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A/C Repair in Riverview, FL – A Comprehensive FAQ Guide

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If you’re experiencing problems with your air conditioning system, our team is here to help. Our HVAC experts at Hawkins Service Company have been serving the heating and air conditioning needs of property owners throughout the Tampa Bay, FL region since 1993. With more than a century’s worth of industry expertise, we’re here to provide you with insights into your most pressing concerns associated with A/C repair services. Below you’ll find a comprehensive guide to the most frequently asked questions we receive. If you don’t find the answers you’re looking for, don’t hesitate to contact our friendly staff today.
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Regular maintenance is crucial to keeping your A/C unit running smoothly and efficiently. We recommend scheduling a professional tune-up at least once a year to ensure optimal performance and prevent potential issues that may end up costing you more in the long run.
Common signs that your A/C may require repairs include inadequate or inconsistent cooling, unusual noises, unpleasant odors, frequent cycling on and off, and increases in energy costs. If you notice any of these signs, it’s best to have your system inspected by one of our technicians.
The lifespan of an A/C unit varies depending on several factors, such as brand, usage, and proper maintenance. On average, a well-maintained A/C system can last between 10-15 years, though regular maintenance and timely repairs can extend its lifespan.
Regularly replacing your air filters is vital to maintaining good indoor air quality and ensuring your A/C system operates efficiently. Clogged filters can restrict airflow, strain the system, and lead to higher energy consumption. We recommend checking and replacing your air filters every one to three months.

Enhancing your A/C system’s energy efficiency can be accomplished by considering these helpful tips:

  • Set your thermostat at a reasonable temperature
  • Use ceiling fans to help circulate air
  • Keep blinds and curtains closed during the day to prevent heat gain
  • Seal air leaks around doors and windows
  • Leave air vents unblocked
  • Ensure your home is adequately insulated
  • Schedule regular maintenance to optimize performance
Some indications that your A/C unit may need replaced include frequent malfunctions and breakdowns, costly repairs, declining performance, and a unit age exceeding 15 years. Our expert technicians can evaluate the integrity of your system and recommend the best course of action.
Yes, preventative maintenance is essential, even if your A/C unit seems to be functioning correctly. Regular maintenance helps identify potential issues early in their development, prevents unexpected breakdowns, improves its energy efficiency, and extends the lifespan of your system.
Monitoring the usage of your air conditioning during the hottest time of year will help prevent costly surprises when you receive your energy bill. It is generally recommended to set your thermostat to a temperature of around 72 degrees at the lowest, which will produce a comfortable indoor environment while keeping energy consumption at a minimum. We also advise keeping your fan setting to “Auto” rather than On to conserve energy.
Duct cleaning refers to the process of removing accumulated dust, debris, and contaminants from the air ducts of your HVAC system. Over time, dust, allergens, pet dander, and other particles can settle in the ductwork, leading to reduced indoor air quality and potentially causing health issues. Having your ductwork professionally cleaned means a thorough cleaning of the ducts and associated components to promote cleaner, healthier air circulation throughout every area of your home.
How often you have your ductwork cleaned depends on many circumstances, such as pets, the location of your property, and your specific lifestyle. As a general guideline, it is recommended to have your ducts cleaned every three to five years but if you notice excessive dust, musty odors, or mold growth, it may be necessary to have your ducts cleaned more often.

Stay Prepared for the Florida Heat

For over three decades, our reputable team of HVAC professionals has been proud to serve the great local communities in Tampa and beyond. With our extensive experience and dedication to customer satisfaction, we have continued to establish ourselves as a trusted name in the heating and cooling industry. From maintenance and emergency repair to installation and premium-quality replacements, we’re your one-stop shop!   Having a well-maintained and fully functional A/C system in Tampa is a must. If your air conditioning system is giving you fits, our team of technicians is equipped with the knowledge and state-of-the-art technologies to accommodate all your A/C repair needs with precision and efficiency. Stay prepared for the Florida heat and contact Hawkins Service Company for a free estimate today.
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Over Three Decades of Expertise

Benefit from three decades of installation expertise at Hawkins Service Company, ensuring your project is handled with seasoned industry knowledge.

