Summer-2016-AC-Web-Ad-Tallahasse-Air-Conditioning

Tallahassee Air Conditioning & Electrical installs, services and repairs both residential and commercial Air Conditioning Systems, Heating Systems, and Electrical Systems throughout the city of Tallahassee and surrounding areas in Florida. We will do “Whatever It Takes” to meet your Air Conditioning & Heating, Plumbing, and Electrical needs!

Our foundation begins over 46 years ago with Jim Bennett’s Plumbing who has been providing professional plumbing work in Tallahassee since 1969. Jim Bennett’s Plumbing has been ranked #1 as one of Tallahassee’s Premier Plumbing Companies! Take that and couple it with the fact that we are backed by Bryant, one of the most reliable and well-known names in HVAC, our products, services, guarantees and warranties are sure to out-cool anyone else in the Tallahassee and surrounding areas!

Tallahassee Air Conditioning & Electrical Repair staffs NATE Certified and professional repair technicians who are experienced in providing high-quality work to home-owners, renters, building owners, commercial building owners, etc. throughout Tallahassee and surrounding cities. We can even detect and solve problems you may not have even been aware of with our full service, Eskimo Joe approved guarantee!

 Eskimo Joe Loves Passing Savings on Like These

  • Up To $1,450 off a New Bryant AC System!
  • 28 Point HVAC Inspections Only $89!
  • $79 Service Calls 

Think of Tallahassee Air Conditioning, Heating and Electrical as your one stop shop for all your home or business services. We are a locally owned and operated Air Conditioning, Heating & Electrical  company servicing Tallahassee and its surrounding areas like Havana, Quincy, Crawfordville, Woodville, Monticello, Panacea, and More…

 

Professionalism at its Best! When You Want HVAC System Done Right, Call Tallahassee Air Conditioning & Electrical at 850-702-5550

AC Repair, Heating Repair, Plumbing Repair, Electrical Repair

Whether we’re installing brand new, replacing, or updating Tallahassee Air Conditioning & Electrical’s fully certified technicians will come to you prepared to handle the job “Whatever It Takes”! We can service any electrical job you need and provide top quality care and comfort. Need to beat the Florida heat? Eskimo Joe has got you covered with our cool AC installations and repairs. From electrical to plumbing needs, Eskimo Joe and his team have got your back!

Have an unexpected emergency? No problem! We even have emergency services available to you 24/7! Whatever your needs may be we can meet them and beat them, guaranteed!


  1. Why Choose Us For Your Tallahassee AC Repair, Heating Repair or Electrical Service?

    Outstanding Customer Service & We Are Cool!

    In addition to our Heroic Customer Service and the Obvious fact that We Are Cool,  We are Factory Authorized and Trained to provide only the BEST in HVAC Equipment with Brands such as Bryant and American Standard. We are also dealers for Amana & Payne Air Conditioning Systems.


  2. You Will Never Feel Like An Inconvenience!

    You’ll love working with  our company because we love working with you!

    We Provide Text and Phone Alerts Prior to Service Appointments. Got a Smart Phone? Download the Tallahassee A/C & Electrical App by Clicking Here <–You Missed It!


  3. Heck Listen To Past Customers!

    We love sharing our customer reviews

    Biltoc Family

    Tallahassee AC & Electrical went above and beyond to make my family cool. They even supplied us with a loaner AC unit while they installed our new unit. They also saved me $1,200 from the next lowest bid.Who could ask for anything more?

    Kasandra Weaver

    Our Duct Work had been chewed up, Eric & Clint Replaced My Duct Work and Now I Have Metal Ducts they cant chew on..

    Tracy Davis

    Eric is a super nice and effecient tech, the entire time he was in my home he wore booties. He was professional and cleaned up behind himself and I did not have to…

$79  Service Calls!

How Cool Is That?

Why on earth and especially in Tallahassee, FL would you want to be in a hot miserable environment?

Call Eskimo Joe with Tallahassee AC & Electrical for all your ac repair and heating repair needs and your electrical repair needs. You may need a complete new ac system, duct replacement or just a good ol’ system cleaning. Things turn from hot to cool when Eskimo Joe arrives, It’s just his kind of life!

Joe’s Current Special!

HOT

Get It Now

Coupon Good For Summer 2016

On Select Bryant Systems

Offer is From Brant on Select Systems

And Stack Rebates & City Programs

Ask Joe How!

You are now able to stack the Bryant rebate ranging from $250 to $1,450 off on select systems, on top of the City of Tallahassee Rebate Program and get 60 Months of Payments on your City of Tallahassee Utilities. You Know Joe Has You Excited Now! We understand completely. For More information communicate with us!

