Frequently Asked HVAC Questions

Throughout the years, we have come across many different questions that our customers have. Here are a few of the frequently asked questions, and their answers: How often should I replace the filter? The frequency of changing your filter differs depending on how much your heating and air conditioning system operates. That is also driven by individual climate. A good start is to clean your filters at least once a month. This will also allow you to see the change in your filter and help determine the best time to replace it. How often sho...

Reasons to Hire a Professional HVAC Company

If you’re like most homeowners, you probably take pride in doing household projects, such as servicing your HVAC unit yourself. However, doing so can be dangerous. Cutting out the middle man and doing it yourself can be cost-effective in some cases, if you have the right skillset. If not, hiring a professional can save you hundreds in equipment costs and also be a safer option. Here are a few reasons you should hire a professional HVAC company to service your unit: Not all Do It Yourself (DIY) projects end up being more cost effective. Y...

ABC’s of HVAC

A is for Air Conditioning. B is for BTU (British Thermal Unit) the unit used to measure the efficiency of your air conditioning system. C is for Compressor and Condenser, two important parts of your air conditioning system. D is for Dehumidifier. E is for Energy Star. Energy Star qualified HVAC systems are among the most energy efficient. F is for Filter. Change it regularly. G is for Gas Furnace. H is for HVAC. (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) I is for IAQ (Indoor Air Quality). J is for Manual J, the proto...

The Months of Heat and Humidity are Upon Us – Is Your Air Conditioning System Ready?

The saying goes April showers bring May flowers, but here in Alabama, April brings a return to full-time humidity and rising temperatures. You may not have used your air conditioning since late last fall. If you haven’t had an HVAC technician out to examine and maintain your central air conditioning unit in a few years, call Climatemp today at 251-406-9744 to schedule a tune-up. Before you turn on the AC, change the air filter. A clogged filter is guaranteed to cause you trouble. You should change the air filter at least every three months...

Carrier Launches the Most Energy Efficient Air Conditioner You Can Buy

Carrier Launches the Most Energy Efficient Air Conditioner You Can Buy Climatemp is proud to be an authorized Carrier dealer and installer. Carrier is always on the cutting edge of central air conditioning improvements – heck, it was Willis Carrier who invented central air conditioning in the first place! Carrier introduced the new 9000 BTUh, 42 SEER single zone ductless system at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. The new system heats all the way down to -5 degrees Fahrenheit, provides superior humidity management and...

Heat Pump vs Gas Furnace – Which is Better for Your Home or Business?

Heat Pump vs Gas Furnace – Which is Better for Your Home or Business? With the recent cold snap, were you warm enough? Are you considering upgrading your heating system? Heat pumps and furnaces both heat your home, but in different ways. Deciding whether a heat pump or furnace is better for your situation depends on several factors, including the size of the location, features, energy efficiency and more. Here are some of the pros and cons to help you decide. Conventional Furnace The standard gas furnace works with your duct system ...

Why an HVAC Maintenance Plan Can Save You Money

Why an HVAC Maintenance Plan Can Save You Money Regular maintenance makes everything last longer. Think about it. You prevent cavities by maintaining a regular tooth brushing schedule. You prevent your car from breaking down with regular oil changes. An HVAC maintenance plan serves the same purpose. You can prevent breakdowns, and make the system last longer by taking care of it. . We take our air conditioning and heating systems for granted. Out of sight, out of mind, as they say. But regular maintenance can save you money in the long run,...

Programmable Thermostats Lets You Maximize Your Comfort and Energy Savings

Programmable Thermostats Lets You Maximize Your Comfort and Energy Savings If you still have a manual thermostat, you’re behind the times, frankly. Programmable thermostats have been around for a while now, and they’ve proven themselves to be a great addition to your air conditioning and heating system. If you’ve resolved to save more money in 2018, spending a little on a programmable thermostat is a step in the right direction. When you consider that your air conditioning and heating system (HVAC) uses the most energy of any applianc...

HVAC Troubleshooting and Maintenance

At Climatemp Heating and Cooling, our priority is your comfort. But we also know that everyone wants to save a few bucks, and you don’t want to call for air conditioning repair or furnace repair unless you have to. That’s why we’d like to suggest you visit the Carrier HVAC Troubleshooting and Maintenance site for recommended maintenance to keep your air conditioning and heating system running smoothly, and to see if your HVAC issue is listed and what the suggestions are. It walks you through what the issue is, and some possible solutio...

Happy Thanksgiving from Climatemp

The team here at Climatemp wishes everyone a Happy Thanksgiving! We hope you are able to spend time with family and friends, eat a little turkey and a lot of pie! And remember, if your heat goes out, we provide emergency furnace repair and heat pump repair. Or if we get a warm spell and your AC goes out, we can provide emergency air conditioning repair, without any overtime charges. Call Climatemp at 251-968-6006 to schedule service. We serve the greater Mobile AL and Baldwin County area, including Gulf Shores, Fairhope, Summerdale, Daphn...