Ah, good-ole summertime. Cue the barbecues, beach days, and…higher electric bills! With the increased use of your AC to keep your home cool, comes the dreaded summertime electric bills. But it doesn’t have to be this way! Learn three ways to save money on your electric bill this summer from the Tampa AC repair experts at Super Heat & Air, and enjoy your summer without the summertime electric bill blues!

Turn Off Your AC When You Don’t Need It

Turning your AC off or thermostat up when you are sleeping can result in huge savings. Also, adjusting the temperature when you leave the house can help you save. While we all love to walk into a cool house, your AC thermostat should actually be set to about 78-80 degrees when you aren’t home. For every degree that the thermostat is raised you can look at saving 4% to 8% on cooling costs! (We also can’t forget to mention that not running your AC on full blast will help save on costly repair costs in the event that your unit breaks down!)

You might be wondering how you would be able to live without AC at night, but it is doable! A ceiling fan is a great tool to use alongside your AC. Did you know that a ceiling fan helps cool down a room by around 4 degrees? You may even be able to eliminate AC altogether by solely using a fan on cooler nights (though we know those can be tough to come by in the Florida summer).

Pro Tip: Use a programmable thermostat which will allow you to program the hours that your home will be vacant and when you will be asleep. During those times, it will adjust your airflow and temperature accordingly.

Clean Your AC Vents and Units

In order for your AC unit to function efficiently, its filters, coils, and fins must be cleaned and maintained regularly. It’s simple: a clean AC is an effective one. The best thing that you can do for your AC unit is to routinely clean and replace its filters. Clogged and dirty filters not only are horrible for the air quality in your home, but also can block normal airflow and reduce the efficiency of your unit significantly. Replacing a dirty, clogged filter can lower your air conditioner’s energy consumption by 5-15% which equals lower energy costs!

Block the Sun

Window drapes and blinds aren’t just for decoration and privacy, they help keep your house cool and save energy. When fully pulled down over a window with a good amount of sun exposure, blinds can reduce the heat gain by up to 45%! During hot summer days, closed curtains and drapes can reduce the heat gain by 33%!

Depending on how many windows you have in your house, heavy drapes can be an effective way of keeping your house cool. But if buying drapes for all of the windows in your home is too expensive, you could opt to hang them in the areas of your house that get the most sun exposure.

Pro Tip: It’s worth noting that it is a good idea to keep the lights off in your home during the day. This move not only will help reduce your electric bill significantly by reducing your electric use during the day, but also keeps your home cool in case you need to turn on your air conditioner later.

Summer doesn’t have to be expensive and a drain on your expenses! With these few changes, you can save on your energy costs and have more fun this summer. Stay cool friends!

A well maintained AC unit is key to efficiency and lower energy bills during the summer. Contact Tampa AC repair company Super Heat & Air for a quote on AC maintenance and make sure your AC is in tip top shape for the coming hot Florida summer season! Call us today at (813) 543-6118.

Things have definitely changed in the past few months, and now the majority of the workforce is working from home. This sounds nice, but if you don’t set yourself up for success and have a healthy functional space to work in, you’re bound to get frustrated and lose productivity. Super Heat & Air has come up with a checklist of some tips to create a functional, healthy home office space that you will enjoy working in!

Focus On The Light

Did you know that the average worker in America spends seven hours a day in front of a computer screen? Although we might think that more light is better in a workspace, the glare from our computer monitors can actually put strain on our eyes and cause us to squint. OSHA advises workers to direct the light away from their line of sight.

Here are some great lighting tips that allow for maximum comfort:

  • Use a supplemental desk lamp that shines down on paperwork rather than the computer screen.
  • Position your monitor so that windows run alongside the workstation rather than in front of or behind the screen.
  • Tilt your monitor so that you don’t have to bend your neck.
  • Natural light is always best!

Choose the Right Desk

Selecting the right desk is crucial to your comfort when working from home. Any old desk simply won’t do, so don’t just use something that you have laying around for a makeshift desk.

Desk height is very important as a desk that is too short will force you to hunch over and cause back issues, and a desk that is too high can cause wrist and shoulder problems.

(The standard height suggested for an office desk is around 34 inches, but you can alter this slightly for your own specific requirements.)​

Another consideration with desk selection is your workspace – how much workspace do you need vs. how much will simply get covered with office clutter. For some people, a four-foot desktop is perfect, for others, eight feet may be necessary.

Tip: Choose a sit-stand desk that will allow you more movement. These kinds of desks will allow you to stretch your legs instead of sitting all day!

