All-Pro Electrical & Air Conditioning

All-Pro Electrical & Air Conditioning provides air conditioning, electrical and indoor air quality services in Boca Raton, FL and the surrounding areas.

Cool Your Home More Successfully with a New Thermostat

In this part of the country, we use our air conditioning systems throughout most of the year in order to keep our homes cool and comfortable. Even during the winter season, there are plenty of days that can get uncomfortably hot.

In this part of the country, we use our air conditioning systems throughout most of the year in order to keep our homes cool and comfortable. Even during the winter season, there are plenty of days that can get uncomfortably hot. If you hope to cool your home as effectively and efficiently as you ought to be able to, then you must have the right thermostat for the job in place. Simply upgrading your thermostat is one of the most effective means by which to improve upon your residential cooling experience. Contact All-Pro Electrical & Air Conditioning if you are ready to upgrade your thermostat in Boca Raton, FL.

Control Your System More Exactly

A lot of homeowners prefer to keep things simple when it comes to the devices that they use in their homes. What many fail to realize, though, is that using old, simple manual thermostats can actually be doing them a serious disservice. If your thermostat is of this design, you may not be setting your temperature as accurately as you think, as they have some wiggle room. Instead, use a basic digital thermostat in order to regulate the operation of your system more exactly.

Live More Conveniently

Have you ever left your house, only to suffer a sneaking suspicion later in the day that you forgot to reset the thermostat before you left? It can be a troubling scenario, especially if you are far from home. However, you can use a programmable thermostat to do away with such worries. Simply set up cooling programs based around your own personal schedule, and your thermostat will take it from there.

Save More Energy

Living in Florida means that you'll have to pay to cool your home throughout the year. Using a smart thermostat, though, means that you can use energy more wisely when doing so. Incorporate smart technology into your system, so that you can track energy usage and utilize energy reports to cool your home in a more thoughtful and successful manner.

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Keep Your Home Safe in 2016

2016 is upon us, and as we tidy up the home, brace ourselves for whatever resolutions we made last week, and take stock of what we did in 2015, safety should be at the front of every homeowner's mind. Fires, CO poisoning, faulty HVAC equipment, electrical malfunctions--all of these can put you in harm's way.

2016 is upon us, and as we tidy up the home, brace ourselves for whatever resolutions we made last week, and take stock of what we did in 2015, safety should be at the front of every homeowner's mind. Fires, CO poisoning, faulty HVAC equipment, electrical malfunctions--all of these can put you in harm's way. But by calling on professionals for all of your HVAC, electrical and indoor air quality needs, you can rest assured that your entire family will have what they need for the next 365 days. Let's have a look at some crucial 2016 home safety tips to consider for your Delray Beach house.

Make Sure Your Electrical System Functions Properly

The electrical "grid" that runs throughout your home is a complex network of breakers, wiring, switches and other key components. When professionally installed and serviced, there should be no problems, but there are some things to keep an eye out for. For example, if you don't know how old the wiring in your home is, then it's imperative that you have it checked out. Frankly, you just don't know what's behind those walls, and we've seen it all. You will also want to make sure that your electrical panel can handle all of your power requirements. If your lights flicker when your AC kicks on, or you're constantly tripping the circuit breaker, let our electricians know and we'll get that fixed pronto.

How Old Are Your Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors?

We can't tell you how many times we've asked a homeowner about the age of their smoke and carbon monoxide detectors only to receive a look of confusion. This is serious! Smoke and CO detectors are not designed to last indefinitely. They wear out, and when they do, they will no longer be able to alert you to the presence of fires and deadly CO gas. You should also make sure that your detectors are hard-wired into the electrical system and equipped with battery backups in case you lose power. Keep your home safe all year long with exceptional electrical services from All-Pro Electrical & Air Conditioning! Call now!

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3 End of the Year Resolutions for Home Services

The New Year is almost here, and as you get ready for 2016, you’re probably thinking about various resolutions. Some resolutions are more difficult to keep than others: we all know about those self-improvement goals that can be difficult to motivate ourselves into achieving.

The New Year is almost here, and as you get ready for 2016, you’re probably thinking about various resolutions. Some resolutions are more difficult to keep than others: we all know about those self-improvement goals that can be difficult to motivate ourselves into achieving. But other resolutions are easy, since they only require that you schedule the work and then let professionals handle them. We would like to offer some resolutions for your home’s comfort, energy efficiency, and safety for the coming year. Our experienced team is here to help you make good on these three resolutions:

One: “I will have my ductwork tested and sealed”

Have you ever had your ducts tested to see how airtight they are? If the answer is “no,” or if the last time was many years ago, make this one of the key jobs you have done for your home in 2016. Your ducts might be stealing from you this very moment by letting conditioned air escape through leaks. Call our team to test the ducts and then provide the sealing necessary to restore their integrity.

