The A/C Guy of Tampa Bay Inc Blog: Archive for December, 2018

How an Energy Recovery Ventilator Can Improve Your Home

Monday, December 31st, 2018

cardboard-house-skyPoor indoor air quality is a serious problem for homes in Florida, but it’s also a problem that’s often ignored. People tend to worry more about keeping their homes cooled rather than circulating fresh air. Humidity is the air quality issue that usually gets the most attention.

One of the easiest ways to improve a home’s air quality—and this includes helping with the humidity—is with the installation of an energy recovery ventilator. What is that? We’ll explain more below.

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Steps to Change Your HVAC Air Filter

Monday, December 17th, 2018

air-fliter-cuTaking care of both your air conditioning and heating in Tampa, FL requires ensuring you have a clean air filter for the HVAC system. This applies during the winter as much as any other time of the year. It’s true that our heating systems don’t see much use, even during the winter, because of the Florida climate. However, in the majority of homes, the heating system shares the same air filter with the cooling system. (A furnace/AC combination or a heat pump.) Regardless of which one is running, it must have a clear filter free from clogs to allow it to work effectively and efficiently. To ensure this is the case, you must change the air filter for a new one every 1 to 3 months throughout the year.

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Tips for Getting Your Home Ready for Heating Season

Monday, December 3rd, 2018

woman-relaxing-coffeeWinter here in Tampa Bay is … well, it’s not exactly bone-chilling! At night we can sometimes have temperatures down in the 50s, and there are more rainy days. But for the most part, heating needs for the winter are less complex and urgent than in parts of the country buried under snow for most of the season.

You still may need professional HVAC services in Tampa, FL during the winter, and with the proper preparation, you can enjoy a season with minimal heater issues. Most importantly, you’ll save money thanks to efficient HVAC performance—and that includes your air conditioner, which will still put in work during the winter. Below we have some tips for getting your house ready for this time of year so you enjoy maximum comfort, HVAC energy efficiency, and HVAC performance.

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