Monthly Archives: July, 2015

How to Change an Air Conditioner Filter

How to Change an Air Conditioner Filter (and Why!)

  “In most of your residential homes, your air filters are going to be located in your return air, which is usually right by your thermostat. To change your filter, you want to open this grill up. There’s usually a couple of fasteners at the top, so you simply rotate these out and pull down Read more…

What Does My Air Conditioner’s SEER Rating Mean?

Whether you’re an HVAC aficionado or not, you’ve likely heard the word ‘SEER’ thrown around a time or two when talking about air conditioning systems. But what does ‘SEER’ mean? And is it really all that important when investing in a new air conditioning system? Find out here. What Is the SEER Rating Chart? For Read more…

5-ways-to-lower-your-energy-bill

5 Ways to Lower Your Energy Bill

In the summer, our electric bills skyrocket. And it’s no wonder! Our air conditioners make up around 60 percent of our energy bills. If you’re looking to cut down your bill, just follow these simple tips to help reduce your energy consumption. 1. Close Your Window Blinds Opening your blinds during the day is a Read more…

Clean AC Drain Line Vinegar

How to Clean Your AC Condensate Drain Line With Vinegar

Just like your car, parts of your air conditioning system need a little love from time to time. Take, for example, the condensate drain. Your air conditioner’s condensate drain line removes the condensation that forms as your AC systems remove excess moisture from the air. When the condensate drain is working properly, it should expel Read more…

3 Ways to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality [Infographic]

Air conditioning systems are usually the biggest indicator of indoor air quality in a home. Want to learn three ways to diminish air pollution inside your house? Then just check out this infographic we created. 3 Ways to Improve Your Home’s IAQ:   Contact Blair’s Air for AC Maintenance and Improve Your Home’s Indoor Air Quality Read more…

How to Troubleshoot AC Compressor

How to Troubleshoot AC Compressor

How Does an AC Compressor Work? Your compressor unit is the heart of your air conditioning system. It’s responsible for pumping refrigerant through your AC and maintaining adequate pressure levels. When something goes wrong with your compressor, it could cause your entire system to stop working. Common AC Compressor Problems Because your compressor is such Read more…

Air Conditioner Won't Turn On

Air Conditioner Won’t Turn On

In the summertime, our air conditioners are our lifelines. Without our AC, we would not be able to escape the stifling Tampa Bay heat and humidity! So, when your air conditioner won’t turn on when you need it to cool you down, you need it fixed right away. If your AC is no longer working, Read more…

Different Air Conditioning Systems

What Are the Different Types of AC Systems?

“HVAC” is a common acronym used in the heating and cooling industry. The acronym stands for heating, ventilation and air conditioning, which are three functions that are typically combined into one system in most modern homes and buildings. Learn more about HVAC systems below. Different Types of Air Conditioning Systems An HVAC system works to control Read more…