Balanced Air, Inc. Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Air Conditioning System Maintenance’

Your AC and Humidity Control

Monday, 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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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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Enormous Cooling Costs? Let’s Find Out What’s Wrong

Monday, June 21st, 2021

money-up-the-chimneyLiving in Florida means you can expect to see bigger electrical costs during the summer months. Air conditioning systems consume enormous amounts of electricity compared to most other appliances in a house, and there isn’t any way to get around using an air conditioner during our summers. Not if you don’t want to be absolutely miserable.

You probably already have a general idea of what the electric cost increase in summer will be. If your monthly utility bills arrive and you see that you’re paying significantly more than you expect, it’s likely that the air conditioner is the cause—and it’s something more than the standard electric usage for the AC. You may need air conditioning repair in St. Petersburg, FL, and below we’ll look into some of the possibilities behind a cooling system that has turned into an energy hog.

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Don’t Let AC Maintenance Slip Past This Spring

Monday, April 12th, 2021

AC-maintenanceSummer is on the way! You can feel it in the air—and maybe you’re even feeling it from your air conditioning system.

If so … hold on there a minute! Are you running your AC already but haven’t scheduled AC maintenance in Clearwater, FL? There’s nothing that says you can’t start running your air conditioner as soon as it’s warm enough, but we don’t recommend you go for much longer without arranging spring maintenance for the AC. This is the most important step you can take to ensure your air conditioning system runs smoothly for the summer and doesn’t leave you with unexpected bills for repairs or low system energy efficiency. 

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The Off-Season Maintenance Steps for Your AC

Monday, November 23rd, 2020

air-conditioning-with-flowersAlthough we’re going to call winter the “off-season” for your air conditioning system, we know that this means something different in Florida than it does in, say, Minnesota. The AC won’t shut down and stay off for months. Rather, it will simply see less work. The hot days will still come around and your air conditioning in Wesley Chapel, FL must be ready for them.

This is why taking steps to maintain your air conditioner during the off-season is important. These are basic precautions to ensure the best performance from the system whenever you need it during the coming months. When spring arrives, you can arrange for the professional maintenance the AC requires to handle yet another hot and humid Florida summer.

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

Monday, 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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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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How Long Should My New Air Conditioner Last?

Monday, April 29th, 2019

New-air-conditionerYou never know exactly how long an appliance might last. It depends on factors like how often you use it, how well it was constructed, if it suffers any damage, and sometimes just plain luck. But with almost any appliance, there’s a general idea of many years you can expect it to last on average—and that’s the case with a central air conditioning system.

We’re going to provide you a few different answers about how long you can expect your central air conditioning system to last, along with a few caveats and advice for the longest possible equipment life.

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The 5 Biggest Benefits of Early Spring AC Maintenance

Monday, March 18th, 2019

calendar-scheduling-bookSpring is an important time for any HVAC contractor. It’s the time when we start to change from working on handling broken heating systems to helping our customers prep their cooling systems for another hot and humid Florida summer. During the actual summer, we keep busy with answering emergency repair call—this is one of the most important jobs we do to see our customers stay cool. But spring is when we provide the essential service that can help to stop those awful summer cooling problems.

And that service is … annual spring air conditioning maintenance.

Below are the 5 biggest benefits you’ll enjoy when you schedule maintenance for your air conditioning in Port Richey, FL:

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