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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We offer several ways to help local homes enjoy cleaner, healthier indoor air, such as installing a powerful air purifier in St. Petersburg, FL. But when most homeowners get started with indoor air quality improvements, they first look at air filtration systems. These are the baseline for healthier air: they physically trap particles trying to circulate through the HVAC system. Professionals only have to find the right types of filters and integrate them into the ductwork and they’ll start doing their job.
Let’s go back to that last sentence: the right types of filters. This is a key part of air filtration installation, and one of the reasons it’s necessary to have professionals handle the job. The strength of an air filter can make or break an indoor air quality installation. In this post, we’ll examine in more detail air filter strength and its impact.
A new AC installation in St. Petersburg, FL can be a big deal for your house. We live in a warm and humid climate where air conditioners are essential almost year-round. When you’re planning on getting a new air conditioner, either to replace an older one or as the first AC for a house, you don’t want to rush into grabbing just anything. We recommend you start working early with our technicians so we can assist you with selecting the unit to meet your needs. We’re here to do more than just put the new AC in place—we want to see you have the right cooling that will last for years and help you lower energy costs.
As you start the process of getting a new air conditioner, ask yourself the following questions. They’ll help you focus on what you need the most from your new cooling system.
Our homes in Florida are often sealed up against the outside. During the summer, it’s to make sure the heat stays where it should and the air conditioner can run effectively. In the brief winters, it’s to trap heat and make sure our heating systems have to come on as little as possible. Having a home this sealed up, however, can create severe indoor air quality problems—the contaminants inside the house, which come from wood, paint, cleaning supplies, and many other places, start to build up. We recommend homes have air filters put into their HVAC system to help remove larger unwanted particles from circulating.
But what if those filters aren’t enough? Too many minute particles can slip through them, and putting in more powerful filters is rarely an option because that will stop airflow through the ventilation system. In this case, the answer is to have an air purifier in St. Petersburg, FL. Or more than one, depending on what types of contaminants you’re targeting.
Florida is definitely an “air conditioning state,” since we use our ACs around the year. We use them less during winter, but it’s never long before we have to switch them back on. So while fall may be a time when people in northern states stop thinking about their air conditioning systems altogether, we still need to give some thought to helping our cooling systems make it to April and their next scheduled regular maintenance.
In this post, we’ll examine some ways you can make your air conditioning system better in the fall so it’s prepared for any surprises.
It’s going to be another hot summer here in Florida. Not much of a surprise, we know. And you’ve already lived here for at least one summer, so you know what kind of temperatures and humidity levels you’re in for.
But when you have a quality air conditioning company in St Petersburg, FL to help you with your cooling, you won’t have much to worry about. The A/C Guy of Tampa Bay can handle anything you need when it comes to better air conditioning.
Here is just some of what we can do to create a cooler summer for your household:
Fresh air—everybody wants it, but they don’t know how to get it when they need to have the windows and doors of their homes closed against the Florida heat and humidity. We know a great way you can have the fresh air you want without the heat and humidity problems. It’s an energy recovery ventilator, a nifty installation for your HVAC system that draws fresh air into the house and pre-cools it.
Energy recovery ventilators have a name people find a bit confusing. What “energy” is the ventilator recovering, and how is this helpful for fresh air? Answering questions like this is why we have a blog! So, it’s time for some science. (Light science, don’t worry!)
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.
Leaks around the home are often a big deal. If you notice a roof leak in the middle of a rainstorm, you might go running to the neighbor’s house to borrow a tarp and frantically search through the phone book for an available roofer. When a leak springs from a pipe, you put down buckets and call a plumber as soon as you can. These leaks can do a lot of damage, no question, but it’s easy to catch them early on.
The leaks that end up doing the most damage tend to be those you cannot see. The one that concerns our business is a leak from the condensate drain of an air conditioner. This is a huge concern in a humid area like ours, so it’s important to keep track of any potential signs of a leak and call in technicians ASAP.