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

How to Choose the Right AC Installer

Monday, June 21st, 2021
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If you’ve lived in Florida even just a few short months, then hopefully you understand the importance of caring for your air conditioner the right way. This means having a trained and experienced professional install, maintain, and when necessary, repair the system.

If your current air conditioner is reaching the end of its 10–15 year lifespan, and you’re considering a new AC installation but don’t have a contractor in mind, then this blog post is for you.

Sure, you could hire an amateur to help you with the installation, or an enthusiastic DIY neighbor of yours. But this will likely lead to system inefficiencies and other problems. So, what should you look for when seeking out a professionally trained AC installer? Read on!

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How Does HVAC Duct Cleaning Help Your Home Comfort?

Monday, June 7th, 2021
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Many homeowners don’t tend to think about the air ducts that snake their way through their attics or crawlspaces, let alone think about the importance of professional duct cleaning. But this is an important service, and we’ll explore why below.

Your ductwork is responsible for transferring conditioned air from your AC system through the vents inside your home and into your living space. In the process, this ductwork accumulates quite a bit of dirt and dust. If you allow this dust and debris to build up in your air ducts, it can create comfort problems as well as problems with the air conditioning system itself.

Temperatures are, of course, already warm in our parts. But that doesn’t mean its too late to address your ductwork if you haven’t had it professionally cleaned in a few years. Read on to learn more about this service!

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Common Indicators of an AC System in Disrepair

Monday, May 24th, 2021
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Imagine this is your reality: You’re sitting in your home, feeling very relaxed. It’s over 85°F outdoors, but that’s okay! Your cooling system is blasting away and providing you with chilled air that helps you feel perfectly comfortable indoors… Until it stops.

You rush over to your thermostat. The settings are correct, and the thermostat still seems to be functioning. So then you check the circuit breaker to see if it tripped. Nope, the circuit breaker looks okay. Great, so what’s happening? You call for emergency repairs, but you’ll have to wait a bit because your neighbors are doing the same thing.

Suddenly, your relaxing day just turned into an uncomfortable and probably frustrating one. But what if you could prevent all this? Read on!

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What Happens During an AC Tune-Up?

Monday, May 10th, 2021
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If you’ve ever talked to an HVAC professional, you’ve probably been told that your air conditioner needs a maintenance tune-up every once in a while. Maybe you brushed off this suggestion, but the fact of the matter is AC maintenance is really important!

Many homeowners see this as a “luxury” service, one that only people who can really afford it get. But professional air conditioning tune-ups actually help homeowners save money. It’s safe to say that you can’t afford not to have a tune-up done, especially when you live somewhere as warm as Tallahassee.

Professional tune-ups allow our technicians to find problem areas within your air conditioner before they grow into much bigger emergency repair needs. Maintenance also helps your air conditioner function more efficiently and last longer. This is all good news for your budget!

But what actually happens during maintenance. What do we do when we come out for a tune-up?

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How to Ensure Your AC Performs Well This Summer

Monday, April 26th, 2021
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While in other parts of the country it’s just starting to warm up, it’s almost like summer in our area year-round. So the last thing you need is to come home to a living space that’s too warm because your air conditioner stopped working, right?

Of course, this is a lot less likely to happen if you take proper care of that system. This starts with professional maintenance. During a maintenance tune-up, our professionals comprehensively clean, adjust, and inspect your air conditioner. The inspection part of this process alerts us to any repair needs your system might need, and getting these repairs on your schedule ASAP will ensure that your system is ready to tackle summer this year.

Regardless of whether or not you’ve had maintenance done yet, it’s always a good idea to know the signs that you need AC repairs and to give us a call once you notice any of the indicators we’re about to list below. Staying on top of your AC repair needs, especially with an aging system, is the best way to ensure that your air conditioner performs well this summer.

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How to Boost AC Efficiency This Summer

Monday, April 12th, 2021
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Spring is upon us, and summer is right around the corner. Of course, in our area it practically feels like it’s always summer, right? So, you need a fully functional, effective, and efficient air conditioner that you can rely on. Hopefully, you’ve had or have at least scheduled spring maintenance for your air conditioner, which allows our techs to comprehensively inspect, clean, and adjust components that need it.

If you haven’t scheduled this service yet, give us a call! In the meantime, there are some actions you can take on your own that will boost AC efficiency even more, and therefore lower your energy costs. Read on to learn what they are.

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How to Use Your Cooling System Most Efficiently This Summer

Monday, March 29th, 2021
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Springtime is officially here, and for Florida residents that means soaring temperatures—the concept of “cool” weather is really lost on homeowners around here, so addressing our cooling needs now is always a good option. Let’s face it, we use our air conditioners on a fairly regular basis, right? Hopefully, you’ve invested in maintenance already—maintenance allows our technicians to fully inspect, clean, and adjust components that need it. This ensures your air conditioner works as effectively and efficiently as possible for as long as possible.

Maintenance each and every year (or every six months if you have a heat pump system) is the best way to ensure that your air conditioner works as efficiently as possible and helps you save money, but it’s not the only way to boost efficiency. Here are some other methods to do so:

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It’s That Time: Call Us to Schedule Air Conditioner Maintenance

Monday, March 15th, 2021

It’s that time of year again! No, we aren’t talking about the time to get to the local Downtown Market (although that is a great event to check out). It’s officially maintenance season! We know this is less exciting than a festival or a pop-up market, but maintenance season is important to remember. It can play a big role in making or breaking your comfort come summer, after all.

Have you scheduled your appointment for air conditioning maintenance yet? If you haven’t, we’d suggest you do it soon. Getting your annual tune-up taken care of now can save you time, money, and stress later on.

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New Heater? Consider Investing in a Heat Pump!

Monday, February 15th, 2021
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Tallahassee isn’t the coldest climate in the world. Or the country. Or, you know, the coast. Truth be told, your air conditioner will definitely see a heck of a lot more use than your home heating system does. So no real reason to give your heater all that much thought, right?

Well, that’s not true, but you likely already knew that.

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What Condition Are Your Air Ducts In?

Monday, October 26th, 2020
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If the answer to the question posed in the title is anything other than “great condition, of course!” then you’re in trouble. However, the only thing worse than knowing that your ducts are not in great condition is just assuming that they are (when in fact, they are not!).

After all, it’s not like you really see much of your ductwork, right? And we’re willing to bet that you’re not exactly looking into the system carefully very often. Even if you were, you wouldn’t really know what you were looking at or looking for. The good news? We do! Contact us for your air duct services.

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