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Air Conditioning and Heating blog by Melo Air Inc. In addition to HVAC industry news, we'll post cooling and heating related information we come across during our daily routines. 

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Bryant Follows Lennox And Trane With Prices Increase Announcement

Posted by AC Contractor on December 11, 2014 at 8:25 PM Comments comments (0)

It is the Holiday Season and among the things we can typically expect in the HVAC industry are price increase announcements from the manufacturers. Many of us were optimistic the increases would be little no none because of the recent drop in oil prices. As much as half of the cost of the equipment is in distribution, thus our expectations. Earlier last month,

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Goodman Partially Launches Indoor Air Quality Line

Posted by AC Contractor on October 1, 2014 at 12:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Goodman has rebranded their indoor air quality product line to Clean Comfort. Many of the local branches have begun receiving new product and is available to contractor's to sell. In addition to the new product line and website, Goodman offers a number of promotional materials to help air conditioning contractors understand and sell the product. Below is the announcement of the new line card launch.


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Recent News Related To Tampa Air Conditioning

Posted by AC Contractor on September 25, 2014 at 10:50 PM Comments comments (0)

After a blistering month of August with record setting temperatures and a lack of rain, residents in Tampa have finally gotten some relief from the heat. The month of September has cooled off significantly with far fewer days reaching into the mid to upper 90's. In fact, the month of September has had 11 days observed with temperatures over 90 and none over 95 compared to August which had 2...

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Goodman Offers Incentive To Replace HVAC System Early

Posted by AC Contractor on September 15, 2014 at 9:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Although Goodman has one of the lowest compressor failure rates in the industry, they have offered an incentive for homeowners who have a failed compressor that is still under warranty. In lieu of replacing the compressor, the homeowner is given the option of a $250 discount towards the replacement of the entire system. This will be ideal for homeowners in the Tampa area that have a system that is 8 years or older with a worn compressor. With the hot, humid environment we have in Tampa, air c...

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Trane Issues Service Bulletin Regarding TXV Failures

Posted by AC Contractor on September 11, 2014 at 10:30 PM Comments comments (6)

Trane has issued a service bulletin regarding TXV failures and appears the solution also includes refrigerant additives. Below is an excerpt from the service bulletin, thanks to Andrew Singer for contributing:


The purpose of this bulletin is to address recent reports of issues with TXVs used in air handler and furnace coil product lines, predominately found in the 1.5-3.0 ton units...

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TECO Rebate For High Efficiency HVAC May Soon End

Posted by AC Contractor on September 8, 2014 at 9:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Utility companies around the state of Florida including our own Tampa Electric are lobbying in attempt to reduce the state's conservation programs reports the ACHR News. Although there are many categories within the conservation programs, one of the most heavily used is for air conditioning and heating replacement. The Tampa Electric rebate for HVAC replacement has been a program ...

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This Should Be The Last Update On Thermal Expansion Valves

Posted by AC Contractor on September 4, 2014 at 9:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Over the course of the past couple months we have been updating homeowners on the widespread TXV failures that have been happening in the HVAC industry. It appears that manufacturers have determined the cause and solution to the problem. Below is an excerpt from a service bulletin from Rheem.


Details: Rheem has identified potential root causes of the field reports where the TEV fails to maintain design superheat.

To recap prior...

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Consumer Review Websites May Not Be The Best Info Source For HVAC Info

Posted by AC Contractor on August 28, 2014 at 10:25 PM Comments comments (1)

If you're not sure what brand of air conditioning to buy for your HVAC system in Tampa, consumer review website may not be the best source of information. It has been said before that HVAC systems are like snowflakes because there are no two alike. There are so many variables in a system's performance other than the equipment. There is the equally important air distribution aspect that includes the duct design and the location and size of supply and return air grills. Parts of an HVAC system ...

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New Information Regarding Wide Spread TXV Failures

Posted by AC Contractor on August 25, 2014 at 9:15 PM Comments comments (1)
A TXV is a metering device for the refrigerant. It controls how much is fed through the system at a time. Although they are far from uncommon, they are a relatively new technology in air conditioning. Many air conditioning and heating systems today continue to use a fixed orifice or piston as a metering device. Thermal expansion valves can improve a system's efficiency and we rarely don't see them on equipment that is 14 SEER and higher. With the new federal minimum efficiency standards set...
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Carrier Announces Manufacturing Plans Regarding Efficiency Increase

Posted by AC Contractor on August 21, 2014 at 10:55 PM Comments comments (0)

We have yet to hear from many HVAC manufacturers regarding their plans for the new federal minimum efficiency levels until today. We received this noticed from Carrier:

Dear Valued Customers,


As we are all aware, the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 provided for the next round of government regulated standard efficiencies allowed for air conditioners sold in the United States. These new standards will go into effect on January 1, 2015...

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