Air Conditioning Ft Myers | Affordable Expert Service

Air Conditioning Contractor in Ft Myers, Florida

Community Cooling


Proper a/c maintenance saves YOU big money!!!

Servicing your air conditioner is the best way to ensure optimum performance during the months to come.  Often times homeowners wait until their ac unit is broken before they will call to have their air conditioning checked, and far too often that is too late!  A properly and regularly serviced unit has far less potential for it’s most expensive components to wear out or break.  An a/c system is actually a series of separate components that work hand in hand to ensure your home or business is comfortable during the hottest days of the year.  When one of these individual components breaks down it can often trigger a “domino effect” where other parts of your system can break or wear out faster and cause your machine to work harder to provide the level of cooling you desire.

Brand new air conditioner up and running, installed by Community Cooling and Heating

Community Cooling & Heating has been servicing the Ft Myers area for over 40 years (since 1970) and has built a reputation for dependability, knowledge, and excellent customer service.  Their service technicians are all certified, experienced, and field tested. Their training goes beyond simply knowing how to do the work in an expertly fashion. We fully train our staff to respect our clients and their homes. We believe our technicians should be personable, clean, neat and leave behind only a pleasant memory of efficiency and of course a comfortable environment.  They go out of their way to make sure they find a solution that is in their clients best interest … if it is more cost effective to repair an a/c unit than to replace it they are all for it …

… “Community Cooling is Fort Myer’s most trusted air conditioning contractor!” …

…too many local contractors are focused on replacing your air conditioner because that is what makes the contractor the most money!  Community Cooling considers all factors …


 … before making a recommendation!  When you call for help they send you a service technician and NOT a salesperson!  Their techs will tell you the facts and let you decide which path you want to take.  Their motto is …

“We won’t send you a wolf in sheep’s clothing just an honest professional”


Ft Myers Air Conditioning Service Call

 It’s a given that air conditioner’s in Fort Myers need regular service to maintain optimum performance. A thorough servicing ensures maximum air flow, and the highest degree of comfort, your equipment is capable of producing … without adding unnecessarily to your electric bill.  In SW Florida a/c is a necessity not a luxury … best to keep things running as efficiently as possible!

Another big plus to having your air conditioner inspected and serviced regularly is to catch small problems before they have time and opportunity to become big problems!  Often times the signs of trouble aren’t visible without taking your equipment apart.  In many cases a problem caught early on is simply repaired, with minimal expense for parts.  However, left unchecked small problems tend to grow larger.

Community Cooling & Heating


Air Conditioning Service Ft Myers

Serving Fort Myers air conditioning and heating needs for over 40 years!





We are completely licensed, insured, certified and fully trained to work on all the latest technologically advanced, high efficiency equipment of all makes. Community Cooling and Heating is a full service company including: Duct repairs & replacement, ultra violet light air purification, regular maintenance “Value Plans”, equipment evaluation reports and of course total system replacements.




Our service technicians are all certified experienced and field tested. Their training goes beyond simply knowing how to do the work in an expertly fashion. We fully train our staff to respect our clients and their homes. We believe our technicians should be personable, clean, neat and leave behind only a pleasant memory of efficiency and of course a comfortable environment.  Air conditioners in Ft Myers, or any part of Florida require regular servicing to continue to cool and heat your home as effectively as possible, and keep your electric bills low. Your air conditioner uses more electricity, and accounts for a larger percentage of your electric bill, than anything else in your house. How well it will perform (and last) is largely dependent on how well it is maintained!


This homeowner squeezed every last nickel out of this air conditioner through regular maintenance.

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Other companies may indicate that they will provide a service call at some discounted rate or even just ‘gas money’, but any company willing to do that are ‘sales oriented’ and almost always find ways to make up for any free-be’s they may offer. Cheap work is not good and good work is not cheap. Our company motto is “We won’t send a wolf in sheep’s clothing, just an honest professional”.

We are proud to offer anyone a long list of satisfied clients, many of whom we have been servicing for decades.

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

air conditioning service, repair, and installation by Kurt Hartmann

Kurt Hartmann, Owner of Community Cooling and Heating

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Ft Myers Air Conditioning Service | Don’t Ignore This Sure Sign Of Trouble

An air conditioner discharging water in uncommon amounts OR in unusual places needs immediate attention!

