Fort Myers AC Electrical Problems

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Air Conditioner Repair, Service, Maintenance

Fort Myers, Florida and surrounding area’s


“Wiring/electrical problems are among the most

common problems air conditioners face”

As a Ft Myers air conditioning contractor one of the most common problems I encounter on repair calls is a burned wire.  Air conditioners in SW Florida work in fairly extreme conditions.  Not only are a/c units sitting outside, exposed to sub-tropical heat and humidity, but also generate significant amounts of heat on their own.  This one two punch of internal and external heat sources is hard on all parts of ones HVAC equipment, and especially hard on the housing that insulates the wiring inside your equipment.

From Electrical Air Conditioner Problems – Ft Myers


By the time a wire is visibly damaged it has already been something of a detriment to your air conditioning equipment for some time.  Even a microscopic crack in the housing can cause arcing, minimal performance, and unnecessary strain on the various component parts that work independently, and in conjunction with each other, to provide a level of comfort that is satisfactory.  Any variance in the voltage has the potential to throw the balance “out of whack”, causing the equipment to work harder to achieve the desired result, which often translates into higher utility bills, and equipment that doesn’t last as long as it should.



From Electrical Air Conditioner Problems – Ft Myers

“… damaged or improperly wired air conditioning units will cost more to operate, and deteriorate faster than properly maintained and serviced units will …”



Another common problem that arises in today’s air conditioners is an extremely simple one … many customers don’t realize their thermostat now runs on batteries instead of being wired directly to the homes electrical panel.  We have gotten in the habit of asking our clients that call to check the batteries in their thermostat BEFORE we send a truck out on a service call.  Too many times have we arrived on the scene only to discover all the client needed to fix the problem was two batteries they already had, sitting in their kitchen drawer!

From Electrical Air Conditioner Problems – Ft Myers

“… the good news about electrical problems is that they are, generally speaking, among the easiest and least expensive to repair.”

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We believe in putting our clients needs first, earning your trust, and making sure we provide a level of service that ensures you will call us again the next time!

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We had this video made for us last fall thinking it might be fun to post when the weather turned cold.  The temperatures never really dropped much however, in fact it was one of the warmest winters on record, not just in Ft Myers, Florida, but all around the nation!  If the winter just past is any indication we are probably looking at an unusually warm summer as well!  Make sure your a/c unit is prepared for the onslaught of summer heat coming our way!  A freshly serviced air conditioner will remove moisture, cool your home better, and cost you less money to do so!  Additionally regular servicing is a major factor in getting a long lifetime out of your a/c unit and its component parts.


Community Cooling is committed to giving the very best in customer service at a fair price!  We also offer free second opinions if you feel, for any reason, you need one!  Feel free to call for information on our products, services, or with any general air conditioning related questions you may have.  We are happy to help!


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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.

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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

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Kurt Hartmann, Owner of Community Cooling and Heating

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Lower Air Conditioning Cost In Ft Myers | Check Your Duct Work

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Your Ducts Moves And Insulates

The Air That Cools Your Home …

Any Leakage Is Significant!

In houses with forced-air heating and cooling systems, ducts are used to distribute conditioned air throughout the house. In a typical house, however, about 20 percent of the air that moves through the duct system is lost due to leaks, holes, and poorly connected ducts. The result is higher utility bills and difficulty keeping the house comfortable, no matter how the thermostat is set.

How do you know that your home has poorly performing ducts?

  • you have high summer and winter utility bills;
  • you have rooms that are difficult to heat and cool;
  • you have stuffy rooms that never seem to feel comfortable;
  • your ducts are located in an attic, crawlspace, or the garage;
  • you find tangled or kinked flexible ducts in your system.

Because ducts are often concealed in walls, ceiling, attics, and basements, repairing them can be difficult. But there are things that you can do to improve duct performance in your house.

Your A/C Contractor Should Check Your Duct Work

During Your Annual Inspection!

Some homeowners choose to take on duct sealing as a do-it-yourself project. Start by sealing air leaks using mastic sealant and/or metal tape and insulating all the ducts that you can access (such as those in attics, crawlspaces, unfinished basements, and garages). Never use duct tape, as it is not long-lasting. Also, make sure that the connections at vents and registers are well-sealed where they meet the floors, walls, and ceiling. These are common locations to find leaks and disconnected ductwork.


Many homeowners choose to hire a professional air conditioning contractor for duct improvement projects. Most heating and cooling contractors also repair ductwork. Look for a contractor who will:

  • Inspect the whole duct system, including the attic, basement, and crawl space (if you have these).
  • Repair or replace damaged, disconnected, or undersized ducts and straighten out flexible ducts that are tangled or crushed.
  • Evaluate the system’s supply and return air balance. Many systems have air return ducts that are too small.
  • Seal leaks and connections with mastic, metal tape, or an aerosol-based sealant.
  • Seal gaps behind registers and grills where the duct meets the floor, wall, or ceiling.
  • Insulate ducts in unconditioned areas with insulation that carries an R-value of 6 or higher.
  • Include a new filter as part of any duct system improvement.
  • Use diagnostic tools to evaluate air flow after repairs are completed.
  • Ensure there is no back drafting of gas or oil-burning appliances, and conduct a combustion safety test after ducts are sealed.


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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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