What is the Grey Slimy Gunk Coming from My A/C Drainline?

What is the Grey Slimy Gunk Coming from My A/C Drainline?

Algae:  Algae lives in the Florida soil and seeks a moist environment to grow. A symptom of algae run amuck is your a/c system not cooling. Algae grows and it travels up your condensate drain line into your air handler unit. This algae clings to the side of the drain...
Why is Air Conditioning Measured in Tons?

Why is Air Conditioning Measured in Tons?

Tons of Ice In the early days of cooling, ice harvested from lakes in the winter was stored and used as the medium to absorb the summer heat from the air. Blow a fan over ice, the heat of the air is absorbed by the ice (the cool of the ice is not added to the air)....
Sweating Ducts

Sweating Ducts

Duct Sweating Ducts in your attic sweating is not the same as your body sweating. Ducts that are sweating are more like your car having those beads of condensation in the morning. This map of the US shows Florida fully contained in the area with the highest seasonal...
Which HVAC Filter Should I Use?

Which HVAC Filter Should I Use?

Basic Air Filter This type of filter is generally made to protect your HVAC equipment from getting dirty too fast. Coming in various colors like blue, white and green this filter will stop dust and dirt and large things from getting swallowed up by your HVAC system....
Why is my AC not cooling?

Why is my AC not cooling?

Easy Fixes: Thermostat: Make sure the thermostat is set to cooling. Typically with the “mode” or “System” button you need to make sure you are set to cooling and not heating. The thermostat screen often displays which mode it is operating in....
Should I Replace or Repair my AC system?

Should I Replace or Repair my AC system?

Play the Odds:  The old formula for making a repair or replace decision had always been that a repair should never exceed  [original system cost / how many years old the system is]. For example, a 10 year old system you paid $4500 for [$4500 / 10 = $450] which would...
Bridging the gap, feeling comfortable in the fall and spring.

Bridging the gap, feeling comfortable in the fall and spring.

1. Humidity enters your home  Indoor Humidity levels increase due to internal sources or moist air brought in from the outside. On a cooler day the humidity can rise to the point that it is uncomfortable without increasing the indoor temperature high enough to trigger...
Air Conditioning May Be Spreading COVID19

Air Conditioning May Be Spreading COVID19

WEB MD Health News Summary:  As people gather in the HVAC cooled indoors, covid may be given new chances to infect others. Covid airbore transmission is concerning and may be aided by HVAC systems recurculating air.  UV air purification looked at for mitigation. Click...