Two: “I will have carbon monoxide detectors installed”

Here is something vital for your safety if you use natural gas to power any appliances in your home, such as a stove, oven or furnace. Carbon monoxide leaks are deadly, but they also are hard to detect because the gas is odorless and colorless. Our installers can set you up with CO detectors that provide warning whenever the level of carbon monoxide begins to build up.

Three: “I will finally put in attic fans”

Do you have an attic in your house? It’s probably not enough that the attic has good insulation to prevent heat from seeping down into your home during hot weather. Attic fans vent out the extra heat, helping to lower the temperature and keeping all that additional heat from reaching your living spaces. They also help remove the moisture that can lead to damage. Contact us to arrange for attic fan installation.

All-Pro Electrical & Air Conditioning serves Highland Beach, FL. We have been in business for 20 years and offer personalized service and competitive pricing.

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Is Your Electrical Wiring Safe?

Your electrical system allows you a great many luxuries and conveniences, from heating water and powering your dishwasher to running your television and charging your phone. To say that the modern electrical system is one of the most important parts of any home is no exaggeration.

Your electrical system allows you a great many luxuries and conveniences, from heating water and powering your dishwasher to running your television and charging your phone. To say that the modern electrical system is one of the most important parts of any home is no exaggeration. You must remember, though, that electricity does have the potential to be dangerous. If the electrical wiring in your home is not in proper working order, you may be at risk of fires and other dangers. That is why you should schedule any electrical wiring services in Boca Raton, FL with the electricians on our staff. Read the following information, and contact All-Pro Electrical & Air Conditioning if you have any concerns about your electrical wiring.

How Old Is Your Home?

In many instances of electrical fires in residences, it is the insulation surrounding the wiring that acts as the catalyst of the fire. This insulation can degrade over time. If your home is more than 50 years old, and the wiring in your home is all original, then you should have a professional electrician come to evaluate its condition. It may not be necessary to rewire your system, but at the very least you'll have the peace of mind of knowing that your wiring is safe.

Are Your Outlets Discolored?

If your outlets are beginning to look a bit charred on the outside, just imagine what they may look like from the other side. If you notice that any outlets in your home are discolored, you should contact us to schedule service immediately. There may be arcing issues behind that outlet that are leading to this burning, or you may have wiring that is just getting far too hot in your walls.

Is Your Breaker Tripping?

The whole point of having a circuit breaker, as opposed to a fuse box, is to reset circuits conveniently and safely when the breaker trips. If you are doing this with great frequency, though, it could be a sign of either bad wiring, or simply that your older wiring cannot handle the electrical demand in your home. Either way, professional wiring services may be necessary.

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Why Use Whole-House Surge Protection?

When you live in Florida, hurricane season is a very real concern. We suffer through some pretty serious storms throughout the season, and the high winds and lightning strikes can prove very problematic, to say the least, for our electrical systems.

When you live in Florida, hurricane season is a very real concern. We suffer through some pretty serious storms throughout the season, and the high winds and lightning strikes can prove very problematic, to say the least, for our electrical systems. In order to protect your home, your electrical system, and the convenience with which you go about your day, we advise that you consider the use of a whole-house surge protection system in Delray Beach, FL. Such systems must be professionally installed and serviced by professional electricians if they are to operate safely and properly, of course. That is why you should schedule your whole-house surge protection services with the professionals at All-Pro Electrical & Air Conditioning.

How It Works

A whole-house surge protector differs greatly from the small power strips that you may use in your home office or throughout the house. These power strips may offer some level of protection to those devices that are plugged directly into them. They are far from comprehensive in their protection, though, and cannot rival that of a whole-house surge protection system. A whole-house surge protector is a permanent installation in your electrical system, hard wired into it at the service panel. This allows a whole-house surge protector to handle any power surges before they ever even make it onto your circuits. You don't have to worry about ensuring that all of your valuable electronic devices are plugged into a surge protector, because a whole-house surge protector protects the entire electrical system. You must remember that, even if you were to use power strips with surge protection capabilities at every outlet in your home, this is not the only way in which a power surge can make it into your system. Phone lines and television cables can also introduce excessive amounts of electricity onto the system. Protect your home, your comfort and your convenience by using a whole-house surge protector on your property.

