Air Conditioning Repair Tips | Clearwater
Air Conditioning repair and maintenance tips. Our goal is to empower you. We hope the following AC tips will be informative, help you save money and lengthen the life of your air conditioning system. We're glad to answer your questions. Give us a call today at 727-498-2748
Lower your Home Energy Bills
If you have ceiling fans, make full use of them. They are a great way to cool down a room quickly. Just make sure they are set to push air down instead of up which is to circulate heat in the winter.
Light equals heat, especially in Florida. If you don't want your AC bill sky-rocketing in the summer, keep blinds in rooms not being used half closed during hot days. Turn off lights when leaving a room.
Keep lamps and other heat generating appliances away from your thermostat. They can push its reading up which will trigger your air conditioning unit to kick in more frequently than necessary.
Regularly change out your air handler's intake filter. A clogged filter forces your AC system to work harder and allows dust that should have been trapped to make its way inside your unit and home.
Make sure your house is well insulated. Check your doors and windows for drafts where your precious cold AC air can escape from.
Make sure the AC system you buy is designed for the room capacity you want to cool. Having a unit that is too small can stress it, result in it running a lot more in order to try and reach your thermostat temperature and wearing out its internal parts quicker than normal.
Get Rid of Dust Mites
Even though we can't see them, we know they are there in our homes, getting into every nook and cranny, even the AC ducts from where they can then travel all throughout your home. These tiny bugs, barely visible at 0.016 of an inch and so tiny they resemble dust in large quantities, are carriers for diseases and can trigger asthma attacks in susceptible people when inhaled in large quantities. Our Tropical Clearwater Florida climate, while a paradise for us, is also what allows them to thrive and quickly spread if unchecked.
Feeding on microscopic organic particles like flakes of human skin and hair, they dig in wherever conditions are good for them. Their life cycle is alarmingly just two to two and a half weeks from egg to reproducing adult. They are manageable however. Exposing them to UV light will kill them and stop any chance of them taking over your home and exposing your family to potential disease. Contact us today for more information on how we can help you keep dust mites as well as germs and other invaders under control.