How to Keep Your AC in Good Shape this Summer

Monday, April 13th, 2015

When your HVAC technician first installed your air conditioning system, it ran in peak condition, using as little energy as possible while cooling down your home quickly. As the years go on, however, regular use takes its toll on any AC, and the unit cannot run as well as it once did. Luckily, you can restore some of that original efficiency and performance to your system. Take a look!

Change the Filter!

Many people think that the air filter in their HVAC system is primarily intended to keep the air free of contaminants. And while this is certainly an important function, the air filter was originally designed to keep particles away from the air handler in order to avoid damages. When the filter is too clogged with dirt and debris, air cannot flow through the system with ease, but your AC was designed to accommodate a certain amount of airflow, so parts may begin to struggle as a result. Prevent problems such as an overworked motor or frozen coil by changing or cleaning the filter every couple of months or so.

Operate Your Thermostat Efficiently

If you keep your air conditioner set below 70 at all times, it’s bound to become overworked quickly, not to mention the additional energy costs. For optimal efficiency, keep your thermostat set to the warmest temperature you can handle. Take advantage of your programmable thermostat by setting the system to cycle off while your away (or at a higher temperature) and switch back on 30 minutes before your arrival home.

Schedule Maintenance Today

Professional air conditioning maintenance is perhaps the best way to keep your air conditioning system in great condition. A thorough tune up of your air conditioner can keep your unit working more efficiently and can help to prevent some of the most common repairs that result when a system is dirty or when parts need adjustment.

Call the experts at Advantage Air Conditioning for air conditioning services in Saint Lucie and Palm Beach County, FL, including thermostat installation, maintenance, and repair.