Balanced Air, Inc. Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Clearwater’

How Can I Fix My Furnace on My Own?

Monday, February 6th, 2023
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We understand if you want to manage as many repairs and home improvement tasks as possible on your own or with the help of a few friends. It’s a good way to save money, and people are always looking for ways to cut down on expenses they don’t absolutely need.

But not all household jobs are equal in complexity and safety. Reattaching sagging gutters is one thing. Fixing a gas furnace is something quite different. The simple answer to the question “How can I fix my furnace on my own?” is “You can’t. Call professionals to do it.”

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Before You Switch on That Furnace, Call Us for Regular Maintenance

Monday, November 7th, 2022
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Florida experiences winter differently than many other parts of the country. The season starts late and it can have warm days sprinkled throughout it. This makes it easy for homeowners here to ignore the importance of upkeep on their heating systems. 

But regular maintenance is a vital part of having a heating system, especially a furnace. You may not use your furnace as often as someone in Nebraska, Maine, or Minnesota, but you will still rely on it. You want to make sure it comes on when you need it, doesn’t waste energy as it runs, and will work dependably for many years. Furnace maintenance in Clearwater, FL is the best method to see that this is exactly what you get from your furnace.

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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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Don’t Delay Any Heating Repair—Here’s Why!

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

Monday, 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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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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Does My AC Dehumidify My Home’s Air?

Monday, May 24th, 2021

humidity-on-windowIn our local climate, humidity is as much an enemy to summer comfort as the temperature. We all know that humid days feel much hotter and less pleasant. This isn’t because humidity makes the air hotter. High humidity makes it harder for our bodies to release heat through perspiration. With more heat trapped in our bodies, the temperature of the air around us feels hotter. 

For example, on an 85°F day with a relative humidity of around 40%, the air will feel like it’s 85° or 86°F. But if the relative humidity is 75%—a common occurrence in Florida—that 85° will feel like it’s 95°. A huge difference!

But you have an air conditioner in your home, so that should take care of it, right? Well, not exactly. Your AC does dehumidify the air … but not enough that it could be considered a “dehumidifier.”

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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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Allergy Season Can Be Much Better With Our IAQ Services

Monday, March 29th, 2021

Many people love spring, and it’s not hard to see why. The weather starts to warm up but doesn’t get too hot, the days get longer, and flowers start to bloom. 

Unfortunately, that last part also brings one of the “bad” parts of the season: a rise in allergy and asthma problems. Yes, spring means it’s also allergy season, and for many that means some unpleasant times. 

Even in a place like Florida, where warm weather is never far away, the seasonal cycles cause an increase in the pollen count of the air when spring starts. Allergy season problems don’t just stay outside—they become trouble for the indoor air quality in many homes. 

You have several medical options to decrease the hay fever problems of allergy season, but you may not have realized you have indoor air quality solutions as well. We can help you with the IAQ services to make allergy season easier for everyone in your household.

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