Up To $1450 Off Complete System

Some of our Valued Clients!

We Sell The Best But Also Service The Rest!

JOE’S BLOG

HVAC Hums and Blows Hot Air

My HVAC Just Hums and Buzzes But Doesn’t Turn On

The Problem: Your A/C thermostat clicks on but only warm air is coming out of your vents.

You check your outside unit and notice that the outdoor unit is humming like normal

Sep 21, 2016 Full view

HVAC Hums and Blows Hot Air

My HVAC Just Hums and Buzzes But Doesn’t Turn On

The Problem: Your A/C thermostat clicks on but only warm air is coming out of your vents.

You check your outside unit and notice that the outdoor unit is humming like normal but the fan isn’t spinning and is making a buzzing noise.

So, what exactly is the problem?

If your outdoor A/C unit is humming but the fan isn’t running, that most likely means you have a bad fan capacitor which is a common problem in the Tallahassee, FL area and everywhere else in the USA.

Thankfully, there’s a short-term fix that’ll keep you cool until Tallahassee Air Conditioning & Electrical can get out to your home or business to get your capacitor replaced.
We’ll show you that cheap trick later in this article. However a little education can go a long way so first let’s take a look at why capacitors are so important in the first place.

What is a capacitor?

A capacitor is a small, cylinder-shaped metallic object that sits on the side of your outdoor unit. It acts like a battery and stores large amounts of energy. Tallahassee Air Conditioning & Electrical stocks both standard capacitors and turbo capacitors for heavy demand systems.

capacitor
Photo source: doityourself.com

In the case of air conditioners, capacitors are used to kick-start the compressor, the outdoor fan motor, and the blower fan (indoor unit fan).

You see, large appliance motors require up to 5 or 6 times more energy at startup than they require when running continuously. Capacitors offer that extra jolt of electricity needed to get motors started and/or to run continuously.

Why did my capacitor “go bad”?

Just like a battery, your capacitor will weaken and lose the ability to hold electrical charge over time. They’ll also have a shorter lifespan if they suffer some sort of damage, like from high temperatures or high voltage such as lightning strikes.

 

 

Some of the visual signs of a bad capacitor include:

  • A swollen, “mushroomed” top
  • A capacitor that is corroded or rusted out on bottom
  • Fluid leaking from any part of the capacitor

swollen-capacitor
Source: fixya.com

So, if the capacitor connected to your fan motor goes bad, the fan will fail to start. And this prevents your unit from moving the heat from inside your home to the outdoors (which explains why the air coming from your vents is warm instead of cool).

Eskimo Joe’s short-term solution for a bad capacitor

Need a quick fix for your failed fan motor capacitor?

Turn on the A/C unit and take a long, thin object (a stick or screwdriver will work fine) and use it to push the fan blades inside the compressor. (The Compressor is Outside)

This should provide the “kick” the fan motor needs to get up to speed.

Please be sure to take safety precautions when doing this so that nobody gets hurt.

stick-fan
Photo source: youtube.com

Note: if this doesn’t get your fan running, you most likely have a bad fan motor and will need to have Tallahassee Air Conditioning & Electrical, LLC

The long-term solution for a bad capacitor

If the capacitor connected to your fan motor is weak or has finally died and won’t start your fan, you need to have a professional replace it as soon as possible.

Why?

When a capacitor fails, the motor it is connected to will still try to come on. And most of the time, the motor won’t be able to start on its own. This stalling can cause the motor to burn out and need expensive replacement soon.

The sooner you are able to replace the capacitor, the more money you will save yourself in the long run.

Note: Although it is possible to replace a capacitor on your own, we don’t recommend it unless you have experience working with the electrical components of your air conditioner. 

Looking for an A/C tech to replace your capacitor?

Ready to get your air conditioner running properly?

Live in the Tallahassee, FL area?

Just call Eskimo Joe at Tallahassee Air Conditioning & Electrical, LLC and schedule your appointment today. We’ll send a professional out to diagnose and repair your A/C unit in no time.


