3 Signs You Need AC Repair

Now that summer is almost upon us in St. Petersburg, Largo, and Palm Harbor, you will want to start thinking about AC repair. Don’t get caught without cold air on an 90 degree day! Your air conditioner is designed to be quiet and to run efficiently; and many factors will lead to you experiencing AC problems. This is why it’s always a good idea to know what clues are signaling the need for repair. This way, you can call a technician and have a small problem fixed, instead of waiting until the entire unit breaks down. Most repairs are very simple, and will save you time and money in the long run.

3 signs you need AC repair are:

  1. Loud noises: As mentioned earlier, these units are designed to run quietly, so the first sign of a needed repair would be loud, unusual noises. Some noises can be subtle, while others can be screeching, so you always want to be aware of them in order to call a technician for inspection as soon as possible.
  2. Low airflow or lack of cooling: With weakened airflow, it may be as simple as the need to replace the air filter or coils, or something much more serious. If you know the coils and filter are already clean, and yet there is still low airflow, you should call a professional as soon as you can. The lack of cooling could signal an internal cooling system problem, which will require a professional’s assistance as well.
  3. Higher energy bill: This may be the easiest to notice, since you should be aware of your average utility bill. If you have not increased your usage, but notice higher bills, your AC unit is probably working harder than usual to give the same amount of air.

If you experience one of these signs, or anything else out of the ordinary, you’ll want to call a professional for AC repair in St. Petersburg, Largo, and Palm Harbor as soon as possible. Here at Total Air Inc. we offer expert air conditioning service and repairs of residential air conditioning to keep you as comfortable as possible. For more information call us today at 727-822-7700.


Springtime AC Maintenance

Now that it’s officially spring, you to need to start thinking about springtime AC maintenance in St. Petersburg, Largo, Seminole, and Clearwater. Winter is gone for good, meaning we’ll soon be cranking up the air conditioning to combat the hot Florida summer.  When the temperature heats up, you want to know for certain that your home will be as cool as you need. Here at Total Air, we can do a full inspection of your system to make sure it’s ready for summer.

When you call us for AC maintenance, we check:

  • Refrigerant levels: Low levels could indicate a leak that can cause your compressor to burn up resulting in a very expensive repair.
  • All electrical components: We’ll make sure each part is working properly in order to efficiently cool your home.
  • Evaporator and condenser coils: If these are dirty or damaged, the energy efficiency of your unit will decrease greatly, leading to monthly higher electric bills.
  • Thermostat: We check that it is properly calibrated so your air conditioning isn’t working overtime.
  • Check, clean, and replace all filters: This ensures that the air going into your home is as clean as possible and there is no additional strain on the fans.

Scheduling springtime AC maintenance for your St. Petersburg, Largo, Seminole, and Clearwater home will not only save you money, but provides peace of mind during the coming summer months.

Getting a maintenance check early will leave plenty of time to conduct any necessary repairs so you’ll never have to go without cold air. And while a small leak will not affect your wallet or home too drastically, leaving it until the unit breaks will cost you a lot more, and possibly  even leave you with no air conditioning on a 90 degree summer day. However, when your unit is running properly it requires a lot less energy, which costs you a lot less money.

Here at Total Air, we offer 100% customer satisfaction, 24/7 emergency repair services, regular maintenance checks, and straightforward and affordable prices.  Furthermore, if another company advises you to purchase a major repair or replacement, you can come to us for a free second opinion.

Call us at 727-822-7700 today to schedule AC maintenance in St. Petersburg, Largo, Seminole, and Clearwater.