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Keeping Your AC Healthy This Summer

hand-drawing-check-marks-in-boxesOne of the biggest problems you can face during the summer is an issue with your air conditioner. It’s way too hot here in Florida to try to deal with an air conditioning problem during the height of summer. The last thing you want is a debilitating problem during the middle of a heat wave. That’s why it’s so important to take care of your air conditioner.

When an HVAC contractor says that you should “take care” of your air conditioner, we know your mind automatically associates this phrase with maintenance services. This is a great way to take care of your AC system, but it’s not what we’re talking about today. There are more ways to help your air conditioner in Port St. Lucie, FL. Contact our team today.

Raise the Temperature of Your Thermostat

When it’s hot in Port St. Lucie, it’s hot. You want to come out of the heat of a hot summer day and cool off in the comfort of your home fast. We understand this feeling. We want to warn you that you should refrain from running your air conditioner haphazardly though. So many people come into their home and set their thermostat to a low temperature like 70°F or 72°F to cool off. In reality, you can set your thermostat to a higher temperature like 78°F during the height of the day and still feel comfortable in your home. Think about it, you’re normally scrambling to turn your air conditioner off after only a short amount of time when it’s set to a low temperature. Save yourself energy and money by setting your thermostat to an energy efficient temperature this season.

Change Your Air Filter

We can’t emphasize the importance of your air filter enough! The air filter is what keeps your air conditioner clean and effective. There are a lot of obstacles that your air conditioner has to face in your home. Make sure that you’re giving your AC unit the best foundation possible by cleaning or replacing the AC filter once every few months. You should be cleaning your filter at least once a season to ensure that you get the most energy-efficient air conditioning services possible.

Whether you need to clean or fully replace your filter depends on the type of air conditioning unit you have. You can count on the educated professionals on our team if you’re unsure.

Don’t Forget That Fan!

A lot of people totally turn their backs on their ceiling fans during the height of summer. Just because you have a great air conditioning system doesn’t mean that your ceiling fan should get the cold shoulder. Think of your fan as your air conditioners sidekick. Sometimes, it’s hard for your air conditioner to circulate cool air throughout your home in an efficient manner. A ceiling fan helps circulate the cool air throughout your room. If you use a ceiling fan to help mitigate the heat of summer you can drop your air conditioning operations costs by about 15%.

Don’t sweat it this summer! Contact Speedy Air Conditioning service for all your AC needs.

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