Sep 21, 2016

Bad and Leaky Ducts Raise Your Electrical Bill

Air leakage and escaping from your duct system can have a very poor effect on your Air Conditioning System, reducing efficiency, reducing lifespan, and reducing the overall performance of the system.  Air duct leaks can increase your energy bills, create

Apr 3, 2016 Full view

Bad and Leaky Ducts Raise Your Electrical Bill

Air leakage and escaping from your duct system can have a very poor effect on your Air Conditioning System, reducing efficiency, reducing lifespan, and reducing the overall performance of the system.  Air duct leaks can increase your energy bills, create a lot of allergen excessive dust, and cause poor indoor air quality for You, Your Family, and Your Pets.
In order to fully understand how air duct leaks and a leaky duct system can cause your Air Conditioning System to operate inefficiently, it is important to know how the duct system works in conjunction with the Air Conditioning System to heat or cool your home.  We will use the example of cooling your home, rather than heating, because we have such harsh summers it helps put things into perspective.
When you turn on your A/C at the thermostat during the summer this is what is happening and the steps that it happens in,
1. the unit turns on and a motor turns a fan to suck air through the “return” ductwork to the inside of your unit.
2. The air from inside your home is sucked in through that “return” duct and passes over a filter to catch dust particles. ”The common filter you change monthly”
3. The air is then blown over a coil that is made of copper and aluminum, and looks similar to a giant radiator.  “That coil has refrigerant inside of it that cools the coil ice cold in the summer.”
4. The air gets sucked through that coil and cooled down.
5. After the air gets sucked through the coil and is cold, it gets pushed out the other side of your unit into the “supply” ductwork.  “The ductwork is either made of metal tubes or rectangular boxes that are connected together in sections, or it can be flex tubes that are like a giant slinky wrapped in insulation, or sometimes a combination of both.”
6. The air travels through the “supply” ductwork and is spit out of all the different registers / vents in your home.

You also have a “return” duct that connects to a filter box and grill.  Larger homes have multiple return ducts, each connecting to a box with a filter grill.  In many cases, those “return” boxes are leaking at the seams and at the main connection collar where the ductwork is attached.

The return ducts may also be leaking at other connections in the ductwork, and at the main connection at the air handling unit. “The Unit Typically in your Attic or Closet”
Air Conditioning Systems are designed to pull air from the inside of your home, over the filter to remove particles, and blow it over the coil to be cooled and distributed back to your home.
If the return duct has any leakage it causes some of the air to bypass the filter.  That means that the Air Conditioning System is sucking in some air from your home and the filter is catching the particles, and some of the air is sucking in through all of the seams, gaps, and holes in the “return” ducts from the attic. The quality of Air in the attic is very poor and is full of dust and debris, as well as fiberglass insulation that you don’t want to breathe.
Also, just so you know attic air in Tallahassee Florida is usually between 120-170 degrees in the summer which is much hotter than the typical 75-85 degree air inside your Tallahassee home.  Making your Air Conditioning System have to work much harder to cool down 120-170 degree attic air, rather than 75-85 degree home air.
Any average eskimo can quickly figure out that this reduces the lifespan of the Air Conditioning System and increases your energy bills and Joe does not like that.
Air Conditioning Systems are also affected by the particles that bypassed the filter.  You don’t want to breathe the attic air full of dust and fiberglass, and neither does your Air Conditioning System.
The air from the attic gets blown over the coil to be cooled, and that causes the coil to sweat condensation.  Some of the dust and fiberglass particles from the attic air end up sticking to the wet coil, and it creates build up, sort of like a lint trap in a dryer.  Most manufacturers recommend that you clean the indoor coil every 2-3 years, and APS and Energy Star recommend cleaning it every 2-4 years, but with leakage, it needs to be cleaned more often.  Cleaning the coil is difficult and costly, so sealing the duct work will help keep that coil cleaner.
When the coil gets residue and build up, it causes the motor to run harder in order to suck the air through that coil because it’s impacted with debris so the airflow is restricted.
When the motor runs harder, the amp draw increases, and so does your energy bill, not to mention the fact that it reduces the lifespan of the motor.
The dust and fiberglass particles that make it through the coil are pushed through the “supply” ducts and distributed in the air throughout your home.
Those particles also build up in both your “return” and “supply” ducts as well.  So if you have leakage in your “return” ductwork, it creates poor indoor air quality, an increase in dust throughout the home, an increase in your utility bills, and it reduces the efficiency and lifespan of your air conditioning system.

As with leakage from your return ducts there can also be leakage from the “supply” ductwork.
Supply side leaks are usually also found at connections, as well as the seams and gaps inside the main trunk line, distribution boxes, or the “supply” boxes that have the registers / vents attached to them.  So after the air is sucked through the unit and cooled from the coil, it travels into the supply ductwork and some air just blows into the attic.  So besides cooling down your home, you’re also cooling down your attic, which is a waste of money.

