A/C Tips

When you have a big air conditioning problem – like an air conditioner that quits during the hottest day of summer – it goes without saying that you’ll call for service. Smaller air conditioning problems are easier to ignore, but this is the last thing you should do. By calling for service as soon as you notice the symptoms of an ailing cooling system you can prevent the expense and inconvenience of a big repair job. You’ll also avoid the higher utility bills that typically accompany a poorly functioning air conditioning system. You should have your air conditioner checked when you notice any of the following symptoms:

  • Decreased air flow from the registers;

  • Strange noises coming from the air conditioner;

  • Moldy odors coming from the ductwork when the air conditioner is running;

  • The air conditioner cycles on and off more frequently than it used to;

  • The breaker for the air conditioner in the electrical panel keeps tripping (or the fuse keeps blowing);

  • Ice appears on your air conditioner or piping, either inside or outside the house;

  • Your outdoor fan in the air conditioner won’t come on.

If you notice any of the above symptoms, call us today to have your air conditioning checked and serviced to avoid larger problems down the road.

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Tools of the Trade

Each month, Contracting Business picks a leading contractor and takes a look at the products, tools, and services that he or she has chosen to help make their company successful. Here is the excerpt found online by Contracting Business.

Environmental Air Conditioning Services, Jacksonville, FL

Environmental Air Conditioning Services, Inc., based in Jacksonville, FL, was founded by Howard Stalls, Jr., in 1987. EAC is committed to providing homeowners, businesses, and builders in Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia with high quality and reliable service. Stalls has dedicated himself to building EAC into an industry leader, through continual education and training. As a result, EAC has earned a reputation for doing the job right the first time.EAC specializes in projects ranging from residential to light commercial. Its services include air conditioning, heating, duct work, dehumidifiers, crawl space dehumidification, filtration systems, wine cellar cooling systems and indoor air quality. In July 2011, EAC won a Quality Home Comfort Award. Read about the project — “HVAC Team Gives a Gift of Comfort” — at:


  •  Type of trucks/vans: seven Chevy 2500 service body pickup trucks, two Chevy 2500 service vans.
  •  Tools provided to technicians: JB vacuum pumps, Yellow Jacket refrigerant reclaimers, Supco micron gauges, Hilti core drill, Milwaukee porta band saw.
  •  Test instruments technicians carry: Fluke multimeters, Fluke temperature meters.
  •  Preferred field communications method: Cellular phones.
  •  Preferred ladders: Werner.


  •  Preferred business management software: Quick Books.
  •  Preferred business software: ESC software.
  •  Preferred load calculation software: Wrightsoft.
  •  Preferred computer/printer equipment: Dell, HP.
  •  Preferred photocopier equipment and fax: Brother.
  •  Credit cards accepted: Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express


  •  Preferred HVAC heating equipment brand: Trane, Lennox, Florida Heat Pump, ClimateMaster.
  •  Preferred cooling equipment brand: Trane, Lennox, Florida Heat Pump, ClimateMaster.
  •  Preferred indoor air quality (IAQ) equipment: UltraAir dehumidifers, Aprilaire, General Air.
  •  Technician certification: Two are state certified, five are certified by North American Technician Excellence (NATE), three are journeymen.
  •  Preferred distributors: Baker Distributing, Johnstone Supply, North Florida Supply.
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