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How to Recognize Problems with Your Ductwork

When you use air ducts in order to distribute cooled air throughout your home, you must know for certain that those air ducts are in the fine shape necessary for distributing that cooled air throughout your home in an efficient and effective manner. The problem is, of course, that so much of your ductwork is hidden from view, making it impossible to simply visually inspect your air ducts with any sort of convenience.

When you use air ducts in order to distribute cooled air throughout your home, you must know for certain that those air ducts are in the fine shape necessary for distributing that cooled air throughout your home in an efficient and effective manner. The problem is, of course, that so much of your ductwork is hidden from view, making it impossible to simply visually inspect your air ducts with any sort of convenience. Even so, there are ways in which to recognize problems with your ductwork. The Delray Beach, FL indoor air quality specialists here at All-Pro Electrical & Air Conditioning have some tips to help you figure out if your ductwork is the source of cooling and air quality problems in your home. Contact us if you believe this to be the case.

What You Can Do

You yourself can spot potential problems with your ductwork, provided that you know what it is that you are looking for. First of all, you should pay attention to the amount of money that you are paying in order to cool your home. If you notice that your cooling costs are on the rise, despite the fact that you are not using your air conditioner any different than normal, that spike in energy costs may be due to leaking ductwork. Also, pay attention to your indoor air quality. If the quality of the air throughout your home is slipping, it may be due to pollutants infiltrating leaky ductwork, which are then free to travel throughout your entire home via those air ducts.

What We Can Do

Of course, having suspicions that your air ducts are in trouble and knowing that this is the case for sure are two very different things. In order to determine with certainty if your air ducts are compromised, you should schedule professional duct testing services with the members of our team. We can use our findings to figure out not only if your air ducts are in trouble, but also what the nature of that trouble is.

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Why Consider a Ductless Air Conditioning System?

While the hottest weather of the year may be behind us now, the fact remains that we will continue to use our air conditioners throughout much of the year. Because there is no prolonged "off-season" when it comes to residential cooling, you really need to know that your air conditioning system will be there for you whenever you may need it.

While the hottest weather of the year may be behind us now, the fact remains that we will continue to use our air conditioners throughout much of the year. Because there is no prolonged "off-season" when it comes to residential cooling, you really need to know that your air conditioning system will be there for you whenever you may need it. Even when the weather cools down, after all, temperature spikes are far from uncommon. If you are considering the replacement of your air conditioning system, now is a great time to have the job done. We recommend that you consider the use of a ductless air conditioning system in Boca Raton, FL. Read on to learn more, and remember to schedule your AC services with All-Pro Electrical & Air Conditioning.

How Do Ductless Air Conditioners Work?

A ductless air conditioning system, as you've no doubt guessed, does not use air ducts in order to distribute cooled air throughout one's home. Instead, individual, wall-mounted blowers are used in order to do so. Typically, an outdoor unit will support of to four of these blowers, which are all regulated by their own independent thermostats. The indoor blowers connect to the outdoor unit via power, refrigerant, and any necessary drainage lines. These blowers act as air handlers themselves, drawing air through the system and removing heat from that air via the evaporation of refrigerant. This refrigerant then travels to the outdoor unit, and the thermal energy its gathered is simply vented outdoors.

How Does This Benefit Me?

There are a few ways in which the use of a ductless air conditioner, or a ductless mini split system, can benefit you. First of all, these systems are ideal for homes without preexisting ductwork, eliminating the need for the installation of bulky air ducts. They are also quite efficient, as there is no risk of leaking ductwork. This also helps to protect your indoor air quality. On the rare day that we actually need our heating systems in this area, ductless mini splits can also utilize heat pump technology in order to reverse their operation, doubling as home heating systems.

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How Do Air Purifiers Work?

If you use a forced air HVAC system, such as a split central air conditioner, then you probably already know that there is an air filter in that system. We hope you know this, anyway, as you should be changing that air filter regularly.

If you use a forced air HVAC system, such as a split central air conditioner, then you probably already know that there is an air filter in that system. We hope you know this, anyway, as you should be changing that air filter regularly. If your goal is to improve the quality of the air throughout your home, though, then this air filter is simply not enough. The goal of this basic media filter is to protect your HVAC equipment itself from the problems caused by pollutant accumulation, not to improve your indoor air quality. Using the right air purifier in Boca Raton, FL can help you to achieve that goal, though. Contact All-Pro Electrical & Air Conditioning to learn more.

