At no other season of the year in Florida are we more aware of our home’s comfort systems than during the summer. And you may have noticed that summer is approaching us… fast. It’s time to ready our air conditioners for the long hot and humid season.
We have some tips for how you can keep your air conditioner working effectively for you through another summer. This will help you achieve higher comfort, lower energy bills, and straightforward peace of mind. With Air Conditioning Experts around to assist you, you’ll always have skilled technicians available to work on your air conditioning in Lakeland, FL.
Tips for keeping your air conditioning system effective
- Schedule regular maintenance: This is the most important step you will take with your air conditioning all year. An annual maintenance plan with a trained HVAC technician will do marvels at keeping the system from premature aging, unnecessary repairs, abrupt breakdowns, and excessive power drain. Spring is the ideal time to arrange for maintenance, since it will give you space to take care of any repairs the technician discovers and makes scheduling easier because heating and cooling contractors have less crowded work calendars.
- Change the air filter every month: During maintenance, the technician will change out the AC’s air filter, which traps debris from entering the system cabinet through the return vent. Watch the technician do this part of the job so you’ll know where the filter is and how to change it. Once a month, swap out the old filter for a new one. This will make certain the air conditioner has unclogged airflow and won’t overwork. After summer ends, you can drop down to changing the air filter every two months.
- Keep lower temperature settings on the thermostat: Florida can grow brutally hot in the summer, but that doesn’t mean you’ll have better comfort if you push the thermostat down as low as it should go. First, avoid using the air conditioner if the outside temperature is 80°F or lower; open windows and use fans to cool off. When you do turn the AC on, keep it in the lower 70s, not down around 60°F. Every degree you set the air conditioner higher is a reduction of 2-5% off your electricity bills. Plus, your AC will work less and age slower.
Start off the summer right with membership in the Comfort Club from Air Conditioning Experts. When you join, you’ll receive two preventive maintenance tune-ups each year, one for your AC and the other in the fall for your heater—new regular size filter included. You will also save 15% on parts and labor.
Call our team of trained professionals today to learn more about what we can do for your air conditioning system in Lakeland, FL. You’ll be glad you did.