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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Exceptional service & timely
Masharia - St. Petersburg, FL
Person who arranged appointment was very understanding & helpful. The technician was knowledgeable & explained everything. He was pleasant and professional.
Regina - St. Petersburg, FL
Nice and respectful
They saved the day
Whitney - St. Petersburg, FL
We were without ac, it was 85 in the house and they were the only ones to chat at 9pm to set up an appointment for the next morning. Very professional, and very helpful. We were excited to change to them for all of our AC and heat needs.
Lacombe - St. Petersburg, FL
Excellent knowledge and service
Cecilia - St. Petersburg, FL
I very much appreciated the immediate text response after my mobile inquiry. Tabatha were very transparent about the initial cost of the service call fee. I appreciated the 30 to 60 minute call ahead and even provided a photo of our technician Jason. Jason was very thorough and had all the tools needed to take care of our issue at that moment. We are overall very pleased with the service.
Great service and response time!
Porco - St. Petersburg, FL
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Chesser - St. Petersburg, FL
Jason was courteous and efficient.
Our tech did a great job in detecting the problem and fixing it for us. Awesome job!
Eric - St. Petersburg, FL
First of all, someone picked up when I called to schedule an appointment. Then shortly afterwards the tech called and said he was on his way. Great service!
Ed - St. Petersburg, FL
Friendly and prompt
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Karen - St. Petersburg, FL
Total Air is a great company and my tech, Matt, was excellent! They do quality work at an affordable price!
Very disappointed with total air
John - St. Petersburg, FL
Everything that you’re tech looked at needed to be replaced all I wanted was for a new thermostat to be put in. He told me that the best thing to do was to get a whole new system with a 10 year warranty. He then shut the power off to the unit at the circuit breaker and told me he will have someone come out and that person will take measurements for a new unit on Monday. So now I have no AC in my house till probably Tuesday at the earliest. Well a friend of mine stopped by to see me and asked me why I had no air. So I told him what the technician had told me and he said he has a friend who works for an AC company and he would call him to get a second opinion. Well his friend came out and turned the power back on to the unit and he replaced the thermostat and checked everything out and said other than the unit being old it was working fine and there was no reason to replace the whole unit.Well the unit is working great and I can now read the thermostat. I asked my friends technician how much a new unit would cost me and he said the total cost for a brand new unit for my house would cost around $4,000 that is half the price you’re technician quoted me as your technician said it would be around $8,000. I trusted your company to come out and give me an honest quote and all this guy wanted to do was get me to buy a whole new unit. The old unit that was not worth running has been working great ever since my friends technician replaced the thermostat and turned it back on. I will never ever recommend Total Air for any kind of repairs
Great company! Friendly employees! Quality work!
Murphy - St. Petersburg, FL
Matt Jones was on time, polite and efficient, even made suggestions to ensure the longevity of my unit. I’ve used this company for a few years now and am very happy with all the services done.
Great service, awesome price!
Hoa - St. Petersburg, FL
Justin was great. He went through everything thoroughly with me, did a great job and gave an awesome price!
Amy - St. Petersburg, FL
Technician was on time, friendly, efficient and accommodating. I would have him back for service in the future. Thanks
awesome prompt service
Tyler - St. Petersburg, FL
was using another AC company for years. techs come snd go and there is always someone looking to rip you off. so i called this company snd Anthony was honest with integrity as a US soldier shouid be. Glad i got a second opinion with this AC company. extremely satisfied
Weigler - St. Petersburg, FL
Great service and personality.
Taken advantage of!
Metler - St. Petersburg, FL
Ultimately paid $530.00 for one Capacitor. Invoices have no detail for hours and parts. Subterfuge!
appreciate speedy response and speedy appointment, appreciate phone call with diagnosis of problem.
Ruth - St. Petersburg, FL
did not appreciate being told almost immediately that I need to replace my entire system or i can expect the "M" word in my attic. Still waiting to see the entire list of items that he rattled off on the phone that need attention. I can not rate the quality of this service yet, he just made the repair today.
