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Proper HVAC Installation in Your Home Matters

It’s tempting when investing in new HVAC installation to hire a friend of a friend or relative to do the job. Unfortunately, a positive outcome may be the exception more than the rule. Why? Let’s review the reasons why professional HVAC installation is important.  

HVAC Installation Starts with Accurate Measurements

If an HVAC system is too small, it can lead to problems like uneven temperatures in different areas of a home. A larger than necessary unit suffers from frequent stops and starts, or what’s known as “short-cycling.”

Either situation leads to discomfort or erratic spikes in energy bills. Improperly-sized HVAC installation also causes a system to overwork, which shortens its lifespan.

No one wants to replace a heating and cooling unit prematurely, so it’s best to get professional HVAC installation.

HVAC Installation Involves Ductwork Installation Too

An HVAC installer undergoes hundreds of hours of training and is licensed. This allows him or her to stay current with emerging technologies as well as all the components involved. HVAC installation involves more than plugging it in like a toaster.

An air conditioner, heat pump or furnace must be connected to a home’s ductwork and aligned with the thermostat. It’s a bit of a symphony and the installer is the conductor. Your system won’t perform as designed unless all the parts work together.

Ductwork is particularly important because it must be air-tight and clean. If there are leaks, you’ll lose energy. Poor ductwork also contributes to uneven temperatures.

A professionally-trained HVAC installer knows how to spot problems and fix them to improve your heating and cooling efficiency, safety and comfort.

Amateur HVAC Installation Risks Your Warranty

When you think “home appliance,” you probably think of your refrigerator or dishwasher. Your heating and cooling system is a home appliance, too. It’s probably the most expensive one in your house. Plus, it’s integral to your daily comfort and safety.

Most warranties on heating and air equipment depend on HVAC installation by an authorized dealer. Even if your neighbor or brother-in-law installs it perfectly, it may not be covered in the event of a future malfunction.

Don’t risk your warranty to save a few bucks. If you have to replace the system out of pocket early it will cost much more.

For Professional HVAC Installation Call Mills

Mills Heating & Air in the Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, Bay or Walton county area, has served homes and businesses for more than 30 years. If you need an HVAC contractor in northwestern Florida for HVAC installation needs, call us! We are also experts in heating and cooling maintenance and repair as well as indoor air quality!

If expenses are a concern, Mills Heating & Air offers multiple financing options to keep budgets intact. When you spread out payments, it allows you to enjoy better comfort and efficiency right away. Not ready to upgrade? Mills can repair and maintain any brand.

Contact Mills Heating & Air to discuss air conditioner and indoor air quality options. For lower bills, call Mills!

Air Conditioning or Windows For Thanksgiving

If the temperature allows, give your air conditioning a break this fall. If you’re hosting friends and family for a gathering, it may be beneficial to give your air conditioner a rest while bringing Florida breezes indoors.

It may also be time to reward your air conditioner or heat pump with well-deserved maintenance after a long season. Also, consider maintenance if you use a heat pump or other heating equipment in case a cold spell comes along.

Overnight temperatures, even in Florida, can dip into chilly territory. With proper maintenance, your heat pump or air conditioning will be ready regardless of what you need to be comfortable.   

Air Conditioning and Heat Pump Maintenance

Some Florida residents have an air conditioner and some have a heat pump. So what’s the difference? People who have an air conditioner may also have a furnace for heating. Homeowners with heat pumps have just the one piece of equipment.

Heat pumps work year round. They alternate between heating and cooling depending on the temperature. On the plus side, you have one piece of equipment to purchase and maintain. On the downside, a heat pump rarely gets a break because it’s used all year long. Maintenance for both is relatively the same.

Check your air filter regularly

Check your filter regularly, this is true regardless of air conditioning or heat pump unit. We recommend checking the filter monthly. Most find it’s ready to be changed or cleaned every two to three months.