Air Conditioning service & repair in Ft Myers, Florida


Do yourself a favor and take a look at your outside a/c unit! If your emergency drain pan is constantly putting out moisture to the point of mildew building up and thriving where it discharges there is a good chance your air conditioner needs the services of an air conditioning contractor . Without proper, immediate attention there is a good chance your emergency drain pan can either rust out and leak or become stopped up and overflow resulting in drywall, framing, and/or painting repairs! And the problem’s don’t stop there … if you happen to be away from home when the problem begins furniture, carpeting, clothes, and electronics can be damaged or ruined as well! The water in your a/c’s drain pan is dirty at best, in the worst case scenario …

It Can Be TOXIC!

sludge in air conditioner drain pan.
Sludge in a Fort Myers air conditioners emergency drain pan.

Any build up of fluid in the drain pan … AT ALL

… is a disaster waiting to happen!!!

Nobody wants this kind of muck leaking into their home! It will ruin anything it touches and is without a doubt potentially toxic.  When an emergency drain pan starts to fill up like this on a regular basis it is telling you the primary drain pan has already failed.   This is a disaster just waiting to happen. The only way to avoid the cleanup, the potential structural repairs, and the possibility of having to paint or replace carpet is to call an air conditioning contractor to maintain the integrity of your equipment.

An overflowing drain pan requires immediate attention from a licensed air conditioning contractor!



Air Conditioning Service Ft Myers

Air Conditioning Service Ft Myers by Community Cooling & Heating
239-267-2117Serving SW Florida Region. Heating and Air Conditioning, Residential Air Conditioning, Commercial Air Conditioning in the Ft Myers/Naples Fl area and Lee County Fl.

Ft Myers Air Conditioners Save Money When Properly Maintained

Community Cooling & Heating
Fort Myers, Fl.

Electricity Is EXPENSIVE! And Nothing Uses More Electricity Than A Poorly Maintained Air Conditioner!

Air conditioning units that haven’t been properly serviced and maintained will cost you more to run, and provide less cooling! Over the course of time, even in the cleanest of homes, dirt, dust, vegetative growths of all types, and other impurities build up on your condenser coils inside your a/c unit. The build up of these impurities make it extremely difficult for your air conditioner to circulate air throughout the coils and keep your home at the level of comfort you desire.

Dirty a/c coils alone cost homeowners significant amounts of money …

month after month!

air conditioning coils dirty

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 coils allow your air conditioner to cool your home

optimally and cost effectively!

Air conditoning coils after service



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 equipments 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

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

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(239) 267-2117

Air Conditioning Service Ft Myers | Glossary Of A/C Terms

In the process of gathering information for posts about air conditioning services in Ft Myers I quickly realized there are a number of terms and words I didn’t understand.  I looked around the web and found this glossary on wikipedia and found it quite useful.  Thought I would share it here … hope it is helpful!

