The A/C Guy of Tampa Bay Inc Blog: Archive for May, 2021

Old R-22 Air Conditioner? It’s Time for an Upgrade

Monday, May 17th, 2021
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We can handle all types of air conditioning repair in Dunedin, FL whenever our customers have cooling trouble. We’d like to think there’s nothing we can’t repair, but of course there are times when an AC is too old and worn for a repair to be worth it. In those cases, the best step is to have a new air conditioning system installed.

There is one repair that we can’t do. Actually, a repair we’re not allowed to do, and that is fix an old R-22 air conditioner that has a refrigerant leak. This is why we strongly recommend that our customers with R-22 air conditioners have them replaced as soon as possible.

Aren’t sure what we mean by an “R-22 air conditioner”? We’ll explain more below.

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How Cool Can My AC Make My House?

Monday, May 3rd, 2021
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There’s probably some point where you’ve sat behind the wheel of a car, looked at the speedometer, and wondered, “How fast could I really drive this thing if I wanted?” Would it go as fast as the upper limit on the speedometer? Would it fall short, or maybe go faster?

We don’t encourage you to try this, of course, but we understand the desire. We can apply this to the air conditioning system in your house. You look at the thermostat settings and see the lowest temperature (usually 60°F). Can the AC make your house that cool? Even cooler? Is there a limit on what your AC can do when removing heat from the house to lower the temperature?

Yes, there is a limit. We’ll explain more below.

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