Pollutant Removal

Many homeowners suffer aggravated allergy or asthma symptoms due to high concentrations of airborne pollutants, such as dust and dirt, in their homes. While an air filter can remove some of these pollutants, further action is sometimes necessary. Using an electronic air purifier is a great way to remove more of these pollutants from the air in your home, helping to alleviate the symptoms that they cause. By drawing air into an ionization chamber, an electronic air purifier is able to give the pollutants within that air an electric charge. They are then simply trapped on collector plates that are oppositely charged, effectively removing them from circulation throughout your home.

What About Biological Pollutants?

Simply removing biological pollutants, such as viruses, mold and bacteria, from the air in your home is not the most effective way of dealing with them, as they can continue to reproduce even after being trapped. UV air purifiers, such as UV germicidal lights, though, actually destroy these pollutants, leaving them incapable of reproducing. We install and service quality air purifiers from some of the finest manufacturers in the industry, so give us a call today to start breathing air of a higher quality in your home.

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Protect Yourself from the Dangers of Carbon Monoxide

When you think of keeping your home safe, you may think of security lighting and smoke detectors. The outbreak of a fire and uninvited intruders are not the only threats to your safety when within your home, though.

When you think of keeping your home safe, you may think of security lighting and smoke detectors. The outbreak of a fire and uninvited intruders are not the only threats to your safety when within your home, though. You must also protect yourself from the dangers of carbon monoxide, which can lead to carbon monoxide poisoning. To protect yourself from this dangerous and potentially fatal gas, it is absolutely necessary that you have a quality carbon monoxide detector in Delray Beach, FL. Moreso, you must ensure that your CO detector is installed by a skilled, trained professional. This is sure to be the case when you dial our number to schedule service. Speak with a member of the All-Pro Electrical & Air Conditioning team today, and know for certain that you are protected.

What Is Carbon Monoxide?

Carbon monoxide, or CO, is a gaseous byproduct of the incomplete combustion of fossil fuels. When these fuels, such as natural gas used for heating a home, are not completely combusted, carbon monoxide is generated. Carbon monoxide also happens to be completely odorless, tasteless and colorless, all of which means that it is all but impossible for detection by human senses. Only by utilizing a good carbon monoxide detector in your home can you hope to be alerted to the presence of this dangerous gas.

Why Is Carbon Monoxide So Dangerous?

The fact that there is really no way in which to detect CO without the use of a CO detector makes it quite dangerous, as this gas can actually prove to be fatal in the right dosages. At low-level exposure, the effects of carbon monoxide poisoning can feel much like the flu, with body and headaches, nausea, light headedness and other symptoms being quite common. However, the longer and more concentrated the exposure, the more severe the symptoms become. To ensure that you do not encounter such issues firsthand, dial our number and schedule your carbon monoxide detector installation with a member of our team.

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Are Your Air Ducts Well-Sealed?

Do you use air ducts in order to distribute conditioned air throughout your entire home? If so, then you probably know just how vital it is that those air ducts are able to do their job in an effective, reliable manner.

Do you use air ducts in order to distribute conditioned air throughout your entire home? If so, then you probably know just how vital it is that those air ducts are able to do their job in an effective, reliable manner. While your air ducts may not have moving parts or electronic components, it is entirely possible for them to suffer from operational issues. One of the biggest concerns one should have in regard to his or her HVAC system is whether or not that system's ductwork is well-sealed. If not, numerous problems may develop. The good news is that we offer exceptional duct sealing services in Delray Beach, FL. Contact All-Pro Electrical & Air Conditioning today to schedule service.

Do Your Air Ducts Whistle?

Is there a whistling or high-pitched whine anywhere in your home when you are running your HVAC system? If so, this could be the result of air escaping from your ductwork via leaks or bad seals. Not only is this obviously a very annoying problem in and of itself, but it is likely only an indicator of more serious issues to come.

Is Your Air Quality Subpar?

Does it seem as though the air quality throughout your home is on a downward spiral? If your indoor air quality is lacking, it could be due to the fact that your air ducts are not well-sealed. The tears or leaks in the ductwork may be allowing pollutants into the system, and those pollutants can then travel throughout your entire household via those very air ducts.

Are Your Energy Costs Skyrocketing?

When you use your HVAC system, you are obviously going to see your energy costs go up with your usage habits. However, if it seems like you are paying far too much to keep your home comfortable, it could be due to improperly sealed ductwork. Your home may be cooling down unevenly, with air escaping the ductwork at inopportune points, and your system working harder than it should have to in order to balance temperatures. Duct sealing can help you to avoid such issues.

