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PROTOCOOL Cooling Solutions has been serving South Florida families and businesses for 18 years. We focus on one thing: Helping all people live in greater safety and comfort. If you are ready to be WOWED by our caring and talented team, we would be honored to have the opportunity to earn your trust.

PROTOCOOL Cooling Solutions repairs, maintains, replaces, and upgrades central air conditioning systems for residential and commercial customers.
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Your local One Hour team prides itself on efficiency. We are a team of experienced, NATE-certified HVAC specialists who excel in addressing all of your home comfort needs. We are committed to making you a fan of our work. It is our goal to make you comfortable with having our friendly and talented staff in your home.

One Hour Air Conditioning specializes in repair, maintenance, and installation of residential and light commercial HVAC equipment.
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Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning was built with the understanding of offering customers the best heating and cooling practices in the industry. Since its foundation, Service Experts in West Palm Beach has been faithful to the community, delivering the best HVAC products and services in the area.

Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning offers residential and commercial HVAC services, including repair, maintenance, and installation of air conditioners, air handlers, and furnaces.
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Air-Ref Co., Inc., has been specializing in residential and commercial air conditioning, electrical, and refrigeration systems since 1984. We are dedicated to giving 100 percent satisfaction to all of our customers. Our customers can count on us for the perfect fit for their home and budget with everything we sell, install, and service.

Air-Ref Co. offers HVAC service, repair, installation, and maintenance for residential and commercial customers.
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At Southern Coast Services, we have generations of experience providing industry-leading HVAC, electrical, and plumbing services. We're proud to have served Florida for over 13 years and counting, keeping homeowners safe and comfortable.

Southern Coast Services installs, repairs, and maintains heating and cooling systems, ductless mini-splits, heat pumps, thermostats, air purifiers, and filtration and humidification systems.
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Direct Air has provided superior service since 1995. We are committed to 100 percent customer satisfaction on every job. Our customer-first philosophy has earned us a reputation for providing high-quality service at competitive prices. Why Direct Air? Because we care!

Direct Air provides HVAC system repair, installation, replacement, and maintenance as well as thermostat installation, repair, and replacement.
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At Air America, we believe no job is complete until you're 100 percent satisfied. You depend on your critical home comfort systems and our stable of expert technicians are ready to make sure they're functioning at optimal levels. When problems with these systems arise, you can count on Air America.

Air America Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Electrical provides HVAC system, furnace, and heat pump installation, replacement and maintenance; ductless mini-split installation; indoor air quality solutions, including air purifiers and humidifiers; zoning systems; and air duct cleaning.
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Lion Air Conditioning Cooling and Heating was created with one goal in mind: to provide trustworthy and affordable A/C repair and installation services. We are a locally owned business that takes pride in serving other members of our community. We're dedicated to being a leader in our field when it comes to both cost and quality.
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It's all about going the 'Xtra Mile' to provide five-star service to our customers!

Xtra Mile Cooling, Plumbing & Electrical LLC offers residential repair, installation, replacement, and maintenance services for HVAC systems, thermostats, furnaces, and heat pumps.
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Founded in 2006, Cool Air USA is your go-to company for all your heating, cooling, and air conditioning needs. We are really passionate about the services we offer, and we are dedicated to offering exceptional services that are affordable and great. We also have a friendly customer service team that is on standby 24/7 to help you.

About South Florida Air Conditioning and Heating Companies

A properly functioning air conditioning unit is a necessity in the South Florida heat, and while you may not use your heater very often, it needs to work correctly and efficiently to keep your home comfortable during the occasional chilly winter evening.

Regular preventative maintenance is essential to ensuring that your HVAC system will do its job year round. Make sure that your air conditioner and heater is maintained by an experienced professional—like a South Florida Best Pick!

Miami Air Conditioning Repair and Maintenance

Troubleshooting your air conditioning and heating system

If your air conditioner isn’t working quite as well as it used to, or if you’ve noticed your utility bills steadily increasing, a call to a reputable HVAC company should be on your to-do list.

In the meantime, however, there are a few things you can do on your own to rule out some quick fixes:

  • Replace the filter. Air doesn’t flow freely through dirty filters, which means that your HVAC system is forced to work harder than necessary, reducing its efficiency. Replace your filters every quarter (or monthly if you have allergies or pets).
  • Check your thermostat batteries. If your system won’t turn on altogether and the thermostat screen is blank, replace the batteries in the thermostat. If the system still doesn’t turn on, there’s a larger problem at play.
  • Review your temperature settings. Your thermostat settings play a large part in how well and how efficiently your HVAC system works. Try to keep your air conditioner set at 78 degrees and your heater set at 68 degrees.

If your system still doesn’t work correctly in spite of a fresh filter, new thermostat batteries, and the recommended temperature settings, your HVAC contractor will thoroughly inspect your air conditioner and heater to find the source of the problem.

Before your HVAC technician leaves your house, get on his or her schedule for regular maintenance visits. Aim for two visits per year—one in the spring and one in the fall.

A typical HVAC maintenance visit

During a semiannual maintenance visit, your HVAC technician will look over all components of your air conditioning and heating system to ensure that everything is working correctly. These preventative inspections help catch small problems before they worsen, which can also extend the lifespan of your system.

Here’s what you can expect your technician to do:

  • Check and replace your furnace filter
  • Clean the outside air conditioner compressor of dirt and debris
  • Check all electrical connections to make sure they’re secure
  • Inspect the furnace fan for damage or deterioration
  • Lubricate all moving parts to prevent premature or uneven wear and tear
  • Remove any clogs in the condensate drain
  • Test the entire system to make sure it works correctly
  • Check thermostat function and temperature settings

Depending on the type of HVAC system you have, this exact list of tasks may vary slightly, but the important thing to remember is to stick to your maintenance schedule. These regular visits are the best way to ensure that your home stays comfortable all year.

The Best Picks for Top South Florida Heating and Air Conditioning Companies

A broken or inefficient air conditioner is a major problem in Florida’s hot and humid weather, and that’s why the Best Pick Reports survey team reaches out to South Florida homeowners each year to find the very best air conditioning and heating companies near you.

All Best Pick companies are vetted on an annual basis for quality of work and excellent customer service. We verify all state-required licenses and insurance every year, too. Our rigorous qualification process ensures that the companies we recommend are indeed the best of the best, and we’re proud to present that information in a clear, easy-to-navigate format.

When you work with a South Florida heating and air Best Pick, you’ll have a great experience from beginning to end—we guarantee it!