If you have multiple pets, if you smoke or if you live with a chronic respiratory condition, you benefit from frequent filter changes. Clogged or dirty air filters make your air conditioning and heat pump equipment work harder.

This costs you in efficiency, in energy bills and in wear and tear on your HVAC equipment. Dirty air filters also impact your indoor air quality. At Mills Heating & Air, we take air quality seriously.

We specialize in several air quality products which can improve the air you breathe in your home.

Schedule routine maintenance

We recommend a tune-up twice a year. If you have an air conditioning unit, we suggest a tune-up in the spring and one for a furnace, if you use one, in the fall.

If you use a heat pump, we recommend a tune-up in the spring before the hottest weather and again in the fall before the transition to heating.

Monitor your air conditioning unit or heat pump

Look for unusual behavior or spikes in your utility bills, either can point to a malfunction. It’s better to call one of our NATE-certified technicians for an inspection to prevent an inconvenient breakdown.

Provide good airflow to your HVAC equipment

Regardless of whether you have an air conditioner or heat pump, they need unobstructed airflow. A clean air filter assists your air conditioning internally. Indoors, make sure vents are not blocked by curtains, furniture or toys.

Outdoors, make sure vegetation around your exterior equipment is cut back. We recommend plants, shrubs and leafy trees stay at least two to three feet from AC compressors and other exterior units.  

For Lower Air Conditioning Bills – Call Mills!

Residents and business owners in the Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, Bay or Walton county area have trusted Mills Heating & Air for more than 30 years. If you need an HVAC contractor in northwestern Florida for air conditioning service, repair and installation needs, call us!

Mills Heating & Air offers multiple financing options to keep budgets stable. Enjoy greater comfort, efficiency and safety right away when you spread out payments.

In most cases, an upgraded air conditioning unit costs less to operate than an older one. Not ready to replace? Mills can repair and maintain any brand.

Contact Mills Heating & Air to discuss air conditioning and indoor air quality options. For lower bills, call Mills!

Indoor Air Quality in the Fall

Indoor air quality continues to make news because most of us spend the majority of our time indoors, whether for work or school. Afterward, it’s home for dinner and for most of us, relaxation or family-time until bed.

That’s a lot of hours breathing indoor air. How does your home stack up? Not sure? Call your quality HVAC contractor Mills Heating & Air for an assessment and recommendations for improvement.

Respiratory Awareness for Indoor Air Quality Health Concerns

Fall months are popular to create awareness for various respiratory conditions and caregivers. At Mills Heating & Air, we try to educate our customers about the importance of indoor air quality with every home visit. When you tune-up your HVAC system, for example, it improves your indoor air quality.

Our licensed technicians perform a thorough inspection of your entire HVAC system. They look for any signs of excess wear and tear or malfunctions which may affect the system’s performance or your indoor air quality.

As part of the maintenance visit, he or she cleans, tests and lubricates all relevant components. They will clean the system and change the air filter. This eliminates a lot of the contaminants from your HVAC system.

Allergens Affect Indoor Air Quality for Most of the Population

Ragweed, a common allergen in Florida and the south in general, spreads pollen for months. Many people think of late summer or early fall allergies as “hay fever,” although this phrase is old-fashioned.

Most people with seasonal allergies are uninvolved with a hay harvest. Instead, it’s allergens like ragweed, mold spores, dust or pet dander which cause most of the problems. When kids return to school, they may be exposed to new allergens as well.

Be sure to talk to your child’s teacher and school nurse if you child is vulnerable to allergy or asthma triggers. Most schools take advantage of our outdoor recess as often as possible, which may expose your child to an environmental allergen.

Whether it’s pollen or the dander from a class pet, it’s important to communicate with your child’s school for comfort and safety.

Carbon Monoxide and Smoke for Indoor Air Quality Safety

Smoke and carbon monoxide concerns are not season-exclusive. While most incidents happen over the winter months (Centers for Disease Control) due to an increase in fireplaces, wood stoves or gas-fueled appliances, it’s important to be vigilant all year. If you do not have adequate detection for smoke or carbon monoxide, please put it on your priority list to protect yourself and your family.