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Should I Be Using a UV Air Purifier?

Because our cooling season is so hot, and lasts for so long, it really makes sense to ensure that our homes are well-insulated. That way, we don't have to worry about large amounts of unwanted heat transferring into our homes uninvited.

Because our cooling season is so hot, and lasts for so long, it really makes sense to ensure that our homes are well-insulated. That way, we don't have to worry about large amounts of unwanted heat transferring into our homes uninvited. However, sealing up one's home in such a manner can have a negative impact on the quality of the air within that home, as natural ventilation is reduced. While air filters and electronic air purifiers are good options to consider for improved indoor air quality, there are certain biological pollutants which are better destroyed than simply filtered out of the air. You can achieve this goal with the use of a UV air purifier in Delray Beach, FL. Contact All-Pro Electrical & Air Conditioning for more details. 

How UV Air Purification Works

Unlike air filters, which trap pollutants on a filtering media and must be changed or cleaned on a regular basis, UV air purifiers actively destroy biological pollutants, which may include viruses, mold, and bacteria. These air purifiers emit small, safe amounts of UV (ultraviolet) radiation. This is limited to the area of the ductwork in which the UV lights are installed, typically near the air handler. While safe for residents in the home, including any children, pets, etc., this level of UV radiation is deadly to those aforementioned biological pollutants, disrupting their biological makeup and rendering them incapable of reproduction.

Do You Need UV Lights?

Not every home is going to suffer from the same air quality issues, and not every homeowner is going to prioritize IAQ concerns in the same manner. However, if you have frequent allergy flareups, increased illness among the residents in your home, or if you have struggled with mold growth in the past, then you are wise to consider the use of UV air purifiers in your home. Just remember that these devices do nothing to remove dirt, dust and other pollutants from the air, and are meant to supplement, but not replace, more traditional air filtration systems.

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3 Signs That Your Insulation is Subpar

There is a lot more insulation in your home than you may realize. Sure, you've probably seen that fluffy, old insulation installed somewhere in your basement or attic.

There is a lot more insulation in your home than you may realize. Sure, you've probably seen that fluffy, old insulation installed somewhere in your basement or attic. However, there is also insulation installed throughout the house, between walls and in other areas out of sight. While you may not give this insulation much thought on a day to day basis, it will undoubtedly draw your attention if it is not sufficient for your needs. If you suspect that you don't have the right amount of insulation in Deerfield, FL, do not hesitate to give us a call. All-Pro Electrical & Air Conditioning is here to help. 

Hot Spots

If you think that insulation is not quite as important around here as it is in very cold climates, think again. Insulation is not all about preventing heat from escaping one's home. It serves to prevent the unwanted transfer of heat in both directions. If you have hot spots throughout your home, despite running your AC regularly, it may be due to insufficient insulation allowing too much heat to make its way into your living space. We can help to bulk up your insulation properly.

Poor Air Quality

Your house needs to be able to breathe, which is why it is never going to be completely sealed up. There is such a thing as having too much natural ventilation in one's home, though, as you'll learn if your home is not insulated well enough. Pollutants can make their way into your living space via your home's envelope. When they do, your indoor air quality will take a turn for the worse.

High Cooling Costs

Living around here means that you run your AC very frequently. Frequently enough, certainly, that you have a decent idea of just how much it costs to cool your home. If you've noticed that your efficiency levels are plummeting, you may have an issue with subpar insulation in your home. Whatever the cause of your cooling concerns, our team is here to help.

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3 Common Air Conditioning Problems

Even as we approach the end of October, a time of the year during which many homeowners throughout the country are switching over to their heating systems, temperatures throughout the Boca Raton, FL area remain quite high. This means that we are still using our air conditioning systems, and will be throughout most of the year.

Even as we approach the end of October, a time of the year during which many homeowners throughout the country are switching over to their heating systems, temperatures throughout the Boca Raton, FL area remain quite high. This means that we are still using our air conditioning systems, and will be throughout most of the year. This also means, of course, that our air conditioners suffer more wear and tear than those in cooler parts of the country. Because we really cannot afford to be without our home cooling systems in this area, it is important that we keep our air conditioners in peak working condition. You will undoubtedly encounter problems of some sort eventually. When you do, contact All-Pro Electrical & Air Conditioning immediately to schedule professional air conditioning repairs.

