A dirty air filter can cause your AC to not work properly. Clogged air filters can cause your unit to:
- Run without cooling - A clogged filter restricts airflow to your unit, essentially blocking outgoing humid air from flowing. Your unit will try to compensate by running more often but the air won’t feel as cool.
- Freeze up - A dirty air filter restricts the flow of cold air from the unit, causing it to build up in the AC and eventually freeze the coils.
- Lose efficiency - Units that are not functioning properly end up costing you money in added energy costs while also keeping your house at an uncomfortable temperature.
To learn more, call Total Air at 727-822-7700. One of our expert team members can help answer any question you may have on filters and air conditioning maintenance. We also offer an AC maintenance service to clean and check your system, helping it run smoothly and efficiently all year long.
You can use your HVAC to purify the air in your house from dust, leading to a healthier and cleaner environment, in the following ways:
- Increase filter’s MERV rating - Changing your air filter regularly is essential, but what can help even more is to improve the type of filter you install. All filters are given a MERV (Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value) rating, with the higher the rating, the smaller the particles it will prevent from passing through the filter. With a higher MERV filter, you will have less dust in your home.
- Use your HVAC fan after cleaning - When you dust, particles are scattered into the air and can travel through your home, settling somewhere else. If you switch your system to ON instead of AUTO after dusting or vacuuming, the HVAC will help remove these scattered dust particles. Don’t forget to switch it back to AUTO after some time passes.
To learn more or if you have questions, call Total Air at 727-822-7700. We have been providing heating and cooling services to the St. Petersburg area since 2003 and have years of experience repairing and maintaining HVACs. Call today!
There are a number of reasons why an air conditioner will stop working. The most common reasons include:
- Faulty circuit breaker or fuse.
- Refrigerant leak.
- Frozen coil.
- Damaged fan blades, compressor, electrical connections and contacts.
- Faulty thermostat.
If your air conditioner has stopped working, call Total Air at 727-822-7700 for air conditioner repair service. We provide 24-hour, 7-day-a-week emergency service. Our certified technicians are held to the highest standards of courtesy and professionalism. They are licensed and certified as well as trained on the latest innovations in HVAC technology. If your air is out, don’t hesitate to call.
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Rand - St. Petersburg, FL
Brian is very professional and helped me to understand my HVAC issues.
Mark - St. Petersburg, FL
From the first call to Tabitha to Our service technician Brian, our experience was first rate. Total Air was in our corner throughout. Top quality customer service, great pricing and professional, courteous service fixing our heating AND cooling systems.
Fast and efficient
Rebecca - St. Petersburg, FL
As a new homeowner, this was my first time having to call for AC repair. They had my air fixed and on their way within less than an hour from my phone call! Great service and super quick. Will definitely be referring to friends and family!
Lacombe - St. Petersburg, FL
Very knowledgeable, talked me through some options for keeping system running
Awesome guy,great service
Chesser - St. Petersburg, FL
Regina - St. Petersburg, FL
Good service and good price
Great, informative service
JEFF - St. Petersburg, FL
Jean - St. Petersburg, FL
Brian did an excellent job correcting problem & educating on prevention
Amy - St. Petersburg, FL
Jason Dorris was very friendly, knowledgeable and offered great details & explanations. We appreciate his help today! The partial refund when he learned of a warranty on the motor was an awesome surprise. Tabitha was also wonderful in the call this morning. Great communication! Thank you!
Karen - St. Petersburg, FL
Excellent customer service and I paid less than I thought!! Membership plan is perfect!!!
excellent servie - thanks
Beth - St. Petersburg, FL
excellent servie - thanks
Service call - Sergei
Joel - St. Petersburg, FL
Very professional, experienced, fast, courteous. Didn’t mind me picking his brain.
excellent service - thanks
Beth - St. Petersburg, FL
excellent service - thanks
Stephens - St. Petersburg, FL
Brian was very professional
Great service and honest!!
Medina - St. Petersburg, FL
So happy with the service provided! I feel they were honest about what was needed and are a very great price! They gave me future recommendations to do in the next year to keep it running well and gave me the cost of those services for when I do them, so I can plan and budget!
