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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Barnett - St. Petersburg, FL
The pump sells for about $80.00 or less. I did not receive a breakdown showing exactly how much I was charged for the part itself, but $281.38 seems really high for the part plus 30 or 45 minutes of labor. This was in addition to the charge of $79.95 for the service call. I will probably look for someone who charges less next time.
Great system diagnostic
Ryan - St. Petersburg, FL
Biglow - St. Petersburg, FL
Efficient fair price fast
Awesome install team
Leisha - St. Petersburg, FL
The Total Air, Inc team was very professional and courteous. They did an awesome install and left the work area immaculate. They took pride in their work. Casey thoroughly explained everything about the system and answered all my questions. I would highly recommend Total Air and their installation team. Excellent company and team members!
Thadsmax - St. Petersburg, FL
Quality work. Fast response. Good price.
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Franke - St. Petersburg, FL
I called Tabitha at total air lastnight and Jeff Burgess was at my house at 8am the next morning. Fixed my problem and didn’t leave until it was running perfectly. Thank you
Sandra - St. Petersburg, FL
Great service and knowledge provided
Giovanni - St. Petersburg, FL
Jeff at Total Air was fantastic and knowledgeable. Got my unit back in tip top shape
A bit pricey but great service.
Mike - St. Petersburg, FL
David - St. Petersburg, FL
Tech was on time, professional and knowledgeable.
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Chesser - St. Petersburg, FL
Justin was on time ,courteous, professional. Thanks for employing such great people.
Sandra - St. Petersburg, FL
100% satisfied. Jeff Burgess from Total Air arrived close to the appointment time. We received texts to track when to expect his arrival. Jeff was po
ELIZABETH - St. Petersburg, FL
Timely, competent service
Steve - St. Petersburg, FL
Jeff is a fully competent, efficient, and effective technician. Did a great job for me and would recommend him to others.
Farmer - St. Petersburg, FL
Excellent every time!
Duncan - St. Petersburg, FL
I have been with Total Air for 4-1/2 years and it is always an excellent experience .
Prompt, courteous, professional
Gary - St. Petersburg, FL
Received test message informing arrival time. Nice touch
Weaver - St. Petersburg, FL
very nice - answered questions
Clare - St. Petersburg, FL
A Job Well Done
Thomas - St. Petersburg, FL
My Total Air rep Josh worked diligently to get our AC up and running, and explained the system to me when he was finished. Appreciated his help and professional.
Fast, friendly service
BRANDON - St. Petersburg, FL
Couldn’t have asked for better service. Punctual, efficient, and friendly.
On arrival found system running not cooling. Refrigerant pressures 50/ 200. Refilled 5 lbs 410a refrigerant to bring pressures back to normal levels. Home owner is selling home and declined leak search and repair at this time. Left system cooling. Homeowner understands that the refrigerant will leak out again and cause the system to freeze again.
Found condensate pump full of growth causing g float switch to intermittently cut low voltage to system. Cleaned pump and ran system . System cooling and draining properly at this time
Canâ€™t find proper source of why one supply vent in home isnâ€™t blowing air. Their was an addition built in the home and their is no crawl space to inspect the duct runs. Customer is going to cut the drywall where the plenum is located and reach out to us. After that we can inspect moving forward of work that needs to be completed.
Maintenance. Checked all electrical components. All components within factory spec. Found heavy debris matted on evaporator coil. Cleared.drain line. Discussed options for cleaning with home owner. He will contact us if he decides to move ahead with cleaning. Left system draining and cooling at this time.
Arrived at customers house for coil cleaning. On arrival customer showed me to air handler. While taking off the cabinet I noticed the blower motor was dirty as well. It just a customer get cleaning on it and customer agreed. Also looking in the cabinet I suggested the customer get an IA cuso the effects of this cleaning would last much longer. Customer would like an estimate sent to them. Collected all freon in compressor. Raised out evaporator coil. Took evaporator coil outside and sprayed with solution and rinse with water until the water ran clear. Evaporator coil looking much better. Next I took out the blower motor. Took it outside remove blower motor from blower wheel, remove blower wheel from blower housing. Clean housing and wheel with solution and water. Cleaned motor with Lysol wipes. Also cleaned inside of cabinet with Lysol wipes. Entire inside unit looks much cleaner. Customer thrilled with the results. Release Freon back into system and started off unit. Delta-t was of a
System not cooling due to a leak evaporator coil. I found oil in the evaporator drain pan and performed a nitrogen test to verify the leak. Need to contact customer on availability of the coil and scheduling. System not cooling at this time.
Performed maintenance on 3 units. 2 units in main home and 1 unit in rental property out back. Main property: checked volts and amp draw on all electrical componets. All components within in factory spec. Upstairs unit has bio growth in air Handler cabinet. Home owner is aware of this. Cleared drain lines. Both units pressures are within spec. Rental out back: found buzzing contactor and replaced. System was 2 lbs low on 410a refrigerant. Adjusted charge to proper levels. Air Handler had heavy growth inside. Cleaned cabinet and installed pure x UV light system. All other electrical components check ok for volts and amp draw. Left all systems cooling and draining properly.
