5 Reasons Your Air Conditioner is Constantly Running
As hot and humid as it may be in the West Volusia area, that does not mean your air conditioning system should be constantly running. Once it cools your home down to the set temperature, it should shut down for a while, then start back up once the home increases in temperature again. Several problems […]Read More
How Does Air Conditioning Work?
With Florida’s notoriously hot and humid summers, air conditioning is an essential part of everyday life. But how does it work? Air conditioners use a refrigeration cycle to absorb heat from inside your home and release it outside. The typical conditioning system is made up of six basic components: The condenser coil: A structure similar […]Read More
How Often Should You Get Your AC Serviced in Florida?
Wondering whether your air conditioner needs professional attention this year? If you’ve never paid for a tune-up or servicing before, you might not even realize air conditioners need to be seen by a technician on a regular basis. However, avoiding regular AC maintenance is a good way to end up with a poorly performing, short-lived […]Read More
Why Is My Heat Pump Freezing?
When temperatures drop, you want to ensure your heat pump is working up to par to keep you and your home as warm and comfortable as possible throughout the colder season. At some point, however, different factors may cause your heat pump to freeze, ultimately rendering it useless. To determine if your heat pump is […]Read More
Why Is My Heat Pump Going Into Defrost Mode?
Your heat pump is an integral part of your heating and cooling system. Your heat pump’s job is to use a refrigerant to transfer warmer thermal energy from the cool outdoor air to the indoors to provide a source of heat. In the warmer months it uses this same process to draw the heat out of […]Read More
Why Is My Heat Pump Blowing Cold Air?
With the mild winters in West Volusia County, heat pumps are a popular and cost-effective way to provide heating and cooling for a home. They tend to be quite reliable, but as with any mechanical system, they can break down or malfunction every so often. If your heat pump has started blowing cold air during […]Read More
The Ultimate Guide to Home Energy Savings
In an effort to save money and protect the environment, homeowners are looking for more ways to reduce energy usage while maintaining comfort. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, up to 50% or more of the average monthly energy consumption in homes across the country is used for heating and cooling, highlighting the need to ensure your HVAC system is […]Read More
Don’t Use Ceiling Fans in Winter? Here’s Why You Should
Your ceiling fans are great for cooling your home during the summer months. Did you know that you can also use ceiling fans in winter to enhance the warmth and comfort of your home? Not only do they offer warmth, but ceiling fans used in winter can also provide energy savings. It’s a win-win combination […]Read More
Does My Florida Home Need a Dehumidifier?
With the punishing humidity in DeLand and the surrounding areas of Florida, the summer heat can feel far worse than it is. If your air conditioner cannot keep up with the moisture inside your home, it may be time to consider a whole-house dehumidifier. Is your home hot, humid, and uncomfortable? Call Jacob Heating & […]Read More
4 HVAC Tips for Surviving a Florida Winter
Florida winters aren’t exactly known for their brutality. Still, the chilly weather can leave many homeowners seeking ways to keep their HVAC systems in peak condition. With these four simple tips, you can prepare your home’s HVAC system to provide you with total comfort all season long. Tip 1: Clean Your Furnace’s Air Ducts When […]Read More