Hansen - St. Petersburg, FL
Brian will not leave a job until he solves the problems. Best man for the job.
Combs - St. Petersburg, FL
Would have rated him higher if there was one
Boatright - St. Petersburg, FL
Great service great price
Tyoe - St. Petersburg, FL
Kiya - St. Petersburg, FL
Brian was very professional and informative, he was extremely proficient and answered all my questions. He’s a great representation for the company. Great service!
Great service, on time and honest opinion
Quilla - St. Petersburg, FL
Farrell - St. Petersburg, FL
The guys were very professional and awesome
Experienced Informed Technician
Rogerson - St. Petersburg, FL
Brian Re was the Total Air technician who responded to my issue of a potential malfunctioning air conditioning unit. He was prompt, attentive to my explanation and thorough. He provided excellent service, was clear in his diagnosis suggested options and remedied the issue in an appropriate time. I felt I was treated honestly and all costs were justified. For future peace of mind I signed up for a regular service plan which was economic and ensures a correctly running plant.
Mike - St. Petersburg, FL
Cowart - St. Petersburg, FL
I performed a maintenance. I checked pressures, electrical components and vacuumed drain line with cleaner. I replaced economy uv bulb. I left system in good working order.
Upon arrival cleaned Evaporator coil in place. Inspected operations after. Left system in good working order.
I tested heat pump , the noise didnâ€™t repeat. I went through sequence of operation. The system is almost 17 years old with wear and tear due to age. The blower motor bears are on their way out and slightly over amping too. I noticed at one point in time the circuit delay board took awhile for blower to kick on. That is failing too. The evap coil is heavily rusted out and I see oil residue. That means the evap coil has a leak. The air handler is heavily contaminated with growth.... I believe that noise was from the reversing valve plunger trying to shift over. The system needs to be replaced.... Heide has a warranty insurance. She will like to have Corey our comfort advisor come out to give an estimate and options. To get the condenser down and up, we would need a high lift and disabled the railing. For now the system is running, but it can fail anytime...
found not heating due to multiple failures in equipment. System needs disconnect, in air handler breaker, electric heater with relay, transformer, thermostat wiring from thermostat to air handler as well ass condenser to air handler, air handler control board, insulation in top of air handler cabinet needs removed and replaced as it is completely stuck to evaporator coil. Evaporator coil is rusted and corroded. Was not able to add heater or insulation replacement into quote. Replacing system is needed as amount of repairs needed completed is extensive and condition of unit is extremely poor. Corey set to return to give quote on system replacement tomorrow 12/04/20 between 8-10 AM We will send quote for all repairs as well once heater and insulation replacement is added to needed repairs. System is not heating or cooling at this time.
I found bad electric heater . I tried to reach out to carrier, on hold for 15 minutes. The office will reach out to carrier to get price and availability. The office will reach out with an estimate. The other half of the house has another system with heat.
I replaced the rescue blower motor with a factory motor and performed start up procedures and checked my amp draw. I secured the insulation on pannel door with tape and glue, I cleared the drain and left the system in proper working condition.
Found not heating due to bad defrost control board. We will need to verify warranty, order, return and replace. Bypassed board to allow heating. System will not cool while board is bypassed.
Cycled and inspected equipment. Found 10 kw heater failed. Left system off at breaker until heater can be installed. Upon arrival replaced heater. Inspected operations after. Left system in good working order.
Found not heating due to open heater element. We will need to order, return and replace 5kw electric heater. Returned and replaced 5kw electric heater. Checked operation. Heating properly at this time.
The 5amp fuse was blown at air handler circuit board. I found the common thermostat wire was energized with 24v. I recommend on replacing the thermostat wire and possibly thermostat. The system has wear and tear with heavy growth inside the air handler. Daylin will run the stat wire .
Cycled and inspected equipment. Found thermostat failed. Installed a new thermostat. Left system in good working order.
Cycled and inspected equipment. Found heater contactor chattering causing loud buzzing sound at air handler. Installed a new heater contactor. Left system in good working order.
