Parker Services Inc Blog: Archive for the ‘Air Conditioning’ Category

Lukewarm Air: What’s the Problem?

Monday, August 28th, 2023

Imagine this: It’s a sunny afternoon and temperatures are scorching hot. Your phone is blowing up with weather alerts about a heatwave but you feel confident that your home’s air conditioning is in good working order. That is–until the temperature starts to rise. You check the thermostat, but nothing looks correct. You’ve set the temperature at a mild 75, but it’s nearing 85 and shows no signs of stopping.

This can be a very stressful situation, especially for our customers with busy schedules or who work from home. It’s right in that zone where you might be able to make it through the day, but you’re wondering whether you need to call for air conditioning service in Tallahassee, FL.

Whether it’s lukewarm air coming from the vents or no air at all, we’ll get to the bottom of it. Keep reading to learn about a few clues as to what could be happening.

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Is It the Heat Pump or Thermostat’s Fault?

Monday, August 14th, 2023

When something goes wrong, there’s a serious art to diagnosing the problem. This is why many HVAC companies charge a diagnostic fee, since it’s practically half of the job and it takes a lot of effort.

Luckily, as a homeowner, there’s a bit of troubleshooting you can do on your own to narrow down the possibilities and make diagnosis easier when a professional does it.

For instance, if your heat pump is having trouble switching from heating to cooling mode, there are a few simple steps you can take to ensure it’s a problem that needs professional help, or if you can take care of it on your own.

Most of the time, heat pump repair in Tallahassee, FL will require professional support. But if you call our team and tell us about what you’ve observed with your system, it will make the process of diagnosing and fixing the issue a lot easier.

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Combat the Heat: 4 Tips for Better Ductless AC

Monday, July 17th, 2023

If you’ve got a fully functioning air conditioner, especially a ductless system, then you’re already halfway there on your path to successfully combatting the heat. Many tips about staying cool during record-breaking heatwaves just can’t adequately be followed if the temperature is too hot or humid.

There’s only so much you can do with water and good habits, but an air conditioner gives you the temperature control you need to stay cool and safe.

However, there are ways to improve both the effectiveness and efficiency of your AC like investing in a ductless AC tune-up in Tallahassee, FL. Tips like these can be huge boons to your comfort and your budget, and the more you know about these practices the more likely you are to participate in them.

So, let’s talk about some great tips that can give you the comfort and efficiency boost you need to make it through the rest of the summer.

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3 Secret Thermostat Tips

Monday, July 3rd, 2023

Thermostats are incredibly powerful these days. They have the potential to revolutionize the way homeowners interact with their HVAC systems. They contain more sensitive and high-quality monitoring software, while also having easy to navigate user interfaces that come with touch screens, voice activation, and more.

But to a lot of people, this all just sounds extra. Having these great new methods of controlling your home’s temperature aren’t really necessary, right? Many people think an old analog thermostat will still work just fine for a home, it’s the HVAC system behind the scenes that really counts.

Unfortunately, as technology advances, this is becoming less and less true. Old and unpredictable thermostats are not only doing a worse job at controlling the temperature inside, but they’re making things less efficient in the process. With a new Wi-Fi thermostat in Tallahassee, FL, as well as these three industry secrets, you’ll get a tighter, more responsive HVAC system as a result.

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New Technology Is Worth the Investment

Monday, June 19th, 2023

You’ve probably read blogs posts and articles about how effective it is to invest in a new central AC replacement in Tallahassee, FL. It’s true, this kind of investment goes a long way. But you might not be aware of why or how this change makes such a large impact.

Air conditioning is always improving. The industry is at an incredible turning point where newer and more energy-efficient technology is becoming more available. Due to certain legislation, air conditioners below a certain SEER rating are not available anymore, which means you’re getting access to better systems as time goes on.

So, if you’re one of those people that thought you’d hold onto your old AC for as long as possible, let us potentially change your mind with some science and helpful information.

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When Is an AC Repair Too Expensive?

Monday, April 10th, 2023

This might sound like an odd question coming from your local HVAC professional, but it makes a whole lot of sense. After all, we don’t want to fix your air conditioner just for it to last an extra year or two while breaking the bank at the same time. If one of the options on the table is to have the system replaced entirely, wouldn’t that be a good idea?

There’s a threshold for how expensive an AC repair should be. If it crosses this threshold, we would consider it “too expensive” and the most cost-effective solution would likely be to get it replaced. Understanding where this threshold is for you and your family is the most important part of this post and the reason why we’re writing about it.

So, buckle up! Let’s talk about how much is too much for an AC repair, and when you might be better off with AC replacement in Tallahassee, FL. Don’t forget to call us with any additional questions you might have.

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It’s the Season for Commercial HVAC Maintenance!

Monday, March 27th, 2023

Commercial air conditioning and heating systems need love too, and this is the perfect season to invest in maintenance. This is what we in the industry call “the shoulder season,” which is basically where temperatures get mild enough for people to forget about their comfort technology and the costs associated with them. So a malfunctioning or neglected commercial air conditioning system that should have been repaired in the spring might run into issues later on in the summer.

Well, all of those negative effects can be avoided with some positive results if you invest in maintenance. Our team provides maintenance for commercial HVAC in Tallahassee, FL so that our customers can stay up to date on the condition of their system and whether it might need repairs before business gets booming. Learn about why spring is the perfect time to schedule maintenance.

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Is a Heat Pump the Right AC Installation Choice for You?

Monday, October 10th, 2022

Fall isn’t usually the time for air conditioner replacement. But, if your air conditioner broke down completely or has a costly repair need that makes it more economically wise to just replace the system, you may not have a choice, especially since, with our climate, summer is really year-round.

Even though you may be tempted, we discourage you from rushing into this purchase. Doing so can leave you with a system that’s not properly matched for your home and therefore doesn’t perform as it should. Also, in the last decade, there have been many technological advancements in air conditioning, and you may discover you want something completely different than what you’re used to.

For instance, if you haven’t thought of it yet, you’d do well to consider the installation of a heat pump!

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How a Ductless Air Conditioner Can Benefit You

Monday, September 26th, 2022

An AC system with no ducts? How does that work? 

Really well, in fact!

Living in Tallahassee FL, ductless AC may have come on your radar, but you’re not sure it’s right for your home. Check out these great benefits here!

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Sounds You Don’t Want to Hear Your Commercial AC Make

Monday, September 12th, 2022

When you live somewhere that gets as hot as it does here, it goes without saying that businesses and commercial spaces need powerful and efficient cooling systems, and they need them to operate well on a daily basis. The peak of summer may be behind us, but that doesn’t mean warm temperatures are over, and therefore it’s vital that you keep an eye out in case your commercial AC started experiencing problems.

Or rather, you should keep an ear out–that’s right, one of the most common signs that something is wrong with an air conditioner is strange noises. Now, we get it, many if not most commercial air conditioners are on the rooftop, far away from a hearing distance. If, however, you can hear your commercial AC, the following noises are what you should listen for–and if you hear them you should give our team a call right away.

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