After a day outside in the Orlando sun, you’re probably relieved to come inside and feel the refreshing effects of your AC. Like any system, your air conditioner needs a little help to continue working properly. If you want to keep your AC in good shape, these are a few things you need to know.
Changing the Filters
Unless you want your AC unit to blow dirty air filled with dust, pollen, and other allergens into your home — and work harder than necessary doing so — you need to change the filters. Look for the filter’s minimum efficiency reporting value (MERV) when buying new ones. On a scale from 1-12, the higher the number, the better the filtration quality. Changing your filters also helps lower your energy costs, since a unit with dirty filters has to use more energy to do its job.
Using a Timer
There’s no reason to blast your AC 24/7. If you have a central air conditioning system, you should install a programmable thermostat, so you can adjust the temperature depending on what time of day it is. For example, when it’s time to go to bed, you don’t need to have your AC as cold as you did during the day.
Blocking Out Extra Heat
What’s the point in having your AC cool your home if you’re going to let in extra heat from sunlight through your windows? During the day, keep your shades closed to block out any additional heat that would counteract the efforts of your AC.
Maintaining Your Unit
You get your car inspected and tuned-up, and your AC needs the same attention. This can include changing the filters, cleaning the coils, replacing fan belts, checking the refrigerant, and more. You want to make sure that you’re hitting every maintenance item, so it would be a good call to get help from the pros in this case.
If you live in Florida, you don’t need to be told how important yourair conditioner is in the spring and summer. That’s why you need Ace Solves It All in your corner. For over two decades, we have been proudly serving Orlando, FL and the surrounding communities, and we live by our motto of “One Call Solves It All.” If you need air conditioning services or repairs, call us at (407) 850-4900.