Holiday Helpers for Your HVAC Systems

As your holiday helpers, the technicians at United Refrigeration, Heating and Air are here with tips and solutions to help your HVAC systems survive and thrive this season.

This time of year, North Central Florida homeowners and businessowners must keep a watchful eye on their HVAC systems. Tis the season for holiday houseguests messing with your thermostats. Also, crowded spaces are overheating businesses, and all those visitors coming and going are causing temperature fluctuations for indoor spaces.

5 Helpful HVAC Tips for the Holidays in Florida
To ensure your HVAC systems, air conditioners, and heat pumps handle any increased pressure during the holidays in Florida, consider these helpful HVAC tips:

  • On a regular basis, monitor your thermostats and control temperatures for operational efficiency. Try to prevent any extreme indoor temperature fluctuations. In Florida, you may need to open or close windows and run ceiling fans. Also, be sure to run exhaust fans in kitchens when doing all that holiday cooking and baking.
  • Importantly, try to prevent problems before they strike by scheduling United’s preventative maintenance services in Ocala, the Villages, or surrounding areas. United’s technicians will come to your home or business to complete inspections, clean systems, and help prevent risks that could hinder your holiday spirit.
  • As always, make sure you are also caring for your HVAC systems by changing air filters and creating clean operational conditions. Clean filters and clear air vents will help ensure nothing is obstructing airflow for maintaining comfortable room temperatures. For fresher air solutions, ask United’s experts about whole-home purification systems to filter out odors, allergens, bacteria, viruses, and more.
  • Also, consider adding HVAC accessories to your holiday gift list. For example, smart thermostats are a wise way to handle the hot-to-cold range of Florida’s temperature fluctuations. New devices can be easily installed and adjusted using mobile apps.
  • Finally, no matter how busy you get this holiday season, it is always important to address any HVAC issues, such as noticeable changes, loose connections, excess water in the pan, or debris around your exterior unit. Proper operations require cohesively functioning parts. Cleanings and timely repairs to replace faulty parts are essential for proper operations and for the longevity of your HVAC system.

United’s quick response and preventative programs can help mitigate risks of costly issues or breakdowns during the busy holidays. We are prepared to offer you solutions for repairs, upgrades, and preventative maintenance this month and throughout the New Year.

Call United Refrigeration, Heating and Air today at 352-629-1187 to speak with experienced professionals about the best solutions for your HVAC systems.

7 Best Summer Refrigeration Solutions

Ever feel like a refrigeration breakdown is more likely at the worst possible time, like in the scorching heat of a Florida summer day? You’re not alone. Cooling systems tend to breakdown more frequently during the hot summer months around North Central Florida.

Don’t sweat it — the commercial refrigeration experts at United Refrigeration, Heating and Air have the solutions to keep your systems running in the best possible condition this summer and throughout the year.

How to Keep Summer Inventory Cold and Fresh

  1. Chill Out with the Right Settings: Day in and day out, be sure to check and adjust thermostat settings for the proper temperatures. Also, remember that cycling is important to keep foods and beverages held at the right temperatures. Proper packing, stacking, and monitoring will help protect your stock of food, beverages, ice, and frozen products.
  2. Keep it Clean and Fresh: Whether you manage a restaurant, store, kitchen facility, or vending businesses around The Villages or Ocala, there are local and state laws requiring a certain level of cleanliness and sanitation. Take note and do stringent cleanings to maintain freshness, reduce odors, and comply with safety requirements.
  3. Optimize and Prevent Losses: In addition to health and safety, regular cleanings are important for the operation and the lifespan of refrigeration systems. Eliminating corrosion will help keep parts functioning and support longevity. It will also ensure your business is up and running for celebrations like National Soft Ice Cream Day on August 19th.
  4. Stay Cool with Regular Maintenance: Regularly scheduled maintenance and prompt repairs are critical for those soft-serve machines, slush machines, ice machines, commercial walk-ins, reach-in coolers, reach-in freezers, deli cases, and other types of refrigeration systems. Contact our experts for an expert maintenance plan to ensure you stay cool.
  5. Keep an Eye on Operations: Make sure a pro is evaluating the systems, checking refrigerant, inspecting hinges, checking auto-closures, and securing seals. Also, watch for any blockages or waterline issues. Cleared drain lines and suction lines are essential.
  6. Focus on Functionality: Hire the pros at United to evaluate your system and check for any faulty parts to mitigate future risks. Condenser coils, compressors, exhaust fans, make-up air fans, gaskets, door hardware, and other components should be professionally inspected and maintained to keep your systems running in peak condition.
  7. Make Smart Decisions: Our experts at United can help you determine when it makes the most cost-effective sense for you to make repairs or to replace your systems with a new installation to avoid any downtime at your North Central Florida businesses. 

United’s trained technicians have expertise in brand-name equipment, such as Traulsen, Victory, Stoelting, Kolpak, Master-Bilt, Continental, Kairak, Electro Freeze, Blue Air, Beverage-Air, True, and others. As factory certified service and warranty experts, United offers maintenance programs, emergency repairs, and new installations for our valued customers.

United Refrigeration, Heating and Air’s team has provided speedy services for over 30 years. Call 352-629-1187 to set-up your new installations, system maintenance, or repair services.