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

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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