Summers in Punta Gorda, Florida, are hot, so you need to make sure your air conditioner can handle the heat. That means making sure your system is as efficient as possible, which makes it easier and less costly for your air conditioner to keep indoor temperatures cool. Learn about three instant improvements to maximize AC efficiency and keep your home cool through the intense Florida summer heat.
Clean Your Air Conditioning Unit
Keeping your air conditioning unit clean is one of the quickest and easiest ways to give your system an efficiency boost. Over time, debris such as leaves, trash, and even bird feathers can gather around the unit outside and should be cleared. Bushes and other plants near the unit should be trimmed to prevent blockages that could impact your unit’s performance.
Check the Filters for AC Efficiency
Air filters play a major role in heating, ventilating, and air conditioning systems, as they help ensure the cool air circulating in your home is clean. Over time, these filters accumulate debris and build-up, making it difficult for air to get through efficiently. If a good cleaning doesn’t solve the problem, you might need to replace your filter.
Use Ceiling Fans
Ceiling fans are far easier and more efficient to power than an air conditioner. Even with your air conditioning fan set to "auto" rather than "on," your home may be subject to some hot moments throughout the day. A ceiling fan running on low will keep the cool air circulating for longer while also using less energy than leaving your air conditioning fan on or lowering the thermostat. Don’t run the ceiling fan when you’re out of the room though. Ceiling fans cool people, but not the air.
To get the most out of your HVAC system, you’ll need the help of professionals. Whether you’re looking for repair services or a simple efficiency boost, Spectrum Air Conditioning is happy to help. With our variety of services, you can enjoy peace of mind knowing your system is prepared for the Florida summer heat. Call (239) 785-2149 to schedule an appointment with one of our skilled technicians today!
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