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

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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Is It Ever Too Late for an AC Tune-Up?

Monday, August 15th, 2022

Temperatures have been high for weeks now, and you’ve only just noticed that you forgot to schedule an air conditioning maintenance appointment this past spring. Maybe you can just skip it this year? It’s kind of late to have it done, right?

Well actually, consistency is more important than timing. And with the exception of a completely broken down air conditioner that’s beyond repair, it’s never too late for a tune-up. Plus there are way too many benefits of routine AC maintenance to skip out on it.

Read on to learn more!

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The AC Misconception We’re Here to Debunk…

Monday, August 1st, 2022

There is so much information you can find right here, online. Unfortunately, not all of it is true. It’s probably a bit ironic that we’re admitting that in a blog post! Nevertheless, we want to share a common misconception that homeowners believe, which could actually be damaging to your comfort and to your air conditioning system.

That misconception is in regards to refrigerant, what it is, and how it works. Read on as we dive in!

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Why You Should Choose a Rooftop AC Unit for Your Business

Monday, July 18th, 2022

When it comes to providing cooling and heating to a commercial property, the most popular option is a packaged rooftop unit. You’re likely familiar with these, even if you don’t think you are–you see them on most commercial buildings, and they even make for popular spots in movies where a protagonist runs to the roof to “hide.”

Rooftop units are actually popular for a reason that has nothing to do with making a great set for a cheesy runaway movie scene though. Read on to learn more about how rooftop units benefit businesses!

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Before You Schedule That Maintenance Session, Should You Consider AC Replacement Instead?

Monday, July 4th, 2022

Now is the time of year that you should really be considering scheduling maintenance for your air conditioner, if you haven’t already. Professional maintenance allows your system to work as efficiently and effectively as possible, for as long as possible! It reduces repair needs by as much as 85% and maintains your AC efficiency rating by as much as 95%.

An air conditioner that’s well-maintained will also last longer–10-15 years versus lasting only half that time otherwise.

But once your air conditioner does reach that older age, the question that comes up is, “Should I keep maintaining it, or is it time to replace it?” The truth is, if your air conditioner is a decade old or older, now is likely a great time to replace it, particularly with today’s economic and supply chain realities, which we’ll elaborate on below. Read on!

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How to Choose the Right-Sized Air Conditioner to Install

Monday, June 6th, 2022

When you’re ready to make a new air conditioner purchase, there are a lot of factors to consider. Too often, homeowners assume that “the bigger, the better” and go ahead and get the biggest, most powerful system they can afford.

Of course, if you work with a trained and experienced contractor for your installation, such as our team, we won’t let this happen–we will make sure you’re well informed on how a system that is too small will be detrimental to cooling efficiency and efficacy, so too will a system that’s too large, or too powerful.

You see, we measure the “tonnage” of an air conditioner against aspects of your living space. These aspects include things like the square footage of your home, how many windows and doors it has, how high the ceilings are, and what type of insulation you have. This is called a cooling load calculation. Read on to learn more, and remember, the best way to ensure you get the right-sized air conditioner is to contact our team!

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