How to Fix a Clogged AC Drain Line

Modern Air & Refrigeration celebrates the unsung heroes of your HVAC system. Today’s contestant comes to us in the form of your AC drain line. Your AC system is more than just a temperature regulator for your home. It also controls moisture levels by discharging excess water via the AC drain line. This is incredibly important here in our sunshine state otherwise known as the most humid state in the country. So just how does an AC drain line work? What happens when it gets clogged and how can you fix it? We will explore these topics in the following article. What is an AC Drain Line? Your HVAC system removes moisture from the...

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HVAC Duct Replacements: Is it Time?

If you are on the fence on whether your home HVAC needs duct replacements or just a cleaning you’ve come to the right place. Your HVAC’s ducts are an out of sight and easily forgotten about component of your home’s air conditioning. Indeed, a number of homeowners are not aware of the signs of dirty or malfunctioning air conditioner ducts. We will go over the signs that you may have an issue and the recommended methods to alleviate the problem. HVAC Duct Replacements Signs The easiest sign to spot a system that might be in dire need of duct replacements is dust. This symptom usually manifests itself in worsening allergies, stuffy rooms, and dust...

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Hiring an HVAC Contractor: 3 Crucial Steps

Your heating and cooling system is a critical component of your home. It is an expensive investment you want to be done right and done right the first time. For these and a myriad of other reasons, homeowners experience strong feelings of trepidation when it comes to choosing an HVAC contractor. But never fear Modern Air & Refrigeration of Sarasota is here to help! We put together a list of 3 crucial steps you can’t afford to skip on your hunt for a reliable heating and cooling provider. Check HVAC Contractor Experience The first step of any HVAC contractor search for smart homeowners should be company experience checking. This is the time to check...

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Top 3 Air Conditioning Winter Energy Saving Tips

Winter is upon us! Those heating bills should be hitting the bank account right about now for most Sarasota residents. It’s time to fight back with Modern Air & Refrigeration’s top 3 air conditioning winter energy savings tips in 2018. Before we even get started we highly recommend you schedule an air condition tune-up to give these tips the best chance to succeed. Without a checkup, your HVAC might already be fighting against any improvements you try to reduce your heating and cooling costs. Winter Energy Saving Tip #1: Window Treatments It’s insulation time! Your windows are the most exposed areas of your home to the outside world. One of the first lines of...

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Why is My Air Conditioner Freezing Up?

Have you checked your air conditioner’s outdoor unit lately only to run into a frozen block of ice? This all too common problem of an air conditioner freezing up can be perplexing to any homeowner who may not be familiar with its causes. Unfortunately there is not one single source of an air conditioner freezing up. To help you track down the cause of your AC unit freezing up, Modern Air & Refrigeration of Sarasota has put together a list of the most common causes of this problem. The How The process of an air conditioner freezing up begins with the evaporator coils. They contain refrigerant which is used by your AC unit to...

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Do You Need a Heating Unit Tune-Up?

Winter is coming! Are you ready to fire up your heating unit to keep you and your family warm this winter, or are you not sure it even works at this point? Modern Air & Refrigeration wants to help you prepare for what is predicted to be a colder than average winter this year. We outlined several steps for you to check to see if your heating unit needs a tune-up to save your budget from potential costly repairs. Heating Unit Maintenance Do you perform annual equipment checks on your heating and air conditioning unit? If not it might time to start. Not only is regular maintenance recommended for your thousands of dollars’ worth...

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