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Why Does My Air Conditioning System Run So Much?

September 5th, 2022

air-conditioner-evaporator-coilWhen it gets hot outside, you can expect your air conditioning system to run for longer and spend less time cycled down. This is the AC operating as it’s supposed to, and usually nothing to worry about. You can work to reduce heat in your house by closing shades, and you can raise the thermostat to a higher (but still comfortable) temperature to shorten how long your AC runs.

But if the AC does seem like it’s running constantly, especially if it also doesn’t seem to be making the house appreciably cooler, then you may have a problem. Sometimes the solution is simple, but in other cases, you’ll need to call us for air conditioning repair in New Port Richey, FL. Let’s take a look at some of the common causes of the “runaway AC.”

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Why Won’t My AC Cool the Whole House?

August 8th, 2022

ac-with-toolsYou know that your central air conditioning system should cool your entire house, but something feels off. No matter how much you adjust your thermostat, some areas just never seem to cool.

Uneven cooling can be a sign of several problems that warrant air conditioning repair in Clearwater, FL. Working with a technician is the easiest way to get to the bottom of your AC woes; this post will also help you start to identify what could be causing your air conditioning to not effectively cool your home. 

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What Are the Normal Sounds From an AC?

July 4th, 2022

relaxed-womanAir conditioning systems don’t yet have a way to self-diagnose malfunctions and clearly communicate them to homeowners. (Although we have no doubt this technology will emerge in the future.) Instead, homeowners have to know the various warning signs of an AC that’s struggling. One of the most common warnings is an odd noise. We’ve written before about some of these AC strange sounds to listen for

You can approach warning sounds from the other side as well: what sounds should you expect to hear from your AC when it’s running in good condition? In this post we’ll go over the standard noises an AC makes to give you a better sense of when something sounds wrong so you can act on it and call us for air conditioning repair in Tampa, FL!

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Is an Early Summer AC Upgrade Necessary?

June 6th, 2022

question-markLiving in the Tampa Bay area means that we get to enjoy warm temperatures throughout the majority of the year. Although we’re accustomed to warm weather, this doesn’t mean that it doesn’t peak through the summer months. If you think back to this time last year and recall your air conditioner struggling through this season, then we suggest making changes to your air conditioning system now to avoid the same fate the year.

We understand that the thought of an upgrade can seem daunting, but our professionals are the ones to make it easy. We understand air conditioning in Wesley Chapel, FL and we always treat our professionals like family. We’ll make sure that you receive the air conditioning you deserve this season. 

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Your AC and Humidity Control

May 9th, 2022

humidity-on-windowHumidity is a major factor when it comes to comfort in Florida. High humidity during the summer can make warm days feels sweltering. Humidity itself doesn’t actually increase heat: what it does is make it harder for the human body to release heat through perspiration. When your body cannot release as much heat through the skin, you’ll feel hotter. A day when the relative humidity is above 80% will feel around 8° to 10° hotter than what the outdoor thermometer reads. 

Controlling indoor humidity makes it easier to stay cool. Think about the 8–10° difference: that could mean the difference between whether you need to run your AC or keep it off. But does your air conditioning system have any control over the humidity? We’ll look into that below.

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The Benefits of Ductless Air Conditioning

April 11th, 2022

air-conditioning-ductlessThere are several notable benefits that come with the use of a ductless AC system. With many years of experience in ductless air conditioning in Tampa, FL, we have a firm understanding of what sets such systems apart from traditional HVAC systems.

In this article, we cover a few of those benefits.

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March Means AC Maintenance Time Is Here

March 7th, 2022

checkmark-greenFor most parts of the country, the arrival of March doesn’t mean immediate relief from cold weather. That will have to wait until late April or even June, and the hottest weather of summer is still far away.

It’s different here in the Tampa Bay area, however. Hot weather never really goes away, and by March we can already start to experience the warm weather we’re known for on a regular basis. This means we need to think early about taking care of our home’s air conditioning systems so they’re prepared to take on the most intense heat of the year.

And what’s the best way to prep an AC? It’s with professional air conditioning maintenance in Port Richey, FL from our technicians. When you join our Premier Service Agreement, you’ll have the regular preventive maintenance that will help you enjoy trouble-free and lower-cost cooling through the middle of the year and far into the fall and the hot flare-ups of winter. 

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Your Heat Pump Is in Heating Mode … But It’s Not Heating

February 7th, 2022

cold-house-warm-houseWe think that heat pumps are one of the best ways for homes in the Tampa Bay area to enjoy year-round comfort. A heat pump works like an AC—a powerful AC that can handle the heat and humidity of our summers. But a heat pump can also work in reverse as an energy-efficient heating system. Although a heat pump can struggle to provide heat in freezing temperatures, we don’t have to worry about those days in Tampa Bay—a heat pump can stay energy-efficient through the winter.

Because heat pumps change between two different modes, heating and cooling, they can fall prey to a specific malfunction: failure to change from one mode to another. For most heat pumps, the default mode is cooling, so they can run afoul of a problem where they won’t switch into heating mode. 

If you have this problem with your heat pump, you may need us for heat pump repair in Land O’ Lakes, FL. We’ll take a look at why this might be happening with your heat pump.

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Don’t Delay Any Heating Repair—Here’s Why!

January 3rd, 2022

wrenchesIf you told someone who lives in Milwaukie that they shouldn’t dilly-dally calling professionals to repair their heater when it breaks down, they’d likely laugh at you. Of course, they’ll move fast—it’s super cold in Wisconsin in the winter! 

The situation is different when it comes to heating repair in Clearwater, FL. We don’t have the same cold weather, and sometimes a malfunctioning heater may seem like a problem you can just get to later. 

While you may not be in danger of freezing when your heater malfunctions in the Tampa Bay Area, it’s still wise to act fast to have repairs done, and for several good reasons.

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Where Does a Heat Pump Draw Its Heat From on Cold Days?

December 6th, 2021

cold-house-warm-houseA heat pump is like an air conditioner, except it can run in reverse. On a hot day, a heat pump does the exact same job you expect from an AC. It removes heat from inside the house and then exhausts it outside. If you’ve ever stood beside the condenser unit of your air conditioner when it’s running, you’ll know the feeling of hot air blowing from it. The same thing happens with a heat pump when in cooling mode. On a cold day, a heat pump switches the way the process works: it removes heat from outside and then blows it into the house. 

“Hey, wait a minute…” We can hear the gears in your mind working. Something about this process doesn’t make sense. A heat pump in heating mode is drawing its heat energy from outdoors. But … you only need to run the heat pump in heating mode when it’s cold outside. Where is that heat coming from?

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