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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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Fall Reckoning: Did Your AC Do What You Needed From It This Year?

November 8th, 2021

question-markThe arrival of fall weather is a good time to consider how well your air conditioning system served you through the middle of the year. You’ll still need to have an AC running at times through the fall and winter—you live in Florida, after all!—but you won’t rely on it as much. During this lull, you may wish to consider services for your AC if it didn’t meet your expectations throughout the year. The air conditioning system may require a repair, or it may need a full replacement. 

In this post, we’ll examine the future of your air conditioning system if it lagged behind in performance this year. Look to our team for honest opinions and expert advice about cooling your home.

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Fall Maintenance Time Is Here … Yes, Your Heat Pump Needs Fall Maintenance!

October 11th, 2021

heat-pumpMaintenance for heating systems in the fall is something people in Florida occasionally let slip. We don’t experience bracing cold winter weather, so homeowners often forget that their heaters need to have attention from HVAC professionals to clean, adjust, tune up, and inspect them. 

We want to stress that any heating system must have annual maintenance visits. But we’re putting a special emphasis on heat pumps in this post, for two reasons:

  • People often mistakenly believe that heat pumps only need a single maintenance visit during the year, the way ACs and heating systems do.
  • Heat pumps are not just for cold weather, and they often do a good amount of cooling even during the fall and winter. 

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Making a Change for the Fall: What to Know About Getting a Heat Pump

September 13th, 2021

air-conditioner-units-near-grassFall is almost here, and no matter what the weather outside currently is, you’ll start making plans for lower temperatures. Part of your plans this year might include a heat pump installation Wesley Chapel, FL. Heat pumps are popular choices in Florida because they can function well in both modes: heating and cooling. If this is what has you interested in replacing your old HVAC system with a heat pump, you’re already on the right track for great comfort. 

Before you go further into finding a heat pump, we have important general information about heat pump installation that will help you with making your decision.

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The Mystery of the Failed AC—Solved!

August 16th, 2021

magnifying-glassHow does your air conditioning system work? It might seem mysterious, maybe even marvelous when you give it close thought. For thousands of years, people had ways to create heat, but they could not discover a way to “create” cooling as powerfully. Then, in the early 20th century, electro-mechanical air conditioning solved humanity’s quest to uncover the mystery of reliable cooling.

If you’re reading this, you’re confronting another mystery: why your air conditioning system isn’t providing your house with the cooling you need for summer comfort. You won’t need thousands of years to unravel this problem, however, because you can find the detectives to solve the case for you with a phone call. 

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Evaporator Coil Freeze: Why It’s a Problem and How to Solve It

August 2nd, 2021

ice-cubesOne of the problems that can trouble an air conditioner is when the evaporator coil—the indoor coil of the system—freezes over with ice. When people see this happen to their air conditioners, they may assume it means the ACs are working too hard and creating excess cool air. But coil freeze isn’t a sign of an AC that’s working too hard. Usually, it means the evaporator coil isn’t able to cool enough.

We know that sounds confusing, but we’ll explain below. Evaporator coil freeze is a major problem that will likely require you to call for professional AC repair in Clearwater, FL, and we want to help you understand what may be going on.

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