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Construction is the Building Block of Our Community

Construction is the Building Block of Our Community

For nearly 50 years, Aqua Plumbing & Air has provided vital residential and commercial services throughout Sarasota and Manatee counties. Over the decades, we’ve taken great pride in working on behalf of the people of the Florida Gulf Coast. We look forward to using our skills and relationships to help lead our local community toward a better, brighter future.

Building a Better Community

In recent years, the Sarasota area has rapidly grown into a vibrant, bustling community. This surge has been a boon for the area, ushering in more housing opportunities, new business growth and a revitalized economy. It’s helped to make the Florida Gulf Coast a better place to live for people from all walks of life.

As a trusted local business, we’re honored to help in this effort to lead our community forward. From housing development projects to new commercial construction, Aqua Plumbing & Air has been at the heart of the action. We’ve worked with individuals and developers across the area to provide essential air conditioning, plumbing and electrical services. As a member of the Gulf Coast Builders Exchange, we know our community is a better place when we work together.

Your Hometown Service Provider

Aqua Plumbing & Air is one of Florida’s premier residential and commercial contractors, but it didn’t start that way. We come from humble roots, but we’ve grown through hard work, integrity and a genuine commitment to service. As a local business, we’re deeply invested in bettering the community and the people that make us successful.

Of course, none of this would be possible without the talent and hard work of our team. Our service technicians are exceptionally well-trained and equipped to provide residential and commercial air conditioning, electrical, plumbing and water treatment services. We approach every job with professionalism and focus, knowing that we’re helping create the building blocks for continued community growth.

At Aqua Plumbing & Air, we’re thrilled to offer the comprehensive services that have helped reshape the Sarasota area. As the construction work continues, you can bet our dedicated technicians will be there to do it.

We Are Looking for Experienced Technicians and Plumbers

We Are Looking for Experienced Technicians and Plumbers

If you’re looking for a new opportunity in the HVAC, Electrical, or Plumbing fields, Aqua Plumbing & Air might be the perfect fit.

Positive Company Culture

We recognize that the days of someone working 9 to 5 simply for a paycheck are long gone. Research shows that employees want to feel valued and be part of a team. We respect our employees and show our appreciation through employee appreciation breakfasts and an annual Christmas party. More than that, we offer growth opportunities and a positive company culture in which you can thrive. We believe we’re on the right track because many employees have been with us for 10, 20, and even 30-plus years.

Comprehensive Employee Benefits

While we recognize that fair pay and excellent benefits aren’t the No. 1 reasons why an employee chooses to stay with a company, they are a significant consideration. Some of our benefits include the following:

  • Above average pay and benefits
  • Up to 2 weeks’ vacation
  • 6 paid holidays
  • Birthday off benefit
  • Company vehicle (based on job description)
  • Health insurance (after 90 days)
  • Life insurance (after 90 days)
  • 401k pension plan
  • Funeral and military leave, education assistance, and more.
  • A detailed list of benefits can be found on our website’s Employment page. See the link below.

    Safety and Training

    Two other ways that we show we value our employees is through our safety and training programs. We want our employees to feel safe in the workplace, whether they’re at headquarters, on the job, or in their vehicles. We offer a drug-free workplace and hold monthly safety training and vehicle inspections. We supply personal protective equipment and safety items and provide sales and technical training programs.

    What We Ask of You

    Our team at Aqua Plumbing & Air works hard to ensure our customers’ total satisfaction. If you are responsible, like to problem solve, and into exceeding customers’ expectations, we want to hear from you.

    If you’re passionate about what you do, then Aqua Plumbing & Air is the place for you. For more details about our current job openings or to fill out an online application, visit our employment opportunities page.

    MERV Ratings: What Do They Mean?

    MERV Ratings: What Do They Mean?

    A Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value, or MERV, rating for your HVAC system’s air filter lets you know how well it can remove pollutants from your Siesta Key, Florida, home. ASHRAE, the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air Conditioning Engineers, designed these ratings to make buying the best air filters for your needs easier. Filters with higher scores can trap additional pollutants and improve your home’s indoor air quality. MERVs can range from 1 to 20, and air filters with different ratings have varying uses, from catching dust to getting rid of viruses and bacteria.

    MERV 1 to 4

    Air filters with these ratings can trap dust mites, pollen, carpet fibers, and other large particles in your house’s air. They’re the least expensive, and they can protect your HVAC system from breakdowns or reduced airflow caused by excess dust. However, you’ll need to change them more often than other air filters, and they won’t protect you and your family members from many contaminants.Since these filters don’t restrict as many contaminants, more particles enter the air handler, necessitating more frequent system cleanings.

    MERV 5 to 8

    These air filters work well in most homes. They can help you reduce biological growth, pet dander, and pest droppings in your indoor air, along with bigger particles.

    MERV 9 to 12

    Choose a filter with one of these ratings if you have asthma, allergies, or other respiratory problems. They can catch some types of bacteria and dust particles, and they’re the best filters that can fit in most residential HVAC systems. However, the smaller openings in these filters can restrict your system’s airflow and force it to work harder. That means you could have higher utility bills with a higher-rated air filter.

    MERV 13 to 20

    These filters can trap viruses and all types of bacteria. Hospitals and electronics manufacturers often use them to keep their indoor air as sterile and clean as possible.

    Aqua Plumbing & Air has decades of heating, cooling, and indoor air quality solutions experience, and we guarantee 100% satisfaction for our customers. For more information about choosing the best air filter for your HVAC system and excellent service, call our team at (941) 306-3715.

