blower’s capacity.
Maintain proper airflow through your system. Keep the interior doors and vents open to help your A/C circulate air more efficiently.
Enter a preventative maintenance program to keep your system running efficiently.
Keep sunlight out during summer months. If you have a lot of windows, you'll save on air conditioning if you keep the drapes or blinds closed when you're not home.
Check your duct system for leaks. If you have central air, check all the ducts and seals. If they leak, you're wasting money. Click here for Duct System Test and Repair page for more information.
You could save $100's cooling your home
Gain control over your energy consumption, it’s helpful to understand the most common causes of high bills.
Summer's hot weather
Cooling can account for half or more of your electric bill during hotter weather. When you lower your thermostat to stay comfortable in humid weather, it causes your A/C to run longer, which increases energy use.
Winter's cold weather
While your heater may not be on all the time, heating is two to three times more expensive than cooling. Also, people tend to take longer showers in colder weather, which increases water heating costs.
Controlling Allergies in your Air Conditioning System
keeping clean filters can help minimize exposure to allergens from your HVAC system. Installing higher merv filters into your air conditioning system can improve the air quality of your home or business.
Filters are measured in MERVs these filters range from 1 to 20, with 20 providing the highest level of particle filtration.
Types of HVAC Filters installed in the air conditioning systems
Other things to know about HVAC filters include the following:
Flat panel filters. These filters, put in place by most air conditioning systems today, it is what comes standard on most all units manufactuctured today, these filters generally have a rating of one to four MERVs, and are designed to protect the air conditioning system air handler, ducts and most importantly dirt build-up on the air handler evaporator coil fins but it is not design to improve indoor air quality.
High efficiency filters. These filters have MERV ratings of 14 to 16, can remove smaller particles than pleated filters.
Can Health problems be caused by mold on my
Air Conditioning System?
How can I tell if there is mold in my air conditioning system, or should I test my home for mold?
Indoor mold growth can usually be seen or smelled. In most cases, if visible mold growth is present. There are no health or exposure-based standards that you can use to evaluate a mold sampling result. Sampling for mold in the air should only be done by experienced professionals. One good way to observe if mold is present in the air conditioning system is to have the air conditioning air handler door removed to observe moisture. Air conditioning ducts can have a great deal of mold if they are not sealed properly and begin to sweat within the duct liner. When opening the air conditioning system's air handler, look for visible mold growth as it may look cottony, velvety, rough, or leathery and have different colors like white, gray, brown, black, yellow, or green.
Checking around the Air conditioning system's air handling units or air conditioners furnace area where the evaporator coil is located would be a good place to start as the evaporator coil condensates into the air conditioning drain pan look for moisture or standing water. Routinely inspecting the evaporator coils, liner surfaces, drain pans and drain lines is good practice, it is why we always recommend routine preventative maintenance. Air conditioning Preventative maintenance is not just a mechanical A/C tune-up to prevent future Air conditioning Repairs but it is also to have a professional HVAC Technician inspect on a routine basis your air conditioning system operation and conditions.
Searching areas in the air conditioning system where you notice mold odors could be a good way of finding mold evidence (it is recommended that only a trained air conditioning professional technician should inspect the AC system) if this odor persists in most cases you can smell an earthy or musty odor, you may have a mold problem.
There are four kinds of health problems that come from exposure to mold: allergic illness, irritant effects, infection, and toxic effects. For people that are sensitive to molds, symptoms such as nasal and sinus irritation or congestion, dry hacking cough, wheezing, skin rashes or burning, watery or reddened eyes may occur. People with severe allergies to molds may have more serious reactions, such as hay-fever-like symptoms or shortness of breath. People with chronic illnesses or people with immune system problems may be more likely to get infections from certain molds, viruses and bacteria. Molds can also trigger asthma attacks in persons with asthma. Headaches, memory problems, mood swings, nosebleeds and body aches and pains are sometimes reported in mold complaints, but the causes of these physical symptoms are not yet understood. The toxic effects of certain molds are not well understood, and are currently a controversial topic in the medical and scientific community. There is evidence of specific long-term toxic effects from eating foods with mold toxins. Unfortunately, very little is known regarding the actual health risks from breathing in or skin contact with mold toxins. Allergic disease is now considered the most likely health problem related to mold exposures.
Control Allergies by performing HVAC Maintenance
Controlling Indoor Allergens: Regular HVAC Maintenance
It is important to change filters regularly — as recommended, or every two months during use — and follow any maintenance instructions recommended by the air conditioner system's manufacturer. If you suspect mold may be growing inside your air conditioning system, you may want to consider having the air ducts cleaned.
If you see mold particles growing near the ducts or on other components of the system or if you smell a musty or moldy odor coming from your vents, consult a duct cleaning professional to check for an accumulation of mold.
Another thing you may want to consider when building a new home or replacing your existing HVAC system is a unit that replaces indoor air with filtered outdoor air.
"Some HVAC systems actually draw in air from the outside to the inside to help with the ventilation. Increased ventilation in your home can help reduce mold growth and other sources of indoor pollution.
The air conditioning system, surprisingly is the least thought of, but is truly the hardest working and one of the most expensive component in the home, consuming over 50% of the electric bill and not to mention the quality of air that you and your family breathes.
Call us for a free estimate or a service call, all work guaranteed, Our Technicians are trained in customer service and work integrity, Penguin Air will not take short cuts or nickel and dime our customers. Choose Penguin Air and invest in a comfort system that will last you for many years to come.
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