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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Long - St. Petersburg, FL
Total air saved the day! Mr. Blanco was terrific and helped explain everything.
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Crane - St. Petersburg, FL
The technician was very knowledgeable on my system and had it up and running with in a hour.
Matthews - St. Petersburg, FL
I couldn’t have asked for a better technician and service than I received today from Raiko B. He was professional and full of information. We will be using him and Total air in the future!
Nanette - St. Petersburg, FL
Very thorough and skilled
Phelps - St. Petersburg, FL
Overall the best cooling system check ever. Looked at all parts and suggested some minor repairs for my 14 year old system.
Barry - St. Petersburg, FL
A/C contractors are hard to trust . The Tech Jason who costed with me was very knowledgeable and trustworthy . The repair is still under contract so I can’t comment on the company backing him , but I am impressed so far .
Fast and Friendly
Michael - St. Petersburg, FL
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Beane - St. Petersburg, FL
Great service. Punctual
Crawford - St. Petersburg, FL
Recently purchased a new home and wanted both units serviced. Brian arrived right on time, communicated the items that needed replaced and serviced. Gave me a clear estimate, completed the work at the same appointment. Great job!
EJ - St. Petersburg, FL
Capanna - St. Petersburg, FL
2 days no air conditioning that’s a huge experience
Degraeve - St. Petersburg, FL
Justin was exceptional
Quick, awesome service
Chesser - St. Petersburg, FL
The best AC company I’ve ever dealt with. Fair price.
Great price and service
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Mary - St. Petersburg, FL
Nevon Hinds was very professional
Always there for us
O'Connor - St. Petersburg, FL
AC service done right
Tolson - St. Petersburg, FL
Sergie was fantastic from beginning to conclusion of service. He thoroughly checked each component of the system, discovered the issue to be a clogged drainage line, resolved the situation & further made meaningful recommendations for a solid maintenance plan.
Mary Ford - St. Petersburg, FL
Brian was excellent.. professional and friendly.
Walker - St. Petersburg, FL
Very professional and knowledgeable.
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Upon arrival evap coil was partially frozen but system was runnin, customer said that he did turn it off for a while and back on. The issue that caused the coil to freeze up was not present at the moment, coil and filters are clean and blower was at full rev to cool down. Pressures are in range. I stayed monitoring the system but no symptom expressed. Cleared the drain line and charged service call. Told customer to call us if issue returns and keep system running to catch the issue.
I found the float was tripping due to restricted filter. The owner vacuumed out drain line. I flushed with cleaner. I put an elbow outside on drain to create a trap. I checked pressures, good. I replaced the weak dual run capacitor. We need to return to install a nest thermostat/ program and check out supply in bed room..
Installed 4 new pure air x whole house germicidal units. Installed 4 new Nest thermostats. Wired common wire on 3 of 4 systems to operate Nest thermostats. Also installed a new 75 va transformer on horizontal air handler in garage due to Nest thermostat over loading transformer ( weak ). Cycled and inspected equipment. Left 4 systems in good working order.
Upon arrival found drain line clogged, cleared line with approval. Inspected the rest of the system. Left system in good working order. Offered membership but not interested at this time.
Upon arrival added 2 pounds of 410a refrigerant to the system. Checked pressures and delta-t after. Left system in good working order.
Completed tune up on the system, I checked all electrical components and motors. I could not check pressures due to an impacted evaporator coil, recommend cleaning. Capacitor in the air handler is weak, recommend replacing. I cleaned up ivy from condenser. Condenser capacitor is weak, recommend replacing. I installed a service T to clear clog from drain line. Left system running. Uploaded pictures to service titan
Install 3 ton 14 seer Amana brand new plywood Stan top reran drain line through return modified supply Plenum flushed copper flush drain Brand New hurricane rated concrete slab for condenser psi G 400 Âµm of 500 started up system and charge to factory spec instructed customer on usage of new AC unit customer paid in full customer satisfied
Upon arrival performed an Evaporator coil clean in place. Then did a cleaning on the condenser coil as well. Inspected operations after. Left system in good working order.
Upon arrival cleaned Evaporator coil in place. Replaced the pitted and burnt contactor at the condenser. Inspected operations after. Left system in good working order.
I performed a maintenance. I checked pressures, electrical components and flushed drain with cleaner.. I replaced pitted/ burnt contactor and added 2 lbs of 410a refrigerant to factory specs. I found the internal closet return grill was impacted with dust. I took out for better return air. The evap coil is dirty, needs to be cleaned in- place. The drain line is in crawl space laying on the ground. I needs to be raised and piped to the outside. You donâ€™t want water in crawl space and I have no access to clean the drain line.. I put quotes together..
I found the condenser motor failed. I explained about rescue motor ( rental). We need to give them a quote on the Oem factory motor. I installed the rental rescue motor which I rewire and make it happen. There mother is quarantined and having brain surgery on Monday..
Upon arrival found a restricted drain. Line was extremely stubborn, took me a long time and different attempts to get it cleared. Due to the way system was installed could run a new one and had little options. Finnaly got it cleared. I also found a weak dual run capacitor. Custumer is going to consult with his wife about signing up for our TAPS membership and about the capacitor. No coil picture, system is a Furnace. Left system running.