Mills Heating & Air  – Your HVAC and Indoor Air Quality Contractor

You may know Mills Heating & Air in Okaloosa, Bay, Santa Rosa or Walton counties as HVAC experts. You’re partly right! We are also passionate about indoor air quality. We provide many equipment options to improve the indoor air quality, such as dehumidifiers, air purifiers and other filtration products. Please call us for all your indoor air quality needs.

If you’re in the northwestern Florida area – we are just a phone call away. To answer questions and perform in-depth service or repairs, we’ll send an HVAC technician to address any concerns you may have. If you suspect your HVAC system needs an upgrade or replacement, one of our Comfort Consultants will address your needs and provide options.

Need to replace or upgrade and are concerned about finances? Don’t be – Mills Heating and Air offers multiple financing options. Not ready to replace? Mills can service and repair any brand. Contact Mills Heating & Air to discuss air conditioner and indoor air quality options. For lower bills, call Mills!

Leave Spooky Noises to Your HVAC Contractor

Who ya gonna call – your HVAC contractor of course! When you hear funny noises coming from your heating and air system, call your HVAC contractor first. They’ll assess the sounds and determine the cause. If a repair is necessary, a quality HVAC contractor can have your system purring like a kitten in no time.

Call an HVAC Contractor if You Hear These Odd Sounds

Most HVAC systems make some noise during operation. You may hear air as it passes through the vents, a hum as the unit operates or a noise at start-up or at shut-off.

If, however, you find more conspicuous noises interrupting your home life, call a quality HVAC contractor like Mills Heating & Air.

For more than 30 years, Mills Heating & Air has helped Florida residents relax in comfort. When you call, we’ll schedule a visit with a licensed technician. He or she will thoroughly inspect your system from top to bottom.

He or she will uncover any excess wear and tear or malfunctions. If it can be addressed through a regular tune-up, he or she will handle it. If you hear strange noises, such as clanks, hisses or rattles, call us.

Clanks

The most common culprit of clanks in your HVAC unit is loose parts. These may be loose blades in the blower motor fan or loose pipes experiencing friction. Clanks are fairly serious noises because it’s a short distance from clanks to lasting damage to your HVAC system.

We recommend you shut down your system until your HVAC contractor arrives.

Hisses

A hiss sound suggests air leaks in your system. If this sound appears to be inside the walls, it’s likely your ducts have a leak. More than a noise annoyance, air is in your walls when it should circulate through your home and heat or cool the space.

Call a reputable HVAC contractor like Mills Heating & Air to evaluate the situation and determine a cause. The issue could be with the ducts or possibly an ill-fitting filter. Sometimes there are gaps in the seal and produces the hiss noise. Call Mills to be sure.

Squeals or Shrieks

Shrieks or squeals are most likely motor bearing or belt problems. We regularly see this issue during regularly scheduled maintenance and can address it during tune-ups.

Rattles

Generally, debris or a similar obstruction creates a rattle. If you hear it in your external unit, it may be yard waste or something blown inside during a storm. Turn your system off and eliminate power to the unit before you attempt to remove any debris.

If it’s something small, like leaves or twigs, you may safely remove the debris yourself. However, if you suspect damage to the condenser coils, fan or compressor, please give us a call so we can safely take a look.

For internal system problems, it’s always best to call an HVAC contractor like Mills Heating & Air. Our licensed technicians are best equipped to access your internal HVAC unit and its components.  

How to Prevent Scary Sounds with Your HVAC Contractor

  1. Change your air filters regularly. Good airflow through your HVAC system allows your heating and cooling to circulate well. When air filters are dirty or clogged, it impedes the airflow and strains your HVAC system.
  2. Schedule a tune-up of your heating and air system twice a year. We recommend in the spring before the hottest temps and once in the fall to prepare for changes in the weather.
  3. Invest in a maintenance agreement with a quality HVAC contractor like Mills Heating & Air. We will visit, completely inspect and tune-up your HVAC equipment for optimal efficiency.