Doug - St. Petersburg, FL
This is the second time using your services. Each visit was equally impressive. Alex was on time, courteous answered all our questions questions. I will be requesting him every time! Thanks again
Dawn - St. Petersburg, FL
Jason with Total Air was very efficient, knowledgable, and friendly. He found the problem quickly and offered options. I appreciated the professionalism and know Total Air is the right company for us!!!
Professional and knowledgeable
Metler - St. Petersburg, FL
Knew the system, discovered the breakdown and recommended remedy. Ordered parts! Was professional and knowledgeable.
Nikki - St. Petersburg, FL
Michael - St. Petersburg, FL
On time, quick & honest service
Required Repairs: These are the minimum services required to get your system running today and does not include any recommended actions that I noticed. Cycled and inspected equipment. Found system in good working order upon arrival. Customer stated air handler was running with condenser fan only and no compressor. I informed customer with information givin we would recommend adding a hard start kit to achieve better start up with compressor. Customer declined recommendation at this time. Left system in same working order. Recommend: hard start kit if problem persist.
System was operational upon arrival checked volts amps and microfarads found capacitor below range recommend replacement client agreed. Recommended service agreement for the system, client agreed. Performed maintenance on unit. No faults found this unit 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. Found system frozen upon arrival. Defrosted system. Found system frozen due to a impacted filter. Also found evaporator coil dirty. Removed filter and customer will install a new filter a.s.a.p. left system in good working order for now. Recommend: new equipment due to age and overall condition of equipment.
found system low on r22, recommended add 3lbs. System operating at this time. Set up appt with Corey to replace 4 systems 11-1appt time.
Cycled and inspected equipment. Found evaporator coil dirty and condenser coil dirty. Cleaned evaporator coil and rinsed condenser coil. Installed an new pure air x. Left system in good working order.
Mitsubishi MUZ GL Ductless Heat Pump Outdoor Unit Ductless 1 Ton Installed 1 ton ductless mini split mounted air handler on wall ran mini split line-100 to condenser sitting on padlock pad perform pressure test 400 psi G and vacuum below 500 Âµm started up system insured system was running to factory spec walk customer through on how to operate brand new mini split mounted remotes for a customer customer paid in full via credit card job is complete Don was out and ran high-voltage disconnect for mini split condenser on 15 amp breaker
Technician found system not operational, recommended maintenance agreement for system one and system two client has agreed. Technician found capacitor failed on compressor side replaced this component upon approval from homeowner. This system is operational at this time.
Cycled and inspected equipment. Found system frozen. Defrosted system and added 6 lbs R410a. Left system in good working order for now.
Technician found capacitor has failed unit going out on high head pressure, recommend Turbox, client agreed. Technician recommended maintenance agreement, client agreed. Technician recommended condenser coil cleaning client has declined at this time wants to think it over. Upon installation of recommended parts this unit is operational at this time.
Upon arrival air-conditioning functioning. Client described wired and direct short somewhere across the system technician recommended wire repair and short location, client agreed. Technician found system direct short wired in on reversing valve circuit. Technician found reversing valve circuit at condenser no longer functioning to provide heat pump heat. Recommend control board for condenser client has agreed. Technician found voltage drop from air handling board to condenser most likely caused by direct short internally damage caused by that, technician recommended air handling control board replacement client has agreed. Technician found refrigeration on the lower scale of range . Recommend adding refrigerant client has agreed. Electric heat has been restored, air-conditioning functioning at this time. Office to contact client for availability and installation of the two boards mentioned in this report, these boards have been paid in full. Technician recommends maintenance agreeme
Required Repairs: These are the minimum services required to get your system running today and does not include any recommended actions that I noticed. Found not cooling due to tripped condenser breaker caused by bad 45/5 dual run capacitor. Replaced with new turbo 200 which carried 5 year warranty. Checked operation. Left system in good working order.
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. Found upstairs system not cooling due to failed 45/5 dual run capacitor. Replaced with new turbo 200 capacitor carrying 5 year warranty. Checked operation. Left system in good working order. Customer signed up for taps annual membership for both systems. Office will call to schedule a date for first maintenance visit.