I found the the drain line was restricted. I vacuumed out with cleaner. I checked pressures, electrical components. I found the dual run capacitor was weak, replaced. This is the third capacitor on a 5 year old system. The cause is surges/ voltage fluctuation. I recommend on installing a surge protector.. The surge protector has a 3 year warranty with up to $7,500 of insurance if part fails.. I left the system in good working order..
Upon arrival found a couple of issues, water due to a restricted drain line and unit was not running not related to the water. Cleared the restriction and went over the system to find out why was not running. Found a blown5 amp fuse, further inspection revealed that condensation corrupted the low voltage terminal and caused a short. Re-arranged the wires and cleared all the Corrotion. Replaced the fuse and performed start up. System started right up. Capacitors at the condenser are weak. Need the two OEM capacitor from Trans. Provide customer a quote. Left system running.
The mini split head was dripping water. The owner took the cover, filters and louvre out. I vacuumed and poured cleaner. Itâ€™s was very dirty. The blower wheel is impacted with growth. I put a quote together on work this is a 2 hour job or so. Need coil cleaner machine and need to drain off blanket. Couldnâ€™t get info off unit, it was painted over sticker. They will let us know once they approve our quote.
Chemically cleaned the condenser coil which was more impacted than it looked. Pressure showed a low suction and found out that the air filter was extremely impacted. I inspected the ductwork and found a fiew air leak and connections that are not properly taped. Recommend sealing entire ductwork. Also noticed that the isolation is extremely thin, highly recommend adding isolation after ductwork gets sealed. Materials: two buckets of mastic, glue, silver tape and panduits. Two techs, half day job. Note: Contact customer for scheduling when possible, he is aware that due to the hot weather sealing sealing the ductwork might get pushed a cooler time.
Upon arrival found a restricted drain line. Customer approved getting it clear. Further inspection revealed a failed blower motor run capacitor that over heated the motor casing the internal safety to open. Replaced the failed capacitor age safety closed back and performed start up. Also found a weak run capacitors at the condenser. Replaced the for a Turbo X (5 year warranty). Checked pressures and amps reading and found no more issues. Left system running properly. Note: since blower is running a little hot at a little stiff customer would like a quote on a new motor to consider being proactive and getting it replaced. Called Win Supply to gather motor information to provide an estimate. System is 13 years old in fair condition.
I found the dual run capacitor failed on system #2. I replaced dual run capacitor ( warranty) . The system has a 10year Labor warranty.. I installed two surge protectors on condensers. They have a membership on both systems. The Amana system requires to have a maintenance contractor for the 10 year labor to be effective. I recommend on replacing the media filter on the Amana system..
Upon arrival found that the coil still impacted and a pull and clean is necessary. Spoke with Brian and he approved a 400 dollar discount to make the customer feel better about the situation. Job was approved for Thursday 8 to 9am arrival. Left system off. 4 hours labor, one tech 8/6/2020 upon arrival performed pull and clean on Evaporator coil. Replaced filter drier. Vacuumed system down and performed start up. Left system in good working order with a delta-t of 18.
There was no power the condenser. The breaker was off at panel. David did shut the breaker off last night. This is a Bosch inverter System. It took awhile to go thru the sequence. I vacuumed drain line and checked pressures. I recommend to install a surge protector to protect the main inverter boards @condenser.
Upon arrival found a blown dual run capacitor at the condenser. Customer approved me to get it replaced. Replaced the capacitor and performed start up procedure. Unit start right up, performed a complete inspection of the system and found no more issues. Unit is in good condition despite being 10 years old. Noticed the system was double filtered and recommended just having a filter at the unit, explained why is important to have only one filter and the air flow issues that double filtering causes. Customer and I spoke about air quality options since she's expecting, I educated her on the matter and recommended a Pure air X. She is going to consult with her husband and contact us. I cleared the drain line, left system cooling at full capacity.
I found the compressor/ condenser fan motor was over heated. I cooled components down with water. The dual run capacitor was weak and the contactor was pitted/burnt. I replaced parts to get the system cooling again. The system is 15 years old with wear and tear due to age. The fan mother is close to over amping. The evap coil is dirty with growth. I highly recommend on replacing the system. We set up appointment for Corey our comfort advisor to come out on Monday.. If you decide to move forward on replacement we will credit back the service call for today. We will even give a 5% off on replacement..
Upon arrival pressures was just a little low, enough to not provide the proper delta T. Added 1 lb of R410A. Left system running with a 19 degree split.
Intone 3 ton straight cool Amana Flush copper flush drain modified supply and return plenums reattach some flex brand new hanging kit brand new hurricane rated condenser pad pressure test above 400 psi G micron test below 500 Âµm charged and started up system to factory spec instructed homeowner on usage of her new AC system and thermostat controller customer satisfied paid in full
No diagnostic charge. I was out yesterday with same issue. The house is reading 87 degs , not humid and didnâ€™t feel 87. What I found was the electric heater in air handler was running continuously. With the heater and a/c running the house had very low humidity but 87 and cool. The cause is failed circuit board. When I was here yesterday as I was leaving, the power went out. The cause is power outage/ voltage fluctuation from Duke energy. We been getting a lot calls like this do to dirty voltage from Duke energy.. we need to order circuit board.. I bypassed the board to to get the blower running with out heater.. 8/5/20 Raiko Replaced CB with no issues, tested it in cooling and heat mode. Left system running properly. Cleared the drain line.