Mills Heating & Air is Your Quality HVAC Contractor

For more than 30 years in the Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, Bay or Walton county area, Mills Heating & Air has served homes and businesses with heating and cooling needs. If you need an HVAC contractor in northwestern Florida for air conditioner service, repair and installation needs, call us! We are also experts in indoor air quality!

Mills Heating & Air offers multiple financing options to keep budgets intact. When you spread out payments, it allows you to enjoy better comfort and efficiency right away. Not ready to replace? Mills can repair and maintain any brand.

Contact Mills Heating & Air to discuss air conditioner and indoor air quality options. For lower bills, call Mills!

Attic Ventilation Can Reduce Wear and Tear on an HVAC System

Properly-ventilated attics provide cooler homes in the summer and early fall and lessen strain on your HVAC system. When proper ventilation is not in place, your HVAC system runs longer and harder. It’s fair to assume your energy bills are higher as a result. Your system usually needs more maintenance and even replaced under these conditions.

How Does Attic Ventilation Help Your HVAC System?

An HVAC system depends on effective air circulation. When an attic is properly ventilated, the air circulates well. Without good ventilation, the hot air is trapped within the home.

Your air conditioner attempts to keep pace with the overall heat in the home. It’s best to vent the excess hot air. This partially alleviates the burden on your heating and cooling system.

A ventilated attic reduces the temperature difference between the rest of your home and the attic. This creates greater efficiency for your air conditioner and HVAC system. Greater efficiency translates into lower energy costs, more comfort and less wear and tear on your HVAC system.

Why Is Wear and Tear on Your HVAC System Important?

Think of wear and tear on your HVAC system as miles on your car. Recall how city driving is regarded differently than highway miles. City driving, with its inconsistent speeds and stops and starts, puts your car through more stress.

By contrast, highway driving at a consistent speed does not impact the car’s system as much. Your HVAC system is similar. More wear and tear takes months or years off its lifespan.

Second, wear and tear creates a stronger likelihood of parts wearing out or needing maintenance more often. Finally, it increases the chances of an expensive repair or worst case, a complete breakdown.

How Can Floridians Reduce HVAC System Wear and Tear?

Our goal for your system is for it to operate as designed and to eliminate obstructions to the goal. The best method is regular maintenance. When our licensed and industry-certified technicians visit, they perform a comprehensive inspection of your heating and air system.

He or she will clean, lubricate and test all relevant components. This helps your HVAC perform as well as it can mechanically. If there are circumstances which prevent your HVAC from optimal efficiency, our technician will note it and review different options with you.

If a repair or usage change is identified, our technician will work with you to find the best possible solution

Trust Mills Heating & Air to Keep Your HVAC System in Top Shape

Mills Heating & Air has served customers for more than 30 years in northwestern Florida with HVAC system service, repair and installation needs.

For the greatest convenience, we offer a maintenance agreement. This helps customers in the Okaloosa, Bay, Walton or Santa Rosa area with preventative service needs which offer convenience and the best value. If you have concerns about your indoor air quality – we can help there too!

Whenever your HVAC system needs an upgrade or replacement, one of our Comfort Consultants will address your needs and provide options. Our Comfort Consultants provide estimates on additional equipment needs such as dehumidifiers, air purifiers and more.

Concerned about finances? Don’t be – Mills Heating & Air offers multiple financing options. Not ready to replace? Mills can service and repair any brand. Contact Mills Heating & Air to discuss HVAC needs of all kinds. For lower bills, call Mills!

Wi-Fi Thermostat Comes in Handy During Football Season

Football season is back, and with a Wi-Fi thermostat you don’t have to leave the couch when the “heat is on.” With the game on the line, you can grab your phone, turn down the thermostat and be comfortable without missing a play. How is this possible? Let’s explain how this advancement in thermostat technology benefits many home and business owners.  

