How To Best Prepare Your AC for Summer in Florida
Summer is when the Florida sun really beats down, causing you to seek relief in the cool AC. Ensure your air conditioner can keep you comfortable without failure with a few simple maintenance steps that can also help you increase system efficiency!
1. Change Your Air Filter
Start summer off right with a clean air filter. When your air handler filter is clogged with dust, it restricts cool air from flowing throughout your home. Some cool air will make it through a dirty filter, but the air will circulate dust and other irritants.
Changing your filter every one to three months allows your AC to run more efficiently, saving you money on your energy bills and improving the indoor air quality for you and your family.
2. Clear Debris From the Outdoor Condenser Unit
Outdoor condenser units tend to get cluttered with twigs and leaves over time. They can also house critters during the winter season.
Ensure your AC is off, and clear away any debris you see near the base of the outdoor unit.
3. Check the Refrigerant Lines
While you’re outside clearing debris around the condenser, inspect the coolant lines. They should be thick insulated tubes or pipes that run from the condenser.
Check for holes, fraying, chew marks, leaks, or other damage that needs professional repair.
4. Schedule a Professional Maintenance Appointment
Now that your AC is thoroughly cleaned and a new filter is in place to ensure efficiency and indoor air quality, schedule air conditioner maintenance with an HVAC technician to complete the tasks that only a professional can do, such as:
- Checking and topping off refrigerant
- Inspecting breakers and fuses
- Cleaning evaporator and condenser coils
- Testing thermostat accuracy
- And more!
Choose Peaden for Routine AC Maintenance in the Florida Panhandle
The best way to ensure your air conditioner is ready to keep you cool all summer long is by scheduling maintenance with Peaden Air Conditioning, Plumbing & Electrical.
Since 1969, our team has helped homeowners in the Florida Panhandle correct minor problems and avoid major repairs with SmartCare, our routine maintenance program.