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Time IS Now! Air Conditioner Service 2017

Air conditioner service is the number one factor in determining how comfortable your home will be during the summer months to come.  Air conditioner performance, when the weather turns hot, is largely dependant on how well the a/c was maintained, and how recently was it serviced.  Virtually everyone knows that air conditioners run cheaper, and deliver a higher degree of comfort when they are well maintained.   A full air conditoner service check is recommended not only to get the most “bang for your buck” with regard to cost and comfort, but also, to extend or even double the life expectancy of your equipment.  Air conditioner service and maintenance is more important than ever if for no other reason than they don’t really “make em like they use to.”

Air Conditioner Service? The Time IS Now!

Community Cooling new flagship service truck

More and more we are seeing a diminishing quality in the way air conditioners are being manufactured these days. While technologically advanced, and in many cases “greener” … generally speaking it appears todays equipment doesn’t stand up to abuse, neglect, and being overworked as well as their American made counterparts from 10 years ago.  In my honest opinion … proper and regular air conditioner service has never been more important … (and it was always pretty important!)

 

 

A well maintained air conditioner runs better, lasts longer, and saves you money!

 

storing refrigerant

Capturing refrigerant before cleaning a/c coils

 

Community Cooling is offering a 16 point cooling system check which includes:

Clean your condenser coils.
Check operating pressures
Check electrical connections
Check sub-cooling
Check fan blade
Lubricate moving parts
Clean air filters
check thermostat
Check blower operation
Check controls
Check superheat
Check temperature drop across evaporator
Clean indoor coil if visible
Check complete unit operation
Treat condesate line and pan
Make necessary recommendation

 

HIGHER THAN NORMAL ELECTRIC BILLS?

AIR CONDITIONER RUNS LONGER THAN IT SHOULD TO COOL YOUR HOME?

INSUFFICIENT COOLING IN YOUR HOME?

Not knowing why … IS COSTING YOU MONEY!

WE CAN HELP!

Call Today For Air Conditioner Service, Repair, Maintenance, and Installation

239-267-2117

Our well stocked trucks, and well trained air conditioning technicians are always on call when you need air conditioner serve, repairs, or maintenance.

Our well stocked trucks, and well trained air conditioning technicians are always on call when you need air conditioner service, repairs, or maintenance.

 

Our Motto is…“We won’t send you a wolf in sheep’s clothing …

just an honest professional”

We guarantee all our repairs and offer a Free Second Opinion

Kurt Hartmann, Owner of Community Cooling and Heating

AC Service Ft Myers

AC Service Ft Myers

Community Cooling and Heating Inc.
Air Conditioner Repair, Service
239-267-2117
Fort Myers, Florida
Serving Ft Myers and all of SW Florida since 1970

 

Community Cooling’s new flagship service truck

 

Regular AC service is by far the best way to keep your air conditioner running properly, and to head off minor problems before they have a chance to become big ones.  Over the years there have been countless times when a home owner called us for a routine maintenance call, while the air conditioning equipment seemed to be running just fine, and we discovered a serious problem hidden in the dark recesses of the air conditioning equipment ..

“… that’s the problem with air conditioners … for safety reasons the electric and moving parts are encased in metal. And the coils are tucked away for their own protection as well!”

When little problems start to develop they are practically invisible until they become a big problem, and that can get expensive. The best way to prevent these small problems from growing is to have your air conditioner inspection and servicing scheduled at regular intervals.  As your equipment gets older the  chances of it requiring service or repair are going to go on the upswing anyway.  By being proactive, and taking proper care of your equipment, the cost to run the air conditioner, and the level of comfort it provides, will be optimal.

 

Air conditioner maintenance and servicing keeps little problems from becoming big ones!

Community Cooling Is Here To Help! Call Today!

Our well stocked trucks, and well trained air conditioning technicians are always on call when you need air conditioner serve, repairs, or maintenance.

Our well stocked trucks, and well trained air conditioning technicians are always on call when you need air conditioner serve, repairs, or maintenance.