Early Thermostat History

The first recorded evidence of a temperature-control device credits Cornelius van Drebbel, born in 16th century Netherlands. His mechanism controlled the temperature of ovens and chicken incubators.

Four centuries later, people in this country regulated warmth using manually-operated furnaces. Usually located in a basement, these furnaces required the coal to be stoked and valves adjusted by hand.

In Wisconsin, a professor named Warren S. Johnson taught in a school with a similar situation. When he felt a chill, he was required to hunt for the janitor to make the adjustments to the basement furnace.

Annoyed by this inconvenience and discomfort, Johnson flexed his “inventor muscle” and created and patented the first electric thermostat in 1883. Johnson’s device essentially was a bell to alert the janitor he wished for a furnace damper adjustment. We’ll never know how the janitor felt about it, but Johnson’s device paved the way for the Johnson Electric Service Company.

In 1885, they began to manufacture, install and repair Johnson’s new invention. The product continued to evolve, and the company became Johnson Controls.

Not to be outdone, Albert Butz developed a regulator in 1885 to control air into a furnace. This “damper flapper” allowed control of the heat output. Butz’s company, the Electric Heat Regulator Co., became Honeywell, Inc.

In 1906 Honeywell introduced the first thermostat model using a clock to turn the temperature down in the evening and up in the morning. If you have an original Honeywell Round thermostat, you’ve got an antique. These models were introduced in 1953.

Modern Thermostat Technology Driven by Regulations, Consumer Demand

As the world changed, so did thermostat technology. During the oil crisis of 1973, energy codes emerged which eventually required clock or setback thermostat models in new homes. In 1988, push buttons began to replace the manual dial controls in response to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

In 1995, the EPA included programmable models in its ENERGY STAR program. Today, we continue to see thermostat technology evolve in response to consumer demand and advances in wireless communication.

Join the Future with a Wi-Fi-enabled Thermostat

Want to adjust your home environment remotely? You can with an internet connection and a Wi-Fi-enabled thermostat. Using an app on a smartphone or tablet, a home or business owner can change settings from anywhere with an internet connection.

In addition to user convenience, a Wi-Fi-enabled thermostat communicates effectively with your heating and air equipment. Often, faulty readings or poor communication with the thermostat create issues with uneven temperatures or short cycling.

Furthermore, advances in technology lessen the chance of these malfunctions. At Mills Heating & Air, we’re happy to consult with you on the cost saving benefits of a thermostat upgrade. Based on our decades of experience, we’ve seen certain models work with certain HVAC equipment better than others.

We caution you against purchasing something at a big box store because it may not align with your heating and cooling equipment as well as it could. Call us, and we’ll review your current equipment and needs.

We are happy to provide you with a professional recommendation to improve your efficiency, comfort and energy costs. We will install your new thermostat and teach you how to use it effectively. Our goal is to help you feel comfortable with all the features so you can get the most value from it.

Our team is available for any heating and cooling service, repair or installation needs. We’re also indoor air quality experts. Financing options are available for new equipment. So if you have heating or cooling needs in northwestern Florida, call us today. For Lower Bills – call Mills!

Air Conditioners Pushed to Keep Up with Florida Temps

When summer temps rise and air conditioners in the South are pushed to their limit, they need regular maintenance. Here are some DIY tips and a list of things you should leave to the pros.

Maintenance for Air Conditioners You Can Easily Do

Change Air Filters in Air Conditioners

The most basic thing we tell customers we serve in Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, Walton and Bay counties is to change your air filter. It’s simple and can greatly improve the performance of air conditioners. It also improves your indoor air quality. How? Let’s review.

Air filters in air conditioners trap airborne particulates, dust and other debris. This prevents pet dander, pollen and other contaminants from continuously moving through your HVAC system. Otherwise, they circulate dirty air from room to room and continue to negatively impact your air quality.

