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Barry News

  • Meet Annie Tillman, Office Manager

    Oct 26, 2017

    Annie Tillman has been part of the Barineau team for nearly two decades and serves as the all-important office manager – making sure that every person on staff knows exactly what they are supposed to be doing.

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  • Providing Year-Round Comfort is What We Strive For

    Oct 23, 2017

    Fall is one of the most naturally comfortable times of the year in our area. Not only is much of the heat and humidity of summer behind us, but the holidays are quickly approaching, and we’re fortunate to spend much of November and December in the comfort and warmth of our family and friends.

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  • 6 Fall Projects to Maximize HVAC Efficiency

    Oct 10, 2017

    Though north Florida and south Georgia experience milder fall weather in comparison to many other climates, it’s still important for homeowners in these a

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  • 3 HVAC Issues that Leave Homeowners Stumped

    Sep 20, 2017

    You don’t have to be an expert to diagnose every problem with your HVAC system, but there certainly are some problems that may leave you scratching your head.

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  • 4 Common Reasons Your A/C Unit is Freezing

    Aug 31, 2017

    It may seem illogical, but even in the warm climate of north Florida and south Georgia, it is possible for your A/C unit to freeze, limiting the system’s ability to cool your home.

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  • Common HVAC Terms You May Want to Know

    Aug 23, 2017

    Your air conditioning system has a lot of components, working parts and mechanisms with names that most people don’t use on a daily basis. While your consultant should make sure you understand everything, having a grasp on the terminology will help you make the best decision for your home.

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  • How to Stay Cool When Your A/C Goes Out

    Jul 24, 2017
    It’s a hot summer day and your air conditioning unit stops working. You’re probably thinking things can’t get any worse. That is, until you learn that a technician won’t be able to fix it right away. Read More
  • Always Be Comfortable, Even in the Summer Heat

    Jul 21, 2017

    Late July and early August is the hottest time of the year. No one understands better than the Barineau Heating and Air family that our air conditioning system doesn’t pay much attention to the calendar if it decides to stop working.

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  • Barineau Heating and Air Receives 2017 Carrier President's Award

    Jul 21, 2017
    Barineau Heating and Air Conditioning is honored to be a recipient of the prestigious Carrier President’s Award in 2017. It is the fourth time we have received the award,and we couldn’t have earned such an honor without the loyalty and support of our customers.Read More
  • Meet Kyle Peters, Lead Service Technician

    Jul 21, 2017
    Kyle Peters is currently our lead service technician. He has worked in the HVAC industry for 14 years, including the past six years with the Barineau team. He began as a service technician and was promoted to his current role in 2016.Read More
  • What Makes a Smart Thermostat so Smart?

    Jul 19, 2017
    Smartphones, smart cars, smart everything. Even thermostats are “smart” these days, but what exactly does that mean? That depends on which smart thermostat you are talking about. There are several to choose from, all with different features. Read More
  • 5 HVAC Problems Caused by not Changing Your Air Filters

    Jun 21, 2017
    If you want to ensure your HVAC system is functioning at its optimal capacity between seasonal tune-ups, one of the easiest steps you can take is regularly changing your air filters.Read More
  • 4 Common Summer Questions about Your Air Conditioning

    Jun 13, 2017
    During the summer, homeowners often have questions about their air conditioning system – especially if it is not cooling as expected. Here are a few commonly asked questions and some thoughts about what to do when a problem needs to be addressed.Read More
  • 4 Tips to Improve Cooling in a Two-Story Home

    May 12, 2017
    We all know that heat rises. So, it comes as no surprise that north Florida and south Georgia residents living in two-story homes are beginning to feel the heat on their second floor. You don’t have to compromise your comfort this summer if you act now to improve uneven heating and cooling on every floor of your home.Read More
  • Proper Insulation Reduces Strain on Air Conditioning System

    Apr 26, 2017
    Temperatures are beginning to climb, leaving some homeowners searching for ways to keep their houses cool and energy costs down. For many people the solution is simple—improved attic insulation. During the summer, infiltration of outdoor heat into the home can cause the air conditioner to work harder, resulting in higher electricity bills.Read More
  • Meet Bob Schaldenbrand, Home Comfort Specialist

    Apr 5, 2017
    Home Comfort Specialist Bob Schaldenbrand is a longtime member of the Barineau Heating and Air Conditioning team. For more than 18 years, Bob has worked on the installation crew, earning his EPA, NATE, NADCA and PATS certifications as well as becoming Lead Safe certified. Read More
  • More Comfort Coming to South Georgia

    Apr 4, 2017

    The professionals at Barineau Heating & Air have been serving the Tallahassee area for 45 years, and it continues to be a pleasure to help local homeowners live in comfort, regardless of the size, cost or age of their house.

