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Dehumidistat in ON position

If you have come down from up north and can not get your ac / heat to come on, make sure your dehumidistat is in the ON position. A humidistat (sometimes called a humidistat control) is a device that works with a home’s heating and cooling system to automatically adjust the amount of moisture in the air to […]

Why is Steam coming from my AC?

We get calls mostly from new heat pump owners at the beginning of each heating season. Sometimes they mistake the steam they are seeing for smoke. Some even thinking their outdoor fan motor burned-up, because when this is happening the fan actually stops running even though the compressor continues running, sometimes making a louder than […]

Give Your Air Conditioner Some Space

Just like we need to breathe… Your air conditioner needs space where it’s getting air easily. Many AC units are surrounded by shrubs that can restrict the airflow it needs to run efficiently. Take a few minutes this weekend and do the following: Trim up any bushes that are are touching the unit so there […]

No Chemicals in Drain Line

We have seen the damage that chemicals such as bleach and vinegar do to an air conditioning coil. For the life of your AC, do not pour any chemicals down your drain line. Only use warm tap water and use a wet-dry shop vac to suck out any slime or sludge that may be in […]

Federal Tax Credit

Tax credits for residential energy efficiency have now been extended retroactively, through December 31, 2020. When you get a new air conditioner or heat pump and you get your AHRI Certificate showing the SEER rating, it shows on the top if it qualifies for a Federal Energy Efficiency Tax Credit. Your licensed contractor has to pull an […]

Register Your Equipment

IMPORTANT: If you have a new air conditioner installed, you only have a 5 year warranty UNLESS you or your licensed contractor REGISTERS your equipment. Brown’s Arctic Air registers all new installs for our customers. Some companies do not and it can cost you if you have a blower motor or a fan motor or […]

AC Health

Warning: Do not use Lysol or any aerosols on you AC filters. They cause leaks in the coils and will cost you a lot of money to repair. Just change your filters often. Only flush your drain out with warm tap water. Do not use vinegar or other cleaners in your ac drain. Use a […]

clogged drain

Float Switch and Drain Lines

We’ve had a lot of rain this past week. Alot of rain and a lot of condensation. We have come across many clogged drain lines and a couple that had air locks and not allowing the water to drain. We take a shop vac and put it on the outside drain line and let it […]

City of Leesburg HVAC Rebates

Leesburg’s Energy Efficiency Rebate ProgramAs part of its Residential Energy , the Leesburg Electric Department offers rebates to residential customers for heat pump hot water heaters, and residential air conditioning systems. A licensed contractor must complete the work. Leesburg Electric residential customers are eligible to apply. Funding is limited. The customer or contractor must complete a rebate application for […]

Don’t Become a Victim of Scam

Do your homework. Check the contractor license at http://www.myfloridalicense.com. Ask your neighbors. Google them and check out there ratings. Many customers have been finding us on Yelp. Get to know your contractor. We at Brown’s Arctic Air, treat you like family. Bobby Brown has been in business since 2001 and we constantly get thanks, referrals, […]

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