The A/C Guy of Tampa Bay Inc Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Palm Harbor’

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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How UV Air Purifiers Can Help Your Home

Monday, June 28th, 2021
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It is no secret that homes across the US have frequent problems with maintaining good indoor air quality. Modern homes are designed to prevent the loss or gain of heat through open areas. While that can ensure that indoor temperatures remain cooler or warmer than outdoor temperatures, depending on the season, it also means that there is little chance for fresh air circulation to clean out the concentration of airborne contaminants inside.

Here in Palm Harbor, one of the biggest concerns we face for indoor air quality is through contaminants like mold spores, viruses, and bacteria. The high humidity in the area makes it easier for mold to develop in parts of our homes, causing mold infestations. The presence of microbes also increases the chances of you getting sick by breathing in these contaminants.

Fortunately, installing an air purifier in Palm Harbor, FL, can help you get rid of the problem. Air purifiers come in different shapes and forms. Today, we will discuss ultraviolet (UV) air purifiers and how they can make your home better.

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Drip, Drip, Drip: Why Your AC Makes That Sound

Tuesday, June 1st, 2021
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One of the best ways you can discover that it’s time to call us for AC repair in Palm Harbor, FL is by listening for unusual sounds coming from the air conditioner’s cabinets. These warning sounds include rattling, creaking, hissing, bubbling, shrieking, and screeching. 

But what about the sound of water dripping? This is a normal noise you can expect to hear from your AC, but we’ve found that people are a bit confused about why they hear water inside their air conditioners. ACs don’t use water to cool down the air, so where is this water coming from?

We’re going to answer this question, not just because it’s an interesting bit of trivia, but because it will help you understand the condensate drainage system of your AC. This information can come in handy in the future if the cooling system malfunctions.

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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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Assessing Your AC for the Coming Hotter Weather

Monday, March 23rd, 2020
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When you start thinking about preparing your home for the approaching summer weather, the air conditioning system needs to receive special attention. It’s difficult to manage being indoors during the summer weather if a house isn’t equipped with a powerful central air conditioning system—and a reliable system as well. Power and reliability are what you most want from your AC during the summer season, with energy efficiency coming close behind. (Honestly, if power and reliability are in trouble, then energy efficiency almost certainly is as well, so they’re all linked.)

When you take an assessment of the AC, you may decide you need an air conditioning replacement in Palm Harbor, FL. Or maybe to schedule repair service for something wrong you noticed before. Let’s go a bit deeper into how you can analyze your air conditioning needs.

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Spring Comes Early Here: Time for Annual AC Maintenance

Monday, February 25th, 2019

air-conditioning-maintenance-technician-checks-mainfoldWe’re already experiencing the warm days of an early spring in the Tampa Bay area, although we can still expect cooler rainy days. If you’ve lived here for even a single year, you already know how early the weather can turn warm and humid—the summer temperatures are never that far away.

This climate is why we always stress our customers to arrange for air conditioning maintenance in Palm Harbor, FL early. March is one of the best months—the AC will be prepped in time for the major heat, but it’s also a period when our HVAC technicians have more flexible schedules to provide installation and maintenance work.

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3 Common AC Misconceptions

Monday, November 6th, 2017

high-efficiency-ac-unitDid you know that the first air conditioner built in 1902 was actually designed to dehumidify? The fact that it could cool the air was only a secondary consideration, as Willis Carrier simply needed a system that could help with humidity problems at a printing company.

There’s likely a lot you don’t know about your air conditioner. To be honest, you really don’t need to know very much about the ins and outs of central AC. Technicians have the proper training to deal with these components, and they’re the only people qualified enough to provide service. We do think, however, that it’s important to clear up a few common AC misconceptions. What you think you may know about air conditioning could be harmful in the end—at least for your wallet.

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