There are many pros to living in sunny Florida. Needing to run your AC unit constantly isn’t one of them! Proper care and maintenance is the best way to keep your AC unit running efficiently, which helps with lowering your utility bills.
Check Your Windows
One of the easiest ways to lose that cool air your AC has worked for is through our windows. If your windows are older or single-pane windows, it will be challenging for you to keep your home at a comfortable temperature. When your windows are working against you, it causes your unit to need to run constantly to keep up with the loss of cool air. Having tight, double-pane windows will help your home maintain a temperature that is comfortable for you, be it cooler in the summer months, or warmer on the days where it is chilly outside.
Pre-chill Your Home For The Sweltering Months
Once you notice the temperatures are starting to rise, you can start getting your home AC unit ready. Our AC works hardest during the day when the sun is beating down, making some days feel unbearably hot! Setting your AC before you go to bed allows your unit to cool the home at night, when it is a little cooler and doesn’t have to compete against the heat from the sun. This will help your unit have your home at a comfortable base temperature when the sun comes out, allowing it to work to maintain a comfortable temperature- not work double time to achieve that temperature.
Keep Your Filter Clean
You hear this often when people discuss the health of your AC unit, and we will say it again! Having a dirty filter does a lot more harm than good. Not only does it affect the quality of air in your home, but having a dirty filter causes the need for your unit to work harder, making it less efficient.
It is important to keep your HVAC system maintained in order to prolong the life of your unit and keep it from breaking down. If you’ve ever had to spend a night without AC you know just how miserable that could be! In Florida we have the need to run our units all year long, putting a little more strain on the units than you might see in places that experience fall and winter temperatures. That is why it is beneficial to have your system maintained every 6 months. These check ups can even prevent costly repairs in the future.
There are many things we can do on our own to help our HVAC units run more efficiently and last a long time, but sometimes we need professional help. Our team of experts at Dove AC have nearly 30 years of experience, and prioritize AC maintenance and customer relationships in order to prevent major issues down the line. Whether you’re in need of scheduling maintenance or experiencing issues with your unit, we can help. If you are on the Treasure Coast or in Palm Beach County, call us today to schedule your service appointment.