The A/C Guy of Tampa Bay Inc. Blog: Archive for the ‘Air Conditioning’ Category

Now Is a Good Time to Assess Your AC’s Performance This Year

Monday, November 28th, 2022
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Your air conditioner works overtime to keep you cool when you need it and beat the heat of Tampa during the blazing summer months. Right now it’s cool enough that it has a bit of downtime. That gives you the perfect opportunity to see how it’s doing before you need to heavily rely on it next season.

It’s time to do a wellness check on your AC to determine whether you need AC repair in Clearwater, FL, or if you’re A-okay until next season. Let’s find out.

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Mold and Your AC

Monday, October 17th, 2022
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Mold causes a number of health issues, including respiratory problems, allergic reactions, and can even cause property damage if left unchecked. Mold grows in small damp spaces devoid of any light, and that perfect breeding ground for mold growth could be your AC ductwork.

Mold impacts air quality for everyone in your home. Let’s discuss how you can find out if your AC has mold and what you can do about it. You may just have to schedule AC repair in Tampa, FL if it’s bad enough.

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Has This Summer Been Too Much for Your AC?

Monday, September 5th, 2022
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Each summer, your AC goes on a long endurance run as it battles to remove heat from your home. Did it just run its last course and maybe needs to quit?

Because, let’s face it, this was a rough summer to be a cooling system in Florida. Too much heat, too much humidity. A newer AC installation in Clearwater, FL is probably in decent shape and ready for more heat next year (provided it has its annual maintenance appointment in spring). An aging AC may be looking at a wobbly future unless repaired—or even replaced. How can you tell if this summer was too much for your cooling system?

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Have You Changed Your AC’s Air Filter Yet This Summer?

Monday, August 8th, 2022
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Changing your air conditioner’s filters is an essential step in maintaining the entire system. Those filters work to pull out material from the air coming into the system, keeping it from creating clogs and dust throughout your home. Many people don’t replace their AC filters often enough. However, doing so every 1 to 3 months offers a number of key benefits, including keeping your system from overheating and shutting down. If you’re keeping up with air conditioning maintenance, you are not likely to have a problem. If your system is inefficient now, getting air conditioning repair in Dunedin, FL, may be essential.

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The Sounds to Expect From Your Air Conditioner

Monday, July 11th, 2022
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We’ve talked before about the warning sounds from an air conditioner that will tell you when it’s time to call our technicians for AC repair in Tampa, FL. Strange and unusual noises coming from any part of a split system air conditioner are a reason for concern, and the faster you move to have the AC inspected and repaired, the less risk of the air conditioning system suddenly breaking down or developing a more expensive repair issue.

But “strange” and “unusual” are relative—what do they actually mean? We can describe these noises to you, but we can also describe the sounds you should expect to hear from an air conditioning system when it’s running as it should. So to put a positive spin on AC repairs, here are the customary noises you’ll hear from your air conditioner this summer when it’s doing the job you need from it.

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Ways You May Be Putting Too Much Stress on Your Air Conditioner

Monday, June 13th, 2022
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Summer weather has arrived in Tampa Bay. This is when air conditioning systems become central to people’s home lives. We can almost guarantee you’ve started to run your AC, and it’ll soon be an almost daily companion inside your home.

Assuming an AC will work as you need it, summer after summer, with no issues will eventually lead to grief. You might be putting too much strain on your air conditioning system already without knowing it. We’re here to help! Below we’ve listed ways homeowners can put their ACs under unnecessary strain that will lead to high bills, repairs, and an early system replacement. If you’re doing any of the below, change your ways this summer.

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What Odd Smells From Your Central AC May Mean

Monday, May 16th, 2022
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One of the common warning signs of a problem with a central air conditioning system is when it starts to create weird sounds. But hearing isn’t the only sense you can use to notice an AC in trouble. Your sense of smell can also alert you. An air conditioner that’s blowing strange scents into your house through the vents is sending up a warning flag that you may need to call our technicians for central air conditioning in Tampa, FL.

If you’re currently noticing a strange AC smell, we can help you try to narrow down what it means. Please don’t try any repairs on your own—leave the diagnosis and solutions to our professionals.

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What Are the Most Important Factors When Choosing a New AC?

Monday, May 2nd, 2022
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Getting a new central air conditioning system installed for your house can feel stressful. In Florida, you must have an effective AC or else much of the middle of the year will be miserable at home. There are so many options when it comes to air conditioning models that it might overwhelm you.

The good news is that you have help when it comes to AC installation in Tampa, FL—namely, the team at the A/C Guy of Tampa Bay. Below we’ve listed some important criteria to consider when choosing a new air conditioner. Our experts are ready to give you the best help in making your choice.

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A Brief Guide to Changing Your AC’s Air Filter

Monday, April 18th, 2022
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You may have big plans for your cooling system this summer, such as arranging for a new AC installation in Tampa, FL, or making upgrades to the thermostat, or adding a zone control system. But one job never changes from year to year, no matter the type of AC you have or the features it comes with: regularly changing the air conditioner’s air filter.

An air filter change is a part of the regular maintenance job our technicians do each year when you schedule spring maintenance. But an air conditioner needs more than one filter change per year. You’ll need to take care of this task throughout the rest of spring, through the summer, and into the fall. 

What do you need to know about changing your AC’s filter? We have all the important information gathered here. If you need additional help, our team is ready to assist!

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Spring Into Action This Spring: Schedule AC Maintenance!

Monday, April 4th, 2022
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This is our regular Call to Action when spring arrives: schedule your regular air conditioning maintenance! And yes, we think this is an important call to action, because having maintenance done each year on your AC can save you from some major troubles during the summer. What kind of troubles? We’ll get into that a bit more below.

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