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Thank You for Letting Us Be Your HVAC Contractor

The holidays are a wonderful opportunity to reflect on all the great things and fantastic people in our lives. Thank you for trusting us to be your skilled HVAC contractor!

Whether it’s preventative maintenance when the seasons change, an emergency repair, or an upgrade to a new energy-efficient system, the friendly experts of an HVAC contractor are there to keep your home healthy and comfortable year round.

How an HVAC contractor can help you

Your trusted local HVAC contractor can be a valuable ally to bring comfort and peace of mind for the people you care most about. Turn to a knowledgeable provider like Mills Heating & Air for help with any of the following:

Air conditioning and heating services

Regardless of the size of your need, an HVAC contractor is ready to help. Whether it’s a small repair to get your system operational again, a tune-up, or an installation of a replacement unit, your contractor will be there for you. 

Preventative maintenance plans

Regular maintenance is one of the best ways to keep your system at its best. You’ll save money with increased operational efficiency and lower utility bills. Plus you can be confident you’ll have comfortable temperatures on demand, with reduced chances of unexpected repairs!

When you join a plan like the Mills Preventive Maintenance Program, you’ll enjoy the great service you’ve come to expect from Mills with an extra personal touch. Receive priority scheduling, discounts, tips, inspections and so much more.

Solutions for energy efficiency and indoor air quality

An HVAC contractor offers so much more than just service and system replacements! We’d love to guide you through selection and installation of products to enhance your home’s energy efficiency and air quality.

Discover whether a heat pump is the right choice for comfort and savings in your home. Learn how air filtration products can reduce pollen, dust, and other pollutants in the air you breathe. Or, we can improve cleanliness and health for your loved ones with air duct or dryer vent cleaning.

Mills’ Success is Thanks to You

There is one member of the Mills family we’re most thankful for every day. It’s you, our valued customers.

Much of Mills’ growth comes from referrals and repeat business. We appreciate the trust you show when you ask us to return to your home or you recommend us to friends and family.

As we take time to thank our team in this special season, our team wants to thank you for your role as such an important part of our success. We are honored you rely on us as your partner for home comfort.

Mills Heating & Air is Proud to Be Your Local 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 HVAC service, repair and installation needs, call us. We’d also love to share our expertise in indoor air quality with you!

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 all your home comfort needs. For lower bills, call Mills!

Does Your Central Heating and Air Use a Heat Pump

In Florida, milder winters mean less of a need for heavy-duty home heating. Your central heating and air system may only need a little bit of extra warmth first thing in the morning to knock down the chill, before the sun warms things up.

A heat pump can be a great option for increased energy efficiency and easy, affordable operation. Want to know more about how a heat pump can work with your central heating and air? Read on.

How does a heat pump work with your central heating and air?

Think of a heat pump as a device to move warm air to wherever it needs to go. Even cool air contains heat energy, which your heat pump can extract and channel into your home.

Because it doesn’t apply heat to the air it circulates, a heat pump operates with much lower energy consumption than a traditional gas or electric heating system. This means your utility bills will be much lower!

So a heat pump doesn’t generate heat…and it can be used to cool?

Yes! Although the name might make you think a heat pump is all about heat, this isn’t the case. The function of a heat pump is actually more like an air conditioner. In warm weather, it will pump heat from your home to the outdoors. Reverse the process in cooler weather.

Recognize if you have a heat pump in your central heating and air system

Uncertain whether your home uses a standard central air conditioner or a heat pump? Both are made up of indoor and outdoor components, and they may appear similar to the untrained eye.

If your system circulates warm air inside your home without the use of natural gas or electricity, it’s a pretty good bet you’ve got a heat pump! You would also notice the exterior unit in operation as the heat circulates.

A quick online search for your model number will confirm whether you have a heat pump.

Keep comfortable with heat pump maintenance

Because your heat pump provides year-round comfort, it’s important to keep it at its best with regular maintenance. A trained professional can inspect and service your heat pump, so it will be ready to serve you whether the weather is warm or cool.

For Central Heating and Air Needs in Northern Florida – Call Mills!

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 central heating and air service, repair and installation needs, call us! We’d love to help you determine if a heat pump would be your best choice for efficiency and comfort!

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 heat pump options. For lower bills, call Mills!

A Guide to Heating and Air System Warranties and Guarantees

Your heating and air system represents one of the most significant investments you’ll make in your home. In addition to the initial cost of a new HVAC system, future repairs and maintenance easily become significant over the service life of your system.

In addition, the proper function of your heating and air system has a significant effect on your comfort, of course!

Consider the amount of money you’ll put into your heating and air system during the time you own it. Now add the role it plays in your quality of life. You want to make sure you’re an informed consumer!

An important part of this is to understand the features and differences of heating and air warranties and guarantees.

How are heating and air warranties and guarantees different?