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    Choosing a Water Heater

    Choosing a Water Heater

    If your water heater doesn’t work well, you could have trouble doing your dishes or taking a comfortable shower. You could also have to deal with water damage or high power bills. Choosing the best water heater for your needs can help you prevent these problems and increase the value of your house. There are a variety of water heaters to consider, such as a storage, tankless, or hybrid water heater for your University Park, Florida, home.

    Storage Water Heater

    Storage water heaters hold water in insulated storage tanks and keep it heated even while you’re at work or on vacation. You’ll have to use energy to keep what’s in the tank warm, and you could run out of hot water often if it isn’t large enough for your home. Natural gas or propane models are normally less expensive than electric devices.

    Tankless Unit

    A tankless or on-demand water heater is often more costly than a storage unit, but it only works when you need hot water, making it energy efficient. It heats water by sending it through a series of coils. Since there’s no storage tank, you won’t need as much space for a tankless model. You’ll also never need to perform maintenance tasks like draining the tank to prevent mineral buildup. A tankless unit is a bigger investment, but it will eventually pay for itself through energy savings.

    Hybrid Water Heaters

    A hybrid water heater has a storage tank with a small heat pump on top of it. It’s more efficient than many other options in warm weather, and it’s called a hybrid because it also has an electric heater for colder times of the year. However, some homes may not have ceilings high enough to fit these devices. There should also be an area without air conditioning nearby so that the heat pump can transfer enough heat from the outdoor air.

    At Aqua Plumbing & Air, we’re committed to helping our customers. We guarantee 100% satisfaction, and we can help you choose the best water heater for your home. For quality service from our experienced experts, call us anytime at (941) 306-3715.

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    Has Your Water Bill Skyrocketed? We are Leak Detection Experts

    Has Your Water Bill Skyrocketed? We are Leak Detection Experts

    When leaks occur in your Bradenton, Florida, home, it can lead to a host of problems, including skyrocketing water bills and water damage. Unfortunately, it could be difficult, if not impossible, to detect leaks on your own which means if you suspect you have a problem, you should call in the experts right away. Below we will discuss possible leak detection signs to watch out for as well as what can occur if you fail to address a leak immediately.

    Signs of a Possible Water Leak

    The best way to detect a water leak is to be vigilant for the signs. If you notice any of the signs listed below, then you should immediately contact a plumber for assistance.

    • Your water bills are higher than normal: Leaks may start off small, so you may only see a slight increase at first, but as they get larger, your water use will become exponentially higher.
    • There are water spots on walls or ceilings: If you notice any discoloration or bubbling on your walls or ceiling, it is a sign that water has been leaking through.
    • Damps spots on your floor or carpets: Leaks can happen anywhere, and when they happen under your floors the water will seep up, making the floor wet.
    • Musty smells: A musty smell in your home indicates an abnormal water presence. Water in your home can lower your indoor air quality and should be addressed immediately.

    What Happens When a Water Leak Goes Unaddressed?

    The longer a leak goes untreated, the more likely it is to cause major damage in your home, and the more expensive it will be to fix. An unrepaired or major leak can lead to:

    • Dangerous biological growth in your home
    • A weakening of the foundation of your home or the structure of your walls
    • Respiratory and other health-related issues

    Leak Detection

    If you suspect that you may have a leak in your home, contact the professionals at (941) 306-3715. We will send a Plumbing Technician to your home or business to perform a leak protocol. This is the first important step to determine the source of the leak. Is it between the water meter and the building? Is it leaking slowly from a fixture? Is it leaking from irrigation or some remote water line to an outbuilding or dock? In some cases, a water filter can malfunction, and water can be running to the drain.

    The leak protocol will determine if the leak is in the ground or under the concrete slab. We will then send our leak locate team to pinpoint the source of the leak. Call us today if you suspect any type of water leak in your home.

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    What Is the Emergency Heat Setting on My Thermostat?

    What Is the Emergency Heat Setting on My Thermostat?

    A heat pump is a great way to help keep your Manatee, Florida, home warm during the cooler winter months. While a heat pump is easy to use and requires little maintenance, understanding the settings on the thermostats will help you operate your system properly and achieve the temperature you desire. One setting on a heat pump thermostat, you may not be sure of, is the emergency heat setting.

    What Is the Emergency Heat Setting on Your Thermostat?

    With a heat pump, emergency heat is also known as auxiliary heat and is a secondary stage that your thermostats can use. You may require some auxiliary heat when the temperature outside becomes colder, and the heat pump cannot remove the necessary heat from outside. The emergency setting will often be triggered if the temperature outside of the home were to fall below 35 degrees Fahrenheit.

    How Does the Emergency Heat on Your System Work?

    When a heat pump is in heating mode, the refrigerant flow will reverse, and the pump will begin removing the heat from the air outside and pump it into the house. Your heat pump also has a secondary source of heating, which can be oil or gas but is often electrical. This stage of heat will come from coils inside of the air handler.

    Many people will believe that they need to switch on this emergency setting when the temperature drops low, but if your system is working properly, then the setting will switch itself on automatically when the heat pump can’t get your home to the desired temperature on its own. The only time that you would need to switch your emergency heat setting on manually is if there was a problem with the functioning of your heat pump. This can occur due to the outdoor unit of the heat pump freezing up or shorting out.

    If you find that your heat pump needs to have its emergency heating switched on manually, call us at (941) 306-3715. One of our Aqua Plumbing & Air specialists will determine your HVAC problem and rectify it immediately.

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