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

The Fan in Your AC Isn’t Working? Let’s See Why …

Monday, June 8th, 2020

Spinning-fan-closeup.Your air conditioning system contains two fans, both of which are essential for it to provide your home with cool comfort during a Florida summer. The first fan is the indoor fan, the one you hear whirring through most of the day. This fan is responsible for circulating air through the rooms of the house. It also pushes warm air from the return air ducts over the evaporator coil so the air is cooled down. The outdoor fan does the job of exhausting the heat released through the condenser coil to the outside; if it doesn’t work, the AC can’t remove heat from the indoor air.

Because these fans are busy mechanical devices, they can wear down and fail at some point. Regular maintenance can help to head off this problem, but it can’t stop all malfunctions. At some point, you may discover one of the fans isn’t running and your house is rapidly getting hot. Usually, you will need air conditioning repair in Tampa, FL to get the fan working again.

Below are some of the reasons you may have failed AC fans.

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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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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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How a Heat Pump Gets Heat From Outside

Monday, November 11th, 2019

cold-house-warm-houseWe recommend heat pump installations to many of our customers because they are an excellent option for comfort in the Tampa Bay climate. For those who aren’t familiar with this HVAC system, they are refrigerant-based cooling and heating systems that operate similar to air conditioners. The difference is that a heat pump can work in both directions when it comes to moving heat. An AC moves heat outside of the house to cool the air. A heat pump can also do that, but with only a basic adjustment, it can move heat from outside the house and release it indoors, warming the space.

This is usually where people who don’t know about heat pumps raise their hand with a question: “Since I’ll only use the heat pump in heating mode when it’s cold outside, how is the heat pump getting any heat from the outside air?”

It does seem strange, but the explanation is a simple one.

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Fall HVAC Maintenance: Now’s the Time to Schedule It

Monday, October 28th, 2019

furnace-repair-technicianYou may not think of winter as a “rough” time for weather in the Tampa Bay Area. The mild winters here are one of the reasons we’re a major vacation destination. But mild doesn’t mean we never run into chilly days. Our homes need to have effective heating systems we can trust to come on when we need them, and not to waste money when they run.

This is why we recommend you schedule HVAC maintenance in the fall to prepare your heating system and to ensure the ventilation system is also in good shape. If you have a heat pump, this is especially important: a heat pump works all year round, and after a summer of handling the heat in your home, it might not be in the best shape to handle cool weather. A heat pump must have bi-annual maintenance service to keep it in great shape.

There are other reasons why staying current with annual fall HVAC maintenance is essential:

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Odd Noises From Your AC and What They May Mean

Monday, August 19th, 2019

shocked-womanIn the future, air conditioning systems may have complex AI programs that can immediately alert a homeowner to a malfunction with a description of the malfunction and the best plan of action. It might even be able to schedule repair services with your local HVAC contractor of choice.

We aren’t there yet with ACs, however. To find out if you need air conditioning repairs in Wesley Chapel, FL requires a bit of detective work so you notice signs of a problem. For example, an air conditioner may start to make unusual sounds. The standard noises from an AC are the whir of the motors running the fans and the compressor, with occasional dripping from condensate falling into the condensate drain. And since the compressor is located outside in the condenser cabinet, you’ll rarely hear it.

When a different noise interrupts these ones, it may be a sign of a problem …

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Reasons Your AC Can’t Keep Up with the Heat

Monday, August 5th, 2019

woman-in-front-of-fan-hand-on-headWhat’s worse than buying an air conditioner that can’t cool you down? At that point you might as well just flush your money down the toilet. Though realistically, air conditioners in good condition and maintained properly should always be able to cool your home for a long period of time. Certain problems, like a dirty evaporator coil or clogged air filter, could indicate that you just need some air conditioning repair in Tampa, FL. Other issues, like a refrigerant leak or an electrical failure, could be signs that your system needs replacing.

Nobody wants an air conditioner that can’t keep up with the heat. That is why one of our HVAC technicians can give you a proper diagnosis for why your air conditioner just can’t seem to get the job done, as well as a few affordable solutions to finally cool your home down.

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Troubles You Might Have With a Ductless Mini Split System

Monday, June 10th, 2019

ductless-mini-split-on-the-wallThe headline might make it sound as if we aren’t in favor of using ductless mini split systems (a.k.a. ductless heat pumps) for home heating and cooling. But we are! We think ductless heat pumps are one of the best solutions for home comfort around, especially for older homes or smaller homes without room for ductwork. Ductless mini split systems are convenient, easy and fast for professionals to install, improve indoor air quality, and have excellent energy efficiency.

But, like any HVAC system, ductless mini splits may need to be repaired at some point. They don’t suffer from the duct-related problems that can plague standard heat pumps and air conditioners, but there are a few specific repair issues they can suffer from. We’re going to go over a few of the ductless heat pump problems you encounter.

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Air Conditioning vs. Heat Pump Installation: What’s YOUR Best Choice?

Monday, May 13th, 2019

heat-pump-backyardWhen you decide you need a new air conditioning system for your home (and now would be a great time to do it and beat out the worst of the summer heat), you’ll have to make a few decisions. If your previous AC was a standard central system, then the easiest choice is to put in a similar type of air conditioner. You can make upgrades, such as going for a higher efficiency unit or one with a variable speed blower fan. But the new air conditioner will do the same essential job as the last one.

But … there’s another option, which is to install a heat pump. A heat pump is similar to a central AC—and takes up the same amount of space inside and outside the house—but it can switch the way it operates so it can work as a heater when necessary.

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