Chairs Matter

First thing to remember: don’t just buy something off the shelf without sitting in it first. If you’re getting something online, make sure that it has a long enough return window just in case you need to take it back! Choose a chair that is ergonomic and has components that are adjustable. Make sure that the lumbar support, armrests, and seat height adjust to you and your body.

Air Quality

The quality of the air you breathe is of utmost importance when you work from home. A thorough duct cleaning and sanitizing from the Tampa indoor air quality experts at Super Heat & Air will do the trick! Not only does this service improve the indoor air quality and remove allergens in your home, but it also boosts your air conditioner’s airflow. (Both important when you are working from your home!)

Create an Inspirational Office Space

The decor that you choose for your workspace plays into your health as well. Poor lighting, bad ventilation, and depressing interiors can drain your energy and dampen productivity. Your space should be not only functional but inspirational as well!

Tips for designing an inspirational office space:

  • Utilize both natural and artificial lighting
  • Break up screen time with glancing away at your favorite piece of art
  • Bring the outside in. Green plants can help boost productivity, improve air circulation, and alleviate stress.

Designing a healthy office space is often an after-thought, especially now that we are juggling working from home, child-care, and a whole number of other things due to COVID-19. These tips will help you create a functional office space that will help you feel more productive and less stressed as you work from home!

A functional and working AC is critical to your comfort while working from home, especially in the heat of a Florida summer! Make sure that you AC is working properly with AC Maintenance from Super Heat & Air. And don’t forget to get your ducts cleaned while you’re at it! Call us for a quote today! (813) 543-6118.

We know that as a home or business owner, you have a multitude of HVAC companies to choose for AC maintenance, repairs, and installations. We believe that Super Heat & Air is the best choice for all your HVAC needs, and we’ll tell you why!

24/7 HVAC Service

Did you know that our technicians are on-call 24 hours a day, seven days a week? This means that when your AC unit breaks down in the middle of the night, we are here to help! The best part? We don’t charge overtime! A lot of companies aren’t open on the weekends, and if they are, they’ll charge you an exorbitant price for overtime or coming out on the weekend. Not us! We are truly open 24/7 and are able to fix a broken AC in the middle of the night!

Superior Services

Here at Super Heat & Air, we offer free estimates, and free second opinions. Can you beat that? While the services that we offer are offered by many other companies, it is the quality of our service that sets us apart from the rest!

Services we offer:

  • AC Repair: We’ll ensure that you AC unit is working efficiently, and will thoroughly inspect it for any issues, no exceptions!
  • AC Installation: We employ some of the best air conditioning technicians that the Tampa Bay area has to offer!
  • AC Maintenance: We ensure that your AC is maintained so that it can operate at optimal efficiency when the summer months come along.
  • Duct Cleaning: Our duct cleaning services remove allergens from your home and the air you breathe. And unlike some AC companies, we offer antimicrobial sanitizing to ensure that your air is clean.
  • Emergency AC Service/Repair
  • We offer both residential and commercial service!

Skilled Technicians

Our skilled technicians (super heroes) don’t take a day off! All AC technicians have been background checked and are certified. We always arrive in a timely manner and are clean cut, approachable, and ready to help! We do not allow any smoking in or around your home, and always use floor savers so we don’t track dirt into your home. After you leave, you won’t even know that we were there (except that your AC will be blowing cool air!) We thoroughly clean up the space where we were working and make sure everything is in its place before calling it a day. After your AC service, if you have any questions, we are always a phone call, text, or email away to help! Remember, 24/7 service!

By the way, Once you’ve scheduled a heating or air conditioning repair service with Super Heat & Air, we’ll be at your home within one hour or your service is free!

Payments + Financing Options

Not all AC companies offer payments or financing, and we are happy to say that we do! As a customer of Super Heat & Air, you can enjoy 0% interest financing, and monthly payments as low as $49/month.

Super Heat & Air is proud to be recognized as a HomeAdvisor Top-Rated Professional HVAC Contractor, and Elite Service Professional. Additionally, our exceptional products and services have met top-level standards, distinguishing Super Heat & Air as a Rheem Pro Partner and Trane Comfort Specialist.

Ultimately, as a family owned and operated company, we take pride in our AC repair services and have earned our reputation as one of Tampa Bay’s most reliable and trusted heating and air conditioning repair companies. We understand the importance of keeping your family as healthy and comfortable as possible and are thankful for all of our customers!

Is your AC unit coming due for its seasonal maintenance? Did it break down in the middle of a hot Florida day? Call Super Heat & Air at 813-543-6118 or visit us online at www.superheatandair.com to schedule an appointment today!