When you purchase a new heating and air system, your contractor is likely to offer you options for warranties and/or guarantees. Do these offer the same benefits?

No, and you don’t want to be surprised later to discover a repair you thought would be covered actually isn’t. Let’s take a closer look at each.

What does a common heating and air warranty cover?

A warranty is a contract between you as the buyer and the manufacturer. Under this written contract, the manufacturer is obligated to repair any faulty or damaged equipment.

Although a warranty may be included with your purchase, some supplemental or extended warranties come with an additional charge. Think of these warranties as insurance for your heating and air system. When you pay upfront for a potential future repair need, the savings can be significant.

If you choose to buy a warranty, ensure you understand the terms and conditions of your purchase. The period of coverage, work covered, and pricing can vary significantly.

Also, take time to understand what actions can void your warranty. These may include do-it-yourself repairs. Your warranty may require service by a factory-authorized contractor. Failure to follow a maintenance schedule, or use of off-brand parts are also some potential missteps which can void your warranty.

Even an honest mistake can get you into trouble, so make sure you understand and avoid a potentially expensive error!

What does a typical heating and air guarantee include?

At the time you buy a new heating and air system, you may be offered a guarantee by the manufacturer, your contractor, or both. Think of the guarantee as a pledge your unit will function as you expect when it is turned on for the first time.

A manufacturer’s guarantee will cover equipment, while a contractor’s guarantee will cover installation. Although a guarantee is a less formal arrangement than a warranty, you may need to register your purchase within a certain time frame after installation to activate it.

As with a warranty, review the terms and conditions carefully to understand what benefits a guarantee entitles you to receive. Ask as many questions as you need, to ensure you understand your benefits so you get the most out of your heating and air system!

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 heating and air service, repair and installation needs, call us! We’d love to upgrade your comfort with a new, efficient HVAC system.

We’ll also gladly walk you through the benefits and features of guarantees and warranties.

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 heating and air installation and upgrade options. For lower bills, call Mills!

Is Your Thermostat in the Right Place to Run Your HVAC System?

For your HVAC system to deliver the efficient operation and comfort you want, have you considered whether your thermostat is placed where it can operate most effectively? High utility bills, hot and cold spots, and HVAC system cycling could all be signs your thermostat isn’t happy where it is.

When it comes to the placement of your thermostat in your home, the old rule for real estate applies. It’s all about location, location, location!

Too much sunlight is no day at the beach for your HVAC system

If your thermostat is positioned in direct sunlight or beneath a skylight, elevated temperatures from radiant heat may cause your HVAC system to run more than is needed. Your system will try to cool the room where the thermostat is located, while shady rooms away from sunlight may be uncomfortably chilly.

Unnecessary operation will result in higher energy consumption and elevated utility bills. It will also cause wear and tear to your HVAC system, which can result in unexpected repairs and reduced service life.

Vents and drafts trick your thermostat

If your thermostat is placed near a vent, it will sense the temperature of the air as it re-enters the residential spaces of your home after it has passed through your HVAC system. Consequently, your system will shut off before the rest of the room adjusts to the desired temperature.

Similarly, drafts from windows and entry doors can cause your thermostat to sense a room is warmer or cooler than it should be. It will adjust your HVAC system’s performance for a small fluctuation, rather than the comfort needs of the whole room.

No room for your thermostat in the kitchen…

Because of food preparation activities, your kitchen tends to be warmer on average than other rooms in your home. Therefore, additional ambient heat from your oven or your refrigerator causes a kitchen-positioned thermostat to run your HVAC system more than necessary.

…Or the hallway

Hallways are also not a great choice for the location of a thermostat. While a hallway is typically located in the center of your home and away from sunlight, it is not a true day-to-day space for your household. Additionally, the long, narrow space does not allow adequate circulation for accurate temperature measurement. For greater comfort, a position a thermostat near the primary spaces. Ideally, where you spend most of your time.

Where should your thermostat be placed, then?

The ideal place for your thermostat is on an interior wall near the center of your home. Position your thermostat in an area where your household spends time, and away from sources of localized heat or cold such as sunlight or drafts.

A trained HVAC contractor can help too! Schedule a service visit and we’ll install a thermostat. We’ll choose an ideal location for your home’s comfort and energy-efficiency needs.

HVAC System and Thermostat Experts: Mills Heating & Air

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 a professional contractor in northwestern Florida for HVAC system service, repair and upgrade needs, call us! We are also experts in the selection and installation of thermostats!

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 HVAC system options to maximize your comfort and savings. For lower bills, call Mills!

How HVAC Repair Can Save You Money on Your Energy Bill this Winter

Whether you use a heat pump, a furnace or an air conditioner during the Florida winter, HVAC repair can help you spend less on utilities. It can also save you money in other ways. How? Let’s review.  