Air filters eventually fill and need to be changed or cleaned. Whether yours is a disposable model or one which can be cleaned and reused depends on the model of your HVAC unit.

We encourage homeowners to check their air filter monthly. Most find the filter needs to be changed every two or three months. We caution homeowners, however, if you smoke or have multiple pets, your filter may be clogged after only one month.

Additionally, if you or a family member live with allergies, asthma, COPD or other respiratory or immune-related conditions, a monthly change is highly recommended.

Air filters in air conditioners help maintain good airflow. Your AC unit depends on strong airflow to perform well. If airflow is compromised due to a dirty filter or blocked vents, air conditioners work harder. This strains the equipment and can trigger expensive repair needs or over time or even a premature breakdown.   

Clear Clutter from Outdoor Air Conditioners

The external equipment of air conditioners can easily become an afterthought. Don’t let it! When you’re landscaping or performing yard work, keep these tips in mind.

  1. First, when cutting grass, keep clippings away from the AC compressor. If the AC unit is running while you’re cutting grass, the clippings can get sucked in and clog it or get stuck on the blades.
  2. Be sure external air conditioners are placed on a concrete platform or surrounded by grass or gravel. Some homeowners mistakenly make it part of a flower bed or try to camouflage it with leafy plants. First, mulch can find its way into the AC compressor and can cause problems. Sometimes a hard rain causes the mulch to “bounce” into the vents.
  3. Do not plant flowers or shrubs within two to three feet of your external equipment. It’s vital for your AC unit to have good airflow and leafy vegetation can obstruct it. In addition, storm activity can bring leaves, twigs and other yard waste to clutter external air conditioners and cause a clog or malfunction.

Mills Heating & Air Handles Heavy Maintenance for Air Conditioners

For more than 30 years Mills Heating & Air has helped Florida residents and business owners care for air conditioning equipment. We’re prepared to be here for 30 more! Call us if you need assistance with seasonal tune-ups.

They are one of the best steps you can take with air conditioners! Regular service from HVAC professionals like our team at Mills Heating & Air improves the performance and lifespan of air conditioners.

Finally, if you think your AC unit needs an upgrade or replacement, our Comfort Consultants address your needs and provide options. In addition, our Comfort Consultants provide estimates on IAQ equipment needs such as dehumidifiers, air purifiers and more.

Need to replace or upgrade and have concerns about finances? Don’t be – Mills Heating & Air offers multiple financing options. Not ready to replace? Mills can repair and service any brand. Contact Mills Heating & Air to discuss air conditioners and indoor air quality options. For lower bills, call Mills!

 

Don’t Ignore HVAC Repair

Take steps to protect your family and budget

Tune up the air conditioner? Repair your heat pump? What a chore! It doesn’t have to be when you have an HVAC contractor you trust. For Florida residents in Okaloosa, Bay, Walton and Santa Rosa counties, call Mills Heating and Air for quick, comprehensive service. Taking care now is an easy way to reduce the chance of an expensive HVAC repair or breakdown. Don’t put off making this appointment!

Steps to Take Today to Prevent HVAC Repair Needs

  1. Check your air filter. If necessary, change it or clean it. This is the quickest and easiest way to improve the function and efficiency of your HVAC system.
  2. Upgrade your thermostat. If you still have a manual dial model, consider a programmable thermostat. There are several options. Be sure to consult with a trusted and licensed HVAC contractor like Mills Heating and Air. They can advise you on the model best suited to your cooling system. Mills’ HVAC technicians will install it and teach you how to get the most use of it.
  3. Clear away clutter. Outdoors, make sure leaves and other yard clutter are not an obstruction. Your outdoor cooling unit needs good airflow and any vegetation should be kept two to three feet away. Indoors, move furniture, toys or other items away from vents.
  4. Do not close vents or keep doors shut in unused rooms. Closing off these areas does not save money. It’s a myth. Closing off rooms or vents disrupts the pressure and temperature balance in the house. This causes your air conditioner to work harder. Eventually, this may cause it to suffer overuse.
  5. Schedule regular service visits twice a year. For the most convenience, invest in a service plan with a quality HVAC contractor like Mills Heating and Air in northwest Florida.

