Getting Prepared for Summer Heat (Florida Residents)
Get Prepared For Summer Heat
Summer heat and humidity is quickly approaching, so you need to make sure that your air conditioner is operating properly. If your air conditioner needs repairs, now is the time to contact Florida AC contractors to get your equipment cooling properly before hot Florida temperatures arrive.
Did you know that up to half of your home energy goes to heating and cooling? Your HVAC system (heating, ventilating, and air conditioning) has a big impact on your utility bills, as well as your home comfort. Here are some important steps you can take to increase your heating and cooling system’s overall efficiency.
It’s important to have your HVAC system inspected and serviced at least once a year. All parts should be inspected by a trained HVAC professional, and damaged parts should be replaced. Check your filter every 30 days, especially during heavy usage. If the filter looks dirty, get a new one. A dirty filter will reduce air flow and create dusty air in your home.
Seal and Clean Your Ducts
Dirty and improperly sealed air ducts can cost you up to 20 percent more in energy costs. Check ducts that run through your garage, basement and attic, as well as through cooled or heated areas in your home to make sure they are sealed and insulated properly. This will ensure clean, healthy air flow into your home.
Install a Smart Thermostat
By installing a programmable thermostat in your home, you can save money on energy costs. A programmable thermostat allows you to lower temperatures when you’re sleeping or away from home. You can program daily or weekly settings from your computer, tablet or smart phone to match your schedule and create maximum energy-efficiency for your home.