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  • PATS Testing Identifies Duct Leaks, Saves on Energy Expenses

    Feb 14, 2017
    Your ducts play a major role in ensuring that your home comfort system is operating at its optimal capacity. In a typical home, about 20 percent or more of the air is lost due to leaks, holes and poorly connected ducts. High utility bills, consistent dust build up and rooms that are difficult to heat and cool are all indicators that your duct system needs to be inspected.Read More
  • 5 Signs You’re Dealing with an Unlicensed Contractor

    Jan 10, 2017
    If your home comfort system stops working, there is usually no time to spare when finding somebody to repair or replace it. However, this haste can leave homeowners vulnerable to the predatory practices of unlicensed contractors who advertise low prices, but lack the experience, training and accountability to do the job correctly. Read More
  • Temperature Wars: Finding the Perfect Temperature for Everybody

    Dec 27, 2016
    From family members at home to co-workers in the office, it’s difficult for everyone to agree on the ideal thermostat setting, causing temperature wars that can result in constant thermostat adjustments as well as rising temperatures—and frustrations. Read More
  • Preparing Your Home for a Comfortable Winter

    Nov 15, 2016
    With the arrival of cooler temperatures comes a much-needed break for your home’s air conditioner, but before you crank up your heat pump or furnace, make sure your home is ready for the transition. Read More
  • It’s Always Smart to ‘Be Comfortable’

    Jul 25, 2016
    Over the last several years, you have become familiar with “Barry,” the lovable but not terribly suave service technician from Barineau Heating & Air. As you have probably heard many times, “Barry may not be cool, but Barry knows cool.” Read More
  • Why Isn’t My Air Conditioning System Cooling My House?

    Jun 1, 2016
    As summer temperatures start to roll in, you’ll want to make sure your home comfort system is prepared to take the heat. But what should you do if your system can’t quite get your home to the temperature you set on your thermostat? Read More
  • Troubleshooting Air Duct Issues

    May 27, 2016
    The air ducts in your home are a vital part of keeping your home cool in the summer—and warm in the winter. If you have unusually high summer and winter utility bills, your house has hot and cold spots or your vents don’t seem to have air flowing, there could be an issue with your ducts. Read More
  • Is a Whole House Dehumidifier Right for Your Home?

    May 26, 2016
    The last thing any homeowner wants after returning from summer vacation is a home saturated with humidity, or worse, mold and mildew. Many homeowners set their home thermostat to a higher temperature to cut down on energy costs while away for an extended period... Read More
  • How to Prevent Clogs in AC Drainage Lines

    May 24, 2016
    In most cases, water dripping from you house would be a cause for concern. However, there is at least one exception. There is a line that runs from your air conditioning system to the outside that performs an important function to keep your home comfortable – especially in the heat of summer. Read More
  • New “Pay My Bill” Online Option Available

    May 4, 2016
    Paying for your heating and air conditioning services just got a whole lot easier. Barineau Heating and Air recently launched its “Pay My Bill” feature, which allows safe and secure bill payment from a desktop computer, tablet or mobile device. Read More
  • What is a SEER and Why is it Important?

    Apr 19, 2016
    SEER, or seasonal energy efficiency ratio, is a rating system used to measure the energy efficiency of a heating and cooling system. The SEER is calculated by the cooling output (BTU) average for a specific time of the year divided by the total energy usage (watts) within that same time frame. SEERs are often associated with saving money and energy because the higher the SEER, the less energy is used, which can save you money on your electric bill. Read More
  • Barineau Heating and Air at the North Florida Home Show

    Apr 6, 2016
    In February, Barineau Heating and Air was one of the 200 booths filling the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center for the 25th annual North Florida Home Show. The North Florida Home Show showcases the latest in home furnishing, kitchens, bathrooms, flooring, landscaping, security, decks, additions, remodels and total home comfort.Read More
  • 5 Houseplants for Improving the Air Quality in Your Home

    Apr 4, 2016
    Many posts on this blog focus on improving the air quality in your home. We do all we can to ensure total home comfort with regular cleaning, upgrades and repairs to your system, but, along with this regular maintenance, you might also consider reaching out to mother nature for a helping hand when it comes to improving the air quality in your home.Read More
  • Happy to be Part of the Ask the Experts Network

    Mar 16, 2016
    As you probably know from our television and radio commercials, sponsorship of community events and FSU sports and, of course, seeing Barry around, we like to find creative ways for the community to learn more about our company and what we do. Read More
  • Reducing Pollen and Allergens in Your Home

    Mar 7, 2016
    If you’ve started to spot that tell-tale yellow dust that signals the return of spring in Tallahassee, it’s time to start guarding yourself and your home against common outdoor allergens. Read More
  • Managing Air Leaks in Your Home