A/C Service in Ft Myers ... Repair and Installation


HVAC terms

air changes per hour
Main article: Air changes per hour
The number of times per hour that the volume of a specific room or building is supplied or removed from that space by mechanical and natural ventilation. Abbreviated ACH.
air conditioner
Main article: Air conditioner
An appliance, system, or mechanism designed to dehumidify and extract heat from an area. Usually this term is reserved for smaller self contained units such as a residential system.
air handler or air handling unit
Main article: Air handler
A central unit consisting of a blower, heating and cooling elements, filter racks or chamber, dampers, humidifier, and other central equipment in direct contact with the airflow. This does not include the ductwork through the building. Abbreviated AH or AHU.
British thermal unit
Main article: British thermal unit
Any of several units of energy (heat) in the HVAC industry, each slightly more than 1 kJ. One BTU is the energy required to raise one pound of water one degree Fahrenheit, but the many different types of BTU are based on different interpretations of this “definition”. In the United States the power of HVAC systems (the rate of cooling and dehumidifying or heating) is sometimes expressed in BTU/hour instead of watts. Abbreviated BTU or Btu.
Main article: Chiller
A device that removes heat from a liquid via a vapor-compression or absorption refrigeration cycle. This cooled liquid flows through pipes in a building and passes through coils in air handlers, fan-coil units, or other systems, cooling and usually dehumidifying the air in the building. Chillers are of two types; air-cooled or water-cooled. Air-cooled chillers are usually outside and consist of condenser coils cooled by fan-driven air. Water-cooled chillers are usually inside a building, and heat from these chillers is carried by recirculating water to a heat sink such as an outdoor cooling tower.
Equipment that performs heat transfer to air when mounted inside an air handling unit or ductwork. It is heated or cooled by electrical means or by circulating liquid or steam within it.
Main article: Condenser
A component in the basic refrigeration cycle that ejects or removes heat from the system. The condenser is the hot side of an air conditioner or heat pump. Condensers are heat exchangers, and can transfer heat to air or to an intermediate fluid (such as water or an aqueous solution of ethylene glycol) to carry heat to a distant sink, such as ground (earth sink), a body of water, or air (as with cooling towers).
constant air volume
Main article: Constant air volume
A system designed to provide a constant air flow. This term is applied to HVAC systems that have variable supply-air temperature but constant air flow rates. Most residential forced-air systems are small CAV systems with on/off control. Abbreviated CAV.
A device that controls the operation of part or all of a system. It may simply turn a device on and off, or it may more subtly modulate the set point of components. Most controllers are automatic but have user input such as temperature set points, e.g. a thermostat. Controls may be analog or digital.
Main article: Damper (architecture)
A plate or gate placed in a duct to control air flow by increasing friction in the duct.
deep lake water cooling
The heat is rejected to deep lake regions to cool homes and offices, reducing the energy costs.
(Also delta T) a reference to a temperature difference. It is used to describe the difference in temperature of a heating or cooling fluid as it enters and as it leaves a system.
Main article: Duct (HVAC)
Specialized housing for the air flow.
Main article: Evaporator
A component in the basic refrigeration cycle that absorbs or adds heat to the system. Evaporators can be used to absorb heat from air or from a liquid. The evaporator is the cold side of an air conditioner or heat pump.
fan coil unit
Main article: Fan coil unit
A small terminal unit that is often composed of only a blower and a heating and/or cooling coil, as is often used in hotels, condominiums, or apartments. Abbreviated FCU.
A transfer of fluid volume per unit time.
fresh air intake
An opening through which outside air is drawn into the building. This may be to replace air in the building that has been exhausted by the ventilation system, or to provide fresh air for combustion of fuel. Abbreviated FAI.
Main article: Furnace
A component of an HVAC system that adds heat to air or an intermediate fluid by burning fuel (natural gas, oil, propane, butane, or other flammable substances) in a heat exchanger.
A facing across a duct opening, often rectangular in shape, containing multiple parallel slots through which air may be delivered or withdrawn from a ventilated space. The grille directs the air flow in a particular direction and prevents the passage of large items.
heat load, heat loss, heat gain
Terms for the amount of heating (heat loss) or cooling (heat gain) needed to maintain desired temperatures and humidities in controlled air. Regardless of how well-insulated and sealed a building is, buildings gain heat from sunlight, conduction through the walls, and internal heat sources such as people and electrical equipment. Buildings lose heat through conduction during cold weather. Engineers use a heat load calculations to determine the HVAC needs of the space being cooled or heated.
intermediate fluid
A liquid or gas used to transfer heat between two heat exchangers. An intermediate fluid is used when the hot and cold fluids are too bulky (such as air) or difficult to handle (such as halocarbon refrigerant) to directly transfer the heat.
  1. Components made of multiple smaller blades, sometimes adjustable, placed in ducts or duct entries to control the volume of air flow. When used inside of ducts, their function is similar to that of adamper, but they can be manufactured to fit larger openings than a single-piece damper.
  2. Blades in a rectangular frame placed in doors or walls to permit the movement of air.
makeup air unit
An air handler that conditions 100% outside air. Typically used in industrial or commercial settings, or in “once-through” (blower sections that only blow air one-way into the building), “low flow” (air handling systems that blow air at a low flow rate), or “primary-secondary” (air handling systems that have an air handler or rooftop unit connected to an add-on makeup unit or hood) commercial HVAC systems. Abbreviated MAU.
minimum outside air
The lowest amount of fresh air flow that can be allowed into a recirculating system. This limit is sent to ensure that the interior air remains safe and comfortable to breathe.
outside air damper
An automatic louver or damper that controls the fresh air flow into an air handler and modulates to the most energy efficient setting.
packaged terminal air conditioner
An air conditioner and heater combined into a single, electrically-powered unit, typically installed through a wall and often found in hotels. Abbreviated PTAC.
packaged unit or rooftop unit
Main article: Packaged unit
An air-handling unit, defined as either “recirculating” or “once-through” design, made specifically for outdoor installation. They most often include, internally, their own heating and cooling devices. Very common in some regions, particularly in single-story commercial buildings. Abbreviated RTU.
plenum space
An enclosed space inside a building or other structure, used for airflow. Often refers to the space between a dropped ceiling and the structural ceiling or a raised floor and the hard floor. Distinct fromductwork as a plenum is part of the structure itself. Cable and piping within a plenum must be properly rated for its fire and smoke indices.
Main article: Psychrometrics
The study of the behavior of air-water vapor mixtures. Water vapor plays an important role in energy transfer and human comfort in HVAC design.
smoke damper
damper or adjustable louver designed to augment the ventilation of a space during a fire.
General term used to refer to the set or a subset of components that perform a specific HVAC function within a building.
terminal unit
A small component that contains a heating coil, cooling coil, automatic damper, or some combination of the three. Used to control the temperature of a single room. Abbreviated TU.
thermal zone
An individual space or group of neighboring indoor spaces that the HVAC designer expects will have similar thermal loads. Building codes may require zoning to save energy in commercial buildings. Zones are defined in the building to reduce the number of HVAC subsystems, and thus initial cost. For example, for perimeter offices, rather than one zone for each office, all offices facing west can be combined into one zone. Small residences typically have only one conditioned thermal zone, plus unconditioned spaces such as garages, attics, and crawlspaces, and basements.
variable air volume
Main article: Variable air volume
An HVAC system that has a stable supply-air temperature, and varies the air flow rate to meet the temperature requirements. Compared to constant air volume systems, these systems conserve energy through lower fan speeds during times of lower temperature control demand. Most new commercial buildings have VAV systems. VAVs may be bypass type or pressure dependent. Pressure dependent type VAVs save energy while both types help in maintaining temperature of the zone that it feeds. Abbreviated VAV.


