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

Are Your Home’s Ducts Costing You Cash?

Monday, February 5th, 2024
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It’s been about fifty years since newly invented central air conditioners became extremely popular. Of course, in our area, they gained popularity due to the climate. And these new systems required ductwork to distribute the cooled air throughout the home. This means that for half a century, newly-constructed homes have been built with ducts.

This system is fantastic, but nothing lasts forever, and nothing is completely indestructible. Ductwork can be damaged by anything from rodents to accidents during home renovations, and they can deteriorate simply from the forces of time. Leaks in ductwork are shockingly common and can cause a wide variety of problems, including wasted energy and high utility bills. Here’s what you should know.

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How Often Do You Need Duct Repairs?

Monday, December 11th, 2023

When you think about getting your HVAC system repaired, you probably think of the condenser coil, maybe unclogging the drain line, or fixing a refrigerant leak. Ductwork is out of sight and out of mind, yet it requires repairs from time to time just like the rest of your HVAC system does. The question is: how often should you expect to fix your ducts?

We’ve handled plenty of AC duct repair in Tampa over the years, and we can confidently say that there’s an average timeline where you should schedule duct testing, sealing, and repairs. Here’s what you need to know.

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Run Through This Checklist Before Calling for AC Repair

Monday, November 13th, 2023

Your air conditioner isn’t behaving, but before you jump to the phone and make a call, let’s walk through a few things you can check to see if it’s an easily fixable problem or not. Either way, we’re here for air conditioning repair in Tampa, but if you can fix your problem and save a few bucks in the process, then why not? Here’s what you need to do.

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AC Riddled With a Dripping Noise? Here’s How to Stop it

Monday, October 2nd, 2023

Your AC usually blends into the background. You barely notice that it’s on, and that’s the way it should be. But now something new has popped up: this frustrating dripping noise that’s simply driving you mad, and makes you wonder if something bigger is happening with your AC.

So let’s look at how to stop dripping noises from your air conditioner so you can get back to enjoying your peace, and make sure there’s nothing seriously wrong with your air conditioner.

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What Counts as an AC Emergency?

Wednesday, August 16th, 2023

Your AC isn’t working as intended, but is it an emergency, or can you wait it out for your HVAC technician to get there? Emergency calls often take priority, but you want to make sure you classify the problem that you’re calling about with accuracy.

When you get AC repair in Tampa, it can often feel like an emergency because of the heat and humidity. After all, if it’s in the middle of a heat wave, it’s as close to an emergency as you can get. Let’s talk about what constitutes an air conditioning repair emergency.

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4 Possible Reasons Your Condensate Drain Line Is Leaking

Monday, July 24th, 2023

Your condensate line is pretty important for your air conditioner. It’s used to efficiently remove water that your HVAC system dispels. But when your drain lines start leaking, you run into a big problem.

Condensate drain line leaking means water can drain into the wrong place, cause backups, or cause water to pool up around the foundation of your home instead. We don’t want any of that to happen, so let’s take a look at four reasons your line is leaking and what to do.

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Is a Ductless Mini Split System Worth It?

Monday, July 10th, 2023

You hear about ductless mini splits all the time. They’re the future, they’re amazing … but are they? Or are they just new and shiny? We’ll cover all the details about ductless mini splits now so you know what works best for you.

Getting a split system air conditioner in Tampa is considered an upgrade, but some of the features they provide might not be worth it to you based on living conditions, number of occupants in your house, and a variety of other factors. Here’s what you need to know.

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Why Regular AC Service Is Critical for Indoor Air Quality

Monday, June 26th, 2023

Your air conditioner has a level of filtration built into it. That helps pull dust and debris out of the air before it goes into the inner workings of your AC, and then back through your vents into the air you breathe. Many homeowners don’t realize how closely related regular AC service is with their indoor air quality.

When you get annual AC service in St. Petersburg FL, you get a tune-up for your air conditioner that helps your indoor air quality at the same time. This is what it does for your home…

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What Does Air Conditioning Service Cover?

Monday, June 12th, 2023

Your air conditioner puts up with a lot throughout the year, and eventually, it needs a helping hand. But when you see “air conditioning service” in search results, you rarely get a definition of exactly what that blanket term includes. Today, we’re going to explain it. When you get air conditioning service in Tampa, it refers to any or all of these services.

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3 Primary Reasons You Need AC Repair

Monday, May 15th, 2023

Your air conditioner goes up against a lot of stress year after year. It’s wear and tear—slow degradation that you can’t stop or halt. As that happens, repairs pop up, and it’s not always easy to identify when your AC does need to be fixed. That’s what we want to help you with right now.

Before you call for AC repair in Clearwater FL, let’s talk about the main signals from your AC that it’ll send you before it breaks down. We’ll run through those first.

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