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

Is an Air Conditioning System Done When It’s Older Than 15 Years?

Monday, October 5th, 2020
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We know you want to get the most work from your home’s air conditioning in Tampa, FL, and that means getting the longest service life from it. But you don’t want to continue to run an air conditioner into the ground—keeping a system running year after year until it finally breaks down isn’t wise. For one thing, it means having to schedule an emergency replacement that can leave you trapped in the heat until the new system is in place. You want to have a new air conditioning system installed on your schedule, not the air conditioner’s. For another, an AC that is past its prime will waste large amounts of power, sometimes costing 25% more to run than it once did, and rack up repair bills.

So it’s best to have an AC replaced when it’s on the cusp of starting to decline, and 15 years is often a good point to have this done.

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Can I Size My Own Air Conditioning System for Installation?

Monday, September 21st, 2020
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Sizing an air conditioner means finding how powerful an AC is necessary to provide the specific amount of comfort for an interior space. If you are looking for a new central air conditioner for your house, you need to have the system sized so it provides your household with the comfort level it needs during even the hottest weather. Sizing is about more than ensuring a new AC system is powerful enough; it also ensures the system isn’t too powerful. A properly sized air conditioner falls between the extremes of oversized and undersized.

How is sizing done, and is it something you can handle on your own before?

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Are Heat Pumps as Good at Cooling as Air Conditioners?

Monday, September 7th, 2020

Heat pumps are common installations in Tampa Bay because they are a wonderful fit for our climate. Heat pumps are both heating and cooling systems, which is good for almost any part of the country, but there are features that make them particularly suited to Florida. One of them is their heating ability. We don’t rely as much on heating systems as much as air conditioning systems in the warm climate of Florida, and heat pumps are able to provide electric heating that doesn’t drain enormous amounts of energy (a problem with electric furnaces). Heat pumps can have trouble with extreme cold weather, but we don’t have that issue, so as heating systems, heat pumps are exactly right for us.

But … what about air conditioning? What about cooling? Is a heat pump at the same level of cooling as a standard air conditioner? This is important to know because hot weather is what we deal with the most in Florida.

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Why Do I Hear Running Water in My AC?

Monday, August 24th, 2020
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A common sound of a hot summer day is the occasional drip of water coming from a running air conditioning system. This sound is normal. As normal as the whirr of the fan blades and the hum of the compressor turning on and off. Your air conditioner doesn’t use water to cool the crisp and relaxing air sent around your house, but water is a byproduct of how the AC does its vital job.

In this post we’ll explain why the air conditioner is dripping water, which also explains some of the basic functions of the AC, as well as when dripping water may turn into a problem. If you do have troubles with a leaking air conditioner and need fast AC repairs in Tampa, FL, our skilled and speedy technicians are the people to call.

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How Long Can I Delay Getting a New AC?

Monday, August 10th, 2020
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If you’re asking the question about how long you can delay scheduling a new air conditioning installation in Tampa, FL, then you should probably ask yourself some additional questions. Such as, why you’re asking the question in the first place. “Delays” are rarely positive, and if the “delay” you’re talking about is actually procrastination, then we have to tell you that this puts the comfort of your house in jeopardy. Late summer in Florida is a rough time for heat and humidity, and procrastinating about replacing an AC in bad condition can lead to you being trapped with a busted AC while you wait for a replacement.

Yes, our team of air conditioning pros will get on the job of replacing a failed system as soon as possible. But we know you’d rather skip an emergency replacement. So let’s go into some details to see if you’re delay is too long.

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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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When Is an AC Repair an Emergency Situation?

Monday, May 18th, 2020
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Nobody wants to make an emergency repair call for anything in their house, whether it’s plumbing or air conditioning. And as the summer weather arrives, the words air conditioning repair in Tampa, FL can sound pretty terrifying.

Thankfully, if you’ve had your regular AC tune-up from our pros, you can expect a fine performance from your air conditioning system with no problem. There is no way to guarantee a trouble-free air conditioning summer, however, and so we want to help you with figuring out when you’ve got an emergency repair situation on your hands, and when you’ve only got a minor error.

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Efficiency Is Important for a New AC, But It’s Not the Only Thing!

Monday, May 4th, 2020
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Purchasing a new central air conditioning system is often stressful for homeowners. Not quite as stressful as buying a new car, but the workings of air conditioners and their many stats aren’t something people are familiar with. And getting the right new AC installation in Tampa, FL is essential, since you’ll rely on it for many days of the year, all around the year.

If you’re currently looking for a new AC, there’s one stat that may be on the top of your mind, and that’s the air conditioner’s energy efficiency rating (SEER). Efficiency is an important word in home appliances, and people are always hunting for the best in efficiency so they can avoid higher utility bills. It’s a great idea, but it can sometimes lead consumers to focus on efficiency over everything else—and that can end up going wrong, as we’ll explain.

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Mold vs. The Air Conditioner: What You Need to Know

Monday, April 20th, 2020
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Residents of coastal Florida know that high humidity can cause more problems for a house than making hot days feel hotter. Humidity is also a trigger for mold growth, which can be unsightly and, in the case of black mold, unhealthy for indoor air quality.

Mold is also, unfortunately, an issue for air conditioning systems. It’s one of the easiest places for mold to begin growing, and then a place from where mold spores and icky smells can spread throughout a house.

You may need Tampa, FL, AC repair services to deal with the issues that mold can cause for your AC. We’re here with the basic facts of the situation so you’ll know when to call us—and why!

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A Few Important Facts to Know About Your New Heat Pump

Monday, February 24th, 2020
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Congratulations on your new heat pump installation! (We hope you called our technicians for the installation. Professional work is the best way to ensure a heat pump works right for years to come.) Now that you have a heat pump rather than a furnace and air conditioner, you have a compact and efficient solution for your comfort needs around the year.

Because you’ve never had a heat pump for your house before, we’d like to share some important facts about it. This information can help you get the most out of the new system, as well as help you know when to call for heat pump repairs in Tampa, FL and schedule maintenance.

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