Parker Services Inc Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Tallahassee’

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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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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What a Furnace Heat Exchanger Is and Why It Matters

Monday, March 1st, 2021
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Many homeowners in our area have gas-powered furnaces in their households to keep their families warm. A furnace is an excellent choice—it’s powerful and cost-effective. Today’s models even have a higher efficiency rating than just a decade ago, with the highest AFUE (annual fuel utilization efficiency) rating for a gas furnace being 98%. Trust us when we say that’s an efficient heater!

But in addition to efficiency, you want to be able to rely on safety when it comes to your heating system. That’s not to say that gas-powered furnaces are inherently dangerous. But if you don’t properly care for yours, it can become dangerous.

The most common cause of an unsafe furnace—particularly an aging one—is a cracked heat exchanger. Even if you don’t have a problem with a heat exchanger, if your furnace is 15+ years old, it’s time to start looking into an upgrade. We’ll dive more into the “why” of this below.

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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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3 Ways You Can Avoid Heating Problems

Monday, January 25th, 2021

Living in a hot climate is no excuse for overlooking the needs of your home heating system. When things cool down enough to make your home uncomfortable—which can and will happen—you need your heating system to rise right up to the challenge.

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Why Is My Furnace Blowing Cool Air?

Monday, December 21st, 2020

It is a problem that no one wants to encounter. You are in your home, your furnace is running, but you’re still not feeling warm and cozy. You walk over to an air vent where you discover that not only is the home not warm and cozy, but the furnace is actually blowing out cool air! Not ice cold, of course, but cool. And that is a big problem.

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