How Does a Thermostat Work?

February 10, 2020

We’ve all used thermostats before, but only when something goes wrong do most of us stop to consider how they actually work. Whether you’re dealing with a current problem or simply curious about these useful devices, you’ll learn the basics about thermostats by reading below. The Meaning of “Thermostat” “Thermo” means heat, and “stat” means to stay the same. Therefore, “thermostat” means to keep the temperature the same. When you set your thermostat to 70 degrees in the winter, for example, the heat will turn on whenever you go below that mark. When you

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Symptoms of a Dirty Coil

January 11, 2020

Cleanliness is definitely a virtue when it comes to your home’s HVAC system. While you may already be aware of the importance of regularly cleaning and replacing your air filter, the work doesn’t stop there. Similar to a dirty or clogged air filter, your evaporator coil may also cause a noticeable change in your HVAC system if it is in need of a good cleaning. At Brisk Air, our knowledgeable technicians will equip you with the knowledge you need to keep your HVAC system running efficiently. Call on our Coral Springs-based team for:

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Home Comfort Resolutions for 2020

December 20, 2019

Is your home not as comfortable as you’d like? Perhaps comfort is all right but it costs more than you’d like. Let us consider some resolutions that can make a difference in 2020. Invest in a Smart Thermostat Brisk Air has provided a full range of heating, cooling, and other home comfort services to Coral Springs and its neighboring communities since 1972. A smart thermostat is our leading recommendation because such devices are relatively inexpensive and make a big difference with comfort and cost. Learn Your Smart Thermostat Take the time to

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The Pros and Cons of Space Heaters

November 19, 2019

Space heaters may be effective tools to help keep your home warm when the temperature starts to drop. However, they may not always be the best solution to meet your heating needs. Let’s look at what you should consider before deciding whether or not to purchase one. Space Heaters May Be More Efficient A space heater can be more efficient because it can deliver heat only where you need it. Therefore, you will waste less energy heating seldom-used rooms or rooms that stay warm enough on their own. Ultimately, this means that you will save

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HVAC and AC Are Different Systems

November 13, 2019

HVAC and AC Are Different Systems Did you know there are differences between an air conditioning unit and an HVAC system? Many people don’t realize these units are two separate systems and that they operate in different ways. Here are a few ways that HVAC and AC units are different from each other. Many contractors will use the words “AC” and “HVAC” interchangeably. However, these systems both operate and function differently in your home. Your friendly HVAC company will help you to find the right system for your house. What Is

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Questions First Time HVAC Buyers Should Ask

October 1, 2019

Questions First Time HVAC Buyers Should Ask Whether you are building a new home or are looking for more efficient comfort in your current living space, purchasing a new HVAC system can be a rewarding decision. With all the advances in heating, cooling, and ventilation, you have the opportunity to create a home that is an ecosystem of energy conservation and convenience while providing the highest degree of safety and indoor air quality for you and your loved ones. 1. What Is the Proper Size of HVAC Equipment for Your Home?

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Should You Purchase a Service Contract for Your HVAC System?

September 14, 2019

Should You Purchase a Service Contract for Your HVAC System? Florida residents depend on air conditioning all year in many cases. This is especially true if you have children or seniors in the home. With such a dependence on things to work right, it’s worth looking into an HVAC maintenance contract. However, is such a document worth it, and exactly what are the benefits? These are common questions regarding maintenance contracts. Here are some tips to

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Changing Air Filters: Simple But Crucial to Your AC

September 9, 2019

When it comes to maintaining your air conditioner, replacing your air filters is crucial. The air filter is responsible for trapping contaminants and dust that circulate in the building as the HVAC system is in use. Over time, the air filter is prone to becoming dirty and clogged. Here are a few main reasons you should change your AC’s air filter. 1. Remove Odors Odors and unusual smells can circulate in the building when there’s a dirty air filter installed, which can affect the quality of the setting and how fresh it smells. Installing

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Reasons You Have Water Dripping From Your AC Vents

August 5, 2019

Reasons You Have Water Dripping From Your AC Vents Water dripping from your AC vents usually means there is something wrong with your heating and cooling system; although, it could be a plumbing issue too. A professional can let you know where the problem lies. Read on to learn more about how water leaks can be the sign of an AC issue. 1. Clogged Condensate Drain Line A clogged condensate drain line can cause condensation within the vents. Water may also backflow into the vents. This problem is more likely to

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How Do You Check for Air Leaks in a Home?

May 22, 2019

How Do You Check for Air Leaks in a Home? Air leaks are an issue within the context of energy efficiency. If the leaks are severe enough, those problems can be substantial. If you’re worried about losing valuable conditioned air, then there are a number of test methods at your disposal. The Hand Test At Brisk Air, we offer a broad range of home comfort services to customers throughout Coral Springs and the neighboring communities. We often recommend the hand test because it is simple and has low requirements. If it is

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