December 31st, 2018
Poor 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.
December 17th, 2018
Taking 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.
December 3rd, 2018
Winter 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.
November 19th, 2018
You may not think too much about the indoor air quality in Tampa, FL, since your main comfort concern in your house is keeping it cool. However, keeping cool is often part of the problem with indoor air quality.
We have homes built with tight seals against the outside so extra heat doesn’t slip in. This keeps homes more energy efficient by removing extra work from the air conditioning system. But this also restricts the flow of fresh air into the house, resulting in fewer air replacements. Air replacements are necessary to prevent stuffy interiors and remove unhealthy indoor pollutants. Your house may have a high concentration of all types of unpleasant particles, from volatile organic compounds to mold spores.
November 5th, 2018
While the rest of the country gears up for heating season, we have just a bit more warm weather before the days start to really get cold. While you’re using your air conditioner these last few weeks, remember to keep your eyes open for any and all signs that the system is in trouble. You don’t want to have to deal with a full air conditioning breakdown right at the end of the summer, do you? That’s why it’s best that you catch any developing problems as early as possible so they can be repaired.
October 22nd, 2018
While most of the rest of the country braces for a drop in temperature, those of us here in Florida are largely still relying on our ACs to keep us comfortable. If your air conditioner has gotten you this far in the season, you might think it’s in pretty good shape overall. What about next season, though? If your air conditioner doesn’t seem like it’s going to last one more season, you may want to replace it now rather than wait until next spring.
October 8th, 2018
The heating season isn’t going to start for us for a little while, unlike most of the rest of the country. That means that you’re still going to be using your air conditioner for at least a few more weeks. There is still a chance that your air conditioner will end up with some sort of problem before summer ends, which means you need to be on the lookout for any and all signs that something is wrong with the system. Have a look at some of the most common signs that your air conditioner is in need of repairs below.
September 24th, 2018
We’ve written before on this blog about the importance of air conditioning maintenance services, and the benefits they can provide for your system. We’ve also written about how it’s best to schedule preventive maintenance for your air conditioner during the spring, when you’re going to get the most benefit out of it. For those who missed the spring window for scheduling air conditioning maintenance, that might make it seem like it’s too late to have it done this year. That’s not the case! If you haven’t had air conditioning maintenance done yet this year, don’t give up on it! Let’s go over the benefits of air conditioning maintenance again, and why it’s not too late for you to schedule it this season.
September 10th, 2018
Our climate here in Tampa Bay is one of the most coveted across the United States. We have very moderate winters and experience warm and summery temperatures for much of the year. We know this makes us a great vacation spot, but it also makes homeowners here viable candidates for ductless mini split systems.
Ductless mini split systems are great alternatives to traditional air conditioning because they meet a variety of heating and cooling needs in one space and omit the hassle of ductwork that central air conditioning requires.
If you’re looking to install ductless air conditioning in Tampa, FL, The A/C Guy of Tampa Bay Inc.’s team is the right crew for the job. We ensure that our staff is knowledgeable about installing, repairing, and maintaining all types of HVAC systems.
August 27th, 2018
Homeowners often realize they need to get new air conditioning systems after a long, hot summer. If you are planning on upgrading your AC unit, don’t make the mistake of cutting corners with the installation. Installation is just as important as the cooling unit you purchase. Even with the newest, greatest air conditioning system, you’ll be hot in this humid Florida heat if the installation process is lackluster. Our team at the A/C Guy of Tampa Bay Inc. are experts in air conditioning installation in Tampa and we’re ready to assist any of your needs.