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

How Old Is “Too Old” for an AC?

Monday, September 23rd, 2019

ac-unit-junkyardIf you are asking this question, it means you have reason to believe the current air conditioning system that cools your house is coming to the end of its service. People often begin to consider replacing their residential AC in the fall, right after another intense Florida summer. Maybe the air conditioner struggled to maintain proper comfort on the hottest day, the cost to run it has risen, it needed a pricy repair—or needs a pricy repair right now.

When you consider the question of whether it’s time for a new AC system installation in Tampa Bay, FL this fall or not, you’ll consider the age of the air conditioner. What is considered “too old” for a central air conditioning system?

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Why You Must Have Professionals for an AC Installation

Monday, August 12th, 2019

hand-holding-wrenchThe best way to ensure a great AC installation is to work with licensed HVAC professionals. In fact, this is the only way to do it—unless you are an HVAC professional yourself. Trying to take on the installation job on your own or allowing an amateur to do it is a big “nope.”

We understand the urge to save money with household jobs. It makes good sense to find places where you can trim annual spending. But it also makes good sense to know where trimming isn’t useful—where it can be harmful and end up costing you more in the long run. Allowing non-professional AC installation is one of those cases!

Below are reasons why you must never turn this task over to yourself or anyone else who lacks proper licensing.

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The Benefits of a Central Air Conditioner

Monday, May 20th, 2019

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Electro-mechanical air conditioning was invented at the start of the 20th century, but it wasn’t until the 1950s that it entered homes in a big way because of the availability of window AC units. Even today, many homes still use window units to provide cooling in their home. But central air conditioning systems are a better option, for a variety of reasons.

Below we’ve listed the major benefits of using central air conditioning in Tampa, FL rather than window units for a house.

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Don’t Make This Mistake When Getting New Air Conditioning

Monday, August 27th, 2018

AC-InstallationHomeowners 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.

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Is It Time for New Air Conditioning Installation?

Monday, April 23rd, 2018

residential-ac-topFlorida summers are long and hot, and chances are you’ve already had to run your air conditioner more than once this year. If you have an older air conditioner that feels like it’s on its last legs, now is probably the best time to schedule the installation of a new system. Doing so lets you take advantage of the benefits of a new system–such as improved efficiency and reliable functioning–before the heat of the summer begins in earnest.

But how can you tell if your air conditioner is really ready to be replaced? Is your system in dire need of being put out to pasture? Or can you keep it running for another few years and get some more reliable use out of it? Ultimately, only you can properly answer that question. There are, however, a few guidelines to help you make up your mind on the status of an older air conditioner. They boil down to the cost of keeping the existing system against the cost of installing a new one.

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Why “SEER” Matters for Your AC Installation

Monday, February 12th, 2018

ac-unit-money-pileWhen shopping for nearly any electronic these days, you’ll find some kind of information about its energy efficiency as you compare products. Washing machines, TVs, and even landlines and fax machines may all carry the ENERGY STAR label, which shows that a system has met the energy requirements set forth by the EPA.

Air conditioners can also earn the ENERGY STAR label, but this only means that the system has met the minimum requirements to be considered “energy efficient.” If you live in Florida, you need more than the bare minimum. That’s why it’s so useful to look at the SEER.

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