Community Cooling takes great pride in showing up on time, accurately assessing your air conditioning problem, and providing the consumer with the full range of options available to him … and then letting the customer decide which option makes the most sense to him personally, and fits his family’s budget as well!

AC Service Ft Myers by Community Cooling and Heating

Our Motto is…“We won’t send you a wolf in sheep’s clothing …

just an honest professional”

We guarantee all our repairs and offer a Free Second Opinion

Kurt Hartmann, Owner of Community Cooling and Heating

Call Today For Air Conditioner Service, Repair, Maintenance, and Installation

239-267-2117

A/C Air Filter Change Leads to Huge Difference In Comfort

A/C Air Filter Change Leads to Huge Difference In Comfort

Community Cooling
Air Conditioner Repair, Service, Maintenance
239-267-2117

Fort Myers, Florida

A/C Filters can be a game changer!

A/C air filters are often the most misunderstood and neglected parts of an a/c system, and if they were truly understood, they would never be neglected again! Your air conditioner basically does it’s job by breathing in hot, moist air and breathing out cooler, dryer air. The return air (where the filter is) is where the a/c breathes in, and the individual vents in each room is where the air conditioner breathes out.

Not long ago we received a call from a long time customer asking us to come take a look at her air conditioner. As the heat of the summer came to bear her air conditioner just wasn’t keeping up. She set her thermostat at 76 most days, and typically her a/c would keep up except for the few hottest hours of the afternoon (3 pm to 6 pm). Today  the air conditioner had been running non-stop all day, and the temperature in the house was 82 degrees.  As we were talking and getting such information as necessary to troubleshoot the issue we noticed the return air appeared to “overflowing” with dust and other particulate matter. When we asked her when the last time she had changed the air filter was, she said she had never changed it. That was something her husband had always taken care of, and since he had passed, it had never occurred to her that that was an important thing she should be doing.

When we opened the grill and removed the air filter it was completely caked with dust and dirt! The accumulation was about a half inch thick … the amount of air that the air conditioner was able to pull into the system was GREATLY diminished!

Thid dirty air filter was the reason the a/c ran all day, and never acheiieved the desired level of comfort

Completely clogged air filter

“… it was the mechanical equivalent of having a pillow pushed over it’s face … the A/C just couldn’t breathe!”

We decided to change the filter, and come back the next day to see if that made a difference. The next day we went about our scheduled calls just waiting for customer from the previous day to call, but, the call never came.  Apparently changing the filter had resolved some or all of her issue.  When we went by later in the afternoon to see how she was making out she was delighted …

The temperature in her house was 76 degrees and the moisture in the air was at a comfortable level!

That’s a difference of 6 degrees, plus the extra comfort of reduced humidity, just from changing the A/C filter!

 

There are a lot of  a/c companies out there that might have taken advantage of the situation, perhaps tried to charge her for a repair, or sold her an unneeded replacement part.  She was a loyal customer for years, not only were we happy to help, but, we showed her how to change the filters herself, left her with a 6 month supply of a/c filters, and didn’t charge her a cent!  Just as she appreciated our reputation for honesty and integrity, we, in turn, appreciated her trust and loyalty.  We were simply happy to help make her home comfortable again.

 

Our Motto is…“We won’t send you a wolf in sheep’s clothing …

just an honest professional”

We guarantee all our repairs and offer a Free Second Opinion

Kurt Hartmann, Owner of Community Cooling and Heating

Call Today For Air Conditioner Service, Repair, Maintenance, and Installation

239-267-2117

Our well stocked trucks, and well trained air conditioning technicians are always on call when you need air conditioner serve, repairs, or maintenance.

Our well stocked trucks, and well trained air conditioning technicians are always on call when you need air conditioner serve, repairs, or maintenance.

