Residents of West Palm Beach, FL use their air conditioner through most of the months of the year. During the hottest part of the year, there’s no substitute for a well-maintained air conditioner that provides reliable cooling plus humidity control. To enjoy greater dependability and smaller energy bills, follow these summertime tips.
Replacing Your AC Filters Monthly
While some AC filters last up to three months, your air conditioner works harder and circulates more air during the summer. This means that the filtration media collects airborne particles faster. Clogged filters increase air handling costs by 5 to 15 percent according to the Department of Energy. They can also strain your cooling system, sometimes causing it to freeze up or stop working
Investing in Preseason Tune-ups
One of the best things that you can do to protect your cooling system is to have our technicians perform a thorough tune-up. We check each part of the system so that you don’t have to worry. Frequently, we can detect problems before they interrupt your comfort or require repairs. You’ll also enjoy increased peace of mind.
Checking and Cleaning the Condensate Line
In Florida, clogged condensate lines are much more common than in other parts of the country. Constant exposure to moisture encourages algae and microbial growth. Eventually, clogs can lead to backups and water damage. If your air handler and evaporator coils are located in your attic, garage or main living spaces, it’s especially important to check the drain regularly.
Selecting Efficient Thermostat Settings
The right thermostat settings save energy and lessen the burden on your AC system. For best results, keep the temperature around 78 degrees when you’re home and about 5 degrees higher when you leave. If you don’t have a programmable thermostat, upgrading could lower your cooling costs by 10 percent or more.
To schedule maintenance or service for your air conditioning system, get in touch with Den-Air Air Conditioning today by giving us a call. You can also learn about our AC services online.