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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Karen - St. Petersburg, FL
They come when they say, they do great work at a reasonable price!
Pitcher - St. Petersburg, FL
Great techs friendly staff
William - St. Petersburg, FL
Pleaaanr personatlytakes pride in his work promotes a air of conifidenxe in his work
Great service and knowledgeable techs
Starling - St. Petersburg, FL
AC all of a sudden quit cooling. Justin and Leo came out did a pressure test and found system low. Performed a leak test and in minutes located leak at drier outside. Replaced part, vacuumed system and recharged. Best part is final price came in cheaper. Thanks guys for the hard work during this summer heat to keep your customers cool.
Excellent every time!
Duncan - St. Petersburg, FL
Very happy with service, they go the extra mile.
Mary - St. Petersburg, FL
My air conditioner stopped working overnight. Justin was able to come out today and get me fixed up by replacing my capacitor and a new thermostat to get me cooling again!
William - St. Petersburg, FL
He seems like he knew what he was doing he was fast at locating the problem fast to fix it let me know everything but was wrong very happy with his service prices are a little steep but oh well as far as mechanic went he was awesome
Lacombe - St. Petersburg, FL
Smart fast honest and up and running in under 30 min
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Margene - St. Petersburg, FL
Antonio was terrific. He explained everything that needed to be done and why so I knew exactly what had to be done and there was no surprise on the cost. He was efficient, professional, friendly, and personable. I was pleased with everything from start to finish!!
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Thank you for fixing the problem
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Roger - St. Petersburg, FL
Alex was awesome 100 out of 10
Michael - St. Petersburg, FL
Tony was knowledgeable, friendly, on time and professional.
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Good friendly service.
Fast and efficient
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On time, knowledgeable and thorough
Joyce - St. Petersburg, FL
Alex was awesome. Professional friendly and knowledgeable. Went above and beyond and fixed AC issue.
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Knowledgeable and thorough service. I am a new customer but was impressed with my first experience.
Resealed completely collapsed return plenum and change impacted filter l. After checking pressures I found a slightly high head pressure still which is due to the evap coil being impacted since it was sucking return air in from the attic that was not being filtered. Customer is aware of the high head pressure and if issue persists that the coil needs to be pulled and cleaned. I recommended against it due to the age of the equipment. Customer said she could feel cooler air as soon as I was done with the work.
Pulled and clean two mini split blower wheel assemblies. I did one unit in the kitchen and one unit in the living room. Both units working properly at this time.
Technician found compressor giving abnormal noises compression not occurring suspect internal rings Are blown. Recommend replacement of compressor under warranty if possible. Office to contact client to advise whether warranty options are possible and to schedule for installation. This unit is not operational.
Customer informed me upon arrival system doesn't cool properly during the heat of the day. Cycled and inspected equipment. Found equipment with a 20Â° delta T. Upon further inspection found return air leaking in attic due to temperature readings. Found space temperature 77Â° with return air temperature at 83Â°. Due to tight clearance i was unable to determine where leak is located. Home only has one attic access in garage. Appears old duct work was removed and installed on one side and worked there way out. Will need to reschedule with someone hopefully smaller that can reach all areas of return duct work. Installed a new EAC filter since existing filter was not replaced since October 2020. Left system in good working order for now. Recommend: inspecting return duct work for duct leaks. Did find any specific duct leaks at any of the connections we installed. Also couldnâ€™t find any return air leaking out. Found system subcool on the lower end and superheat on the higher end. In thi
All units running upon arrival. Customer stated she was having a smell and a loss of efficiency in all units. I found that all units blower wheels were heavily impacted which is definitely causing a loss in efficiency and creating a smell in some of the rooms. Customer would like for the office to call Monday morning and see if we can give a deal for all 4 blower wheel assemblies to be pulled and cleaned. After cleaning these wheels we need to put all units in full fan speed maximum cool mode and check pressures to verify all units are working within spec.
Unit was having intermittent thermostat issues. It would call outside and then the outdoor call would stop. Bypassed thermostat and the unit was running perfect which told me it needed a new thermostat. Replaced thermostat and unit started working properly.
Unit was running upon arrival. System was reading a high head pressure due to a heavily impacted indoor evaporator coil. Customer wants the office to give them a call on Monday to schedule a pull and clean on the evaporator coil.
Unit was running upon arrival he had another company come out who bypassed the defrost control board. So unit will only work in cooling at the moment. Need to order new defrost control board on Monday morning under warranty.
