Posts Tagged ‘Tampa’

Tips for Tip-Top Plumbing

Monday, July 29th, 2019

Phew! Finally done unclogging the toilet? We know that it can certainly take some muscle power to get rid of those nasty clogs! But, what if we told you that there is a way to avoid whipping out the plunger as often as you do? All it takes is faith, dust, and a little bit of pixi—wait, that’s not it! All it takes is a little extra TLC!

That’s right! There are a number of ways to ensure that your plumbing system is in tip-top shape, and below, we have listed some of our favorite plumbing tips for you! That way, you won’t have to worry about costly repairs and untimely replacements too much! So, what are you waiting for? Keep reading to find out more!

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Be On the Lookout for These Summertime Repairs

Monday, March 25th, 2019

ac-techAlright sure, here in Florida, the majority of us have been using our air conditioners throughout the majority of the year. However, rising temperatures mark the beginning of the summer season, and for most of us, that is quite exciting! Of course, there are many things that need to be done to prepare for the season ahead, like digging out your favorite bathing suit, stocking up on sunscreen, and ensuring that your AC is in mint condition.

You likely use your air conditioner a lot, which means that over time, it is going to require some repairs. When you need Tampa AC repair service, be sure to hire a professional right away. Hiring a professional HVAC technician at the first sign of a problem is the best way to ensure that your issues don’t become worse. Below, we have outlined some of the most common summertime AC repair needs. Keep reading to learn more. 

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Never Put These Things Down Your Drains

Monday, January 28th, 2019

We expect that the items we put down our drains, whether it be down our toilets or our kitchen sink, to simply wash away without a problem. However, there are a number of things that should never be thrown down the drain. Certain items and substances can lead to significant problems, resulting in serious damage if left unattended.

Your plumbing system is much more complex than you might think. As the majority of the system is hidden behind walls or underneath floors, problems often go undetected. Issues such as blockages and leaks are not usually recognized until they’ve already caused damage to surrounding property. This is why it is important to trust your plumbing system to the hands of a professional plumber in Tampa, FL who can detect and repair minor issues before they become major. In the meantime, you can protect your plumbing by being careful about what you put down your drains. Keep reading to learn more. 

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Is a Ductless Mini-Split System Right for Your Home?

Monday, December 17th, 2018

If you are considering a new heating system for your home, it is important to consult with a professional HVAC technician before making any final decisions. We understand that selecting the right system can be a daunting task—there are a lot of great options to choose from, and each has their benefits and drawbacks depending on your own individual circumstances. But don’t fret! Bayonet Plumbing, Heating, & Air Conditioning can help you select the perfect system for your needs!

For many homeowners, ductless splits, also known as mini-split systems, are becoming a preferred option. These systems can be great for keeping your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Many Florida homeowners opt for this system for the convenience and year-round comfort! Below, we have provided some of the benefits that ductless systems have to offer. But remember, before you make any decisions be sure to contact us to schedule ductless services in Tampa, FL.

What is a Ductless Mini-Split System?

A ductless system is a heat pump that does not rely on ducts. Instead, it utilizes air handlers installed throughout the house rather than a centralized blower or coil unit. Ductless systems are able to act as both heaters and air conditioners, thus making them a popular and convenient choice. The system is made up of an outdoor condenser unit and one or more indoor units that contain the air handler and blowers that help to circulate air. Refrigerant lines are all that connect the outdoor unit to the indoor units, making installation convenient and affordable.

Benefits of a Ductless System

They’re Versatile

As mentioned above, a ductless system provides both heating and cooling without the need for ducts. If you live in an older home that does not have space for ductwork or doesn’t have it installed, a ductless system can be a great alternative.

Installation is Convenient

Installing ductwork can be a difficult and expensive process depending on the layout of your home.  Installing a ductless system is less invasive and can be up and running in as little as one day.

They’re Cost Effective

Switching to a ductless system can save you and your family a lot of money. Ductless systems operate on less power than other systems simply due to the fact they recycle heated air rather than generating it from nothing. In addition, homeowners can control the temperature of the air going into each room, thus increasing efficiency. Mini-split systems allow homeowners to create “zones” in their homes, meaning they don’t have to heat or cool the rooms that aren’t being used.

They’re Energy Efficient

Since mini-splits have no ducts, they avoid the energy losses associated with the ductwork of forced-air systems. Duct losses can account for more than 30% of energy use. In addition, a ductless system is considered to be a more efficient choice than a standard window or portable unit.