Avoid HVAC Repair with Preventative Maintenance Plans

There are many positives in using preventative maintenance plans. These benefits include greater efficiency, lower bills and more reliable service. When your licensed HVAC contractor sends a technician, he or she will inspect your HVAC from top to bottom.

In addition to cleaning, testing and lubricating components, your HVAC technician will look for signs of excess wear and tear. These signs indicate a possible malfunction or a misuse of the equipment. Catching these situations early can prevent an unnecessary expense.

Ignore HVAC Repair and Risk a Breakdown

This careful inspection will reveal most red flags before an HVAC repair is needed, or worst case, a full breakdown. If your service technician recommends a repair – please don’t put it off. The longer you do, the more likely a breakdown becomes.

At Mills Heating and Air, we care about your comfort and safety. Our Florida heat can sometimes present a real threat, so please take the necessary precautions to avoid it.

Trust Mills Heating and Air with HVAC Repairs for All Manufacturers

Mills Heating and Air has served customers for more than 30 years in northwestern Florida with air conditioner service, repair and installation needs. Concerned about indoor air quality? We can help there too!

If you’re in the Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, Bay or Walton county area – we are just a phone call away. We’re happy to send a technician to address any HVAC repair concerns you may have.

Ask for one of our Comfort Consultants if you suspect your AC unit needs an upgrade or replacement. He or she will listen to your needs, perform the calculations and provide recommendations for review. Our Comfort Consultants can provide estimates on additional equipment needs like dehumidifiers, air purifiers and more.

Need to replace or upgrade and are concerned about finances? Don’t be – Mills Heating and Air offers multiple financing options. Not ready to replace? Mills can service and repair any brand. Contact Mills Heating & Air to discuss air conditioner and indoor air quality options. For lower bills, call Mills!

Gift Yourself Peace of Mind with Air Conditioning Service Plans

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As Florida residents, we enjoy many recreational activity opportunities. Florida and its climate provide us with numerous outlets for our free time. Why spend it sweating over a broken air conditioner? Instead, invest in your peace of mind with air conditioning service plans.

Air Conditioning Service Plans Provide Consistency

We have routines we enjoy and some out of necessity. Regardless of the type of routine, however, no one enjoys the disruption of a broken air conditioner. Needed HVAC repairs or breakdowns seem to coincide with hosting guests or during record heat waves.

When you subscribe to air conditioning service plans you prevent most repairs and breakdowns. Trusted local HVAC contractor Mills Heating and Air, for example, offers a Preventative Maintenance Program. The service includes a comprehensive inspection.

The HVAC technician will also test, clean and lubricate all relevant components. They will also look for red flags, suggesting a repair or replacement is needed.

Like to Save Money? Invest in Air Conditioning Service Plans

When your system is running at peak efficiency, you save money. How? When your air conditioner is running at a higher speed than necessary or it’s short cycling, it’s inefficient. Overheating or fighting debris buildup also causes inefficient use.

Anything to prevent the air conditioner or heat pump for optimal condition and performance, affects its efficiency. When efficiency is optimized and the AC unit runs as it was designed, it is efficient. Efficient equals less operating cost. In other words, you save money on your monthly energy bill.

Finally, air conditioning service plans alert you to small issues before they become big repairs or breakdowns. This saves money. Regular service preserves most manufacturer warranties. This also saves money if you need a repair or replacement.

Air Conditioning Service Plans Show You Care

Not a traditional gift, but air conditioning service plans show someone you care about their comfort and safety. Perhaps you know someone settling into a new home or newlyweds. Why not gift them a plan and take away a worry?