Clean AC Coils For Comfort

Clean AC Coils For Comfort

Community Cooling
Air Conditioner Repair, Service, Maintenance
239-267-2117

Fort Myers, Florida

 

After your air conditioner has been thoroughly cleaned by a licensed air conditioning contractor it will cool your home more effectively, filter your air more efficiently, while costing you less money. Your a/c unit won’t have to work so hard to push the air through it.  The end result is a healthier, more comfortable living environment for you and your family without your air conditioner having to work so long, and so hard to maintain it.

Clean ac coils allow your air conditioner to cool your home

optimally and cost effectively!

 

Dirty air conditioner coil 2015

dirty air conditioner coils

Cleaned air conditioner coil 2015

Same air conditioner coils after cleaning

 

We recommend servicing your air conditioner twice a year, however, once a year is usually sufficient to keep your coils clean.  That said, it is important to remember that even a small amount of blockage of airflow can have a significant affect on your equipment’s efficiency.

Community Cooling is offering a 16 point cooling system check which includes:

  • Clean your condenser coils.
  • Check operating pressures
  • Check electrical connections
  • Check sub-cooling
  • Check fan blade
  • Lubricate moving parts
  • Clean air filters
  • check thermostat
  • Check blower operation
  • Check controls
  • Check superheat
  • Check temperature drop across evaporator
  • Clean indoor coil if visible
  • Check complete unit operation
  • Treat condesate line and pan
  • Make necessary recommendations
Our well stocked trucks, and well trained air conditioning technicians are always on call when you need air conditioner serve, repairs, or maintenance.

Our well stocked trucks, and well trained air conditioning technicians are always on call when you need air conditioner serve, repairs, or maintenance.

We are here to help!
Call Anytime!
Community Cooling and Heating Inc.

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(239) 267-2117

 

 

 

 

Our service technicians are all experienced and field tested. Their training goes beyond simply knowing how to do the work in an expert fashion. We fully train our staff to respect our clients and their homes. We believe our technicians shouldbe personable, clean, neat and leave behind only a pleasant memory ofefficiency and of course a comfortable environment.

Air Conditioner Efficiency

Air Conditioner Efficiency

Community Cooling
Air Conditioner Repair, Service, Maintenance
239-267-2117

Fort Myers, Florida

 

Air conditioner efficiency is directly tied to “flow of air”

Your air conditioner, basically, breathes in warm, moist air, and breathes out cooler, dryer air. At it’s simplest … that is what air conditioners do. Any impediment to the flow of that air makes the air conditioner work harder and longer to achieve the same level of comfort. The combination of a dirty filter, dirty condensor coils, or even a dirty fan blade can make your equipment work harder, cost more to run, and break down more frequently.

Regular maintenance, especially before summer is important to keeping cooling costs as low as possible!

REALLY dirty air conditioner has probably cost the homeowner filter has probably cost the homeowner big bucks month after month on his utility bill!

REALLY dirty air conditioner filter!

 

It is fairly well known that it is extremely important to change the air filter in your home every 30 days or your air conditioner will have to work twice as hard to draw in the air before it can even begin to cool it. The same concept applies equally to the condenser coils, evaporator coils and fan blades located inside your equipment as well. Any type of obstruction in these areas is likely to minimize the level of comfort, and make your air conditioner work longer and harder.

 

A well maintained air conditioner runs better, lasts longer, and saves you money!

Community Cooling takes great pride in showing up on time, accurately assessing your air conditioning problem, and providing the consumer with the full range of options available to him … and then letting the customer decide which option makes the most sense to him personally, and fits his family’s budget as well!

 

Community Cooling ... Fort Myers most trusted air conditioning contractor

When you need a/c service we send you a trained technician … not a salesman!

 

Our Motto is…“We won’t send you a wolf in sheep’s clothing …

just an honest professional”

We guarantee all our repairs and offer a Free Second Opinion

Kurt Hartmann, Owner of Community Cooling and Heating

Call Today For Air Conditioner Service, Repair, Maintenance, and Installation

239-267-2117

Our well stocked trucks, and well trained air conditioning technicians are always on call when you need air conditioner serve, repairs, or maintenance.

