About Us

Welcome to The AC Therapist, your trusted local HVAC company specializing in providing high-quality AC services. We are a family-owned and operated business with years of experience in the industry. Get to know us better and discover why we are the go-to choice for all your HVAC needs.

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Learn More About The AC Therapist

Welcome to The AC Therapist, your trusted source for unparalleled HVAC services in the Tampa Bay area.

As a family-owned and operated business, we take pride in providing world-class reliability, industry-beating value, top-quality craftsmanship, and effortless transactions for our valued customers.

In Florida’s tropical climate, air conditioning is a must-have to beat the heat and humidity. However, it’s not just about staying cool – maintaining high air quality and having reliable heating during those rare chilly spells is also crucial. That’s where our air conditioning, heating, and air quality services come in – we make the difference in ensuring your home or business stays comfortable and healthy year-round

Our approach is founded on solid communication from start to finish, ensuring that you are informed and satisfied every step of the way. At The AC Therapist, we understand that the HVAC industry has a reputation for poor service and dishonesty. That’s why we have made it our mission to be the difference in this low standard industry.

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The AC Therapist History

The Morales family, founders and owners of The AC Therapist, have a unique story that sets them apart from other HVAC companies in the Tampa Bay area. As Cuban immigrants, they bring a strong work ethic and passion for hard work to their business.

Their father, Aridel Morales, has been working with air conditioning since he was a young boy. Despite graduating as an Automobile Engineer in Cuba in 1982, he never had the opportunity to work in his field due to the country’s political and economic structure. Instead, he worked at a small HVAC company in Varadero, Cuba, where he learned the ins and outs of air conditioning

When he wasn’t working, he grew a reputation as the go-to AC repair tech for all the local residents. Richard and his brother, Alex, would help him in the afternoons and weekends repairing ACs and building new ones to sell.

When the Morales family moved to the United States in 2011, Aridel began working for a remodeling company and later a large AC company in Tampa Bay. With his expertise and knowledge of the American construction industry, he and his son Richard opened their own AC company, The AC Therapist. The reason behind the name is because Richard was a massage therapist. 

Firstly, they worked as subcontractors for other companies until Richard was able to get his HVAC Contractor license in 2017. From there, they grew their customer base with lots of customer referrals.The company has since grown with the addition of Alex, who joined the company after finishing college in 2020. Today we are a growing company adding new team members and helping Tampa Bay with any HVAC problems. 

The Morales family’s passion for hard work and dedication to their craft has helped them build a strong customer base in Tampa Bay. Their company name, The AC Therapist, reflects the family’s commitment to providing personalized and high-quality service to their customers.

If you’re in need of HVAC services, consider supporting a family-owned and operated business with a unique story and passion for hard work. Our team of expert technicians is trained in a variety of services, including AC servicesheating servicesair quality services and we also have comprehensive maintenance plans

What’s more, we’re thrilled to share that the Morales Family also founded Plumbing Therapist, a premium plumbing contractor in Tampa, to offer top-notch plumbing services to our customers. You can count on us to provide dependable, efficient, and affordable services to keep your home cozy and comfortable. Contact The AC Therapist for all your AC needs.

Aridel Morales - Founder
Aridel Morales - Founder
Richard Morales - Co- Founder
Richard Morales - Co- Founder
Alex Morales - Owner
Alex Morales - Owner
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Why Choose The AC Therapist?

At The AC Therapist, we follow a customer-centric approach
to every project we undertake. We believe in solid communication from start to
finish, ensuring that our customers are always informed about the progress of
their project. We offer world-class reliability, industry-beating value, top
craftsmanship quality, and effortless transactions.

Our aim is to expand our business by fostering long-lasting
connections with our customers, team members, and community. We have a strong
passion for providing exceptional service and prioritizing people’s well-being.

We proudly serve those in the Hillsborough, Pasco, and Pinellas County for over ten years. If you would like more information, feel free to give them a call at (813)-343-2212 or you can book online and get their latest discount

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Benefits of Working with Our Expert Team

No Hidden or Unexpected Charges

Free Estimates & Online Booking Available

Professionally Trained Technicians

Honesty is Guaranteed​

Quick Communication & Service Within 24 Hours

400+ 5 Star Reviews​

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The AC Therapist's Culture

In an industry often marred by unscrupulous practices and subpar service, our mission stands as a beacon of integrity and excellence. We are committed to elevating the standard, offering a comprehensive 5-star experience that our clients not only expect but truly deserve. Through unwavering accountability, unified teamwork, and sustainable profitability, we aim to redefine what it means to provide home comfort services.

✔  Transparent and Compassionate Communication: Ensuring a seamless dialogue from initial consultation to project completion.

✔✔  Unmatched Reliability: Building trust through consistent, dependable service that you can count on.

✔✔✔  Superior Value: Delivering high-quality workmanship that exceeds industry norms, without compromising on cost-effectiveness.

✔✔✔✔  Exceptional Craftsmanship: Our skilled professionals are dedicated to achieving the highest levels of quality in every project.

✔✔✔✔✔  Streamlined Transactions: Making the entire process as effortless as possible for our customers, from initial contact to final payment.

