The A/C Guy of Tampa Bay Inc Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Air Conditioner Repair’

The AC Compressor—Understanding the Heart of Your Home Cooling

Monday, October 7th, 2019

air-conditioner-evaporator-coilYou don’t need to be an expert on the science and mechanics of air conditioning to enjoy cooling from an air conditioner, the same way you don’t have to be an electrical engineer to benefit from the lights in your house. Trained professionals exist to help you in these areas.

But extra knowledge of home services is always advantageous. When you understand the basics of the operation of your household cooling system, you’ll have a better idea when you need air conditioning service in Dunedin, FL.

Preamble over. Let’s examine the component at the heart of your air conditioning system: the compressor.

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Give Your Air Conditioning a Summer “Report Card”

Monday, September 9th, 2019

Children are heading back to school, and in a few months they’ll start bringing home report cards. But you can hand out a report card before school starts: a report card for your air conditioning system. How did it perform its job this summer? Did it sail through the season and keep those electrical bills steady? Or did it hit a few bumps along the way?

Here’s a guide to help you grade your AC:

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What Low Refrigerant Can Do to An Air Conditioner

Monday, August 26th, 2019

air-conditioning-manometer-pressure-refrigerantAn air conditioning system is manufactured to use a specific amount of chemical refrigerant. This is known as an air conditioner’s charge. People often make the mistake of thinking refrigerant is an energy source for an air conditioner. It isn’t. The energy source of an air conditioner is electricity. Refrigerant is the heat transference medium that allows the air conditioner to move thermal energy outside of the house (cooling the indoor air) and exhausting it. The refrigerant evaporates and condenses in a cycle and never dissipates—so it will never get “used up.”

That doesn’t mean it can’t have a low charge, however! An amateur may have put the wrong charge in the AC when it was installed. The refrigerant lines can also corrode and develop leaks. Whatever the cause of an undercharged air conditioner, it means a range of problems and eventually a broken down AC.

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Troubleshooting a Failed Air Conditioning System

Monday, July 15th, 2019

wrenchesWhen it’s one of the hottest days of the summer in Tampa Bay, what’s the last appliance in your home you want to break down? We can’t imagine you’d answer anything other than “the air conditioning system.” We need our household air conditioners running at peak reliability through the season, and often long past it. This is why we always stress the importance of scheduling annual maintenance in spring for ACs; it’s the best “insurance policy” against a system suffering an abrupt shutdown during the heat.

But no amount of planning can stop all AC breakdowns. If you find yourself trapped in a boiling hot home with a failed cooling system, you’ll want fast AC repair in Tampa, FL. We can provide this work for you—but we also want to help you find out if there’s a simple problem behind the AC shutdown you can remedy yourself.

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If My AC’s Compressor Breaks, Do I Need a New System?

Monday, June 17th, 2019

compressor-in-ac-unitThe compressor is the literal heart of a central air conditioning system: it’s what causes refrigerant to move through the rest of the system and transfer heat from the inside to the outside. When a compressor fails, the AC fails. The fans may still run, but no cool air will come from the vents.

Because the compressor is such a vital component, and an expensive one to replace, a homeowner must face a big choice about what to do next.

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It’s Not Too Late to Sign Up for AC Maintenance

Monday, May 6th, 2019

air-conditioner-on-leavesThe weather in Tampa is already sunny and warm, just as we’d expect in May. Air conditioners are now up and running, and they’ll probably only have a few days of break time for the rest of the season.

Does that mean it’s too late for those AC maintenance plans in Tampa, FL? Is it better to just skip a year and have maintenance done next spring?

Not at all! It’s still early in the air conditioning season, and it’s far worse to skip maintenance entirely than have it done a few weeks later than usual. In fact, even if it were July, we’d still advise you to have maintenance done—because it’s that essential!

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Air Conditioning Repair Issues to Watch for Over the Next Few Weeks

Monday, November 5th, 2018

Air-Conditioner-TechWhile 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.

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Before Cooling Season Ends, Make Sure You Get Your Air Conditioner Repaired!

Monday, October 8th, 2018

Air-Conditioner-TechThe 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.

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3 Reasons Your Air Conditioner Is Frozen

Monday, August 13th, 2018

Frozen-ACAir conditioner ice may seem like a good thing on a boiling hot day, but it really isn’t. It means your air conditioner is dealing with a serious problem. If you’re not careful, air conditioner ice can eventually cause the entire system to break down. We recommend that you call for repairs as soon as you notice that your system is freezing over.

While you’re waiting for your technician to arrive, though, check out the 5 reasons why your air conditioner may be frozen.

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