Our friendly technicians at Bayonet can help you decide if a ductless split, or mini-split, system is right for your home. We offer installation, repair, and maintenance services to ensure that your new system runs efficiently and effectively for years to come!

Contact Bayonet Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning today!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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No, a Great Heater is NOT “Optional”

Monday, December 3rd, 2018

cold-manWe know what you’re thinking: I live in Florida, why does it matter if my heater is not the best? Well, our technicians at Bayonet Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning are here to tell you that it does matter.  If you are still operating a “not-so-great” system, you might be wasting more money than you think.

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Your Air Conditioner May Be in Trouble If…

Monday, September 24th, 2018

AC-outdoor-unitThere are areas in the country where heating systems are already being fired up and are running quite regularly. Here in Florida, this obviously is not the case. Our air conditioning systems are still the stars of the show, as they are throughout most of the year. That is why, even this late in the calendar year, you really need to be tuned into your air conditioning system and the way in which it is operating.

Those “minor” issues that you’re noticing are almost certainly more serious than you realize. And, when you live in as hot a climate as we do, any air conditioning issues are cause for serious concern! We don’t care what the date on the calendar may be—AC problems always demand prompt AC repair in Tampa, FL. We are using today’s post to fill you in on some of the common warning signs that your air conditioning system may be in trouble.

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Why Does My AC Turn Off So Quickly?

Monday, July 30th, 2018

angry-manThe central air conditioner is a major upgrade from the noisy, ineffective, and inefficient air conditioning systems that so many of us have used in the past—provided that it is working properly. Unfortunately, a lot of homeowners seem to think that, just because their air conditioners are functioning, they are functioning properly. This is not necessarily the case, and that type of thinking can land you in some hot water.

Now, you’ll obviously realize that something is wrong with your air conditioner if it is not pumping out cool air in your home at all. However,  you should also pay attention to the way in which the system is running when it is cooling your home. Does it seem to be starting up, running only for a brief period, and then cycling right back down? If so, then it is short cycling. That is a deceptively serious problem for your air conditioning in Tampa, FL.

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Why Is My Air Conditioner Leaking Water?

Monday, May 21st, 2018

AC-technicianIf you know anything about the way that a refrigerant-based air conditioning system operates, then you know your system uses the evaporation of refrigerant in order to remove heat from the air in your home. That refrigerant is condensed outdoors, releasing its heat, before repeating the cycle until desired temperatures are met. At no point in the process does water come into play. So what the heck is going on when your air conditioner starts to leak water?

Well, it’s not really a water leak in the way that a water heater may spring one. No, that does not mean that the water surrounding the unit is a figment of your imagination. It just means that the source of that water is not a ruptured pipe, as is so often the case with plumbing leaks. So read on, learn what could be behind this mysterious phenomenon, and whether it means that you need air conditioning repair in Tampa, FL or not.

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Simple Tips for Avoiding Clogged Drains

Monday, April 23rd, 2018

drainAs is the case with any other system in your home, problems with your plumbing system are unavoidable.  There are a lot of different pipes in this system, and it is only a matter of time before something goes wrong with at least one of them. This is not to say, however, that such plumbing problems are never the result of user error. Our Tampa, FL plumbers want to help you keep your plumbing problems to a bare minimum.

 

In an effort to do so, we’ve put together some helpful tips that will help you to keep your drains functioning effectively and reliably. No, there is no way to guarantee that you will never run into trouble with your drains. In fact, it is very much the case that you will run into drainage issues eventually. That being said, you can help to minimize the frequency with which you encounter such problems by keeping these simple tips in mind. 

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How Do Heat Pumps Heat and Cool?

Monday, January 1st, 2018

hot-and-cold-homesAs mild as our winter weather may be here in Florida, the fact remains that we still need reliable heating systems installed in our homes if we hope to make it through the winter season comfortably. It does get chilly enough around here to necessitate the use of our heaters, even if it doesn’t do so all that frequently. In fact, this is exactly what makes the heat pump such a great option for homeowners in our area.

If you are ready to install an HVAC system in a new property,  or if you want to replace an existing system in your home, then it is definitely worth your while to look into using a heat pump in Tampa, FL. Heat pumps are unique and their benefits are considerable. Just remember that even the best heating and cooling systems are not really going to impress if you don’t schedule your HVAC services with qualified professionals. 

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