Low Airflow

Does it seem like the cooled air pouring forth from your duct registers is lacking in oomph? That may be due to the fact that a clogged air filter is resulting in high airflow resistance, cutting down on the strength with which your system delivers cooled air throughout your home. If this is a very localized problem, though, it may also be due to the fact that the ductwork serving a single area of your home is compromised, leaking, or otherwise damaged.

Icing on System

Some people mistakenly think that ice on their air conditioner just means that the system is really doing its job. After all, the system is there to cool your home down, right? In truth, any sign of ice on your air conditioner may be a sign of serious issues. While low airflow and dirty filters themselves may lead to icing on the coils of your system, a refrigerant leak could also be to blame. Ice acts as an insulator, and cause serious system damages.

Short-Cycling

Does your air conditioner seem to cycle on and off too frequently? This may not sound like a big deal, but it actually puts a lot of unnecessary stress on the system, and can also cause your AC to guzzle up energy. If your system is not properly sized for your home, there is no quick fix or repair that can resolve the problem. However, the source of the issue could lie with your thermostat or system controls, so by all means contact us to have the situation evaluated by a qualified professional.

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How Can an Attic Fan Benefit Me?

It is pretty redundant to point out the fact that we have a lot of very hot weather here in Florida. With the often intense heat in mind, homeowners throughout the area are careful about ensuring that they have great air conditioning systems capable of cooling their homes in effect, reliable, and efficient manners.

It is pretty redundant to point out the fact that we have a lot of very hot weather here in Florida. With the often intense heat in mind, homeowners throughout the area are careful about ensuring that they have great air conditioning systems capable of cooling their homes in a reliable and efficient manner. However, many homeowners still find that they are paying too much to keep their homes cool, even if their systems are well-rated for efficiency. One option that can benefit many homeowners is the use of an attic fan in Boca Raton, FL. Read on to learn more about how an attic fan can benefit you, and remember to schedule your attic fan services with the trained professionals on our staff.

What Is an Attic Fan?

If you are not familiar with attic fans, you may be wondering why you would want a fan in your attic at all. It's not as though you are going to sit up there and relax with your friends, after all. However, an attic fan is not at all like the standing fans that you may place throughout your living space. Instead, an attic fan serves as a mechanical ventilation system, and it is designed to take some strain off of your air conditioning system. Heat rises, and this is compounded by the blistering Floridian sun beating down upon your roof every day. When your attic gets that hot, heat from that space can start to radiate down throughout the house, raising the temperature and throwing your air conditioner into overtime. An attic fan can help to resolve such problems by venting this extremely hot air out of your attic. This is doubly beneficial, as the attic fan can also help to expel very humid air from that space, which could otherwise give biological pollutants a great environment in which to thrive. If you are interested in aiding your AC with the use of an attic fan, just give a member of our team a call.

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3 Reasons to Consider Cooling Your Home without Ductwork

If you are serious about cooling your home successfully, as you really must be in this part of the country, you need to take the time to choose your air conditioning system wisely. There are a lot of different systems available and, while this ensures that every homeowner will find one that suits their needs well, choosing from among them can prove to be a daunting task.

If you are serious about cooling your home successfully, as you really must be in this part of the country, you need to take the time to choose your air conditioning system wisely. There are a lot of different systems available, and while this ensures that every homeowner will find one that suits their needs well, choosing from among them can prove to be a daunting task. One option that you are wise to consider is the ductless air conditioner. There are many benefits that you may enjoy as a direct result of using a ductless AC in Boca Raton, FL. Read the following information, and contact All-Pro Electrical & Air Conditioning to schedule service.

Ductless Cooling is Efficient

Considering just how much we run our air conditioners around here, it should go without saying that you need to be able to cool your home efficiently. You shouldn't have to choose between your comfort and your cooling budget, after all. Because no ductwork is used in these systems, you won't have to worry about leaky ductwork wasting energy and driving up your home cooling costs.

It Also Protects Air Quality

When ductwork is in fine working condition, it works great. When it is torn, leaking, or otherwise compromised, though, ductwork can allow pollutants to infiltrate your HVAC system. Once they have, they can be spread throughout your entire home via your ductwork. By using a ductless cooling system, you can help to protect your indoor air quality.

Zone Controlled Cooling Is Another Benefit

Another great benefit of ductless mini splits is that zone controlled cooling is easy to take advantage of. You can regulate the different blowers in the system independently of one another, allowing you to maintain different temperatures in different areas of your home. This allows everyone therein to live comfortably, keeping everyone happy in the process.