Our well stocked trucks, and well trained air conditioning technicians are always on call when you need air conditioner serve, repairs, or maintenance.

Air Conditioner Inspection A Smart Move

Community Cooling
Air Conditioner Repair, Service, Maintenance
239-267-2117

Fort Myers, Florida

 

Annual air conditioner inspection is a value because it minimizes chances of fire, vegetative growth, and electrical hazard … improved performance and efficiency is almost a bonus!

Regularly scheduled air conditioner inspection is the homeowner’s best tool to keep costly repairs at a minimum! If  an air conditoner is developing a problem that is going to result in a “no cool” service call there is a good chance that the problem could have been discovered, and serviced or repaired, before the equipment actually broke down. In many cases, when we can detect a problem early it saves the homeowner the expense of having to replace multiple parts all at the same time. Additionally, your air conditioner will run more efficiently and cool better when properly serviced!

 

Community Cooling, Ft Myers, Florida

Community Cooling and Heating Inc.

 

Over the years there have been countless times when a home owner called us for a routine maintenance call, while the air conditioning equipment seemed to be running just fine, and we discovered a serious problem hidden in the dark recesses of the air conditioning equipment ..

“… that’s the problem with air conditioners … for safety reasons the electric and moving parts are encased in metal. And the coils are tucked away for their own protection as well!”

When little problems start to develop they are practically invisible until they become a big problem, and that can get expensive. The best way to prevent these small problems from growing is to have your air conditioner inspection and servicing scheduled at regular intervals.  As your equipment gets older the  chances of it requiring service or repair are going to go on the upswing anyway.  By being proactive, and taking proper care of your equipment, the cost to run the air conditioner, and the level of comfort it provides, will be optimal.  The slideshow below shows some of the equipment we found problems with, while the home owner never knew there was a problem.

 
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Community Cooling and Heating has been serving Lee County Florida since 1970, and our long standing reputation for honesty and integrity is important to us!

We believe in putting our clients needs first, earning your trust, and making sure we provide a level of service that ensures you will call us again the next time!

Air Conditioner Compressor Repairs

We guarantee all our repairs and offer a Free Second Opinion

Our Motto is…“We won’t send you a wolf in sheep’s clothing …

just an honest professional”

Call Today For Reliable, Expert Service

239-267-2117

Emergency Drain Pan A Nightmare Waiting To Happen

Community Cooling and Heating Inc.
Air Conditioner Repair, Service
239-267-2117
Fort Myers, Florida
Serving Ft Myers and all of SW Florida since 1970

 

Emergency Drain Pan A Nightmare Waiting To Happen

An emergency drain pan on an air conditioner is a potential source of trouble coming straight out of nowhere.  Many homeowners believe that the sole reason an emergency drain pan will leak is due to it’s rusting through creating a hole in the bottom of the pan.  However, long before the pan rusts completely through, the rust will begin to form into sheets on the bottom of the pan.  As your air conditioner runs, and gives off condensation (which drips into the drain pan) it causes a current in the water, breaking the sheet of sediment and rust off of the bottom of the pan, breaking it into small pieces, which happen to be just the right size and density to float and move about in the emergency drain pan, blocking the drain itself, and flooding the living quarters below.

 

an overflowing drain pan can cause major trouble for the homeowner

This large chunk of rust and sediment is just the right size to block the drain pipe and cause the emergency drain pan to overflow!

 

 

One of  the most important aspects of Community Coolings’s 16 point inspection is to check the condition of your drain pan.  We recently went into a home for a service call and found large chunks of rust (see above)and sediment swirling in the currents of the running air conditioner.  It was a good thing we found it when we did.  It was just a matter of time before the bigger pieces of rust blocked off the drain pipe, causing it to overflow.  The drywall underneath would not have held up for even a half an hour, and the leak would have found it’s way  into the living quarters, and in this instance it would have been directly above the master closet!  Thousands of dollars worth of expensive clothing would have been damaged or destroyed!