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Florida Air Conditioning Upgrade Rebates On Hold

A 17.5 million dollar rebate program that would have helped home owners in Ft Myers, and all across the state of Florida has been put on hold. Legislators are currently debating the value of the program and how to free the money up. Money has been made available by the Federal Government, but, it is tied to a “Solar Rebate” program. Some are now saying those who claimed the money could be used for A/C upgrades spoke too soon. The Florida air conditioning industry is extremely hopeful that the solar and A/C programs can be separated and the A/C portion of it can move forward. Florida has a lot to gain from the program …

  • Upgraded A/C units require less power from our power plants reducing demand from our limited resources.
  • Florida will generate sales tax revenue with every upgrade.
  • Counties will collect revenue from the permits generated by the program.
  • A/C contractors will have more work, which will create new jobs, or at least prevent the loss of existing ones.
  • Upgraded A/C units are, in the long run, better for the environment.

Hope fully legislators will see the value in this program and make it available to the public.  Many in the Ft Myers area, already struggling with the recession, would have a difficult time replacing their outdated A/C systems without it.  Feel free to post a comment and tell us how you feel about this important issue!

Ft Myers Air Conditioning Thermostat Upgrade Provides Convenience And Economy

Is an outdated thermostat costing you big money?

Running an air conditioner in Fort Myers Florida all day to ensure your home is comfortable when you get home from work is an expensive proposition.  Utility bills are high enough already without adding 20 to 30 percent to it by cooling the house when no one is home.  many think the only alternative is to turn the A/C off until you get home and then wait an hour or two for your house to cool off, but, there is another option.


Community Cooling is known for honesty, courtesy, and putting the clients needs first. Community Cooling has established a 45 year reputation for honesty, integrity, and professionalism.

Have your air conditioning contractor install a programmable  thermostat in your home!

Programmable thermostats are …

  • Reasonably priced!  Especially when you consider the savings on your electric bill!
  • Convenient!  Set it up the way you like and your A/C will run on a regular schedule!
  • Economical!  Over the years you will save hundreds if not thousands of dollars on your utilities!
  • Comfortable!  Your home will always be at a temperature of your choosing!

The right thermostat will ultimately make your home more comfortable

when you want it to be.


Community Cooling helps you squeeze every last nickel out of your air conditioner. Get the very most out of air conditioner … call Community Cooling

Don’t suffer through needlessly warm temperatures when you first get home, or pay more than necessary to keep your home COOL!  In most cases the cost and time required for installation is minimal, while the impact on your comfort and your utility bill will be quite noticeable.  Community Cooling and Heating Inc. has been servicing Lee County air conditioners since 1970 and has a long established reputation for honesty, integrity, and putting their clients needs first.

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For air conditioner inspection, service, repair, maintenance, or upgrade …

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