Balanced Air, Inc. Blog

You Had AC Maintenance, Do You Need Heating Maintenance? (Yes!)

October 26th, 2020

cold-house-warm-houseWe already answered the question right in the title. That’s because we don’t want there to be any misunderstanding about the importance of routine heating maintenance for a residential central heating system—even in a warm climate like what we experience in Tampa Bay. Taking your heater for granted year after year can leave you stuck with a major problem one day, and we want you to avoid that.

We find it’s not difficult to convince people to have AC maintenance in Wesley Chapel, FL each spring, although we still have to stress reminders. (We understand how easy it is to put off important “chores” like this, but they do need to be done.) It takes more work with heating maintenance, and we’re here to put in that work in this post. Below are your reminders of why heating maintenance is essential each year.

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Rating Your AC’s Performance Over the Summer

October 12th, 2020

hand-drawing-checkboxAlthough Florida air conditioning systems never get extended breaks, even during winter, the end of the year is the best time to consider making significant changes to a home’s central AC. The weather cools down a bit and you’ll have more time to arrange for a convenient replacement for an aging air conditioner—if that’s what you need.

Is this the fall season when you stop with air conditioning repair in St. Petersburg, FL, and instead opt to have our technicians install a new air conditioner? A big question, and we’d like to help you address it with a thought exercise: give your air conditioning system a rating for how well it performed over the summer. This will help you think about its future and what work, if any, it requires before the next heatwave arrives. (And there’s no guarantee that won’t occur before the end of the year!)

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What to Know About Fall AC Installation

September 28th, 2020

air-conditioner-units-near-grassWhen is the best time to arrange for an AC installation in Wesley Chapel, FL? We can tell you the worst time: it’s whenever you need your current air conditioning system working the most and it abruptly fails on you. An emergency air conditioning replacement is a big deal, and it can mean going without vital household cooling while technicians get a new one in place.

So any time other than when you need an emergency summer replacement is a better time to get a new AC. And the fall is up there with the best time. If you think your AC has gone through its last summer of effective and efficient operation, fall is ideal for calling our technicians to schedule installing a new system. We don’t recommend waiting for the spring, since this is Florida and we never know when we’ll need our air conditioners working hard for us again.

A few things we’d like you to know about a fall AC installation:

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My AC Is Making Rattling Sounds—What Does That Mean?

September 14th, 2020

woman-listening-300x200Odd noises from an air conditioner are rarely anything good. You can expect certain sounds from your AC’s indoor and outdoor components when it’s running:

  • The whir of the motors powering the fans and the compressor.
  • Occasional clicking sounds at startup.
  • The drip of water in the condensate drainage system.
  • The whoosh of air passing through the ductwork.

Sounds aside from this are warning you that’s something is wrong with the air conditioner. One of the most common of these warning sounds is rattling. There are several potential sources for this noise, and if you have any doubts about what’s causing it, it’s time to call for AC repair in Wesley Chapel, FL from our team. We offer 24-hour emergency service—we don’t want you to get trapped with a non-working AC during the Florida heat.

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Ductless Systems Can Work for Homes With Ducts: Here’s How

August 31st, 2020

ductless-acCentral ducted heating and air conditioning systems only started to become common parts of home construction during the 1970s, which was when central AC became standard for homes. Older homes have often had to get by with window AC units. However, the spread of ductless heating and air conditioning systems, a.k.a. ductless mini split heat pumps, made it possible for older homes without ducts to enjoy excellent comfort throughout the house without adding any ducts. These ductless mini splits also permitted home construction without surrendering any space to putting in a ventilation system.

But when it comes to ductless heating and air conditioning in Tampa, FL, there are more uses than just to accommodate homes that have no ductwork. If you live in a house with a standard central AC and heating system, there are still ways a ductless installation can benefit you.

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You Need Professional Specialists for Your Commercial AC Repair

August 17th, 2020

commercial-ventilationAugust is a rough time of the year for the weather in the Tampa Bay Area: intense heat and humidity. Every building must have some type of air conditioning system to be bearable. If you run a business in the Tampa Bay Area, you know how vital a working central air conditioning system is just to keep operations going from hour to hour. This is true for a retail shop, a bar, or an office. Heat sends away customers, makes employees unproductive, and can harm objects and processes.

But even though it’s obvious how important a working commercial AC is, it’s surprising how many businesses won’t rely on professional commercial HVAC specialists when they need repairs. Instead, they’ll look to a building “handy-person” to come in a knock around with some tools on the AC. Or they may contact a HVAC company that isn’t focused on commercial systems, just residential ones, and assume it’s “about the same.”

It isn’t! When your business has an AC that isn’t doing its job, only call on a professional commercial air conditioning contractor in Wesley Chapel, FL. You can trust to our trained team to get the job done.

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Air Purifiers Will Make Your Indoor Air Much Healthier This Summer

July 20th, 2020

family-insde-homeYou’re going to spend more time indoors this summer than you usually do. This not only means it’s essential that you have a powerful and reliable air conditioning system to get you through the season, but you’ll also need to pay greater attention to the quality of the air circulating around your house. Chances are your indoor air quality is much worse than it should be. Although you can have air filtration systems help out to catch larger particles, for smaller pollutants you may need to look into air purifiers in Wesley Chapel, FL.

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Don’t Give Up on AC Maintenance Because It’s Already Summer

July 6th, 2020

man-before-fan-feeling-hotWe know your central AC in Wesley Chapel, FL is already hard at work—the summer weather has already been with us for a few weeks, and now that it’s July we are full into the summer heat and humidity.

Now … did you remember to schedule professional maintenance for your air conditioning system in spring?

If you’re suddenly thinking, “Oh no, I forgot!” or you’re wondering, “Wait, I need to do that every year?” we’re glad we reminded you. It’s not too late to schedule your AC maintenance with our team. Sign up for our Premier Service Agreement and we’ll get you on the schedule right away. Not only will you receive the necessary inspection and tune-up for your air conditioning system, but you’ll also get bonuses such as priority scheduling for repairs and no overtime charges.

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Using a UV Light to Improve Indoor Air Quality

June 22nd, 2020

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People are understandably concerned about the quality of the air in their homes today. The air circulating through your HVAC system and through vents can pick up numerous contaminants, including harmful bacteria, viruses, and germs. These pollutants will continue to circulate through the rooms of your house unless something is done to remove them.

You do have options to improve your air quality and purify the air of many of the most harmful contaminants in it. There are various filters and air purifiers available. But if you want to eliminate airborne bacteria and viruses, we recommend you talk to us about installing a UV light air purifier.

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The Fan in Your AC Isn’t Working? Let’s See Why …

June 8th, 2020

Spinning-fan-closeup.Your air conditioning system contains two fans, both of which are essential for it to provide your home with cool comfort during a Florida summer. The first fan is the indoor fan, the one you hear whirring through most of the day. This fan is responsible for circulating air through the rooms of the house. It also pushes warm air from the return air ducts over the evaporator coil so the air is cooled down. The outdoor fan does the job of exhausting the heat released through the condenser coil to the outside; if it doesn’t work, the AC can’t remove heat from the indoor air.

Because these fans are busy mechanical devices, they can wear down and fail at some point. Regular maintenance can help to head off this problem, but it can’t stop all malfunctions. At some point, you may discover one of the fans isn’t running and your house is rapidly getting hot. Usually, you will need air conditioning repair in Tampa, FL to get the fan working again.

Below are some of the reasons you may have failed AC fans.

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