Protect Yourself & Your AC Hurricane season is upon us Florida. Here in Tampa Bay, we usually we only get grazed or “just missed” by tropical storms and hurricanes. But as we saw with Hurricane Irma last year, it’s better to be safe than sorry. So we always encourage you take safety precautions in case we get … Continue reading AC Hurricane Protection: Tips to Protect Your Air Conditioner
No Rain, No Pain! Summertime is coming. YAY! That means beach, barbecues and beer, right? Well unfortunately, that also means hurricane season and lots of rain for Tampa Bay! We all know weather forecasts have been wrong in the past. But whether the weather is bringing rain to Tampa Bay this summer or not, a common concern for … Continue reading Air Conditioner Rain Protection
Cool and Fuzzy Mom. Mommy. Momma. Call her what you want to call her, but your mother is the woman who gave you life. And on Mother’s Day, it’s your day to show her some extra appreciation and love! Coming up with an exciting Mother’s Day present is always a challenge. You want … Continue reading A Cool Gift for Mother’s Day
Is it Time to Put “Old Yeller” Down? On our last blog post, we touched on the lifespan of an air conditioner in Florida. As a supplement to that, today we cover signs that your air conditioner is dying. When we invest in something as expensive as a car or an air conditioning … Continue reading Signs Your Air Conditioner is Dying
You Have Some Control Over the Answer A common question we get at Super Heat and Air is “how long does an air conditioner last in Florida?” There’s no solid answer. But like the longevity of your car, it will last longer if you take care of it. Florida Factor Many variables help … Continue reading How Long Does an Air Conditioner Last in Florida?
Maybe You Do. Maybe You Don’t. Anything that blows through your AC system — hot or cold— has to go through your ductwork. And if your ductwork is dirty, the contamination and smells coming from the filth will pass through the air you breathe. Especially if you have any dead rodents up in there. … Think … Continue reading Duct Cleaning: Do You Need It?
It’s Electric! Lightning: An electric light show in the sky we get to experience quite often, sometimes up close (too close). After all, Tampa Bay is known as “The lightning capital of the world.” Hell, we even have a prominent pro hockey team named after it: the Tampa Bay Lightning (better known as … Continue reading Lightning Strike: AC Killer?
Filter the 13th Happy Friday the 13th! For some reason, we thought this unluckiest of superstitious days that gave birth to a hockey-masked killer horror movie franchise made us think of dirty air filters. After all, a dirty air filter may cause many unlucky mishaps to your air conditioning unit and can actually kill … Continue reading Dirty Air Filter Horror
What’s More Important than the Air You Breathe? We’ve covered indoor air quality in the past. But we also understand that not everybody reads everything we post. So every once in a while we’ll revisit a subject that is of the highest importance to what we do. And indoor air quality is of great … Continue reading Indoor Air Quality: It’s Important to Us
Be Cool While You Bake It’s Tampa Bay and it’s sunburn season. You know what that means: whether you’re a local or a tourist, you’re out at the beach or by the pool catching some rays and baking your skin every chance you get! But not everybody knows how to sunbathe properly. Some overdo … Continue reading The Sunburns State
They Need Their Space Too Air conditioners, like people, need room to breathe. The old saying “I need my space” applies to the condenser unit of your AC system too. That’s that big box outside your home, by the way. We often give tips about cooling efficiency from the inside of your home, … Continue reading Outdoor Condenser Unit: Let it Breathe
Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value “MERV.” Sounds like the name of a TV producer or an annoying neighbor! But when it comes to air conditioning, the acronym MERV stands for Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. What that Means The MERV rating on an air filter was designed by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and … Continue reading MERV Rating on Air Filters: What It Is and Why It Matters
Spring it On! Spring in Florida has arrived and the weather is starting to warm up. And while Spring is not the season most associated with hot temperatures (that would be summer), spring in Florida can get hot. Very hot! And with hotter temperatures comes higher energy bills. So with that in mind, here are … Continue reading Spring Energy Savings Tips
What Makes Us Special? Hey, if you’re going to toot your own horn, you should be able to back it up. And we don’t want to sound cocky or arrogant here, but there’s nothing wrong with enjoying our bragging rights. We’ve earned our reputation as one of Tampa Bay’s most reliable and trustworthy air … Continue reading Why Choose Super Heat and Air
Research Reputation & Reviews How do you spot a good air conditioning company? They shouldn’t be hard to find. But the fact is AC companies in the Tampa Bay area are not scarce. We know that and we acknowledge it. The competition in Tampa Bay — where air conditioning is a necessity, not a … Continue reading How to Spot a Good Air Conditioning Company
One of the most common causes of an air conditioner shutting off unexpectedly is the AC circuit breaker tripping. It happens, and it can make your life hell on a hot day. Or on a cold day if you’re using your heater. If it happens once, no big deal. But if it constantly happens, then … Continue reading AC Circuit Breaker Tripping: What’s Going On?
Hey Tampa Bay. Do you like incentives? … Who doesn’t, right? If you’ve been following Super Heat and Air, you know we’re all about energy efficiency. And you probably know that we’re also a Florida Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) approved contractor too. We’ll touch more on the Florida PACE program later. But … Continue reading Air Conditioning Rebates and Incentives: Energy Efficiency Pays!
Pollen Sucks Hey Tampa Bay! You see that powdery yellow film that is covering the surface of your car? It’s pollen baby! And as beautiful as the image of bees pollinating flowers might be in science books and nature videos, pollen can be nasty stuff to us humans! During spring, warmer weather means higher pollen … Continue reading Pollen Allergy Reduction Tips
It’s About Time So your air conditioning system is giving you grief. When it seems like your AC is causing more trouble than it’s worth, it’s easy to wonder whether you should have it repaired or just put the damn thing out of its (and your) misery for good! The cost of replacing … Continue reading Repair vs Replace: Should You Keep Your Old AC Alive?
Super Bowl & Air It’s that time of the year again: Super Bowl Sunday! Everybody’s talking about it, and everybody’s ready to party! To make your Super Bowl Sunday party more enjoyable, here are a few tips from Super Bowl & Air! Tackle the Flu Football season is all about football, family, friends, fiestas … Continue reading Super Bowl Sunday Tips