Air Conditioning Experts Blog : Archive for March, 2015

Signs It’s Time for Commercial Cooling Repair in Lakeland

Friday, March 27th, 2015

Spring has brought some pretty warm weather our way and if your commercial air conditioning isn’t working as it should, it could have a serious impact on your business. Not sure if your AC is doing ok? The AC professionals at Air Conditioning Experts have put together a list of signs of which to stay aware should you need commercial cooling repair in Lakeland:

Sign 1: Really High Energy Bills

Have your business’s energy bills shot through the roof but you haven’t changed how you use your cooling system? Then it’s likely there’s a problem. This is because malfunctioning parts cause your system to work harder to compensate for the problem; as such, the system uses more energy. It’s always best to call for an expert right away as problems don’t fix themselves and over time tend to become worse.

Sign 2: Strange Noises

There are normal operational sounds that your air conditioner will make and then there are sounds that typically indicate a problem has developed. Sounds that can indicate problems are buzzing, popping, banging, clunking and even screeching. It’s never advisable to try and determine the source of the sound yourself; instead, call for an expert who can locate the problem accurately and repair it.

Sign 3: Poor Performance

Is your air conditioner having a hard time achieving your set temperature, or is it feeling humid and sticky in your commercial space? There can be numerous reasons for a poorly-performing AC and it’s best to allow a trained technician find out why.

Sign 4: Odors

Unless you are pumping a fragrance through your vents, there should never be an odor emanating from your ductwork. Any time you smell an odor from your air conditioner, it’s time to call for an expert to see what’s happening.

The commercial air conditioning professionals from Air Conditioning Experts have the training and expertise to assist with every kind of commercial cooling repair you may have with your Lakeland property, so call us today!

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Reasons to Schedule Duct Cleaning as Part of Your Spring Cleaning

Friday, March 20th, 2015

Spring is officially upon us, and if you are like most people, you will be scouring away the dirt, dust and grime of winter from your property. One of the areas most affected by dirt and dust during the winter is your ductwork system: it collects dirt and dust throughout the winter, and unless this dirt and dust is removed, it will continue to blow directly into your home. A professional duct cleaning for your Lakeland home can remove this build-up of dirt and dust, making your ductwork as fresh and clean as your spring-cleaned home. The trained professionals at Air Conditioning Experts are ready to assist, so call us today and schedule your home for professional duct cleaning!

How Duct Cleaning Helps

Your ductwork is the delivery system for the air generated in you HVAC system; should problems develop with the ductwork, these problems can have systemic effects on your entire HVAC system. It’s recommended that homeowners schedule their ductwork for cleaning every 3-5 years; if it’s been longer than this since your last duct cleaning, it’s time to make an appointment. Why is duct cleaning important? When dust and dirt are allowed to build in your ductwork over years, a significant layer can develop that may restrict air flow. Your HVAC system needs a specific amount of air to flow through the system in order for it to work properly; therefore, if the air flow is restricted, a number of operational problems can occur. A second important reason to clean your ductwork is to improve indoor air quality. With forced air systems, dust and dirt swirl constantly, and when there’s a lot of dust and dirt in your ductwork, it gets a free ride directly into your home’s living spaces. Having excess dust and dirt blowing into your living spaces creates poor indoor air quality, especially for allergy sufferers. Lastly, excess dust and dirt can put stress on your HVAC system, and when your HVAC has to work harder, it uses more energy. As such, cleaning your ductwork can reduce the level of stress on your HVAC system and the amount of energy you are using.

Give your ductwork a good spring cleaning this year by calling the specialists at Air Conditioning Experts and scheduling your Lakeland home for a professional duct cleaning appointment!

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Why Consider Solar Air Conditioning?

Friday, March 13th, 2015

We are the Sunshine State, and many people are starting to use our abundance of sun to cool their homes. How? By using solar panels to provide the electricity for their air conditioning systems. Thanks to advancements in technology, it has never been easier for homeowners to use solar energy for a variety of things, including powering whole-home systems. The professionals at Air Conditioning Experts are well-versed in solar air conditioning services here in Plant City, FL, and we have the training and expertise to install, repair, replace and maintain solar air conditioning systems. If you’ve been considering “going solar,” call us today!

How Does It Work?

Solar air conditioning is really about solar panels – those large, dark grey panels you see on rooftops and on carports. These panels, also known as solar arrays, contain multiple solar cells that generate electricity from direct sunlight. The solar cells are designed to capture electrons knocked loose by the sunlight, and capture these loose electrons so that they form a flow of energy, aka, electricity. This electricity is then sent into your electrical panel where it can be used to power your home’s air conditioning system.

What Are the Benefits of Using Solar Energy?

First, using solar energy for your air conditioner can greatly reduce the amount of power you use from the electric company to power your AC system. And because the sun is a constant, renewable source of energy, you won’t ever have to worry about running out of power. Using such a sustainable source of energy is great for the environment: there are no greenhouse gases created, and you aren’t using any fossil fuels. Additionally, you are using less electricity and as a result, shrinking your carbon footprint. There are no power surges from solar energy, and energy can be stored for later use or use on a cloudy day. Lastly, solar power is virtually silent, so you won’t even know it’s there – until you see how much you save on your monthly electric bill.

You should always use a trained expert for any kind of solar air conditioning services you may need in Plant City, FL. Call Air Conditioning Experts for your solar AC needs today!

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What Are the Benefits of Preventative Maintenance for My AC?

Friday, March 6th, 2015

Spring is coming up, and that means summer is not far behind. It also means that you should arrange to have an HVAC technician come to your house and provide your air conditioning system with its annual maintenance inspection and tune-up. Spring is always the best time to arrange for this service, since it will allow you the time to take care of any repair needs before the hot Florida summer weather starts, and it’s easier to schedule maintenance when HVAC technicians are not as busy with heating and cooling emergencies.

For quality air conditioning preventative maintenance in Tampa, FL, call Air Conditioning Experts. Membership in our Comfort Club will provide you with two maintenance tune-ups per year, one for your AC and one for your heater, as well as other benefits.

However, the biggest benefits you will receive will come from the maintenance itself. Here are just a few of the ways that AC maintenance helps you:

It keeps your air conditioner energy-efficient

On average, for each year that an AC goes without a maintenance inspection and tune-up, it will lose 5% of its efficiency. Your high-efficiency 20 SEER air conditioner will drop down to a 15 SEER system in only a few years—and that will add up to a large waste of money to receive the same cooling results.

It catches small repair problems before they become big problems

The “preventative” part of preventative maintenance is spotting places where the AC is developing malfunctions. These are repair issues that might not show themselves at first, but will eventually turn into major performance issues. Maintenance will locate these small problems and help you arrange to have them fixed.

It prolongs the AC’s service life

You want to receive the most use from your air conditioning possible so that you get the maximum return on your original investment in it. The only way for an AC to reach or surpass its manufacturer’s estimate lifespan is to have annual maintenance to reduce wear and tear on it.

It helps stop surprise breakdowns

Maintenance will give you invaluable peace of mind during a sweltering Florida summer that the AC has little chance of an abrupt breakdown. A professional technician will do everything possible to see that the system will work all the way to its next annual inspection.

Let Air Conditioning Experts take care of your air conditioning preventative maintenance in Tampa, FL.

Our Comfort Club will provide you with a 15% discount on parts and labor in addition to your two maintenance visits each year.

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