 

air conditioner drain pan

air conditioner drain pan

 

Air conditioner maintenance and servicing keeps little problems from becoming big ones!

 

Community Cooling Is Here To Help! Call Today!

Our well stocked trucks, and well trained air conditioning technicians are always on call when you need air conditioner serve, repairs, or maintenance.

Our well stocked trucks, and well trained air conditioning technicians are always on call when you need air conditioner serve, repairs, or maintenance.

 

Community Cooling takes great pride in showing up on time, accurately assessing your air conditioning problem, and providing the consumer with the full range of options available to him … and then letting the customer decide which option makes the most sense to him personally, and fits his family’s budget as well!

Our Motto is…“We won’t send you a wolf in sheep’s clothing …

just an honest professional”

We guarantee all our repairs and offer a Free Second Opinion

Kurt Hartmann, Owner of Community Cooling and Heating

Call Today For Air Conditioner Service, Repair, Maintenance, and Installation

239-267-2117

Your Air Conditioner’s Biggest Challenge

Community Cooling and Heating Inc.
Air Conditioner Repair, Service, Maintenance

Fort Myers, Florida
239-267-2117

An air conditioner’s biggest challenge, might not be what you think it is!

In SW Florida the days are long, the summers are longer, and the weather is hot and humid! Any air conditioner is going to be fighting an uphill battle under these conditions. However, more often than not, the sub tropical, Fort Myers weather isn’t the biggest culprit in preventing your a/c equipment from running at maximum output and efficiency.

 

 

REALLY dirty air conditioner has probably cost the homeowner filter has probably cost the homeowner big bucks month after month on his utility bill!

REALLY dirty air conditioner filter!

 

An air conditioner, basically, moves air out of your home, across it’s coils, and back into the home.  Dirty air filters, clogged condenser coils, or poorly  engineered air ducts have a great deal of impact on how much mechanical energy and time is required to achieve the desired level of comfort.  A dirty air filter means your air conditioner is fighting  just to get the air into the equipment to even begin to cool it.  Dirty condenser coils prevent an efficient transfer of heat from the air meaning the air conditioner will have to run longer.

 

 

“In the physical sciences, mechanical energy

is the sum total of potential energy and kinetic

energy combined. It is the energy associated with

the motion and position of an object.”

 

 

A well maintained air conditioner runs better, lasts longer, and saves you money!

 

Community Cooling takes great pride in showing up on time, accurately assessing your air conditioning problem, and providing the consumer with the full range of options available to him … and then letting the customer decide which option makes the most sense to him personally, and fits his family’s budget as well!

Our Motto is…“We won’t send you a wolf in sheep’s clothing …

just an honest professional”

We guarantee all our repairs and offer a Free Second Opinion

Kurt Hartmann, Owner of Community Cooling and Heating

Call Today For Air Conditioner Service, Repair, Maintenance, and Installation

239-267-2117

 

Our well stocked trucks, and well trained air conditioning technicians are always on call when you need air conditioner serve, repairs, or maintenance.

Our well stocked trucks, and well trained air conditioning technicians are always on call when you need air conditioner serve, repairs, or maintenance.

 

 

Air Conditioner Spring Tune up

Air Conditioner Spring Tune up

Community Cooling and Heating Inc.
Air Conditioner Repair, Service, Maintenance
Fort Myers, Florida
239-267-2117
Serving Ft Myers and all of SW Florida since 1970

 

Air Conditioner Spring Tune up Time!

The time is coming quickly when you will want to be certain your air conditioning equipment has been checked over and serviced. Summer in Fort Myers is an all out war for your air conditioner, and a little preventative maintenance goes a long way to keeping your equipment running effectively and at the same time with a high degree of cost efficiency. This can not happen, even over a short period of time, without proper maintenance of your HVAC equipment.

