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Air Handler Knowledge

An air handler unit may resemble a furnace in appearance, but its purpose is very different. It conditions and circulates both cool and hot air, depending on what time of year it is. An air handler works in tandem with your air conditioner or heat pump to help get the...

What Size Air Conditioner Should I Have?

Having the right sized air conditioner is a key component in cooling your space effectively. A unit that is too small has to run constantly, playing catch up all day trying to fill a space that it isn’t designed for. A unit that is too big will turn on, cool the space...

Is It Normal For My Air Conditioner to Turn On and Off?

When an air conditioner (AC) turns on and off in rather quick successions, without running for longer periods, this is called short cycling. It’s fairly common, but when it happens it means there’s something wrong with the AC. Do not leave these occurrences alone....

Do I Really Need an Air Conditioning Tune Up?

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” ~ Ben Franklin It can be difficult to spend money when you don’t really feel an an imminent need to do so. You’ve been replacing the filter, and your system is running fine, right? Let’s keep it that way. A...

Should I Install a Heat Pump or Air Conditioner?

Whether you have a new construction or remodel, or it is simply time to replace your Florida home's HVAC system components, you will eventually need to make the decision about installing a heat pump or air conditioner/furnace system. What is the difference between a...

What Does SEER Mean?

  When it comes to your air conditioner you’re likely to see the term SEER quite a bit. But what exactly is SEER? SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio. It’s a rating system of the air conditioner’s cooling capacity to power input, i.e., it’s the ratio...

How to Manage Humidity in Your Melbourne Home

  As we transition from winter to summer and the weather starts getting warmer in Melbourne we want to talk a little bit about humidity and mold. Humidity and Mold Mold needs two basic things to grow, a food source and a water source. It gets its food from the...

What Does a Technician Do During an AC Tune Up?

  In Melbourne Florida, where the temperature is always warm, regular annual maintenance on your AC will go a long way in preventing breakdowns and keeping your system running efficiently. Just as your car requires regular maintenance to keep running smoothly and...

What Can Cause an HVAC Emergency?

There are a few things that might cause an emergency HVAC breakdown. If you do have an emergency, Extreme Air & Electric offers 24/7 emergency service. More often than not, the older your system is the more likely it is that you will have a system emergency. Hopefully...

Generator Installation in Your Florida Home

Why should I install a generator in my Viera or Melbourne home? The purpose of a stand-by generator is to keep your home in power during an outage. It is installed outside your home, just like and AC unit and will turn on with in seconds of a power outage. A stand-by...

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