Mills Heating & Air Named a Carrier® Factory Authorized Dealer


Contact: Chris White, Mills Heating & Air, (850) 862-4796, [email protected]

Ft. Walton Beach / Panama City, FL February 10, 2017 – Mills Heating & Air has been named a Factory Authorized Dealer by Carrier, the world’s leader in high technology heating, air conditioning and refrigeration solutions. Mills Heating & Air is now one of the select dealers in the U.S. and Canada to earn Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer status.

Carrier Residential Factory Authorized Dealer“Carrier Factory Authorized Dealers adhere to rigorous national performance and certification standards in order to achieve this level of factory endorsement,” said David Meyers, vice president, Residential Systems, Carrier. “We couldn’t achieve success without Factory Authorized Dealers like Mills Heating & Air who have participated in extensive training at Carrier University and North American Technician Excellence, Inc. (NATE®) to learn equipment installation, maintenance and repair and the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) standards on refrigerant handling. We’re proud to welcome Mills Heating & Air to this distinguished group of Carrier experts, who are committed to excellence in customer care.”

Since 1984 Mills Heating and Air has been providing exceptional services to homeowners and businesses in Okaloosa, Walton, Santa Rosa, and Bay Counties. Mills Heating & Air has a commitment to providing our customers, both residential and commercial, with the highest quality services at an affordable price for all your heating and air conditioning needs.

To achieve Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer status, contractors are required to:

  • Participate in equipment and sales training at Carrier University, where they learn to efficiently identify and recommend energy-efficient HVAC solutions that provide optimal comfort and value to consumers based on their specific needs
  • Adhere to sound business practices, such as maintaining required local licenses and insurance coverage, as well as fulfilling warranty obligations in a timely manner
  • Employ NATE-certified technicians, who have passed a stringent set of HVAC core and specialty exams
  • Utilize genuine Carrier Factory Authorized parts and installation guidelines

To learn more about Mills Heating & Air, call (850) 862-4796. Visit for additional information on the Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer program.

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Cooling is achieved via the electric air-conditioner (or cooling cycle of the heat pump). Refrigerant gas (more commonly known by the trade name, Freon) is compressed by a compressor into a high pressure gas. The compressor pumps the high pressure gas through a radiator-like condenser coil of copper (or sometimes aluminum) tubing and aluminum fins where a large fan transfers heat to the outdoors. This is all accomplished in the outdoor component of your air-conditioning equipment. Next, the cooled, compressed, refrigerant liquid is pumped into the house via the copper tubing, arriving at the also radiator-like evaporator coil. There, under less pressure, it vaporizes from a liquid to a gas once again. A natural property of this change from liquid to gas is that the refrigerant absorbs heat rapidly from the air being blown through the evaporator by the blower. The cooled air is circulated through the home via the ducts. The refrigerant gas then heads back outside to the compressor, where the cycle starts over again.

Part of our discomfort in the summer comes from high humidity in the air which makes us feel sticky or clammy. So, at the same time the air in your home is being cooled by your air-conditioner, it’s also being dried. The blower draws warm, humid air from the home through return ducts and across the evaporator. Humidity from the warm, moist air condenses on the cool evaporator coil as liquid water, dripping into a drain pan below. The air leaving the evaporator is then not only cooler, but drier. That’s why we call it “air-conditioning” and not just “air-cooling.”

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Fast and Free Summertime Home Energy Tips

 The average home spends hundreds of dollars a year on energy costs. But you can lower your energy bills and help save the environment at the same time!

 Be a speedy chef – Nothing is more energy efficient for cooking than your microwave. It uses two-thirds less energy than your stove.

Push a button to wash your dishes – Surprise! Your dishwasher uses less water than washing dishes by hand. Then let dishes air-dry to save even more!

Fill up the fridge – Having lots of food in your fridge keeps it from warming up too fast when the door is open. So your fridge doesn’t have to work as hard to stay cool.

Cutting back unnecessary energy use is an easy way to reduce energy consumption while saving money. Here’s some additional suggestions you can do at home, at absolutely no cost to you.

 Turn up your thermostat

Set your thermostat to 78 degrees when you are home and 85 degrees or off when you are away. Using ceiling or room fans allows you to set the thermostat higher because the air movement will cool the room. Always take into account health considerations and be sure to drink plenty of fluids in warm weather. (Save: 1 – 3 percent per degree, for each degree the thermostat is set above 72 degrees)

Use your appliances wisely

To help prevent electricity outages, avoid running your appliances during peak hours, — from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. — or anytime an electricity emergency is declared.

  • Do your laundry efficiently by using the warm or cold water setting for washing your clothes. Always use cold water to rinse clothes. (Save: 4 percent)
  • Line dry clothes whenever you can.
  • When you need to use the dryer, run full loads, use the moisture-sensing setting, and clean the clothes dryer lint trap after each use.
  • Conserve energy by running your dishwasher only when it is fully loaded, and turn off the dry cycle and air dry dishes instead.


Operating swimming pool filters and cleaning sweeps efficiently

  • Reduce the operating time of your pool filter and automatic cleaning sweep to four to five hours, and only during off-peak time.


Eliminate wasted energy

  • Turn off appliances, lights and equipment when not in use. (Save: 2%)
  • Unplug electronic devices and chargers when they aren’t in use-most new electronics use electricity even when switched “off.” Turn computers and printers off at the power strip.
  • Unplug and recycle that spare refrigerator in the garage if you don’t really need it.


Mills Meets The Challenge – Guaranteed Satisfaction

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