    Feb 24, 2016
    Have you noticed a steady increase in your electric bill, despite making more energy-efficient choices and having a home comfort system with a clean bill of health? Like many homeowners, you may be losing money and energy because of an air leak in your home. Read More
  • Why You Should Keep Your Dryer Vents Clean

    Feb 23, 2016
    When it comes to home maintenance, some of the most crucial tasks are the ones most commonly neglected. You might be replacing your home air filters regularly, or cleaning your gutters, but when was the last time you thought about your clothes dryer? Read More
  • Choosing the Right Size Home Comfort System

    Jan 29, 2016

    When selecting a new home comfort system, think like Goldilocks. You don’t want to pick out a unit that’s too big or too small, you want to choose a unit that’s just the right size for your home.

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  • Selecting a Programmable Thermostat

    Jan 26, 2016

    It’s no secret that adjusting the thermostat while you’re asleep or when you leave the house for long periods can save you money over time, no matter what sort of thermostat you have.

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  • 3 Ways to Keep Your Home Comfortable During Seasonal Changes

    Nov 24, 2015
    With the changing of the seasons comes those in-between days of wildly varying temperatures, and it can be difficult to make sure your home is not too hot, not too cold, but just right. Here’s a guide to keeping your home comfortable without confusing your home comfort system.Read More
  • 5 Ways to Improve the Air Quality of Your Home

    Nov 17, 2015
    Did you know that there are direct connections between your physical well-being and the condition of the air circulated through your home? Help preserve your health by following these simple tips to help keep the air in your home as crisp, clean and healthy as possible.Read More
  • Is Something Wrong with My Heat Pump?

    Nov 12, 2015
    Because they work best at and above 20 degrees Fahrenheit, heat pumps are one of the most efficient ways to heat and cool homes in the South, where harsh winter temperatures rarely dip below that optimal 20 degrees. But they come with a few quirks that can surprise new and seasoned homeowners alike. Here are a few common concerns to consider before you call for service.Read More
  • The Invisible Danger of Carbon Monoxide

    Nov 2, 2015
    Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless gas. You can't see it, smell it or taste it. It can poison you before you even know it's there – and it can kill you. The good news is that you can be protected against the dangers of carbon dioxide by using a simple CO detector that is relatively inexpensive and easy to install.Read More
  • Fall is Coming and That Means Football

    Aug 20, 2015
    If there is one thing Barry knows more than cool, it is football. Specifically, Florida State football. We have been proud to support FSU athletics for years as you may have noticed from our radio and TV ads during games, our sign at Howser Stadium or the new welcome mats at the Civic Center proudly displaying our logo.Read More
  • How Cool Should My Home Get in the Heat of Summer?

    Aug 3, 2015
    Here in North Florida, summertime temperatures run somewhere between hot, real hot and let’s fry-some-eggs-on-the-pavement hot! With heat indices that can reach into the 100s on many days, you want your A/C to perform at its peak every day. But how can you tell if it is running as efficiently and effectively as possible? Read More
  • Stay Cool and Save on Your Electric Bill

    Aug 3, 2015
    Although the Florida sunshine continues to heat things up in our area, there’s no reason to lose your cool – or to spend a lot of money keeping it. Here are some tips on how to stay comfortable this summer without breaking the bank.Read More
  • Fans Cool People, Not Rooms

    Aug 3, 2015
    You’re pretty smart to turn the A/C up a couple notches and run ceiling fans to help keep you cool in the summertime. They’re reliable, worry-free and cost a lot less to operate – just flip the switch on and start saving a bunch of money, right? Yes, but only when you’re in the room to enjoy the breeze. Read More
  • What’s the Best Way to Program My Thermostat While I’m Away?

    Aug 3, 2015
    If you’ve ever walked outside in North Florida during the steamy summer months and immediately broken into a soggy sweat, you know it not only gets hot, it also gets very humid. Read More
  • Why Does My New A/C Unit Run So Long?

    May 29, 2015
    For most people, energy efficiency and cost savings are primary concerns when purchasing a new heating and cooling system. But, we often hear from customers who, after purchasing a new system, wonder why it seems to run longer than the old system they replaced.Read More
  • The Truth about Service Agreements

    Apr 13, 2015
    We understand why you may be skeptical of service agreements. They can sound a lot like the extended warranty on your new TV or Xbox that you get offered at checkout. While those can be helpful at times, they may not always be necessary.Read More
  • Saving Money with Wi-Fi Thermostats

    Apr 13, 2015
    For most people, their smartphone is their lifeline to the outside world. You can pay your bills on it, read you email on it and, now, use it to save money on your monthly heating and cooling bill.Read More
  • Know When to Say Goodbye to Your Old A/C Unit

