Balanced Air, Inc. Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Wesley Chapel’

What to Know About Fall AC Installation

Monday, September 28th, 2020

air-conditioner-units-near-grassWhen is the best time to arrange for an AC installation in Wesley Chapel, FL? We can tell you the worst time: it’s whenever you need your current air conditioning system working the most and it abruptly fails on you. An emergency air conditioning replacement is a big deal, and it can mean going without vital household cooling while technicians get a new one in place.

So any time other than when you need an emergency summer replacement is a better time to get a new AC. And the fall is up there with the best time. If you think your AC has gone through its last summer of effective and efficient operation, fall is ideal for calling our technicians to schedule installing a new system. We don’t recommend waiting for the spring, since this is Florida and we never know when we’ll need our air conditioners working hard for us again.

A few things we’d like you to know about a fall AC installation:

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My AC Is Making Rattling Sounds—What Does That Mean?

Monday, September 14th, 2020

woman-listening-300x200Odd noises from an air conditioner are rarely anything good. You can expect certain sounds from your AC’s indoor and outdoor components when it’s running:

  • The whir of the motors powering the fans and the compressor.
  • Occasional clicking sounds at startup.
  • The drip of water in the condensate drainage system.
  • The whoosh of air passing through the ductwork.

Sounds aside from this are warning you that’s something is wrong with the air conditioner. One of the most common of these warning sounds is rattling. There are several potential sources for this noise, and if you have any doubts about what’s causing it, it’s time to call for AC repair in Wesley Chapel, FL from our team. We offer 24-hour emergency service—we don’t want you to get trapped with a non-working AC during the Florida heat.

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You Need Professional Specialists for Your Commercial AC Repair

Monday, August 17th, 2020

commercial-ventilationAugust is a rough time of the year for the weather in the Tampa Bay Area: intense heat and humidity. Every building must have some type of air conditioning system to be bearable. If you run a business in the Tampa Bay Area, you know how vital a working central air conditioning system is just to keep operations going from hour to hour. This is true for a retail shop, a bar, or an office. Heat sends away customers, makes employees unproductive, and can harm objects and processes.

But even though it’s obvious how important a working commercial AC is, it’s surprising how many businesses won’t rely on professional commercial HVAC specialists when they need repairs. Instead, they’ll look to a building “handy-person” to come in a knock around with some tools on the AC. Or they may contact a HVAC company that isn’t focused on commercial systems, just residential ones, and assume it’s “about the same.”

It isn’t! When your business has an AC that isn’t doing its job, only call on a professional commercial air conditioning contractor in Wesley Chapel, FL. You can trust to our trained team to get the job done.

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Air Purifiers Will Make Your Indoor Air Much Healthier This Summer

Monday, July 20th, 2020

family-insde-homeYou’re going to spend more time indoors this summer than you usually do. This not only means it’s essential that you have a powerful and reliable air conditioning system to get you through the season, but you’ll also need to pay greater attention to the quality of the air circulating around your house. Chances are your indoor air quality is much worse than it should be. Although you can have air filtration systems help out to catch larger particles, for smaller pollutants you may need to look into air purifiers in Wesley Chapel, FL.

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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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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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Can I Install My Own Heat Pump?

Monday, February 3rd, 2020

hand-holding-wrenchIf you ask, “Can I install my own heat pump?”, the best response is another question: “Could you install your own central air conditioning system?” And not a window unit: a large central cooling system, with an outdoor cabinet, fixed on a large concrete slab and an indoor air handler and evaporator hooked up to the ventilation system.

Your answer is probably no. Well, a heat pump is almost the same as a central air conditioner. It may be able to change the direction it operates so it can provide heat to a home as well as cooling, but the configuration of parts and how they integrate with the house exterior and interior are identical.

So no, you can’t install your own heat pump.

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Is a Used Air Conditioning System an Option for Installation?

Monday, September 16th, 2019

ac-units-in-scrapyardThe simple answer: no. We do not recommend shopping for a used air conditioning system and calling a contractor to install it. (Or worse, trying to install it yourself!)

We know that purchasing used is often a great way to save money. Used books, furniture, cars, and laptops can all make good, cost-effective investments. But this doesn’t work for all purchases, and in the case of an HVAC system, it’s a major mistake. No reputable HVAC contractor will install a previously owned central air conditioner. The only case where you’ll hear about people buying used HVAC equipment is with window ACs—and even then, it’s not something we recommend.

(We don’t recommend window units, period. If your home doesn’t have ductwork, we advise looking into installing a ductless mini split system.)

We’re going to look at the big reasons why installing a used central air conditioner isn’t worth it.

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If It’s Time for a New AC … What Type Should You Get?

Monday, July 22nd, 2019

New-air-conditionerIn our last post, we addressed one of the most serious troubles an air conditioning system can run into—the fried compressor. If you have this problem and discovered the best solution is to replace the AC entirely, the next dilemma is making the choice about what type and size of AC to replace it.

You can decide to get a new one just like the old one—but that’s rarely satisfactory, especially with recent advances in cooling technology. You have choices to make, although relying on an HVAC professional will make the choices easier. In fact, the help of a licensed professional is necessary to avoid a major error, as we’ll explain later.

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