Installed a new pure air x whole house germicidal unit. During installation of pure air x power was lost to home. Customer contacted duke and the estimated time of power restoration was 12. I was not able to cycle equipment upon completion of pure air x. Left system in good working order.
Found off on arrival. Reset breaker and checked operation. Heating properly at this time. Left system in good working order.
We performed a complete tune up on the ac system and checked heat. I checked all electrical components and motors, refrigerant levels and temperature differentials.we cleared the drain line with coil cleaner and water. A/H- has a delta T of 20Â°. The blower motor has a good amp draw but the capacitor is weak and should be replaced. ( 7.5mfd reading 6.08). C/U- has a pitted contactor. The dual capacitor is starting to go weak on the fan side. (45/5 mfd reading 46.2/4.13). I recommend we replace both capacitors and install a surge protector to protect the compressor from power surges. I put together an estimate and loaded my pictures to service titan. We left the unit in good working condition. The customer is aware of the repairs that need to be done, he is going to wait at this time. He also said he would pay online for the membership.
Upon arrival performed leak search. The refrigerant sniffer was picking up refrigerant in the condenser coil. Gave quote to replace the coil under warranty, replacing the filter drier, and adding new refrigerant to the system. He will reach back out to us after he thinks about the quote.
I performed a maintenance. I checked pressures, electrical components and blew out with nitrogen,flushed drain line with cleaner ... I replaced the air handler run capacitor and I installed a emergency float switch which was never installed. I left the system in good working order. The temp outside is 52 degs..
Today we replaced the A/H for a mini- split and installed a UV light. I pressure tested the system at 410 psi of nitrogen. Leak checked the connections. Foamed in the wall penetration. Pulled a vaccum down to 389 microns. Then I charged the system with 410A refrigerant out of jug 194. I used 2.56 pounds, factory charge. Performed start up procedures and left the unit in good working condition. My deltaT is at 21Â° and its 60Â° outside. I loaded my pictures to service titan.
Installed 3 ton 15 seer Amana heat pump brand new air handler coffin box stand brand new supply Plenum made flex going into the attic metal flex flush copper rand brand new three-quarter inch drain included with P-trap installed condenser on brand new hurricane pad foamed line set cover performed a pressure test above 400 psi G and vacuum below 500 Âµm started up system and charged to factory spec system cooling to spec also very coldNot a good day to charge an air conditioner might want to return in the heat of the summer to perfect the charge walked homeowner on through on how to operate thermostat in the operation of their brand new air-conditioning system customer paid in for customer satisfied Don was out and ran a brand new circuit with 35 amp breaker to air handler and change the breaker for condenser 35 amp customer satisfied
We replaced about 8 ft of return duct and hung it up. We sealed both return and supply flex at the unit. We put the dog house back on and sealed that as well. The supply flex feeding the bathroom is in bad shape and should be replaced. We left the system in proper working condition.
Cycled and inspected equipment. Found compressor failed upon arrival ( LRA ). Provided customer quote to replace compressor not under warranty. Customer declined quote at this time and stated he received a quote for $2100 and will most likely go with that quote. Left system off for now.
Inspected duct work under home and found duct work torn in multiple locations from rodent. I informed customer we would recommend removing rodent prior to new duct work installation. Customer stated she will have pest control company out to inspect and remove rodent a.s.a.p. We scheduled Corey Wednesday 12-2 p.m. I also informed customer we would be able to credit $79.95 service call fee for today if customer moves forward with quote. Recommend: new duct work
Found not cooling due to bad dual run capacitor. Replaced with new turbo 200 capacitor. Checked operation. Left system in good working order. Evap coil highly impacted and will need pulled and cleaned.
Upon arrival resealed duct system. The system is currently off and the mastic is drying. Recommended that he adds more insulation in the attic because there is very little. Also recommended on getting a company to give a quote of duct cleaning. He would like us to send the number to the company we know.
Completed member tune up visit #2. Cycled and inspected equipment. Found dual capacitor weak. Installed a new 45+5 dual capacitor ( warranty ). Left system in good working order.