HVAC Repair Increases Efficiency

All HVAC equipment loses efficiency as it ages. The best way to keep it operating as closely to brand new is to faithfully maintain it and perform HVAC repair as needed. During regular maintenance, for example, a technician performs an inspection from top to bottom.

This identifies any areas of concern. The technician also cleans, lubricates and tests all relevant components. This process detects any worn parts or belts, as well as areas suffering from an unusual amount of wear and tear.

The cause of this excessive wear and tear may be usage or circumstantial. It may also be due to an underlying problem which needs an HVAC repair.

It’s Better to Perform HVAC Repair Sooner

In most cases of any mechanical equipment, an ignored problem becomes worse. Imagine you notice what you suspect may be rodent activity around your home or exterior HVAC equipment in late summer. It’s perfectly understandable if this slips your mind.

If rodents get inside and nest in your HVAC system, however, it won’t be forgettable much longer. Rodents, other small animals and yes, snakes, gravitate toward sources of warmth as the days become cooler.

Once they’ve taken up residence, they like to chew on electrical wires and other components. One mouse can deliver as many as 10 litters each year. With an average of seven pups per litter, that’s a lot of mice in a short amount of time.

Another risk in HVAC repair delay is a buildup of debris. As Floridians, we are quite familiar with humidity. If condensation occurs within the debris, your system is at greater risk for mold development. This quickly becomes an air quality problem as well as a risk for parts damage.  

Mills Heating & Air is Your Quality HVAC Contractor

Home and business owners have relied on Mills Heating & Air for more than 30 years in the Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, Bay or Walton county area. If you need an HVAC contractor in northwestern Florida for HVAC repair, service 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 the initial cost, 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 HVAC repair and indoor air quality options. For lower bills, call Mills!

Giving the Gift of HVAC System Maintenance this Holiday

HVAC system maintenance may not be the first gift idea to come to mind, but consider the benefits. First, it doesn’t collect dust or come in the wrong size. More importantly, regular service for an HVAC system provides greater reliability, comfort, safety and cost savings.

Do you have a preventative maintenance plan for your HVAC system? Invest in one for yourself and for a loved one. Let’s explore how a plan pays off in more detail.   

Benefits of Routine HVAC System Maintenance

Regular HVAC System Service Provides Greater Reliability

When you’re visited by a NATE-certified technician from a quality HVAC contractor like Mills Heating & Air, he or she performs a thorough inspection. As part of the inspection, the technician looks for signs of excess wear and tear.

Excess wear often points to malfunctions, either mechanically or possibly in usage. Depending on the problem, the technician can prevent a costly repair or even a complete breakdown with these regular inspections.

Based on the evidence, the technician may recommend replacement of parts or a change in usage habits.

Enjoy More Comfort from a Serviced HVAC System

Have you ever felt one room was warmer or colder than another? Does it feel damp and humid even when the air conditioner runs nonstop?

These issues are sometimes due to more than one reason, but routine HVAC system maintenance detects opportunities to improve the comfort in the home. For example, usage habits could be to blame for both.

Or, the air conditioner could benefit from a repair to better extract moisture from the air. Depending on your personal climate, your current air conditioner may overwork to combat your level of humidity.

A dehumidifier installed in the HVAC system may be necessary. Regular service addresses issues like these and provides recommendations.

Safety is a Major Reason We Inspect Thoroughly During HVAC System Service

If your HVAC system is neglected, it can easily develop a safety risk. If belts are worn, if the heat exchanger is cracked, if there is a leak in a gas-fueled appliance – your safety is at risk. Sometimes it’s a risk of fire. Sometimes it’s a risk of carbon monoxide gas poisoning.

Regardless, our technicians are trained to look for evidence of anything which may compromise the safety of you and your family. He or she will alert you immediately and provide recommendations on how to proceed.

Cost Savings are a Given with Regular HVAC System Maintenance

HVAC equipment is its most efficient when it performs as designed. Regular preventative maintenance cleans, tests, lubricates and adjusts all relevant components. This helps it operate as efficiently as possible.

All equipment loses efficiency as it ages, but well-maintained equipment can reach the best possible lifespan. If HVAC equipment is neglected, it loses years off its useful life. This may necessitate a premature replacement.

So, regular service means the equipment costs less to run and lasts longer. These actions save you money.  

Call Mills Heating & Air for HVAC System Maintenance

Whether you choose to invest in a preventative maintenance plan for yourself or for a loved one, there’s no question it improves the comfort and safety of the users.

Regular service also improves the indoor air quality for homeowners. If you live in the Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, Bay or Walton county area, call Mills Heating & Air for your heating and cooling needs.

If you think you’re due for an equipment upgrade, call us for a free estimate. Mills Heating & Air also offers multiple financing options for new HVAC equipment to keep budgets in line. 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 HVAC system and indoor air quality options. For lower bills, call Mills!

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!

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