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Air Conditioning FAQs

At All American Home Services, our highly trained HVAC technicians have decades of combined experience working on air conditioning systems in Florida. We’re putting this experience to good use by answering some of the most commonly asked air conditioner and HVAC questions we receive.

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Frequently Asked Questions

There are many different types of AC systems you can choose from, including central air conditioners, heat pumps, ductless mini-splits, and swamp coolers. Each type of air conditioner has its own benefits, so our technicians can help you determine what the best option is for your home.

Typically, we recommend replacing your air filters every one to three months, or as instructed in the filter’s directions. You may need to change them more frequently if you notice worsening air quality, you have pets, or members of your household suffer from respiratory conditions like asthma or seasonal allergies.

Keeping your AC in good shape will help to prolong its life span, so make sure you are regularly replacing air filters, keeping debris away from the outside unit, and cleaning the unit. You should also schedule an annual tune-up with our HVAC professionals to ensure optimal performance.

To improve the energy efficiency of your air conditioning system, there are some easy steps you can take, such as switching to a programmable thermostat to regulate temperature, sealing any air leaks in your home, ensuring proper insulation, and keeping blinds or curtains closed during the hottest parts of the day. If your air conditioner is old or outdated, you can also improve your energy efficiency by upgrading to a new, more efficient model.

On average, most central air conditioners last between 10 and 15 years, but if you keep up with regular maintenance, your unit may last even longer. In Florida, however, air conditioners see significantly higher usage than in other areas, which can shorten their life span.

You should call for emergency air conditioner repairs if your AC unit is completely non-functional or if there is a burning smell or signs of electrical malfunction. Our team is available 24/7, so don’t hesitate to contact us for emergency repairs.

An air conditioning or HVAC problem is considered to be an emergency when there is a complete system failure, extreme temperatures posing health risks, or situations that require immediate attention to prevent damage to your family or property.

In Florida, most homeowners use their air conditioners practically year-round, meaning your unit will experience a good bit of wear and tear. They also have to work harder to regulate humidity levels. As such, regular maintenance performed by professional HVAC technicians is especially important for any AC units in Florida.

Some common air conditioning problems in the Florida area include refrigerant leaks, clogged condensate drain lines, frozen evaporator coils due to improper airflow or low refrigerant levels, and electrical issues due to power surges or storms. High humidity can also cause issues with moisture control and mold growth. Make sure to keep an eye out for these issues and call for prompt AC repairs should you notice anything amiss with your unit.

If you have any other questions for our team or would like to schedule HVAC services in the Tampa area, call us today at 813-486-4038.



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Had some issues at 9pm with my ac acting weird and this company had someone out in less then 30 minutes and it was a simple fix ! Great company , great workers and fast service.

– Charlene Knight

Technicians and staff are well trained, knowledgeable and easy to work with. I'm very happy with services they provided. Always my first call.

– Russy Persad

We had questions concerning our AC unit and the tech came out and checked everything and answered all the questions we had. We called early in the day and got service the same day. Will be using them again in the future.

– Raylin C.

Great people. Very informative. Would definitely recommend and use this company again!

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