Know someone expecting a new member of the family? New parents are often overwhelmed. Air conditioning service plans improve the air quality by reducing contaminants in the HVAC system and the air. Reduce the risk for allergies and respiratory illnesses with improved indoor air quality.

Do you have an elderly relative who could benefit? Increase the reliability of their cooling system and reduce the need for repair expenses for them. If they have asthma, COPD or other respiratory illnesses, regular care for the “lungs” of their home could help.

Trust Mills Heating and Air with Air Conditioning Service Plans

Mills Heating and Air has served customers for more than 30 years in northwestern Florida with air conditioner service, repair and installation needs. We are also experts in indoor air quality!

If you’re in the Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, Bay or Walton county area – we are just a phone call away. We’re happy to send an HVAC technician to address any concerns you may have. If you suspect your AC unit needs an upgrade or replacement, one of our Comfort Consultants will address your needs and provide options. Our Comfort Consultants can provide estimates on additional equipment needs such as dehumidifiers, air purifiers and more.

Need to replace or upgrade and are concerned about finances? Don’t be – Mills Heating and Air offers multiple financing options. Not ready to replace? Mills can service and repair any brand. Contact Mills Heating & Air to discuss air conditioner and indoor air quality options. For lower bills, call Mills!

3 Reasons to Book Air Conditioner Service

Summer’s not over yet

Lucky us! We enjoy wonderful weather here in Florida. “Summer” lasts a lot longer for us in the Sunshine State. As a result, we heavily depend on our air conditioning systems. If you haven’t completed a tune-up of your AC unit, it’s not too late! Here are three reasons to book an air conditioner service appointment now. After all, you’ll be needing it!

1. Air Conditioner Service Increases Efficiency

When you book air conditioner service with a trusted local contractor like Mills Heating and Air, you get top service! You get superior customer service from your HVAC technician. Therefore, as a result, you have an AC unit providing top service. As part of the service, your Mills Heating and Air technician performs multiple steps.

First, they inspect your air conditioning unit from front to end. Then a test of all switches and electrical components is completed. Next, your technician cleans and lubricates the applicable parts. When you remove debris from the filtration, lubricate to avoid friction and test electricals, you can achieve peak performance.

2. Regular Air Conditioner Service Saves Money

A machine running in peak condition costs less to run. When your air conditioning system is running at the appropriate speed, temperature and cycle, it works as designed. This costs less than if it was struggling or overcompensating due to mechanical failure. Your air conditioner may also cost more to run if the temperature or pressure in your home is imbalanced.

During your air conditioner service visit, your HVAC technician will look for any signs of excessive wear and tear. They will also note any areas vulnerable to repairs or breakage. Avoid surprise repairs and inconvenient breakdowns when a licensed professional provides a regular and thorough review.

3. Air Conditioner Service Provides Peace of Mind

Your HVAC system is a huge investment in your home. Whether you have an air conditioner, heat pump or whole-home dehumidifier, these home mechanicals are critical. They are responsible for your comfort and in many ways, your safety.

Imagine buying a brand new car. Imagine driving it for 20,000 miles and never changing the oil. Sounds crazy, right? What would you expect to happen to the car’s performance?

Everyone gets busy, we understand. To provide convenience, we offer a preventative maintenance program. This makes it easy to schedule and stay in front of any major issues. It also comes with priority scheduling and discounts if repairs are needed.

Trust Mills Heating and Air for Air Conditioner Service

Mills Heating and Air has served customers for more than 30 years in Northwest Florida with air conditioner service, repair and installation needs.

Need to replace or upgrade and are concerned about finances? Don’t be – Mills Heating and Air offers multiple financing options. Not ready to replace? Mills can service and repair any brand. Contact Mills Heating & Air to discuss air conditioner and indoor air quality options. For lower bills, call Mills!

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MILLS HEATING & AIR
225 Green Acres Road, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
850-862-4796

17747 Ashley Dr., Unit B, Panama City Beach, FL 32413
850-234-8177


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