Multi-Service Expertise

We are a one-stop solution for all your residential and commercial needs – HVAC, electrical, gas, plumbing, and pool services, all expertly handled under one roof.

Reliable & Honest Estimates

Count on us for transparent and accurate estimates. We prioritize reliability and honesty, delivering clear insights into your project requirements.

Comprehensive Installation

Experience seamless installations with us. From HVAC systems to electrical setups, we cover every detail to ensure your home or business is properly equipped.

Factory Trained Technicians

Our technicians undergo rigorous training from the manufacturers to ensure expertise and proficiency in using products straight from the source.

Home Protection Plan/Maintenance Plans

We offer maintenance plans to safeguard your home, providing homeowners with peace of mind and long-term protection.

Over Three Decades of Expertise

Benefit from three decades of installation expertise at Hawkins Service Company, ensuring your project is handled with seasoned industry knowledge.

Multi-Service Expertise

We are a one-stop solution for all your residential and commercial needs – HVAC, electrical, gas, plumbing, and pool services, all expertly handled under one roof.

Reliable & Honest Estimates

Count on us for transparent and accurate estimates. We prioritize reliability and honesty, delivering clear insights into your project requirements.

Comprehensive Installation

Experience seamless installations with us. From HVAC systems to electrical setups, we cover every detail to ensure your home or business is properly equipped.

Factory Trained Technicians

Our technicians undergo rigorous training from the manufacturers to ensure expertise and proficiency in using products straight from the source.

Home Protection Plan/Maintenance Plans

We offer maintenance plans to safeguard your home, providing homeowners with peace of mind and long-term protection.

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Awesome experience with Hawkins. Scott showed up on time, fixed the problem with my home AC, and charged a very fair price. I also have rental property and from now on, Hawkins is the only company I'll call for any AC or furnace issues. Thank you!

KURT KNAPP

KURT KNAPP

Our technician Nicholas Becker was great! He quickly diagnosed the problems we had with our Aqua Logic Control board and fixed it after quoting us cost. He also diagnosed and repaired our Spa heater. Nicholas was upfront about what the problem was and had the part he needed to make a quick repair. We won't use…

CYNTHIA BERNARDO

CYNTHIA BERNARDO

We purchased our pool through a longtime local company thinking they would be there for us when a repair need arose, but sadly, they were not interested in servicing us and wanted to charge a service all fee, even when we were still under warranty. They recommended we call Hawkins and have them come out instead.…

HEATHER ABREU RESINA

HEATHER ABREU RESINA

HAWKINS was hired to complete the wiring on our condo dock after Tampa Dock and Seawall abandoned the project unfinished. They have done a fantastic job, professionally, on time, and without plodding. I’m very satisfied and will look for opportunities to use them again. JIM McCrocklin, President, Harbor Watch Association, Tierra Verde, FL.

JAMES MCCROCKLIN

JAMES MCCROCKLIN

Recently purchased a home and wouldn’t you know it... both AC units went down. Scott was sent out and fixed the issue. He was extremely thorough and educated me on the issue. Thank you, Scott!!!

LIZ LOPEZ

LIZ LOPEZ

The installers for my Generator Transfer Switch were very good. They showed up on time, did the work quickly, and were very professional and meticulous in the details of the installation. They worked with me to get the zones set up as I needed and they even had input as to how much we could do…

STEVE FOWLER

STEVE FOWLER

We use them for electrical and AC service. I needed to get things handled and these guys came through for us. John, Josh, Jarrod, Scott, Chris and the rest are the best. Thanks!

TIM JENSEN

TIM JENSEN

They have serviced our pool heater and always do an outstanding job. Knowledgeable and trustworthy staff and techs. Thanks for your help, Greg!

CHRIS MAROIS

CHRIS MAROIS

This company was AWESOME! They took care of getting the electrical inspection passed - 10 years later - after the original permit was found still open from a pool builder that had gone out of business. The open permit was discovered by the title company from a pool built YEARS before I bought the house. Their…

CATHY CAVINS

CATHY CAVINS

Had Ronald come out for a problem with my pool pump motor. Did a great job of troubleshooting and repairing to get my unit working properly.

VICKIE DELOATCH

VICKIE DELOATCH