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

Most Common Air Conditioner Repairs

Monday, January 9th, 2023
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Air conditioning is fantastic, comforting, and wonderful … until it fails. It’s like when your internet goes out. You didn’t know how good you had it until it was gone.

When you need AC repair in Tampa all of a sudden, it can throw you for a loop. Let’s help you get prepared by showing you some of the most common AC repairs so you know what’s happening to your unit, and you’ll have a vague estimate of how intense the repair process will be.

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Is This the End of Repairs for Your Air Conditioner?

Monday, December 12th, 2022
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Wouldn’t it be amazing to never have to worry about AC repairs again? Even with proper maintenance, you can’t guarantee that there will never be another problem, but you can greatly reduce the chance of future repairs. The key is maintenance (after you do all the necessary big repairs).

With air conditioning repair in Tampa, FL, we get your air conditioner to be like-new, and then an annual maintenance plan to keep things moving smoothly. Let’s talk about why this plan helps reduce your probability for future AC repairs.

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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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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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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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How You Can Help a Struggling Air Conditioner

Monday, November 1st, 2021
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One of the difficulties we face with air conditioners in Florida is that they don’t get lengthy breaks. The standard for air conditioners in most of the country is a steady summer of use, shorter periods of use in spring and fall, and then a winter where they may not turn on at all. But we need to have our ACs ready to work all through the year, and this means they take on a lot more stress. 

As winter gets nearer, you may run into an air conditioner that’s starting to struggle to keep the house cool on warm days. This might be the result of the strain on the air conditioner, or it could be a malfunction. We’ll look at what you can do when you have an AC that isn’t living up to expectations.

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Can My Air Conditioner Rust?

Monday, September 6th, 2021
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Any metal that comes into contact with water in the presence of oxygen can rust. So the short answer to the question in the title is, yes. Rust on an AC is more likely to happen in a place like coastal Florida because of our high humidity and the amount of salt in the air. The outdoor components of your home’s air conditioning system are in regular contact with moisture and salt, and this can lead to parts of it rusting.

The good news is that AC manufacturers build their systems to resist rust for many years. It can still occur, however, and we’re going to take a look at what can happen when you’ve got a rusty AC and what you can do about it. 

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A Bad Thermostat vs. Your AC: What Can Go Wrong

Monday, August 23rd, 2021
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When Thermostats Go Bad!

Sounds a touch dramatic, but we want to make a point about how important your home’s thermostat is for the overall operation of your HVAC system. The thermostat affects comfort, energy consumption, and the health of the AC and heater. Thermostat problems often look like other HVAC troubles, and it takes a skilled professional to make an accurate diagnosis of the malfunction and fix it. 

We’ve listed below ways a thermostat can malfunction and how it affects your house and AC (as well as the general HVAC system). 

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