Freshly cleaned a/c coil ...Air Conditioner Spring Tune up

Air conditioner coil after cleaning! An Air Conditioner Spring Tune up will leave your equipment looking, and more importantly working, at its optimum ability.

 

Air conditioner maintenance is the best way to keep small problems small!

 

One of the most important parts of our spring tune up is to assess the condition of your condensor coils. Even a minimal amount of build up on your coils will impact the efficiency of your equipment, as well as the comfort in your home.   It is fairly well known that it is extremely important to change the air filter in your home every 30 days or your air conditioner will have to work twice as hard to draw in the air before it can even begin to cool it. The same concept applies equally to the condenser coils, evaporator coils and fan blades located inside your equipment as well. Any type of obstruction in these areas is likely to minimize the level of comfort, and make your air conditioner work longer and harder.

 

Air conditioner service, on a regular basis, does more to prevent high electric bills than practically anything else you can do!

Regular air conditioner service is also the best way to keep your air conditioning equipment running for as long as possible as well. With proper maintenance it is entirely possible to keep your air conditioner working effectively for 20 years … or even more!

 

air conditioner service is the number one secret to keeping your air conditioner working for as long as possible

Proper air conditioner service kept this a/c running effectively for the span of three decades!!!

 

We guarantee all our repairs and offer a Free Second Opinion

Our Motto is…“We won’t send you a wolf in sheep’s clothing …

just an honest professional”

Community Cooling is here to help with all your Heating and Cooling needs!

Air Conditioning Service And Repair In Ft Myers Florida

COMMUNITY COOLING AND HEATING INC.

239-267-2117

FORT MYERS, FLORIDA

Call today for the very best service you can expect from any air conditioning contractor, any where in Lee County, Florida!

Serving Ft Myers, Lee County, and all of SW Florida since 1970

Fort Myers most trusted Air Conditioning Contractor

Community Cooling & Heating

Fort Myers, Florida

239-267-2117

The End Of The 30 Year Air Conditioner

Community Cooling and Heating Inc.
Air Conditioner Repair, Service, Maintenance

Fort Myers, Florida
239-267-2117

Serving Ft Myers and all of SW Florida since 1970

Why Regular air conditioning maintenance has NEVER been more important!

Air conditioner service and repair is, first and foremost,  all about extending the life of your air conditioning equipment for as long as is reasonably practical.  Yes … optimal output is important, as is energy efficiency and other factors, but, as expensive as replacing an air conditioning system is becoming there is tremendous value to only needing to replace your equipment once in 30 years as opposed to four or even five times.

Is this the end of the 30 year air conditioner?

 

proper maintenance helped this home owner squeeze every last nickel out of this air conditioner

Community Cooling is proud to have helped this home owner keep this air conditioner running for over 30 years!

” air conditioners … …they ain’t making them like they used to!

Not so long ago virtually all HVAC equipment manufacturers had factories right here in the United States, and forged their products with high quality, durable materials, employing a workforce that took pride in being part of a brand name synonymous with quality.  The air conditioners of today … not so much!  There is a very good chance that the toughest, most durable piece of air conditioning equipment you are ever going to own … for the rest of your life … is the air conditioner running outside of your home right now!  You definitely want to consider doing everything you can to keep it going, and that means regular maintenance.

 

We can help!

Our well stocked trucks, and well trained air conditioning technicians are always on call when you need air conditioner serve, repairs, or maintenance.

Our well stocked trucks, and well trained air conditioning technicians are always on call when you need air conditioner serve, repairs, or maintenance.

 

Community Cooling takes great pride in showing up on time, accurately assessing your air conditioning problem, and providing the consumer with the full range of options available to him … and then letting the customer decide which option makes the most sense to him personally, and fits his family’s budget as well!

Our Motto is…“We won’t send you a wolf in sheep’s clothing …

just an honest professional”

We guarantee all our repairs and offer a Free Second Opinion

Kurt Hartmann, Owner of Community Cooling and Heating

Call Today For Air Conditioner Service, Repair, Maintenance, and Installation

239-267-2117

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