The other issue is that the leakage from the supply ductwork will cause a vacuum effect on the home.
Example:
A five ton unit is made to suck in 2,000 cfm of air through the filter, and spit out 2,000 cfm through the registers.  So if that five ton system has 10% air leakage from the “supply” ducts, it’s sucking in 2,000 cfm, but it’s only blowing about 1,800 cfm into the home, and 200 cfm into the attic.  The unit still needs to suck in 2,000 cfm, and since it can’t get all of the air back that it spit out because 200 cfm went in the attic, it causes a vacuum in the home.  That vacuum pulls in warm outside air from doors and windows, and it also pulls in dusty and polluted air from behind electrical outlets and switches, as well as from any gaps at plumbing penetrations, light fixtures, ceiling fans, recessed can lights, and so on.  So once again, the leakage is affecting your indoor air quality.

OK OK ESKIMO JOE, SO HOW DO YOU REPAIR A LEAKY DUCT SYSTEM?

Sealing air duct leaks in your duct system is usually an all day job, and in some cases it may take 2 or 3 days if the home is large or you have to make frequent trips in and out of the attic because of the heat, remember 120-170 degrees, If you attempt this Job yourself Joe recommends you bring plenty of ice to the party and make sure that you stay hydrated, the technicians at Tallahassee Air Conditioning & Electrical are used to doing this kind of work and their bodies are conditioned for it so please be careful.

The total cost to make the necessary repairs depends on the size of the home, the type of ductwork used in the system, the amount of air leakage detected during the negative pressure test, and the overall condition of the duct system.  The cost can be as little as a few hundred dollars, or as high as several thousand dollars.

Our home comfort specialists seal all of the supply and return ductwork in the attic at all seams, connections, and collars using a high temperature fiberglass reinforced elastomeric sealer.  We also seal any distribution boxes and trunk lines at seams, collars, and end caps using the same sealer.

Our specialists then remove all supply registers / vents and seal the ductwork from the inside at seams, joints, collars, and connections with a high temperature fiberglass reinforced elastomeric sealer.

We will then fill up any gaps in the drywall behind the registers using a silicone latex caulk, and reattach the registers, inside all return boxes at seams and collars with the sealer, and fill up the gaps in drywall around the filter grills using a silicone latex caulk.

There are a ton of variables that can come into play that will require additional sealing.
⦁ Duct systems that use return air platforms may require plating off areas using duct board or sheet metal and sealing over the plates.
⦁ Systems with fresh air return ductwork also usually require plating off areas and sealing over the capped section with sealer.
⦁ Sometimes leaks in the duct system are located at torn or deteriorated flex duct runs, or damaged hard duct runs or distribution boxes that cannot be properly sealed.

In those cases, we replace or repair the ductwork as needed, and proceed with sealing the ductwork after making the repairs.

Some homeowners have conditioned air loss from the shell of the home, referred to as the home envelope.  In some cases, customers request that Tallahassee Air Conditioning & Electrical make the necessary repairs to reduce the conditioned air loss as well as seal the duct system.

Our specialist can explain the benefits of sealing the home envelope after performing the negative pressure test, and inform you of the priority of the repairs, depending on the issues (allergies, asthma, COPD, dust, warm or cold rooms, energy consumption, etc.) each customer is concerned about the most.

There are a variety of repairs that can be made to the home to help reduce conditioned air loss, ranging from replacing leaky can lights with air tight can lights and sealing around plumbing pipe penetrations and installing weather stripping around door frames, to sealing inside electrical outlets and switches and sealing around speakers, sky lights, and light fixtures. Realize that a lot of times Tallahassee Air Conditioning & Electrical is unable to repair the issues we locate, such as replacing a leaky window.  In those cases, our specialist will inform you of the problem, and recommend a company that can perform the repairs.

FIND OUT IF YOUR HOME HAS AIR DUCT LEAKS – CONTACT TALLAHASSEE AIR CONDITIONING & ELECTRICAL ON CALL 24 HOURS A DAY AT (850) 702-5550


Apr 3, 2016

Eskimo Joe gives away $400 for Tallahassee AC & Electrical’s First Contest

Eskimo Joe loves to host contests and give away great prizes! Last Friday, July 10th, Joe posted a purple mystery picture to the Tallahassee A/C & Electrical Facebook page and asked his followers to determine what the picture

Jul 14, 2015 Full view

Eskimo Joe gives away $400 for Tallahassee AC & Electrical’s First Contest

Eskimo Joe loves to host contests and give away great prizes! Last Friday, July 10th, Joe posted a purple mystery picture to the Tallahassee A/C & Electrical Facebook page and asked his followers to determine what the picture was of. He had an overwhelming response and in the end announced two winners, Kay Kay Flexin and Nikki Court, who each received their choice of $200 or a new 32-inch TV.

