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Why Is My Air Conditioner’s Drain Pan Full of Water?

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Why Is My Air Conditioner's Drain Pan Full of Water

Picture this: you come home from a long day at work. You’re ready to sit back and relax when you notice that your air conditioner’s drain pan is full of water. Not only is this extremely frustrating, but a hassle to handle. While a drain pan full of water is a sign that there is an issue with your AC, you might be able to do a quick do-it-yourself (DIY) repair. The Drainpipe is Clogged When an air conditioner’s drain Read more

Why Won’t My AC Compressor Turn On?

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You may have been there before—you come home from a long day at work and all you want to do is relax in the cool comfort of your home. As you walk through the door however, you’re greeted with a burst of warm air and find your air conditioner’s compressor won’t turn on. Air conditioners seem to malfunction at the most inopportune times and as a homeowner it can be frustrating when they do, especially in a climate like Florida’s. Read more

How to Use a Hygrometer

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When your air is too moist or dry, it can cause serious problems for you and your home. Luckily, there is a handy little device that can help you out. Hygrometers have been telling us the humidity for centuries. Today, digital hygrometers are a useful tool that all homeowners should own. Your home’s safety is important and investing in a hygrometer can help protect it. What Is a Hygrometer? A hygrometer is a device used to test the humidity in Read more

Troubleshooting Common AC Problems and How to Fix Them

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When trying to beat the Florida heat, the last thing you want is for your air conditioning system to stop working. And although air conditioners are amazing inventions that help keep our homes (and us!) comfy year-round, every once in a while they’re bound to malfunction.  Luckily, many common AC problems can be resolved at home with a little troubleshooting and some do-it-yourself-magic. Here are some of the most common AC problems and how to troubleshoot and fix the issue. Read more

What Is an HVAC Zoning System

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HVAC systems have come a long way since the first units were used decades ago. As technology increases, controlling the temperature and air quality inside our homes and businesses is becoming easier and more convenient. Take thermostats for example—long gone are the days of setting the device yourself. With features like zoning systems, now nearly every room of your home can have its own personal settings. So, What Exactly Does an HVAC Zoning System Do? HVAC zoning systems, if installed Read more

Hurricane Proofing Your Florida Home

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We’re right in the middle of Hurricane season in Florida, and most of us think that our homes are fully prepped. We have our hurricane shutters, non-perishable food and evacuation plan ready, but are we really prepared for the worst? Floridians are experts at withstanding the storms, so what could we be forgetting? What many don’t realize is, just like the rest of your home, your air conditioner also needs to be prepared for hurricane season. Not doing so may Read more

Have You Had Your Fall AC Maintenance Checkup Yet?

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Fall is here! This means it’s time for cooler temperatures, cozy sweaters, pumpkin-flavored everything, and yes—an AC maintenance checkup. Because your AC system is a big investment, regular maintenance is a great way to ensure that your air conditioning system remains in tiptop shape year-round. At One Hour Air Largo, we understand just how important maintenance checkups are which is why we offer memberships to our exclusive maintenance programs, the Comfort Club and the Filter Club. If you’re already a Read more

What Kind of Air Filter Do I Need?

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When it comes to our air filters, many of us forget that they should be changed at least once a month. And even if we do remember, we just grab whatever is cheapest. After all, how different can air filters really be? What many don’t realize is that the type of air filter we chose for our homes can have a huge impact on our air quality. It’s important that you get the right kind of filter for your home’s Read more

How Do I Know If I Have a Refrigerant Leak

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Coming home to a house that is less than cool is not a good sign. While your air conditioning system may just need a reset of the thermostat to properly cool your home again, it could be a bigger issue such as a refrigerant leak. Refrigerant is sometimes referred to as Freon and is a chemical that helps to cool and dehumidify your home. Refrigerant leaks are potentially dangerous so it’s important to know the signs that your AC may Read more

Why is My Home Air Conditioner Not Blowing Cold Air?

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As we approach the summer months here in Florida, it’s essential to have a functioning air conditioner. As much as the tourists and even some of us love our balmy climate here in the St. Pete area, that tropical climate can quickly become unbearable during the hot summer months. Even though your system seems to be running just fine, you’re probably noticing that it still isn’t doing it’s job to cool your home. When this happens, there can be several Read more