    Apr 13, 2015
    If your air conditioner is making funny noises, costing you money in regular repairs or is at least 10 years old, it may be time to think about purchasing a new system. Read More
  • Enjoying Life in Tallahassee

    Apr 13, 2015
    Springtime in Tallahassee is pretty incredible – the blooming dogwoods and azaleas fill our yards while clouds of pollen cover our cars and fill our lungs. I guess it is a reasonable price to pay for a time so nice that thousands come here each year to celebrate its beauty.Read More
  • Pollen, Humidity, Heat, Oh My! Keeping Cool in Tallahassee

    Apr 13, 2015
    It’s that time of year again in Tallahassee. Hot, balmy days are punctuated with occasional cool and breezy nights. The weather can’t seem to make up its mind, so how are you supposed to decide whether or not to fling open a window, or flip on the A/C?Read More
  • Don't Play the Waiting Game. Stick With Us!

    Sep 29, 2014

    Have you ever gotten excited for a product or promotion and made the decision to buy in, only to be told you're going to have to wait on it?

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  • Proving Mick Jagger Wrong

    Jul 29, 2014
    If you are familiar with the business world, you may have heard the saying that there’s no way to have a product that is cheap, good quality, and quickly delivered.
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  • Staying 'Cool' in the Summer Heat

    May 29, 2014

    As we welcome the summer sun with open arms here in Tallahassee, the greeting comes with a stark reality check that it can get unbearably hot. We know that the heat can lead people to doing crazy things, but thankfully there are a lot of ways here in the Capital City to keep you cool.

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  • A Crash Course in Worry-Free Service

    Apr 3, 2014

    We've often talked about the value of worry-free service, so we thought it would be a cool idea to whip up a nice video and give our fans a crash course in why you should take advantage of the Barineau Total Comfort Service Agreement.

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  • Springtime in “Barry-Hasee”

    Feb 25, 2014

    Okay, so our beloved Capital City isn’t named after us; but it should be! Jokes aside, we’re sure you’ve noticed that the temperatures have thankfully begun to warm up.

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  • Bundling With Barry

    Jan 8, 2014

    Service visit? Check.

    Air filters looked over and replaced? Check

    Attic space, window & door seals, and ductwork looked over? All checks.

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  • Taking “Cool” to the Extreme

    Nov 26, 2013

    If there is one thing that we can agree on when it comes to living in the North Florida area, it’s the fact that we enjoy some pretty cool temperatures once the cold season arrives.

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  • Winterizing Your Home

    Oct 17, 2013

    It’s no secret that heating and cooling account for a large portion of energy bills, but what you may not know is that about a third of your heating and cooling expenses could be controlled by taking appropriate measures to winterize your home now.

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  • Is Your Air Filter Working For You or Against You?

    Aug 21, 2013

    When is the last time you changed your air filter? How often should you do it? And, when you are standing in the store aisle looking at the litany of choices and price ranges, how do you know which one to choose?

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  • The Cool, the Creative and the Innovative

    Jul 17, 2013

    Summertime is upon us in muggy North Florida and it’s hard to imagine a time when air conditioning wasn’t a well assumed convenience. Check out these cool, creative and innovative locations where air conditioning is making its debut.

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  • Beating the Summer Heat

    Jun 19, 2013

    Last summer was the third hottest on record in the United States since 1895, and if you subscribe to global warming, it’s only going to get hotter.

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  • Making Sure You're Always Cool

    May 15, 2013

    At Barineau, we often receive questions from our customers regarding what preventative measures are worth investing in. While we all want to be smart with our dollars, overlooking routine maintenance on such a vital piece of equipment as your HVAC can end up costing you in the long-run .

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  • Turning Off The Ceiling Fan

    Apr 9, 2013

    The warm seasons in the North Florida and South Georgia area can get pretty heated as we all know. As the temperature starts to climb and we get frantic to cool off, we tend to ignore a few money saving tips that can help control inside temperatures more efficiently.  

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  • What You Can't See

    Dec 14, 2012

    We’ve all heard about indoor air pollution, but you may still be skeptical about whether you should clean your air ducts. Ever pull out the refrigerator and see what collects behind it? What about underneath your washing machine?

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  • Under The Hood

    Nov 19, 2012

    Unless you have been living under a rock, you probably already know that Barineau Heating and Air Conditioning has been providing Tallahassee and the surrounding area with quality heating and air conditioning service for more than 30 years.

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  • Winter Comfort Tips

    Nov 17, 2012

    Look for these problems that may increase your winter energy costs:

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  • Steam Rising from Unit

    Nov 2, 2012
    Have you ever walked outside on a cold Saturday morning to check your mailbox or take out the garbage to find that your heat pump was making a loud noise or it was steaming from the top without the motor running? Read More
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