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

It’s Time to Schedule AC Maintenance

Monday, March 18th, 2024

It’s getting warmer and warmer out there! Are you prepared for when the heat really hits? One of the most important things you can do to get ready for summer is schedule AC maintenance. You’ll be relying on your air conditioner quite heavily for months, and you want to start the season with it in tip-top shape.

While you might be aware that air conditioner maintenance is recommended, you might not know much about what that service includes or how it helps your air conditioner. We’d like to give you some information about AC maintenance and its many benefits.

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Why You Still Need Heating Maintenance in Florida

Monday, February 19th, 2024

In the Sunshine State, we don’t use our heat nearly as much as the folks in northern parts of the US. This does mean we pay a lot less for heating (though we make up for it when we’re paying for cooling). But does it mean our heating systems won’t need as much care?

If you imagine heating maintenance as something people have to do if they spend much of the year buried in snow, we’ve got news for you. Heating maintenance is critical, even when a heating system doesn’t get used much each year. We’ll explain exactly why, and what benefits you’ll enjoy.

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Are Your Home’s Ducts Costing You Cash?

Monday, February 5th, 2024

It’s been about fifty years since newly invented central air conditioners became extremely popular. Of course, in our area, they gained popularity due to the climate. And these new systems required ductwork to distribute the cooled air throughout the home. This means that for half a century, newly-constructed homes have been built with ducts.

This system is fantastic, but nothing lasts forever, and nothing is completely indestructible. Ductwork can be damaged by anything from rodents to accidents during home renovations, and they can deteriorate simply from the forces of time. Leaks in ductwork are shockingly common and can cause a wide variety of problems, including wasted energy and high utility bills. Here’s what you should know.

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How Long Do Heaters Last?

Monday, January 22nd, 2024

You know your heater is built to last, but for how long? That part is always up in the air, and it depends on a few factors. Many of which are under your control on a day-to-day basis.

An “it depends” answer is never helpful, but while it is the truth around your heater’s lifespan, we can outline the parameters under your control to help narrow down that timeline. So, how long do heaters last on average? Let’s find out.

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A Small But Mighty Reason Your Furnace Stopped Working

Monday, January 8th, 2024

Your furnace has a few safety features in place to help prevent problems with gas and carbon monoxide, but what if one of those features was actually getting in your way right now? It’s true—there’s one sensor that could be stifling your furnace’s ability to do what it does best.

It’s a common enough furnace repair in Tampa, especially where we don’t use our furnaces all too often and can neglect maintenance here in Florida. Let’s walk you through what this sensor does, and why it’s not something you can fix on your own.

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The 50% Rule for Replacing Your Old Furnace

Monday, December 25th, 2023

How do you know when your furnace is on its last leg, and when it still has some fight left in it? There are a few ways to tell when it’s the right time, one of those being the 50% rule. If you’re wondering whether it’s worth fixing your furnace or not, you came to the right place.

When your Tampa furnace is broken and you call a technician in, you don’t know what the bill is going to be. The repairs could be minor, or it could be four figures worth of fixes. Here’s how you figure out what works best for your budget and your home when you get hit with that kind of estimate.

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How Often Do You Need Duct Repairs?

Monday, December 11th, 2023

When you think about getting your HVAC system repaired, you probably think of the condenser coil, maybe unclogging the drain line, or fixing a refrigerant leak. Ductwork is out of sight and out of mind, yet it requires repairs from time to time just like the rest of your HVAC system does. The question is: how often should you expect to fix your ducts?

We’ve handled plenty of AC duct repair in Tampa over the years, and we can confidently say that there’s an average timeline where you should schedule duct testing, sealing, and repairs. Here’s what you need to know.

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How to Prevent as Many Heating Repair Requests as Possible

Monday, November 27th, 2023

We see a lot of requests for heating repair in Tampa—more than you may think. In Tampa, we don’t use our heaters all too often, but when we feel the need to turn the dial higher and kick the heater on, we want to know it’ll be there for us.

Having constant heater repair requests gets in the way of that surety, and we don’t want that for you. Instead of calling your heater repairman once per year, like clockwork, let’s tell you how a lot of these problems start so you can be proactive and stop them before they surface as real problems.

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Run Through This Checklist Before Calling for AC Repair

Monday, November 13th, 2023

Your air conditioner isn’t behaving, but before you jump to the phone and make a call, let’s walk through a few things you can check to see if it’s an easily fixable problem or not. Either way, we’re here for air conditioning repair in Tampa, but if you can fix your problem and save a few bucks in the process, then why not? Here’s what you need to do.

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Classic Signs of a Broken Furnace

Monday, September 18th, 2023

When your furnace kicks on, you hear a bit of a noise, then you feel warmth begin to fill the house, and you stop thinking about it. But in the background, your furnace goes through its paces trying to keep your home warm.

There are so many components and aspects of its operation that a broken furnace in Tampa, FL isn’t exactly uncommon. Let’s talk about what signs you can’t ignore and what they mean.

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