Setting Your A/C Thermostat While Your On Vacation

What Temperature Should I Set My Thermostat To When going on Vacation?

Summer Sweet Spot For Your Thermostat While Your On Vacation.

Thermostat Port Richey FloridaSummer vacations are taking place throughout Florida. One of the bigger debates among homeowners when preparing to depart is “thermostat on or thermostat off?” This is a common conversation that many homeowners have when leaving the house.

Unless you have a programmable thermostat, turning your thermostat completely off is not a good option for any Florida homeowner. Inside heat temperatures can raise well into the 90’s leaving your home susceptible to mildew and mold spores. Florida residents who travel during the cooler months may be able to depart leaving their thermostat on “auto” mode keeping the air circulating but this is not the best option if traveling during the summer months.

According to Energy Experts at Florida Power & Light Company the ideal temperature while away should be around 80 degrees for a manual thermostat. A benefit of having a programmable thermostat is that the temperature during the day can be set to as high as 88 degrees and cooled gradually during the nighttime hours. This being said no pets were at home at this time of vacancy. If pet’s are in the home 80 degrees may not be suitable for all indoor pet’s.

The “sweet spot” temperature for summer savings while your away is 80 degrees! Enjoy your summer vacation from All Star Heating and Air Conditioning!


Clean Air Conditioning Coils

Providing professional heating & Air Conditioning Services in Port Richey, Florida and the Greater Tampa Bay area including Pasco, Pinellas, Hillsborough, Hernando, Citrus, Sumter, Lake, and Marion Counties. No matter what service you need, our experienced AC technicians can help. We offer affordable pricing and quality service.

What you need to know about Clean Air Conditioning Coils

Clean Air Conditioning CoilsHaving Clean Air Conditioning Coils is a necessity in making sure that you’re getting the most out of your AC unit. All Air Conditioning units have a tendency to become polluted after years of use. Regular scheduled Air Conditioning Maintenance is essential for the health of your home and the functioning of your unit to make sure that the coils are clean and properly maintained.

According to the US Department of Energy dirty coils can increase the compressor energy by 30%. A build up of contaminants on your coils can make your unit work much harder and can also lead to polluted air in your home. Dirty coils can also lead to the misdiagnosis of HVAC issues as well. Other issues may arise with your AC unit if your coils are not maintained. You could end up spending money on future repairs that may not be necessary if the coils were maintained.

Containments such as mold and fungi can enter into your home if your coils are not maintained. These containments can create toxic allergenic fragments which are also called Macromolecular Organic Dust. This has been shown to be linked to multiple health conditions. Over time the build of these containments can also decrease the overall efficiency of your AC unit.

According to The HVAC HESS report The Measures 5, states “immediate energy saving of at least 10% is expected to be achieved following cleaning. ” This factor combined with cleaner and safer air are huge benefits to you and your family.

Cleaning of coils should always be done by a professional. All Star technicians will be able to asses the temperature difference between the air entering and the air leaving the coils. There are several factors and circumstances that will determine in what approach needs to be taken in the cleaning and maintaining of your AC unit. Please give us a call today or visit our website for more information. We proudly serve Pasco, Pinellas, Hillsborough, Hernando, Citrus, Sumter, Lake, and Marion Counties. We are also a Member of the BBB and have an A+ rating.

For professional Air Conditioning Maintenance Call Toll FREE (877) 675-7534 or (727) 842-1444 For A FREE QUOTE!

Air Conditioning Maintenance

Providing professional Heating & Air Conditioning Services in Port Richey, Florida and the Greater Tampa Bay area including Pasco, Pinellas, Hillsborough, Hernando, Citrus, Sumter, Lake, and Marion Counties. No matter what service you need, our experienced AC technicians can help. We offer affordable pricing and quality service.

Why It’s Important to Maintain your Air Conditioning Unit

It’s that time of year again. Living in Florida it’s not uncommon for temps to rise well into the triple digits. We see a doctor at least once a year for a routine check ups, your Air Conditioning unit also needs a regular checkups or professional air conditioning maintenance. You can think of All Star Heating & Cooling as your doctor for your air conditioning system.  Although you may be saying “my ac is running fine.” Air Conditioning units can handle normal wear and tear but neglect of your unit will eventually catch up with you. Typically A/C units fail during the hottest times of the year. All Star knows how inconvenient this can be to you and your family. Scheduled Maintenance for your air conditioning system is the best way to keep your unit healthy and cooling your home all season.

Save your Warranty

First and foremost save your AC unit’s warranty! Consumers find themselves frazzled when a major repair is in need “but I have a warranty!” Many do not know that some major factory warranty’s are null and void if routine maintenance isn’t done. Having routine maintenance done every year by our technicians at All Star will save you money and keep your factory warranty in good standing. If you decide to neglect having routine maintenance performed you could be responsible to pay out of pocket for any repairs needed.

