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

Why Replace Those Window ACs—And What Can Replace Them

Monday, April 22nd, 2019

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The window air conditioner was an amazing invention when it first appeared in the 1950s. For the first time, homes had affordable options for mechanical cooling. Central air conditioners were too expensive and most houses didn’t have the space for the ductwork necessary.

Central cooling systems have come a long way in sixty years. They’re less expensive and modern homes are designed with them in mind. But if you live in an older house or one that wasn’t built with ductwork, you’re probably still depending on window air conditioners for keeping your summer cool.

We’d like to help change that! Window ACs may work for an apartment, but your larger home deserves something better.

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Check Your AC Early: Does It Need Repairs?

Monday, April 8th, 2019

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Air conditioning season starts early in Tampa Bay. There’s a good argument that it never actually stops, but spring is the time when air conditioners really rev up and put in the heavy work.

So as your air conditioning system begins the long job of cooling your house down through another hot middle of the year, take some time to make sure it doesn’t have repair needs. There are small signs that might appear at this time warning you to call for air conditioning repair in Tampa, FL.

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We Can Help You Beat the Florida Humidity in Your House

Monday, March 25th, 2019

flushed-man-before-fanThe dry seasons here in Tampa Bay can often last into May. But as summer gets into gear, the humidity starts to ramp up. And as the relative humidity rises along with the temperatures, it can mean some sweaty and uncomfortable days. Combining a 90°F afternoon—and we experience a few of those!—with relative humidity higher than 60% can make the weather feel 10° hotter! That is—no—fun.

You can’t do much about high humidity when you’re outside except to fan yourself or jump in a pool. In your home, however, you can find ways to better control humidity. And no way is more effective than to call us to help you with indoor air quality systems in Tampa, FL that balance humidity and ensure proper air circulation.

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Check Out The A/C Guy of Tampa on Tomorrow’s Episode of Military Makeover

Thursday, March 14th, 2019

The A/C Guy of Tampa will be featured on tomorrow’s episode of Military Makeover, episode 2 at 7:30AM ET on Lifetime. Tune in and learn about the Middleton’s home project as they have their AC system installed as well as flooring and some challenges from Mother Nature.

We really enjoyed our partnership with the Military Makeover team, if you missed episode 1 you can catch up quickly tomorrow and learn about this wonderful family and program.

Episode 2 – The Middleton Family – March 15th, 2019 @ 7:30AM ET on Lifetime

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The Change to Spring: Ways to Help Your Heat Pump

Monday, March 11th, 2019

daffodilsA heat pump offers a home the great advantage of having both heating and cooling in a single unit. But it also offers a challenge as well, because it works twice as hard as a standard AC or heater. It’s important to see that your heat pump gets the right attention and service each year so that it’s prepared to work for all seasons. We’re now moving toward the hot weather of the middle of the year, so it’s time to get your heat pump ready for long hours in cooling mode.

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What’s That Moldy Smell Coming From My Home’s Air Vents?

Monday, January 14th, 2019

girl-pinching-noseEverybody wants their home to smell pleasant, not just for guests but for their own enjoyment. And there are few things less pleasant than a moldy odor spreading around your house because it’s coming out of the vents along with the heated or cooled air.

If this happens in your home, you’re not alone: this situation is a common one called “dirty sock syndrome.” You can probably tell why it got that name when you smell those odors. We’ll take a look at what causes this and what can be done about it.

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Steps to Change Your HVAC Air Filter

Monday, December 17th, 2018

air-fliter-cuTaking care of both your air conditioning and heating in Tampa, FL requires ensuring you have a clean air filter for the HVAC system. This applies during the winter as much as any other time of the year. It’s true that our heating systems don’t see much use, even during the winter, because of the Florida climate. However, in the majority of homes, the heating system shares the same air filter with the cooling system. (A furnace/AC combination or a heat pump.) Regardless of which one is running, it must have a clear filter free from clogs to allow it to work effectively and efficiently. To ensure this is the case, you must change the air filter for a new one every 1 to 3 months throughout the year.

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Tips for Getting Your Home Ready for Heating Season

Monday, December 3rd, 2018

woman-relaxing-coffeeWinter here in Tampa Bay is … well, it’s not exactly bone-chilling! At night we can sometimes have temperatures down in the 50s, and there are more rainy days. But for the most part, heating needs for the winter are less complex and urgent than in parts of the country buried under snow for most of the season.

You still may need professional HVAC services in Tampa, FL during the winter, and with the proper preparation, you can enjoy a season with minimal heater issues. Most importantly, you’ll save money thanks to efficient HVAC performance—and that includes your air conditioner, which will still put in work during the winter. Below we have some tips for getting your house ready for this time of year so you enjoy maximum comfort, HVAC energy efficiency, and HVAC performance.

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How to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality This Fall

Monday, November 19th, 2018

woman-with-allergiesYou may not think too much about the indoor air quality in Tampa, FL, since your main comfort concern in your house is keeping it cool. However, keeping cool is often part of the problem with indoor air quality.

We have homes built with tight seals against the outside so extra heat doesn’t slip in. This keeps homes more energy efficient by removing extra work from the air conditioning system. But this also restricts the flow of fresh air into the house, resulting in fewer air replacements. Air replacements are necessary to prevent stuffy interiors and remove unhealthy indoor pollutants. Your house may have a high concentration of all types of unpleasant particles, from volatile organic compounds to mold spores.

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Air Conditioning Repair Issues to Watch for Over the Next Few Weeks

Monday, November 5th, 2018

Air-Conditioner-TechWhile the rest of the country gears up for heating season, we have just a bit more warm weather before the days start to really get cold. While you’re using your air conditioner these last few weeks, remember to keep your eyes open for any and all signs that the system is in trouble. You don’t want to have to deal with a full air conditioning breakdown right at the end of the summer, do you? That’s why it’s best that you catch any developing problems as early as possible so they can be repaired.

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