System was working properly upon arrival. Found system low on refrigerant so it wasnâ€™t cooling properly at the heat of day. Customer did not want to move further with a leak search and wanted us to just gas it up for him. Put 1 pound of Freon and got the system within range. Recommended system replacement to homeowner.
Unit not running due to bad capacitor. Had to use a turbo200 since the on call bin and the truck didnâ€™t have a 50/5 mfd. Got approval from Tabatha! Unit running properly at this time.
Unit was running properly upon arrival. I did a full inspection of the system checking pressures and all electrical components and everything was within specification. The only thing I noticed after cycling power a few times was that the compressor would delay in kicking on. Most likely due to a high amp draw to get it moving. I suspect when the unit wasnâ€™t cooling the compressor wasnâ€™t getting enough power to kick on. I recommended a hard start kit to the owner to assist in the high amp draw the compressor consumes upon start up. He said he is interested but did not want me to complete the work today. If the issue persists I would recommend this being done. Left system working properly.
Unit was running upon arrival, found system low on R22, I was getting 60 degree air out of the supply plenum. I informed customer that we needed to perform a leak search but he declined at this time and wanted me to just put a pound of refrigerant in and to see how it goes. If we need to return a leak search should be performed or unit should be replaced due to age.
System not cooling due to a failed contactor. Replaced contactor and system started working properly. Checked pressures and verified that cool air was coming out of the vents. Customer satisfied.
Checked system 2 and three. Added less than a lb of 410a to system 2. Units are operating at this time.
System refrigeration within range shows indication of high heat load system has 20Â° delta. The issue is the entire ceiling along with the entire perimeter and all doors are radiating 90+ degrees into the home the air inside the home is also absorbing that heat interior walls are measured around 82 to 83Â°. This home is not retaining the cool but allowing all the heat from outside inside. Technician after inspecting condenser and air handler along with ducting conducted walk-through home with homeowner with forward-looking infrared camera to illustrate where all this heat is coming from. Technician recommended increasing capacity and or a new ductless split client has declined. This unit is operational at this time.
Cycled and inspected equipment. Found dual capacitor failed. Installed a new warranty 45+5 dual capacitor. Left system in good working order.
Mitsubishi MUZ GL Ductless Heat Pump Outdoor Unit Ductless 1 Ton Installed 1 ton mini split unit condensing unit on pad small black small black pad electrician on site ran brand new circuit from breaker panel and install receptacle near mini split condenser started up system and charged to factory spec tested drain line and insured system was operating properly walk customer through and about how to operate her brand new mini split system also installed Kumo cloud wireless interface set up in her face and instructed homeowner on how to operate her new wireless interface customer paid balance in full job is complete permits posted job complete customer satisfied
Cycled and inspected equipment. Found dual capacitor blown, condenser fan motor failed, contactor pitted, and compressor off on internal over load. Quoted customer and recommended new equipment and customer declined at this time. Left system in same condition. Recommend: new equipment due to cost of repair, age, and overall condition of equipment or new condenser motor, fan blade, dual capacitor, contactor, compressor, and 10 lbs R22.
Upon arrival system is operational took measurements, discharge air ranging from 47 to 54Â°, used forward-looking infrared camera found windows allowing 90Â° air in this is causing the sensation of AC not cooling. Recommended increased insulation at windows to retain produced cool and to stop solar gain.
Condensation line is routed under slab, cannot access line. Recommend running new condensation drain, client has stated when system is replaced he will get that done. System is operational at this time
Recommended Repairs: This includes the minimum required repair to get your system running today and recommended service items that I noticed also need attention. I am able to complete these tasks today at a discounted rate, shown below. Cycled and inspected equipment. Upon arrival found ceiling collapsed under air handler in living room. Found drain line restricted due to evaporator coil impacted caused by filter too small for system. Need a 12x30x1 filter. Also found dual capacitor weak. Customer approved all repairs. Collected for work completed today only. Cleared drain line and installed a new 40+5 warranty capacitor. office will need to coordinate with tenant for pull and clean and germicidal. Left system cooling for now.
Capacitor failed, replaced cap. Tested refrigerant unit operating at this.
Condensate clogged. Cleared drain. Recommended ptrap, client declined. Unit operation at this time.
Installed ah motor, unit operating. Gave estimate for contactor, client declined.
Drain clogged, recommend clear. Client agreed. Unit operating at this time.