Tallahassee_Air_Contest_1

Do you know what is pictured in the photo above? That’s exactly what Eskimo Joe asked his followers, and boy did he have some great laughs at the responses he received. From “wet insulation” and “storm clouds” to “Eskimo Joe’s vision after a night of drinking Purple Passions”- he heard it all! On Monday, July 13th, Joe revealed the answer: Ube Ice Cream- one of Joe’s favorite flavors! He then announced the two winners.

Tallahassee_Air_Contest_2

Our first winner Kay Kay Flexin guessed the correct answer, ice cream. Our second winner, Nikki Court, was randomly selected from all of the contest participants who liked the Tallahassee A/C & Electrical Facebook page, shared the post, and gave their best guesses. Each winner was given their choice of $200 or a new TV; both walked away with $200 as seen in the photo below! So now you know, it pays to follow Joe!

Tallahassee_Air_Contest_3

Be sure to like the Tallahassee A/C & Electrical Facebook page to hear about contests, giveaways, and great deals on HVAC services. From AC maintenance & repair to unit installation, Eskimo Joe knows how to keep you and your home cool! Call Tallahassee A/C & Electrical at 850.702.5550 to learn more about our HVAC services.


Jul 14, 2015

3 Warning Signs that it’s Time for a Good Duct Cleaning

“When should I have the HVAC ducts in my home cleaned? Is the service worth it?” Due to growing concerns and issues surrounding poor indoor air quality, many homeowners are asking these questions. While having your ductwork cleaned is one

Jul 6, 2015 Full view

3 Warning Signs that it’s Time for a Good Duct Cleaning

“When should I have the HVAC ducts in my home cleaned? Is the service worth it?” Due to growing concerns and issues surrounding poor indoor air quality, many homeowners are asking these questions. While having your ductwork cleaned is one of the most effective ways to improve your indoor air quality, it’s not necessarily something that needs to be on your regular home maintenance list. Tallahassee Air sides with the EPA on the issue: we recommend cleaning the ducts and HVAC unit if they are contaminated. So how do you know if your unit is contaminated? Eskimo Joe wants to share 3 warning signs you can watch out for!

1. Contaminants, Excessive Dust and Debris

If noticeable contaminants such as debris, pet hair, or odors are being released into your home through your ducts, it’s time to have your ducts cleaned. If you haven’t had your ductwork examined in years, it’s possible that the walls are lined with dust, animal hair and other debris. When you run your air conditioner, chunks of this filthy lining can detach from the duct walls, contaminating the air you breathe. Let Tallahassee Air clean this debris from your ducts so the contaminants aren’t blown into your home!

2. Visible Mold Growth

It’s important to conduct a visual inspection of the ductwork; if there is visible mold growth inside the ductwork, its time for a cleaning! If you spot wet insulation, this could be another sign that mold is growing around your ductwork. This insulation will have to be removed and replaced or else the problem will continue coming back. Mold colonies growing within your air ducts could send spores into the air every time you run the air conditioner. Get your ducts cleaned for safer air and a healthier you!

3. Animal Infestation

This symptom can be visible, but it’s often the audible part that first catches a homeowner’s attention. If you hear scurrying, flapping or buzzing, you may have a vermin problem in your ducts! After having the animals cleared out, it’s time for a good duct cleaning to remove any animal droppings and nest or hive remnants.

 

Do you think its time for the ducts in your home to be cleaned?

Enjoy cleaner air and a healthier home with duct cleaning from Tallahassee A/C and Electrical. Call Eskimo Joe at 850-702-5550 to schedule your duct cleaning!


Jul 6, 2015

SEND JOE A REQUEST!

Tallahassee-Air-Conditioning-Logo-Dark-300

* - Eskimo Joe and Tallahassee Air Conditioning & Electrical will ALWAYS try to reach out to you within 15 minutes of any contact but if for some reason the snowball took out he email and you need immediate help please do not hesitate to call 850-702-5550 for ac service and repair.

Eskimo Joe Hotline

Call or Text

850-702-5550

Where is Our Igloo?

Tallahassee, FL

4583 Capital Circle NW, Ste A

Email Eskimo Joe!

Yes, He Gets Email

joe@tallahasseeair.com

Best Regards From Joe, Thanks For Visiting!