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How Can I Fix My Furnace on My Own?

February 6th, 2023
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We understand if you want to manage as many repairs and home improvement tasks as possible on your own or with the help of a few friends. It’s a good way to save money, and people are always looking for ways to cut down on expenses they don’t absolutely need.

But not all household jobs are equal in complexity and safety. Reattaching sagging gutters is one thing. Fixing a gas furnace is something quite different. The simple answer to the question “How can I fix my furnace on my own?” is “You can’t. Call professionals to do it.”

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My Furnace Keeps Shutting Off Early—What’s Wrong?

January 9th, 2023
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Right at a time when Florida has gotten fantastically cold winter weather and you need your home’s furnace more than ever, it starts shutting down early on you. What’s happening and how can you stop it?

The simple answer is that your furnace is short cycling and you’ll probably need to call our experts for furnace repair in Wesley Chapel, FL to make it work right again. 

There’s a longer answer as well, and if you want the lowdown on your furnace slowdown, follow up below.

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Why Your Electric Furnace Is Tripping the Circuit Breaker

December 5th, 2022
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Electric furnaces are common for home heating in St Petersburg, FL. Although it often costs more to run an electric furnace than a gas furnace, in Florida this is less of a concern because we don’t rely on heating as much during the year. For all-electric homes, electric furnaces are a cost-effective way to provide warmth during the occasional cool days of winter.

Although electric furnaces are generally reliable, they can sometimes create issues. One problem you may run into with your electric furnace during the season is tripped circuit breakers. Your furnace is working great when suddenly it shuts off and doesn’t turn back on. You check the circuit breaker panel and discover the breaker for the furnace has tripped. You reset it, but the problem keeps recurring. What’s going on?

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Before You Switch on That Furnace, Call Us for Regular Maintenance

November 7th, 2022
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Florida experiences winter differently than many other parts of the country. The season starts late and it can have warm days sprinkled throughout it. This makes it easy for homeowners here to ignore the importance of upkeep on their heating systems. 

But regular maintenance is a vital part of having a heating system, especially a furnace. You may not use your furnace as often as someone in Nebraska, Maine, or Minnesota, but you will still rely on it. You want to make sure it comes on when you need it, doesn’t waste energy as it runs, and will work dependably for many years. Furnace maintenance in Clearwater, FL is the best method to see that this is exactly what you get from your furnace.

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Is This the Fall You Replace Your AC?

October 10th, 2022

air-conditioning-systemYou probably haven’t given too much thought to your home’s air conditioning recently—mostly because of worries over hurricane issues. Thankfully, the year’s did less damage than expected to the Tampa Bay area, and many homeowners are going to turn their thoughts to more prosaic preparations for the rest of the year.

But why think about your air conditioning in St Petersburg, FL at this time? There are several reasons. First, your AC may have sustained water damage during the hurricane. If you have any suspicions about this, please contact our team right away to make an inspection and help you with decisions about what’s best for your AC. This also applies to your heating system.

Second, fall is always an excellent time to consider whether you need to replace an aging air conditioner that hasn’t sustained hurricane damage. You just went through an intense summer and had plenty of opportunities to see if your air conditioner is still working at its best. If it isn’t, the slower fall season easily accommodates scheduling an installation with our professionals.

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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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