If you’ve ever spent a hot summer in Florida with a home or business plagued with air conditioner problems, it’s an experience you probably don’t want to repeat! Don’t leave your summer comfort to chance! Learn about some of the common air conditioner problems that can arise, and the steps that you can take to prevent repairs. But if you do run into an AC problem this summer, don’t hesitate to call Super Heat & Air, your 24/hr Tampa Bay AC repair specialists. Luckily, most of these common air conditioning problems can normally be repaired:

Low Refrigerant

Refrigerant is used by your air conditioner to remove the heat and humidity from the air in your home or business. If your A/C system develops leaks in its refrigerant lines, you can end up with a system that cannot effectively cool the air. If you do have a leak in your refrigerant line, an HVAC repair technician can fix the leaks and repair the holes in the lines, and then refill the refrigerant. You can avoid costly repairs due to leaks by setting up seasonal inspections of your HVAC system.

Related Article: Why You Shouldn’t Wait Until Summer for An Ac Tune Up

Frozen Evaporator Coils

Your air conditioner’s evaporator coil is filled with refrigerant and is responsible for absorbing the heat and the air in your home like a sponge. While it might seem counterintuitive, these coils need warm air to circulate around them to work properly. When there is an issue with the airflow, and the evaporator coil gets too cold, a layer of ice can build up on the outside, which causes warm air or nothing at all to blow from your A/C unit. You might even notice water leaks coming from your A/C. The best thing to do in this situation is shut it off and call Super Heat & Air to troubleshoot and inspect the problem.

Dirty Condenser Coils

Your AC unit’s condenser coils are part of the outdoor unit, and get rid of the heat that is removed from the air by expelling it outside the building. If the condenser coil is covered with a layer of dirt and grime, it won’t be able to do its job properly. When the condenser coil gets clogged, heat transfer can be impeded which can put strain on your AC system and can lead to increased wear on its parts, an even system failure. Ensuring that the condenser coils are clean can also decrease your energy bills!

Fan Problems

Your A/C unit has two fans, one that blows indoor air over your unit’s evaporator coil to cool the air, and one that blows air over the outdoor unit’s condenser to expel absorbed heat outside of the building. If either of these fans aren’t working properly–due to a faulty motor, lack of lubrication, worn belts, or debris – you can end up with poor air flow and other air conditioner problems. If this problem is neglected, it can ultimately lead to compressor failure and a death sentence for your AC unit!

Leaking Ducts

The ductwork that runs through your walls and ceilings carries cooled air from the air conditioner throughout your space. If there are holes or breaks in the ducts, that expensive cooled air ends up inside your walls and ceiling. This can cause your air conditioner to work harder to maintain coolness in your space and drive up your energy bills.

Thermostat Problems

If you have old dial-type thermostats, they could be incorrectly calibrated which means that your air conditioner isn’t receiving the correct instructions from the control system/ This can easily be fixed by recalibrating your thermostats. If you have new programmable thermostats, they might not have been programmed correctly. If you have the manual, check the instructions to ensure that the thermostat settings are correct.

Pro Tip: Be sure to replace any low batteries in your thermostat!

Clogged Drains

The moisture that your air conditioner removes from the air has to go somewhere. It is removed from the space through a drain line, into a pan, and finally down the drain. If the line of drain gets clogged, or the pan gets full, the water can back up and damage your system. You could also wind up with water leaks that can damage your ceiling and walls! ( This can lead to the growth of mold)

Pro Tip: Often a full or clogged pan will cause the unit to shut off completely. Once this has been drained, unclogged, and cleaned, the unit can turn back on.

Easy ways to prevent A/C Problems:

  • Replace dirty air filters : dirty air filters can cause frozen coils
  • Inspect ducts + fix any holes : If it seems like there’s not enough air coming from the registers, or your energy bills keep going up, have an HVAC expert take a look at the condition of your ducts.
  • Install new thermostats: Eliminate issues with old style thermostats and get a new thermostat which is more precise and save energy. Some can even be controlled remotely by your smartphone!
  • Clear brush + debris from around the outside unit: When the condenser and outdoor fan unit get clogged with leaves, trash and dirt, the unit can’t expel heat as effectively.
  • Don’t neglect regular maintenance: Virtually all of the most common causes of air conditioner problems can be easily prevented with regular maintenance. Have an HVAC expert from Super Heat & Air come in to inspect and tune up your system each spring before starting it up for the first time. It’s relatively inexpensive, and you’ll save yourself from having to make that emergency call when the AC stops working on the hottest day of the year.

Is your HVAC unit blowing out warm air instead of cool? Do you notice your energy bills increasing? Give us a call at Super Heat & Air at 813-812-8823 and we will troubleshoot your AC problems and get your unit back to running efficiently!