Install air handler on new hanging kit. Install elite uv light. Install t6 pro thermostat. Breakers changed according to size. Condensor on exsisting blocks and pad. Light fixture was broken during install customer was compensated with a 1 year membership and needs to be registered. Customer satisfied!
install. Install 2 1/2 ton 15 seer split system rude air handler on brand new adjustable air handler stand modified supply Plenum added heat shield mastic and sealed top of ceiling in closet to ensure system is sealed replace disconnect on top of the air handler was unable to mount disconnect to wall in closet closet was not big enough closet was too tight not enough room to not disconnect anywhere put on top of the air handler like the existing system condenser on concrete pad system held pressure over 400 psi G and vacuum below 500 Âµm started up system and charged to factory spec change breakers accordingly install Honeywell T6 thermostat instructed homeowner uses a brand new AC system customer pay balance in full hung permit accordingly customer satisfied Drive complete
Arrived at customers house for system Check. On arrival customer showed me to air handler in hallway. Unit was putting out proper delta-t. Evaporator coil looks rather clean. Blower motor and electric cabinet was also clean. All wires were secure. Blew out drain line from above. Next went to condenser and hooked up gauges. Tractors and soak or a little off. Show this to customer and told him what the possible negative effects were running a system low on Freon. Customer decided to put in a pound of freon. After putting in the pound the system was back to normal pressures and reading. All wires and electric cabinet were secure. Proper voltage going across contactor. Capacitor with an acceptable range. Unit now running fine. Checked in with customer and customer was happy for work performed. Collected payments is signature and left. Customer happy.
System not cooling properly due to a leak. Put nitrogen in to 550 psi and could not find leak in system. Used sniffer and bubbles and could not find source. Will return tomorrow to further investigate and potentially perform an isolation test. Added refrigerant to get system cooling properly at this time. Warned customer it is likely refrigerant will leak out
Upon arrival customer told me that the tenant told him the had growth on there clothes and stuff. Went in the attic and pulled the doors of and the unit and it was full of growth spores In it. Cut the duct work open and the duct work looked ok. The evap coil was full of growth spores. We could do an ultimate cleaning on the system. The evap coil was rusted so no guarantee on system. Schedule a sales call for 3 to 5 on oct 22 also a quote to replace the duct work also. There is 5 hits. Also a price to install a UV light.
Staging Area: 12 Install 2 ton 14 SEER heat pump split system (vertical)
Install Installed 3 ton 16 seer split system Amana air handler on brand new hanging kit modified supply and return plenums and added heat shield mechanical fasteners to both installed two UV is one cool light in Coyle sticky V and one germicidal UV light changed breakers accordingly installed 10K W heater on heat pump system condenser on padlock pad flush copper flush drain insured system held pressure over 400 psi G and vacuum below 500 Âµm started up system and charged to factory spec walk customer through on how to operate their brand new HVAC system set up cool cloud and installed brand new Honeywell 8000 thermostat hung permit accordingly and change breakers per factory spec and struck at homeStructured homeowner on usage customer paid balance via check in for customer satisfied
Upon arrival customer showed me a package unit that needed tuned up. Checked for proper amps and voltage. The evap coil s clean and cleared the drain and pan. Checked the run cap for the blower side of the package unit and it is in good reading. I checked the duel cap and it was reading low. Recommend to customer to have it replaced. Customer agreed to replace it. 40/5 capacitor and I replaced it with a Turbo 200
System not cooling upon arrival. Found core sense module in a tripped locked rotor state due to failed capacitor. Replaced capacitor and reset core sense module. System cooling properly at this time.
Upon arrival customer showed me and ac unit in the attic that needed tuned up. Checked the system for proper amps and volts. The evap coil is clean. Cleared the drain line with nitrogen and solvent. Found some of the duct work not in good shape. Recommend to have any estimate done on replacing flex duct but customer denied at this time. Went to the outdoor condenser checked for proper amps and voltage. Checked the capacitor and it was reading low on microfarrads. Replaced the 40/5 capacitor with a Turbo 200. Got a Delta T of 18
Reveled emergency pan and installed new ss2 float switch. Pan in now sloped correctly toward the float switch and will cut system power properly. Left system running properly and home satisfied at 68 degrees.
Performed full system tune up. Checked amps, pressure, electrical components, and fully cleared drain line. While I was here I found a capacitor reading 28 mfd rated for 30. Customer moved forward with replacement to continue keeping his system healthy. All other components were within manufacture specification. Left system in good working order.
System not cooling due to a failed outdoor condensing fan motor and a failed capacitor. Replaced capacitor and fan motor. System running properly at this time.
Install two ductless split UV lights. Tested units and units both working fine. Collected signatures and payments and left. Customer thrilled.
Upon arrival customer showed me and ac system that was blowing warm air. I checked the evap coil and it is clean. Went to the roof and found the condenser unit. I checked the capacitor and it was good. Put my gauges on the system and it was empty. I set up for Kyle to come out between 4 and 6 oct 20 2021. Customer is in unit 320. When you go on the roof it is the 11 row and I marked the unit for you
Duct repairs. Replace 3 duct runs. 2 supply in the attic and the main return in crawl space under home. System is now sealed and operating properly.
Performed full system tune up, checked, amps, pressures, all electrical components and cleared drain line. Customer said she was having issues with it feeling hot in the home even with the ac satisfying temp. I let her know that this is due to humidity. I found a clogged air filter restricting proper airflow and proper removal of humidity. After this is changed this should definitely help. Her main concern is in a room that is an addition. The flex for this room was just put on a preexisting mixing box so it was not sized correctly. Customer is selling the home in about a year so doesnâ€™t want to move forward with any major expenses. I recommended turning to A/C down a few more degrees throughout the day which will keep the ac on longer to drive the humidity down in the home. While I was here I found a contactor that was burnt and pitted. Customer moved forward with replacement of it today. Left system in good working order
System intermittently shutting off to a clogged drain line and the lack of a proper p trap on the unit. Customer is choosing to install the p trap and clear drain himself. I also found duct work that had multiple tears and spots where insulation was nonexistent. Customer does not want to move forward with a quote at this time. Left system in the same order I found it in.