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Potential Causes of Subpar Indoor Air Quality

When it comes to keeping a home in this area comfortable, most homeowners will tend to think first of their air conditioning systems. Considering the often oppressive heat in which we live, this is entirely understandable.

When it comes to keeping a home in this area comfortable, most homeowners will tend to think first of their air conditioning systems. Considering the often oppressive heat in which we live, this is entirely understandable. However, it is necessary that you keep in mind just how much subpar indoor air quality can drag down your overall comfort levels. There are a lot of different problems that you may encounter with the quality of the air in your home, and there is no quick fix that will resolve all of them. However, by working with a professional IAQ technician, you can ensure that you are able to improve and maintain your indoor air quality in Parkland, FL. To learn more, contact All-Pro Electrical & Air Conditioning.

Pets

We love our pets, and we know that most pet owners will defend their furry pals to the end. However, it is impossible to ignore the fact that having pets in the home can seriously drag down the quality of the air within that home. Between shedding fur and the dander that can make its way into the air, your beloved pet can do some serious damage to the quality of the air that you breathe. Using the right filters and air purifiers is necessary to overcome such obstacles.

Environmental Conditions

Your proximity to certain environmental conditions, including major roadways or heavily wooded areas, can also negatively impact the quality of the air in your home. While you may choose to have a certain type of pet in order to protect your air quality, you cannot simply lift up your home and relocate it to escape this proximity. No matter what you are surrounded by, though, our technicians will help you to find the right indoor air quality products for your needs.

Resident's Habits

Many habits, such as smoking, can negatively impact your indoor air quality as well. While you may not want to make major changes to your habits, and you may simply not have the time to dust and vacuum as much as you'd like, using the appropriate indoor air quality systems for your situation is a simple, convenient way in which to overcome any IAQ issues you face. Give us a call today to get started.

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Why Should I Use LED Light bulbs?

Modern homeowners are always looking for ways in which to make their homes more energy efficient. The issue that many homeowners encounter, though, is an unwillingness to pay more upfront in return for long term energy savings.

Modern homeowners are always looking for ways in which to make their homes more energy efficient. The issue that many homeowners encounter, though, is an unwillingness to pay more upfront in return for long-term energy savings. There is no arguing the fact that LED light bulbs are far more expensive than incandescent bulbs. There is also no way in which to overstate just how valuable the benefits of switching to LEDs truly are, though. As you'll see in more detail below, LED lights offer many benefits that incandescent, halogen, and even CFL bulbs simply cannot match. Using LED light bulbs in Boca Raton, FL is a great way in which to cut electrical costs, but there are other benefits to consider. Contact All-Pro Electrical & Air Conditioning to schedule your lighting services.

What Are LEDs?

LEDs, or light emitting diode lamps, are small chips that emit a very bright light. More scientifically, LEDs emit photons of light as the energy difference between electrons, flowing across the LED junction, falling from a higher energy state to a lower one. If that is overly complicated, just remember that these photons of light are really bright, and that a typical LED light bulb will contain many of these diodes. Because the lighting output of LEDs is very directional, the shape of an LED bulb is structured to help throw light in an optimal manner.

Benefits of LEDs

The lighting efficacy of an incandescent light bulb will range from 10 to 17 lumens per watt (lighting output versus the amount of energy used in powering the bulb). That may not give you much of an idea of how well a light bulb works, but the picture is a bit more clear when you consider the fact that an LED bulb's efficacy is in the 60 to 90 range. That's a lot more light for a lot less energy. What about the cost, though? You've probably seen LED bulbs in the hardware store, and have passed them over, thinking them too expensive to justify the purchase. Consider the fact, though, that an incandescent bulb, while undeniably cheaper, has a lifespan of about 750 to 1,000 hours. That may sound pretty decent, but it kind of pales in comparison to the 30,000+ hours of use that an LED bulb can offer. The bottom line is that LEDs, which also are very safe, as they remain cool to touch, offer better efficiency over a hugely improved lifespan.

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Are You Using the Right Thermostat?

There is no HVAC system which will be the exact right match for every home or homeowner. The same is true of the thermostat used to regulate the operation of that HVAC system.

There is no HVAC system which will be the exact right match for every home or homeowner. The same is true of the thermostat used to regulate the operation of that HVAC system. However, there is certainly a thermostat out there that will suit your individual needs and user preferences better than the rest. Is it the one that you are using? Read on to learn more about the ways in which various thermostats may benefit you. If you think that it is time for a new thermostat in Parkland, FL, just give All-Pro Electrical & Air Conditioning a call today.

