Best Winter AC Maintenance

When you are a resident of St. Petersburg, cooling your home in December is not uncommon, so it is crucial that your cooling system receives the very best AC maintenance available, even during the winter. If you know you are ready to turn off the AC for a couple months, you may be thinking about winterization. The process includes covering your unit after a complete checkup and cleaning. This also gives you the opportunity to take a look at the system and perform small repairs if needed.

For those, however, who know they will need a little cool air in St. Petersburg this winter, these 3 AC maintenance tips, received directly from the pros, will help you have a stress-free season, thanks to a reliable air conditioning unit:

  1. While the winter months mean fewer allergens will be present in the air, filters still need to be changed regularly.
  2. Did you know that leaky ducts can lose up to 30% of airflow? No one ever likes paying for something if it is not necessary, and that loss translates directly into more dollars on your monthly energy bill.
  3. Regardless the time of the year, dust accumulates in your home. The same happens within your air conditioning unit, especially in the coils. If not taken care of, the amount of dust will build up, and reduce your system’s capability to keep you cool.

Overall, the most important tip we can give you to ensure you get the most of your system, is to hire St. Petersburg experts to perform any work you may need. Only people with extensive knowledge will be able to provide you with the best AC maintenance.

Total Air has a team composed of the best AC maintenance providers around St. Petersburg. Their contractors have received intensive training to ensure they handle any work placing your needs first, and ensuring your full satisfaction with the services of Total Air.

If you have not had your seasonal maintenance performed yet, it is not too late to schedule an appointment. Find out more about Total Air’s comprehensive services and maintenance programs by giving them a call today at (727) 822 – 7700!

Beat the Heat: How Regular AC Maintenance Can Save You Money

As the summer months roll in, thermostats in the Clearwater area go down while utility bills go up. The majority of bills are made up of cooling costs, however regular AC maintenance with Total Air Inc. of Clearwater can not only improve your system’s performance, but can also save you money by lowering your bill and avoiding repair costs in the future. Here are some tips on how you can cut your cooling costs:

Change filters and clear drains

Cleaning or changing the filter can be the simplest step a homeowner can take to maintain their AC unit and save money at the same time. During the prime months of cooling, a filter should be replaced or cleaned once every month; a new filter can lower your system’s energy usage by 15%. As well as clean filters, clearing the drains on a unit can help with energy uses. A clogged drain can cause your system to work harder, only to pump out less cold air. For a low cost, Total Air Inc. will provide an AC maintenance “check-up,” which includes having the drain cleared for the system’s best performance.

Clear the area outside

When the outdoor component is surrounded by leaves, weeds, or other landscaping, it can make it harder for the unit to pull in air. Keeping all vegetation at least two feet away from the unit can help with pulling in the air and keeping energy usage low.

Seal ducts and open spaces

Air ducts in attics or crawl spaces can form leaks over time and keep cold air from getting to the house. Sealing these leaks can save cold air, energy and money. Keeping windows and doors sealed and shut can also keep more cold air in your home. The colder the air that stays indoors, the more comfortable you can be, and the more money you will save!

Clean the indoor/outdoor units

Remember that “check-up” for the AC system? It also includes having a Total Air Inc. technician cleaning the indoor (evaporator) and outdoor (condenser) components so they can run efficiently. The technician will not only clean out a year’s worth of dirt from the cooling fan, but they will maintain the coolant levels and keep buildup off of the evaporator coil, all of which keeps the unit from needing repairs.

Give your unit and your wallet a break this summer season, and have your unit be more energy efficient during the most important cooling months by keeping up with maintenance and calling Total Air Inc. of Clearwater today at 727-822-7700 to schedule a check-up!

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.

Tampa AC Maintenance

Let’s face it.  It’s Florida, and it’s hot.  There is no way to sugarcoat it.  As a Florida native, I am more than aware of how nasty the weather can be.  After spending another miserable Monday at my mundane job, I came home and my home was sweltering.  How could it possibly be hotter inside than out?  I opened all the windows and resigned to a long night in the heat.  It was well past business hours, and I knew for certain no one would be open to coming out now for Tampa AC maintenance.

First thing in the morning, I called an air conditioning place I saw on TV.  The servicemen were rude, they took forever to fix my unit, then had the gall to charge me extra because it took them so long!  I was so unhappy, I was determined to never be taken advantage of again.  That day I called Millian Aire, and I took advantage of their Tampa AC maintenance plan.  For a miniscule cost, I was provided so many benefits!  I found out that with this plan, they would never charge me overtime for having to come to my home outside of regular business hours.  They are available 24/7, they have a 1 year warranty on all parts and labor and a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee!

I should have just called Millian Aire for my Tampa AC maintenance last night, but I didn’t.  I hope that after you hear my story you will learn from my mistakes.  Don’t waste time on the first AC place you find.  Do your research.  Know that when that time comes, there is not a better place to come than Millian Aire.  Go ahead and see for yourself.  Give them a call at 888-628-0691 today.