Balanced Air, Inc. Blog

Do I Need to Put More Refrigerant Into My AC at Some Point?

August 6th, 2018

air-conditioner-unit-being-repairedThis is a question homeowners often have about their air conditioning systems. They know that refrigerant (aka “Freon,” which is a brand name) is an important part of how an air conditioner runs. Without refrigerant, there’s no way for an AC system to cool down a house. But what happens if the refrigerant runs out? And when will it start to run out?

The simple answer: You shouldn’t need to put more refrigerant in an air conditioning system because the AC doesn’t consume refrigerant.

A longer answer is necessary, because it helps explain how air conditioners operate and the times when refrigerant will need to be added.

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Why Humidity Makes Summer Worse (And How You Can Stop It)

July 23rd, 2018

fan-in-the-faceFlorida is known for its hot summers. Make that hot and humid summers. It’s one thing to have a hot day. It’s quite another when the humidity level is high. An 80°F day can feel like it’s 10° hotter—or maybe it is 10° hotter?

We’re going to explain exactly why humidity can make summer heat much less pleasant. But we’re going to go farther, however, and tell you how you can fix high humidity levels in your home so you can have an easier time keeping cooling through any humid day.

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Why Is There Ice on My Air Conditioner?

July 9th, 2018

frozen-acIf you’ve noticed the indoor coils for your air conditioning system have ice or frost on them, you’re right to be concerned. Often, homeowners ignore the appearance of ice on parts of an AC because they imagine that it’s part of the normal cooling cycle.

Cool air comes from an AC, so it probably has ice somewhere in it. This, however, is wrong. An air conditioner is a type of refrigerant system, and just your refrigerator, you don’t want frost developing on it. Ice is a sign of a problem and a reason to call for service for your air conditioning in Clearwater, FL from our team.

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Have You Considered a Ductless System for Home Cooling?

June 25th, 2018

air-conditioning-ductlessHow do you provide cooling for your Florida home? We know you must be using some type of AC, because our summer weather is too hot and humid to get through in comfort otherwise. But if your answer is that you use window AC units placed in different rooms around the house, then we think you need to know about ductless mini split systems. You don’t need to have ducts added to your home to enjoy powerful cooling around the house: ductless is a great way to have superior cooling at an affordable price and without disruptive construction.

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Early Warning Signs You’ve Got AC Trouble

June 11th, 2018

air-conditioning-systemWhen the hot Florida weather really settles in, you can expect steady work from your home’s air conditioner. If you’ve already had HVAC professionals inspect and tune it up, you can expect it to work with few problems over the season. However, you shouldn’t let indications that something might be wrong slip past you just because you were diligent about maintenance. Problems can afflict even the best cared-for air conditioning system, and the sooner you hop on getting the system repaired, the better off you—and the AC—will be.

Below are some of those early warnings that it’s time to call for professional air conditioning repair in Clearwater, FL with our team.

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Sign Up for AC Maintenance Before Summer

May 28th, 2018

air-conditioning-maintenance-technician-checks-mainfoldThe weather is warming in Florida, although we’re still dealing with frequent rains. More sun and more heat is on the way, of course, and right now is the best time to ensure your home’s air conditioning system is ready for another hot Florida summer. How can you know your AC is prepped for the coming season? It’s actually simple: call for HVAC professionals to maintain your air conditioner with a thorough inspection, cleaning, and tune-up.

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We’ll Be at the Tampa Bay Home Show, June 1–3

May 24th, 2018

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Mark off your calendars: Balanced Air, Inc. is participating in the Tampa Bay Home Show from Friday, June 1 to Sunday, June 3. The show is located at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, where the Tampa Bay Rays play. The Tampa Bay Home Show features many vendors who can help you with home remodeling projects and improvements. There are exhibits, giveaways, seminars, door prizes, and much more.

We’ve been participating in home shows for over seven years now. This is a great chance to see what we can do for your home’s heating and cooling. We’ll give away different products, such as a smart thermostat and a UV air purifier. You can talk to our team members to have all your questions answered about home comfort. We’re available to discuss system replacement options and schedule appointments for homeowners right from the show. We provide free estimates. Come see us at booth #398.

Show Hours

  • June 1, Friday: 10 A.M. – 6 P.M.
  • June 2, Saturday: 10 A.M. – 6 P.M.
  • June 3, Sunday: 10 A.M. – 5 P.M.

Location

Tropicana Field in Downtown St. Petersburg (Google Map Directions)

One Tropicana Drive, St. Petersburg, Fl 33705

Just Off I-275, Exit 22

Free Parking!

See you there!

Balanced Air, Inc. has served the Tampa Bay Area since 1988.

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Check Out Our Blog for the Latest in HVAC Technology

March 21st, 2018

Be sure to bookmark the Balanced Air, Inc. blog for updates on the latest advances in HVAC technology.

We’ll feature money saving promotions here as well.

Call Balanced Air, Inc. for all your air conditioning, heating, indoor air quality, and commercial HVAC needs.

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Welcome to Our New Website

March 21st, 2018

iMarket Solutions has launched Balanced Air, Inc. new custom website. To learn more about how iMarket Solutions can expand your presence on the web visit: www.imarketsolutions.com

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