  • Digital thermostats are a great starting point for those homeowners interested in heating and cooling their homes with greater precision than a manual model would allow for. Everything, from the push-button controls to digital display, works in favor of the homeowner using a digital thermostat. A basic model will allow you to set temperatures accurately, which itself can help to boost efficiency. With a programmable model, you can set up a temperature schedule built around your daily routine to further boost comfort, convenience, and savings.
  • Wireless thermostats are also quite popular these days. Rather than wiring a thermostat right into an HVAC system, the wireless thermostat instead features a receiver which is wired into the system. The control is free to roam about your home, meaning that you don't have to get up in order to adjust the operation of your HVAC system.
  • Smart thermostats are ideal for those homeowners interested in using newer technology in order to save energy and to use their HVAC systems more effectively. With a smart thermostat, you can adjust your HVAC system via your phone or laptop. You can also track energy usage in order to ensure that you are not dragging down your efficiency in any way. Contact us to discuss all available thermostat models.
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How Changing Your Air Filter Benefits You

The air filter in your HVAC system is not really designed to boost the quality of the air throughout your home. You'll need a designated air filtration system for that. The air filter in your HVAC system is not really designed to boost the quality of the air throughout your home. You'll need a designated air filtration system for that. Instead, it serves to protect your HVAC system and its sensitive components from problems caused by the excessive buildup of pollutants therein and thereon. That being said, changing your air filter can benefit you in a number of different ways. If you are unsure of how often you should be cleaning or replacing your air filter, refer to the literature which accompanied your system. Generally, doing so every few months should suffice. If you need help in changing your air filter in Highland Beach, FL, contact the professional technicians here at All-Pro Electrical & Air Conditioning.
  1. The first way in which changing your air filter regularly can benefit you is by protecting the overall performance quality of your HVAC system. If you are using a forced air distribution system, such as a furnace, heat pump, or central AC, then a clogged air filter can decrease the airflow of your system, as it meets too much airflow resistance. This can negatively impact the overall quality with which your system heats and/or cools your home.
  2. Changing your air filter is also a great way in which to ensure that you are heating and/or cooling your home efficiently. If your system must fight to force air through a clogged air filter, then it is going to use more energy than it should have to in heating and cooling your home. This can wind up costing you more in energy expenses.
  3. Additionally, keep in mind the strain that competing with a clogged air filter can have on your system. If your heater and/or air conditioner must struggle to force air through a clogged filter, it will suffer unnecessary wear and tear in doing so. This can increase the risk of damage to your system, and can potentially shorten its lifespan.
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Why the Size of Your Air Conditioner Matters

A lot of people adopt a bigger is better mentality, and in certain cases this may be true. When it comes to as complex a scenario as determining what the right size of air conditioner for your needs is, though, you cannot simply opt for the largest air conditioner that you can afford.

A lot of people adopt a bigger is better mentality, and in certain cases this may be true. When it comes to as complex a scenario as determining what the right size of air conditioner for your needs is, though, you cannot simply opt for the largest air conditioner that you can afford. As we'll discuss in more detail below, an oversized air conditioner is actually no better than one which is too small for the space which it must cool. If you are gearing up for an air conditioning installation in Boca Raton, FL, contact a member of our team to schedule service. All-Pro Electrical & Air Conditioning will make sure that you have a great AC in place, and that it is of the right size for your home.

Problems with Undersized Air Conditioners

We will start by discussing some of the problems that homeowners may encounter with undersized ACs, as this is often the case that people first think of when considering such issues. Obviously, an undersized air conditioner is going to struggle to cool one's home effectively. While you may think that you can just blast the air conditioner around the clock to overcome this issue, you must also keep in mind how pricey that can be. In fact, you will probably wind up paying more money for a lesser cooling performance from your system if you attempt to do so. It can negatively impact your air quality as well, as your AC should dehumidify the space as it operates.

Problems with Oversized Air Conditioners

Okay, so an AC that is too small is no good; does that mean that an oversized AC is better? Absolutely not. While an air conditioner that is too big for your home will not struggle to cool it effectively, of course, it will actually do so too quickly. This will cause it to short cycle frequently, which puts unnecessary wear and tear on the system while also driving up operational costs. Plus, it won't dehumidify your air as well as it should, either, because it won't run long enough to do so. Make sure that you are able to beat the considerable heat of our summer months by scheduling your air conditioning installation with a member of our staff.

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