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

Ways to Improve Your AC In Fall

Monday, October 19th, 2020
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Florida is definitely an “air conditioning state,” since we use our ACs around the year. We use them less during winter, but it’s never long before we have to switch them back on. So while fall may be a time when people in northern states stop thinking about their air conditioning systems altogether, we still need to give some thought to helping our cooling systems make it to April and their next scheduled regular maintenance. 

In this post, we’ll examine some ways you can make your air conditioning system better in the fall so it’s prepared for any surprises.

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Is an Air Conditioning System Done When It’s Older Than 15 Years?

Monday, October 5th, 2020
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We know you want to get the most work from your home’s air conditioning in Tampa, FL, and that means getting the longest service life from it. But you don’t want to continue to run an air conditioner into the ground—keeping a system running year after year until it finally breaks down isn’t wise. For one thing, it means having to schedule an emergency replacement that can leave you trapped in the heat until the new system is in place. You want to have a new air conditioning system installed on your schedule, not the air conditioner’s. For another, an AC that is past its prime will waste large amounts of power, sometimes costing 25% more to run than it once did, and rack up repair bills.

So it’s best to have an AC replaced when it’s on the cusp of starting to decline, and 15 years is often a good point to have this done.

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Can I Size My Own Air Conditioning System for Installation?

Monday, September 21st, 2020
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Sizing an air conditioner means finding how powerful an AC is necessary to provide the specific amount of comfort for an interior space. If you are looking for a new central air conditioner for your house, you need to have the system sized so it provides your household with the comfort level it needs during even the hottest weather. Sizing is about more than ensuring a new AC system is powerful enough; it also ensures the system isn’t too powerful. A properly sized air conditioner falls between the extremes of oversized and undersized.

How is sizing done, and is it something you can handle on your own before?

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Are Heat Pumps as Good at Cooling as Air Conditioners?

Monday, September 7th, 2020

Heat pumps are common installations in Tampa Bay because they are a wonderful fit for our climate. Heat pumps are both heating and cooling systems, which is good for almost any part of the country, but there are features that make them particularly suited to Florida. One of them is their heating ability. We don’t rely as much on heating systems as much as air conditioning systems in the warm climate of Florida, and heat pumps are able to provide electric heating that doesn’t drain enormous amounts of energy (a problem with electric furnaces). Heat pumps can have trouble with extreme cold weather, but we don’t have that issue, so as heating systems, heat pumps are exactly right for us.

But … what about air conditioning? What about cooling? Is a heat pump at the same level of cooling as a standard air conditioner? This is important to know because hot weather is what we deal with the most in Florida.

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Why Do I Hear Running Water in My AC?

Monday, August 24th, 2020
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A common sound of a hot summer day is the occasional drip of water coming from a running air conditioning system. This sound is normal. As normal as the whirr of the fan blades and the hum of the compressor turning on and off. Your air conditioner doesn’t use water to cool the crisp and relaxing air sent around your house, but water is a byproduct of how the AC does its vital job.

In this post we’ll explain why the air conditioner is dripping water, which also explains some of the basic functions of the AC, as well as when dripping water may turn into a problem. If you do have troubles with a leaking air conditioner and need fast AC repairs in Tampa, FL, our skilled and speedy technicians are the people to call.

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How Long Can I Delay Getting a New AC?

Monday, August 10th, 2020
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If you’re asking the question about how long you can delay scheduling a new air conditioning installation in Tampa, FL, then you should probably ask yourself some additional questions. Such as, why you’re asking the question in the first place. “Delays” are rarely positive, and if the “delay” you’re talking about is actually procrastination, then we have to tell you that this puts the comfort of your house in jeopardy. Late summer in Florida is a rough time for heat and humidity, and procrastinating about replacing an AC in bad condition can lead to you being trapped with a busted AC while you wait for a replacement.

Yes, our team of air conditioning pros will get on the job of replacing a failed system as soon as possible. But we know you’d rather skip an emergency replacement. So let’s go into some details to see if you’re delay is too long.

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Is There an “Expiration Date” for AC Maintenance? No!

Monday, July 27th, 2020
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Since we’re deep into the summer and the air conditioning system in your house is running regularly throughout the day, it’s easy to imagine that it’s too late to have any “preventive” work done on the AC. The season for regular maintenance has come and gone, and if you didn’t get it scheduled because life got too busy in spring, well you’ll just have to wait until next year. The expiration date has passed.

But that’s not how maintenance works! Yes, spring is the ideal time to call a Tampa, FL air conditioning company to arrange for a maintenance inspection and tune-up for your air conditioner. But it’s not a terminal point. We’re happy to tell you that it’s not too late to schedule your air conditioning maintenance through our VIP Club membership. It’s important that the air conditioning maintenance gets done each year, and if it happens late, it’s far better than never.

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Failing Capacitors and Other Electrical AC Troubles

Monday, July 13th, 2020
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Your air conditioner is going to run into a variety of problems throughout its lifespan–though hopefully, our professional maintenance services will help keep these issues to a minimum! That said, when your air conditioner needs help with electrical issues, you’ll want to get your AC repairs in Clearwater, FL scheduled ASAP before that repair need becomes a replacement.

So what kinds of electrical problems might your A/C encounter and what is the best way to deal with them? We will answer these questions and others below.

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Refer a Friend, Get a $25 to $100 Incentive!

Thursday, July 2nd, 2020

We have served the Tampa Bay area for more than a decade, and during that time we’ve built up a great reputation. Much of our business comes from referrals from our happy customers.

We want to give back to our customers who recommend us to their friends and family, so we’re running a special incentive promotion:

  • $25 for when a referred customer gets a repair.
  • $100 when a referred customer buys a new system. (We will mail a check for $100 to the referrer)

So if you know someone who needs their AC repaired or is in the market for a new comfort system installation, send them our way!

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How We Can Best Be of Service to Your Summer Cooling

Monday, June 15th, 2020
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It’s going to be another hot summer here in Florida. Not much of a surprise, we know. And you’ve already lived here for at least one summer, so you know what kind of temperatures and humidity levels you’re in for.

But when you have a quality air conditioning company in St Petersburg, FL to help you with your cooling, you won’t have much to worry about. The A/C Guy of Tampa Bay can handle anything you need when it comes to better air conditioning.

Here is just some of what we can do to create a cooler summer for your household:

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