Spring Cleaning Air Conditioning Tips South Florida
Read these tips and save yourself the hassle of dealing with a broken air conditioning system this Summer
At the end of a cool winter, the arrival of Spring can cause many homeowners in South Florida to sweat, literally. And with the summer heat lurking just around the corner, Spring is the best time to make sure your air-conditioning system is operating at peak performance before your system goes into overtime. Taking a few precautionary steps now ensures your system will keep you cool all summer long without breaking down. Preparing now can also save you a significant amount of time and money over the life of your cooling system. Below are our top five ways to enhance your comfort and increase your savings this Spring.
1. Replace Your Air Filters
The air filter in your air conditioner not only helps protect you allergens, it protects the HVAC equipment from accumulating dust as well. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), recommends replacing the filter at a minimum of every three months.
2. Schedule an Air Conditioner Tune Up
Preventative maintenance is the most economical way to make certain that your air conditioning system operates at peak performance all year-round. At Advanced Air System, our Premium Maintenance Club includes bi-annual scheduled inspections and tune-ups that help keep your air conditioning system running like new, saving you money on monthly energy bills. As a Premium Club member, you’ll receive additional discounts on parts and labor.
3. Seal and Insulate Air Ducts
Leaks in your cooling system’s duct work can hurt the system’s energy efficiency by as much as 25%, according to the EPA. Should your air conditioning reveal leaks in air ducts, sealing and insulating is an affordable option. By sealing your ducts, the air will be distributed more efficiently and lower your energy costs.
4. Install a Programmable Thermostat
When it gets hot out, it is common to leave your cooling system running all day while you’re away so that you don’t return to a hot and muggy home. A programmable thermostat, like the NEST from Google, can learn your cooling patterns and adjust accordingly, saving you money on your energy bills. Also, the NEST allows you to remotely access your system via SMART phone or computer.
5. Consider Air Conditioning Replacement
If your HVAC system is more than ten years old, needs a costly repair or simply is not providing the level of comfort that you need, replacement can be a great option, especially before the hot summer months arrive. A high-efficiency air conditioning system is 50% more productive than older systems and can lower your energy bills too. Advanced Air Systems is a preferred Lennox dealer and can offer homeowners additional rebates up to $1,700.00, plus local utility rebates and Federal tax credits towards the purchase of a new cooling system. Contact Advanced Air Systems today to conduct a cost analysis with the latest rebates and tax credits to ensure that you receive the best air conditioning solution for your home or business.
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