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An extended warranty takes the heat off household AC budgets

Charlie's customers know: an extended air conditioner warranty takes the heat off household budgets We've all looked at a store clerk, incredulous at the earnest question: “Would you like to buy an extended warranty for that?” Looking down at your $25 electrical gadget, you're struck by the irony that the warranty costs more than the [...]

Charlie’s blog ranked among the top 100 in the country

Longtime customers of Charlie's Tropic Heating & Air Conditioning know what it feels like to place a cry for help to our office. That is a good day at Charlie's Tropic Heating & Air Conditioning. Representing the efficient, reliable and courteous service has made us one of the leading air conditioner companies in Florida. While [...]

Amy O’Grady attends third annual Women in HVAC event

Amy O'Grady was one of dozens of women from across the heating and cooling brand who attended a three-day conference. “On my third year with Bryant Women in HVAC, I realized I had become part of an unspoken Sisterhood. We are all facing the same business climate and know that together we can become more strategic. [...]

Gain the upper hand on summer electric bills with a programmable thermostat

It's not like going to the grocery store and loading up on your favorite ice cream when it's on sale. It's not like going to your carrier and buying a cell phone and negotiating a better deal on family packages. And it's definitely not like going to a flea market, where you're actually expected to [...]

Charlie’s unscrambles 5 faulty (and expensive) notions about air conditioning

Charlie's unscrambles 5 faulty (and expensive) notions about air conditioning Iowa is a long way from Florida, but the team at Charlie's Tropic Heating & Air Conditioning bets they know exactly how egg farmers there feel in the wake of new health studies that highlight the nutritional value of the “incredible, edible egg.” Farmers in [...]

We love our online reviews!

We love our online reviews! If you’re in the habit of reading online reviews, then you probably follow the conventional wisdom by looking for a business that draws more positive reviews than negative ones. At Charlie's Tropic Heating & Air Conditioning, we encourage our customers to write reviews of our services. Like other business professionals, [...]

4 Smart moves before scheduling an AC tuneup

Make four smart moves before making the smartest one of all: scheduling an AC tuneup with Charlie's We've talked about the benefits of regular air conditioner maintenance so many times that of course you're planning to schedule your annual AC tuneup. It's right there, on your to-do list. You might be wondering what minor AC spot checks and maintenance [...]

It’s like putting frosting on a cake; learn how to seal your windows’ air leaks

Still, with the passage of time, you might need extra motivation to unwrap those caulk and weather stripping packages and get to work. If so, consider: The U.S. Department of Energy says, “If you added up all the leaks, holes and gaps in a typical home's envelope (the windows, roof, subfloor, exterior doors and exterior [...]

Learn how to find your windows’ air leaks

Silent, not deadly, but costly; learn how to find your windows' air leaks If you're like many Floridians, you keep your windows closed most of the year to keep the warm air out. And you keep your window treatments closed to keep the sun out. But if you think your efforts are keeping your energy [...]

Putting your electric bill on ice the eco-friendly cooling way!

With torrential rains and mudslides spilling onto roads on the West Coast and freezing rain turning freeways into ice rinks throughout the Midwest, it might appear ungrateful to complain that us Floridians have been “suffering” through 80-degree temperatures while we kick up sand in our bare feet on the beach. But it is winter, and [...]