Spring is here, and it’s a good time to check your A/C system before summer comes. Proper maintenance is necessary to make your equipment last longer. Air-conditioner failures are often results of improper cleaning or no cleaning at all.
To prevent spending money on repairs and worrying about a possible A/C breakdown during hot summer months, we’ve compiled a checklist to help you out!
- Change the air filters. Your air filters are the ones responsible for keeping the air that is entering your A/C clean. Purchase and replace air filters regularly to prevent internal damages that may be caused by dirty air.
- Adjust your thermostat. Don’t set your thermostat to the coolest setting as this is sure to burden your A/C unit. Correct adjustment of your thermostat is energy-efficient; it is recommended to set your thermostat between 76 and 78 degrees Fahrenheit during spring and summer months. If you haven’t got one yet, it’s time to purchase a programmable thermostat to better control the temperature of your home. It could help lower your energy costs and provide more comfort.
- Check the ducts. Leaks in the ducts can lead to a higher electric bill since your A/C will have to work longer to coordinate with your thermostat. Have an HVAC technician look at your ducts so that it can be repaired in case of leaks.
- Don’t choke your unit. It is important to keep obstructions away from your A/C unit to enable the air to flow freely, both indoors and outdoors. Blocked airflow leads to losses in efficiency and energy, and can risk a breakdown. Keep trees, shrubs, fences, toys, and other blockages at least two feet away.
Your A/C maintenance checklist wouldn’t be complete without hiring an expert HVAC company to guide you throughout the process, as some of it would need to be done by professionals to prevent damages. When it comes to HVAC expertise, Caloosa Cooling is Southwest Florida’s best. Our technicians would attend to your needs and ensure that the work is properly and efficiently done. For air conditioning and HVAC system maintenance in Cape Coral, Florida and its surrounding communities, call Caloosa Cooling today at 239-226-0202.