We're not just in the business of service; we're in the business of exceeding expectations.

Our vision is to become the premier, all-encompassing home services provider that you trust, not just in Tampa Bay, but across the nation. Through disciplined expansion and the integration of diverse home services—from HVAC to plumbing, electrical, roofing, and property management—we aim to simplify your life by becoming your single point of contact for all home service needs.

Committed to the core values of transparent communication, unwavering accountability, unified teamwork, and sustainable profitability, we also aspire to be an employer of choice. We recognize that our employees are just as vital to our success as our clients.

In aligning with this vision, we intend to offer unparalleled peace of mind. One call to us connects you to a trusted network of professionals ready to deliver exceptional service. Your comfort and stress-free living are not just our business; they're our promise.

We call it PACT, our Company PACT!



Profitability is not just about achieving financial success; it's about creating a sustainable business model that benefits our clients and employees. We view profitability as the direct result of delivering exceptional service and fostering strong relationships. This commitment ensures we have the resources needed for continuous innovation, growth, and community engagement, allowing us to offer long-term value to everyone involved in our business.



At the heart of our operation lies the core value of accountability. We hold ourselves to the highest standards of integrity and reliability, taking full responsibility for our actions, decisions, and results. This commitment to accountability empowers us to deliver exceptional service to our clients, instills trust within our team, and drives continuous improvement in every aspect of our business.



We prioritize open, honest, and empathetic communication as the bedrock of our business. Whether it's with our team members or our clients, we approach every interaction with understanding and respect, aiming to not just meet but to exceed expectations. This compassionate dialogue builds trust, enhances mutual understanding, and fosters enduring relationships, ultimately allowing us to offer the highest standard of service.



We uphold teamwork as a central core value, recognizing that our collective strength greatly surpasses what we can achieve individually. Through mutual respect, open communication, and a shared vision, we create a work environment that encourages collaboration and innovation. By working together seamlessly, we are able to provide our clients with unparalleled service and solutions.

Your questions answered

Common Questions About Us:

At The AC Therapist offers a range of services related to heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. Here are some of the services we offer:

  1. AC Repair
  2. AC Installation
  3. AC Maintenance 
  4. Duct Cleaning
  5. Duct Sanitation
  6. Duct Repair and Replacement 
  7. Indoor Air Quality Assessment
  8. Thermostat Replacement 
  9. Heating Repair and Installation 
  10. Commercial HVAC Services
  11. Emergency AC Repair 
  12. Attic Blown in Insulation 
  13. Ductless Mini Split Installation 
  14. Furnace Repair and Installation
  15. Zone System Installation

The AC Therapist’s team of skilled technicians is dedicated to providing top-notch service and ensuring that their customers are completely satisfied with their HVAC systems. They use the latest tools and equipment to diagnose and repair issues efficiently and effectively, and they are committed to delivering quality workmanship at affordable prices. We do plumbing, contact the Plumbing Therapist

We offer 1 year labor warranty for most repairs, some maintenance related repairs like drain line flush only receive 3 months of warranty. When installing a new system, you receive 10 years of warranty on parts and 2 years on labor. 

All of our jobs are backed by our satisfaction guarantee. 

We are licensed to do HVAC work in the state of Florida, our license is CAC1819196. We are also insured. 

We accept the following payment methods:

  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover)
  • Debit cards
  • Financing options (such as payment plans or loans)

We aim to repair your AC the same day of your appointment. We can do this since we carry a lot of common parts in our van. If we need to order a special part from a supplier we aim to schedule the job for the same day or the day after. We always try to fix the ac as soon as possible to keep you cool and comfortable. 

It is recommended to have your AC unit maintained at least once a year, preferably before the start of the summer season when the AC is used more frequently. 

Regular AC maintenance helps to ensure that the unit is operating efficiently and effectively, and it can also help to extend the lifespan of the unit. During a maintenance service, an HVAC technician will inspect and clean the unit, check for any potential issues, and perform any necessary repairs or adjustments. 

In addition to annual maintenance, it’s also important to regularly change the air filter in your AC unit, which can help to improve indoor air quality and ensure proper airflow.


An air conditioning (AC) system works by removing heat and moisture from indoor air, creating a comfortable and cool environment. Here’s a simplified explanation of how an AC system works:

  1. The process starts with the refrigerant, which is a chemical compound that absorbs heat from the air.
  2. The AC unit’s compressor pumps the refrigerant into the condenser coil, where it releases the absorbed heat to the outdoor air.
  3. The refrigerant then flows to the evaporator coil located inside the indoor unit, where it absorbs heat and moisture from the indoor air.
  4. As the refrigerant absorbs heat, it evaporates into a gas and flows back to the compressor to start the process over again.
  5. As the air is cooled by the evaporator coil, the moisture in the air condenses into water droplets and is collected in a drain pan and drained out of the unit.

This process continues until the desired temperature is reached and maintained by the thermostat. The system is designed to cycle on and off as needed to maintain the desired temperature. A properly functioning AC system not only cools the air but also helps to dehumidify it, creating a more comfortable indoor environment.