Balanced Air, Inc. Blog: Posts Tagged ‘St Petersburg’

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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How Water Can Leak from Your AC

Monday, May 10th, 2021

water-dropletsWhen you listen to your air conditioning system running during the summer, you’ll occasionally hear the sound of dripping water. Your air conditioner doesn’t use water to cool the house (there’s a separate type of cooling system called an evaporative cooler that uses water, but these are rare in Florida); the sound you’re hearing is moisture drawn from the air as the AC goes through its cooling cycle. 

For the most part, you don’t need to think about this water—an air conditioning system is designed to remove moisture from the unit and either allow it to drip outside or enter into the wastewater system. But like any component in an air conditioner, the parts designed to remove water can malfunction, and this is why you might see water dripping from your AC.

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Rating Your AC’s Performance Over the Summer

Monday, 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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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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