Balanced Air, Inc. Blog: Archive for the ‘Air Conditioning’ Category

Is This the Fall You Replace Your AC?

Monday, 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 Won’t My AC Cool the Whole House?

Monday, 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?

Monday, 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?

Monday, 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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The Benefits of Ductless Air Conditioning

Monday, 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

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

Monday, 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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The Mystery of the Failed AC—Solved!

Monday, 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

Monday, 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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Know the Cooling Limits of Your AC

Monday, July 19th, 2021

thermostat-and-woman-72-degreesAs the weather continues to get hotter, you will be thanking your air conditioner for doing such a good job of keeping you and your family cool. Your air conditioner will have to work harder with the rising temperatures to keep your home cool and comfortable. However, with all the hard work your AC has been doing, there is a higher risk of the unit failing you because of all the strain. Making your air conditioner work harder than it has to can result in even the best-maintained units breaking down.

Air conditioning can only do so much to maintain ideal indoor temperatures. Unfortunately, most homeowners don’t realize that all air conditioning systems have their limitations. Overburdening your air conditioner can result in a complete breakdown that will require AC repair in Lutz, FL.

This guide will help you understand the limits of your air conditioner to ensure that you can get the best performance from your system for much longer.

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