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

Get Rid of Those Window ACs! Here’s What’s Wrong With Them

Monday, May 25th, 2020

ac-plastic-grillMany homes in Florida were built without ductwork, coming from a time when central air conditioning wasn’t as common as it is today. For these homes, the best way to enjoy cool air from an AC is from window units. You know them: large, boxy objects fit into an available window, with the large compressor section outside to release the heat drawn from the inside air. When window ACs were first introduced back in the 1950s, they were a revolution in making cooling available for houses.

Today, however, we have to be honest: window units have many problems—and with the availability of ductless mini split systems, they aren’t the only way to have cooling in homes without ducts. We recommend you make installing a ductless system to replace those window ACs as your next air conditioning services in New Port Richey, FL.

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When Ductless Mini Splits Are a Big Advantage

Monday, May 11th, 2020

ductless-unit-blowing-airWe are proud to be a Port Richey, FL air conditioning company that offers ductless mini split installation, repair, maintenance, and other services. The technology of ductless mini splits (a.k.a. ductless mini split heat pumps) is relatively new to homes in the US, although they’re already popular in many businesses. As more people discover the advantages of having ductless heating and cooling systems, the more people want them installed for their homes.

But going ductless isn’t ideal for all situations. If you live in a house with extensive ductwork for an existing central AC and heater, a ductless heat pump usually isn’t the best choice for system replacement—you’ll want to benefit the most from having a ventilation system already in place. However, there are still situations when having a ductless mini split is a good idea. Below we’ve listed times when going ductless has big advantages.

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Don’t Trust AC Repair to Unlicensed “Technicians”

Monday, April 27th, 2020

wrenchesTimes are a bit rough when it comes to arranging for important home services. As we move into summer and Florida heat continues to climb, our air conditioners are going to be points of major concern. What happens if your AC malfunctions, or breaks down entirely? Can you try to fix it yourself, or is there a shortcut with an amateur who promises to get it fixed for a low cost?

The answer to the first question is “probably not,” and to the second question is a solid “no.”

(As a reminder, we’re still open and here to help with 24-hour emergency air conditioning repair in Wesley Chapel, FL and the rest of the Tampa Bay Area. You don’t have to search hard for the help you need.)

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We Are Now Offering Virtual Diagnostics!

Friday, April 24th, 2020

Are you concerned about a broken air conditioning system in the Florida heat while you still have to maintain social distancing? We understand, and so we’re now offering a virtual diagnostic service to help you. For the low cost of $29, you can receive a virtual diagnostic from our qualified technicians. You can connect with a technician through Zoom, Facetime, or any other program you would like. Call or send a message if you have any questions about this service.

We are still available for 24-hour repair service for major air conditioning emergencies. We take the health and well-being of our customers and team members seriously!

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

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Your AC May Run Into One of These 5 Problems This Summer

Saturday, April 11th, 2020

air-conditioner-evaporator-coilWe know that summer may feel like it’s still a long way off, but it pays to make plans for hotter weather when it comes to your air conditioner. This is especially true in Florida, where the summer weather sets in early, with hardly much in the way of transitional spring weather. It’s not too early to talk about trouble you may have with your air conditioner when it starts putting in the long hours in the middle of the year.

Modern air conditioning systems are complex refrigeration devices, so there is plenty that can go wrong with them. Fortunately, they’re designed to be reliable as long as their well-maintained. But even the best maintenance cannot prevent all potential problems. Below, we’ve listed five of the more common AC problems you may encounter this summer.

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Ways Your Local HVAC Pros Can Help With Better Cooling This Year

Monday, March 30th, 2020

air-conditioning-collageIf you spent the last summer feeling you weren’t getting the cooling you deserved in your house, we are glad you stopped by. We’re an HVAC company in Tampa, FL that’s dedicated to quality, integrity, and professionalism in all we do. It’s our goal to help you enjoy better indoor comfort for your entire household. We treat every customer like family.

So … how can we help improve your cooling this year? We have plenty of ways! Below are a few. Please call our office to find out more.

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Here Are the Top Ways AC Maintenance Saves Money

Monday, March 16th, 2020

air-conditioning-manometer-pressure-refrigerantWe’re a professional HVAC company in St Petersburg, FL with a long history of success. You only get that kind of success in the HVAC world when you have loyal customers who stay with you year after year. One of the reasons we have engendered such dedication to our customers is our honesty in all our business doings. Another reason is that we offer support for our customers’ comfort and through our maintenance plan, the Premier Service Agreement.

When you sign up for the Premier Service Agreement, you’re investing in better comfort for years to come. We care for your HVAC equipment so it won’t let you down. In fact, if we do our job right, you won’t need us much at all in the coming years. Not for repair work, anyway! You’ll have a dependable air conditioner with few interruptions in service.

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Spring Into Warmer Weather With Our Premiere Service Agreement

Monday, March 2nd, 2020

It’s March, and that means it’s the season of air conditioning maintenance in Tampa, FL. In colder parts of the country, homeowners can delay a bit deeper into the spring before they start thinking about tuning-up their ACs to take on the heat. We have to be more on our toes in Florida since warm weather never really goes away for long. Technically, it’s not even Spring yet, but March is the ideal time to put AC maintenance on your calendar. It’s one of the best things you can have done for your household comfort during the year.

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Planning for a New AC This Coming Spring? Let Us Help

Monday, February 17th, 2020

air-conditioner-on-leavesIf you’re considering an AC installation this approaching summer to replace your old system, now is a good time to plan for it. Our local warm weather means intense heat can arrive early, and February and March are good months to get started on planning for future cooling needs.

But you can’t install a central air conditioning system on your own as a do-it-yourself project. The work is too complicated and even selecting the right unit must be left to professionals. As soon as you think you’re ready to move with a new air conditioning installation in Tampa, FL, call our team and we’ll arrange to provide you all the help you need.

But first, a few things to consider when it comes to a new AC:

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Too Much Refrigerant in an AC Is a Problem Too

Monday, October 14th, 2019

compressor-in-ac-unitWe’ve written a number of times about the troubles an air conditioning system will run into when it loses its refrigerant charge because of leaks. When leaks are left unrepaired, an undercharged refrigerant will not only lose cooling power, it will eventually break down from a burnt-out compressor. At the first sign of an AC running a reduced refrigerant charge, call a Trinity, FL air conditioning contractor to look at the system and get it fixed.

But this problem happens in reverse as well. A central air conditioning system is designed to operate at a specific refrigerant charge and pressure. If there is too much refrigerant in the system, the AC is in danger—the same danger of a catastrophic compressor breakdown.

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