Healthy Air

Ductwork & Indoor Air Quality – Are Your Air Duct’s making you sick? Maintaining Clean Ductwork in your home is essential to improving your homes overall indoor air quality and preventing health problems for you and your family, a properly maintained heating & cooling system is a healthy system! A properly maintained system will keep your the air in your home not only cool but healthy. When an A/C unit isn’t properly maintained it can be a breeding ground for bacteria, mold, and fungi. All of these things can cause respiratory issues for everyone living in the home this includes your furry pals as well. Please insure the health and safety of your household by getting a routine inspection done today.

You will save on Repairs

Your household car needs an oil change routinely. Just like a car, an A/C unit will cost much more to replace than to maintain it. When temperatures are at their peak it is common for your A/C unit to break down. All Star Heating & Cooling takes pride in having one of the most comprehensive HVAC inspections in the industry. During scheduled routine maintenance, All Star Heating & Cooling will perform a 24 point inspection that includes but is not limited to checking for leaks, Clean Air Conditioning Coils, replacing filters, and checking Freon levels (Click Here to see what is included in our 24 point inspection). Since each individual component making up an A/C unit works together like a well oiled machine it is very important that all parts of the unit . If the filter is fifthly or you have a minor leak both of these can do serious damage to your unit. The small amount that you will pay to have it maintained could save you thousands in the life of your A/C unit.

Saving on your Utility Bill

Living in Florida we normally have a higher utility bill. The good news is their are ways to save! Your A/C unit plays a major part in adding to your monthly utility bill. Studies show that dirty A/C units work up to 20% harder than maintained systems. This means your unit is working much harder than it should. This means the consumer is spending more money to cool their home each month. Maintaining your unit can keep your unit running up to 95% of it’s starting efficiency. This means more money in your pocket every year! At All Star Heating & Cooling Inc. we are committed to excellence in service to every client. We strive for providing each client excellence in service while being affordable. Please give us a call today to maintain your A/C unit and keep you living cool and comfortably throughout the summer season. All Star is proud to offer service to Pasco, Hernando, Pinellas, Hillsborough, Citrus, Sumter, Lake, Manatee, and Marion Counties. Call us today for a free estimate!

For professional Air Conditioning Maintenance Call Toll FREE (877) 675-7534 or (727) 842-1444 For A FREE QUOTE!

24/7 Emergency Repair Service

Specializes in 24 hour emergency repair service  and scheduled maintenance plans for both residential homes and commercial businesses. All Star Heating & Cooling, Inc. is dedicated to providing the Tampa Bay area with the most reliable, friendly service that is at an affordable price.

32 Point HVAC Inspection & Consultation

All Star Heating & Cooling offers one of the most comprehensive 32 point HVAC inspection in the industry and provides services in Pasco, Hernando, Pinellas, Hillsborough, Citrus, Sumter, Lake, Manatee, and Marion Counties. Call toll-free (877) 675-7534 or (727) 842-1444 and (352) 817-2208 today or  to schedule an inspection with our certified technicians.



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All Star delivers a complete range of products to assure your total home comfort. From high-efficiency furnaces and air conditioners to high-intensity indoor air quality products like air purifiers, Lennox offers a solution ideally suited to your needs.

COVID-19 Response Plan

All Star Heating & Cooling has been deemed an essential business and will remain open for business and will to continue to provide the same excellent HVAC services to our community and is ready to take care of all of your heating and cooling needs. We specialize in indoor air quality and indoor air purification system installation.

With the current health crises and stay-at-home order issued to all Florida residents, we want to assure you that All Star Heating & Cooling is always prepared and ready to serve our community even in the toughest of times. We take pride in providing customers with the highest quality products and services. Our focus is to deliver the same great customer service even in the midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic. This is why we have taken the following steps outlined below to keep SAFETY & HOME COMFORT our top priority, while performing any new installation or maintenance on your home's heating and cooling system during the COVID-19 pandemic, making sure it is safe for you and our technician.

The steps we have implemented during the COVID-19 Pandemic

  • Our team will be following all the hygiene recommendations of the CDC as applicable. Each technician has disposable gloves to wear, and is carrying anti-bacterial soap and water so that they can wash their hands after every call.
  • All trucks and tools will be cleaned on a daily basis.
  • If you have experienced any illness in your home or have been in contact with someone known to have experienced illness, please let the dispatcher know so we can take proper precautions for our technician’s health and anyone they interact with during their day.
  • Per social distancing, we will not be shaking hands (although we will greet you with a smile).
  • We have waived the requirement for you to sign a tablet or paper at the completion of work, a simple verbal OK will now be taken as acceptance.
  • If it is necessary for us to repair your indoor unit (located in a closet or your laundry room) we will limit the amount of time spent in the home to the best of our abilities.
  • During a regular Maintenance tune-up we may ask you to raise or lower the temperature on your thermostat so that our technician does not have to enter your home.

All Star Heating & Cooling has always put safety first and we will continue to take the necessary precautions in order to keep our commitment to all of you. Thank you for choosing All Star Heating & Cooling!