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

A Brief Guide to Changing Your AC’s Air Filter

Monday, April 18th, 2022
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You may have big plans for your cooling system this summer, such as arranging for a new AC installation in Tampa, FL, or making upgrades to the thermostat, or adding a zone control system. But one job never changes from year to year, no matter the type of AC you have or the features it comes with: regularly changing the air conditioner’s air filter.

An air filter change is a part of the regular maintenance job our technicians do each year when you schedule spring maintenance. But an air conditioner needs more than one filter change per year. You’ll need to take care of this task throughout the rest of spring, through the summer, and into the fall. 

What do you need to know about changing your AC’s filter? We have all the important information gathered here. If you need additional help, our team is ready to assist!

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Spring Into Action This Spring: Schedule AC Maintenance!

Monday, April 4th, 2022
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This is our regular Call to Action when spring arrives: schedule your regular air conditioning maintenance! And yes, we think this is an important call to action, because having maintenance done each year on your AC can save you from some major troubles during the summer. What kind of troubles? We’ll get into that a bit more below.

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Why Might an AC Lose Refrigerant?

Monday, October 4th, 2021
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Refrigerant is a chemical blend that can easily shift between liquid and gaseous states. This makes it ideal for air conditioning systems: as the refrigerant moves through the air conditioner, it evaporates indoors to absorb heat and then condenses outdoors to release heat. During this process, the refrigerant never dissipates—the same amount of refrigerant should stay in the AC for the entire life of the cooling system.

But … leaks can happen. An air conditioner won’t lose refrigerant over time (this is a common misconception) unless it has leaks along its refrigerant lines or at connection points. To prevent the AC from failing due to low refrigerant, experts must locate the leaks, seal them, and then put back in the amount of refrigerant that was lost. 

If you’re curious about how these leaks start and if you can do anything to prevent them, follow us below for more information.

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Beating the High Cost of Staying Cool: Our AC Tips!

Monday, April 5th, 2021
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The cost of heating a home in Florida during the year can be steep. Not only do we have intensely hot summers, we also have high humidity that makes it even hard for people to stay cool. Our summers are also long, with hot weather stretching through both spring and fall. 

We can’t work any magic that will make cooling your home free. But we can offer some advice about lowering how much it costs to get through a summer with your air conditioning in Tampa, FL. You may not have realized the way energy goes to waste and what you can do to turn it around.

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Good News: It’s About Time to Prep Your AC for Warm Weather!

Monday, March 8th, 2021
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It’s true that warm weather could always be around the corner in Tampa Bay, even in January. We never experience deep cold winters. But we do have seasonal changes, and we’re coming to the point where we’ll start to enjoy warm weather almost every day. That’s great for those of us who love living in the Sunshine State.

And what better way to celebrate the coming of warm weather than to have your AC maintained!

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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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It’s Not Too Late for AC Maintenance If You Couldn’t Do It Earlier

Monday, June 1st, 2020
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We always stress regular air conditioning maintenance with our customers. Why? Because as a company offering air conditioning services in Clearwater, FL, we’ve seen first-hand how helpful maintenance is: how much it saves in repair costs, equipment lifespan, and energy efficiency. It’s also the best way to guard against a sudden AC breakdown during the middle of the hottest of the Florida heat waves–and you know how rough those can be!

We make it easy to arrange for routine AC maintenance with membership in our VIP Club. Joining the club not only comes with two maintenance visits a year, but it also offers bonuses like a 20% discount on repairs and reduced service call fees. Call us for more information and to sign up. We’ll get you on the schedule at your earliest convenience.

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Some Lesser-Known Benefits of Spring AC Maintenance

Monday, April 6th, 2020
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It’s never too early in the year in Florida to schedule central air conditioning maintenance. The hot weather can hit anytime—it doesn’t have to wait for summer or late spring. If you haven’t yet gotten on the schedule for your annual spring AC maintenance, right now is the best time.

If you aren’t a member of our VIP Maintenance Plan, now is also the right time to sign up. In fact, membership in a plan like ours provides some of the lesser-known benefits of regular air conditioning maintenance. Here are a few of them.

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Join Our VIP Club for AC Maintenance This Spring

Monday, March 9th, 2020
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Air conditioning maintenance in Clearwater, FL and throughout the Tampa Bay area is necessary every spring. The summers in Florida are taxing for air conditioning systems, so they need to have a proper tune-up and inspection before they start going to work. It’s similar to the way a car requires a tune-up and check before a long road trip.

We want all our customers to have AC maintenance in the spring—there’s nothing better for an air conditioner. To make it easier for our customers, we offer our special VIP Club, which includes a full system cleaning each year, and a second visit for a tune-up six months later.

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Regular Filter Changes Are a Year-Round Job

Monday, November 4th, 2019
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Can you imagine living in Florida without an air conditioning system in your house? You need to have cool air circulated around the rooms during most of the year, and even winters only give you a small break.

Because you run the central air conditioner in your house so frequently, there are some maintenance steps to remember. These aren’t as crucial in cooler parts of the country where air conditioners often go on vacation from October to May. But here in the Sunshine State, ACs need some special attention. In particular, they need to have regular filter changes throughout the year.

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