Hot summer Florida days feel endless when you’re stuck in the heat for days on end. If you’ve endured a hot Florida summer, you understand the necessity of an effective, efficient air conditioner.
You want something that will blast your home with cold air. So, when you walk into your home, the Florida heat and humidity wash off you with the perfectly chilled air. Your daydream can turn wrong, though, when your AC comes to a standstill.
Summer AC maintenance will prevent such a nightmare. Let’s go over a few summer AC maintenance tips that will ensure you have a functioning AC for years to come.
Your AC air filters make your AC the most efficient it can be. They keep your inside air clean by filtering out contaminants and dust. If you neglect your filters, though, then they will keep cool air from pumping most effectively through your vents.
Top your spring AC maintenance tips list as well as your summer AC maintenance checklist with this single task. Change those filters. Plan on changing them every couple of months.
If your AC starts blowing tepid air or if your energy bill starts to skyrocket, you may just need to change these filters. Experts claim that changing your filters regularly can reduce your energy bill by as much as five percent a month.
An outside AC compressor can accumulate a great deal of debris. Accumulated dirt, twigs, leaves, and other debris will ultimately damage an AC unit and cause it to quit. Clean the area around your AC unit, especially after a wind or intense rainstorm that would cause more debris to gather.
Then hose off your compressor. This will break dust free from the unit and keep it running more efficiently.
While you’re working on your unit, check your drain line. Make sure it is dry and clean of mold and algae. Such contaminants will back up into your unit and negatively affect your air quality.
Your chilled air comes from your AC unit, through ductwork, and through vents that release the air into a room. If any of your ducts or vents are obstructed, you will have reduced airflow and a warmer home. Your AC will also have to work harder to cool your home.
So, check your ductwork as well as your vents for obstructions and contaminants. If your air smells bad, check for mold or critters. Such contaminants will make you or your family members sick.
You can only do so much maintenance on your own. An HVAC professional will help you maintain your AC by assessing your refrigerant levels and making the necessary recommendations regarding your AC. You may need a completely new AC or an upgrade to fulfill your home’s needs.
An HVAC expert can tell you best what you need. An HVAC technician can also help you save money by installing a programmable thermostat. Such a thermostat will adjust your home’s temperature based on when your family members are in the home.
This way you’ll have a perfectly cooled home when you arrive home from work.
Basic summer AC maintenance means doing lots of cleaning. You can change your filter, check your ducts, and keep your vents clear. All of this will ensure that you have a safe, cool home this summer.
Do you need a maintenance call? If so, contact us. Our experts are ready to solve all your AC problems.