Found system frozen. Ran system in heat to dethaw. Found slightly low on r22. Added 2 lbs. system cooling at this time. Customer would like quote for system replacement resent to new email to make decision on replacement. Required Repairs: These are the minimum services required to get your system running today and does not include any recommended actions that I noticed.
Required Repairs: These are the minimum services required to get your system running today and does not include any recommended actions that I noticed. Cycled and inspected equipment. Found drain line and condensate pump restricted. Cleared drain line and condensate pump. Cycled pump and found pump failed. Customer declined quote to install condensate pump and requested he purchase and install pump himself. Left system off. Recommend: new condensate pump
Amana ASZ14 Heat Pump 2.5 Ton. Install new air handler on new duct box. Reconnect exsisting electrical and copper. New t6 pro thermostat installed. Breakers changed according to size. New condensor on exsisting pad and block. (1) pound of 410a refrigerant added. Customer satisfied! <upon removal of multiple 2Ã—4 a small spot of drywall fell apart. Will need tate to fill, pictures are on job photos.>
Technician inspector Edge air handler microfarad volts answer within range, coil is discolored but not clogged. Technician inspected condenser found pressures low. Recommended 4lbs 410a, client agreed. Please note this system shows history of recharfe, would recommend leak check and replacement of leaking component or leak stop. Unit is operational at this time.
Technician found system condenser not operational tested components found capacitor with 0 ÂµF. Recommended capacitor replacement client agreed. Tested refrigerant and other components this unit is operational at this time. Recommended maintenance agreement client agreed. System is operating at this time
Upon arrival found ecobee thermostat blank due to a tripped float switch and clogged condensate drain. Noticed open draw air handler drain line tied into hot water tank and bathroom sink drain. Cut PVC right before bathroom sink drain line and cleared line. Tested drain for proper operation left unit in good working order at this time
Upon arrival system was on technician found liquid line into air handler condensating. Client informed tech that previous technicians and neighbors said liquid dryer had a leak. Technician recommended leak check for complete system. Client agreed technician completed task. Technician found liquid dryer restricted causing refrigerant to flash and change state at dryer. Technician found dryer leak. Technician recommended recovery and replacement of all refrigerant along with replacement of filter dryer. Client agreed. This work will require a helper do to six story building and amount of equipment needed. Please note client has requested Antonio to return. Technician removed refrigerant removed 1.5 lb. Installed new filter drier, hold vacuum for 45 minutes, installed Factory charge 5 and 1/2 pounds of refrigerant and tested system this system is operational at this time.
Customer had water leak in attic due to a three-quarter inch PVC coupling being loose repaired PVC put new Arma flex on pipe. Tested for proper operation left system in good working order at this time Customer had water leak in attic due to a three-quarter inch PVC coupling being loose repaired PVC put new Arma flex on pipe. Tested for proper operation left system in good working order at this time
Cycled and inspected equipment. Found system not cooling properly due to impacted filters and dirty evaporator coil. Removed filters and informed customer need to install new filters a.s.a.p. cleaned evaporator coil and installed a new pure air x. Left system in good working order.
Upon arrival checked motors, electrical components. and pressures. Cleared drain line with nitrogen and added Nubrite.recommended TAP renewal. DeltaT at 19 degree split and left system in good operating condition.
Completed member tune up visit #2. Cycled and inspected complete system checked amps volts caps pressures drain line electrical connections etc. left system in good working order at this time. Recommend germicidal pure XUV light to prevent further growth and better indoor air quality. Customer renewed membership with me today
Upon arrival found Goodman split system not cooling due to a locked up condensing fan motor customer agreed to go forward with replacing condensing fan motor however all I had on my van was the universal Rental motor, I put universal rental motor in temporary And will return with new universal condensing fan motor
System is operational technician found microbiological growth growing inside air handler, found UV bulb burnt out 10 microbiological growth growing on both. Recommended I wave system find has agreed. Recommended maintenance program client declined. Technician installed and tested highway system unit operational.