Getting Your Central Air Ready For Summer

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Spring is a beautiful time of the year with warm temperatures and gentle breezes. However, Summer is on the way with stifling heat and humidity. The best way to get through the hot weather while keeping an optimal seer tampa rating is to follow these items to keep your central air operating.

Filters

The first and easiest thing you should do to maintain your air conditioner is to change the air filters. The filter keeps the dirt and debris from the outside from getting in and damaging the unit. However, if the filter is clogged the air has trouble getting through to the unit. This applies not only to your central air but to your furnace as well.

Programmable Thermostat

You can cut costs on your energy bill by installing a programmable thermostat to control the temperature in your house. You can set it up to be a little warmer during the middle of the day while you are at work. It can also kick on the air conditioner right before you get home so it is comfortable when you get there. Programming the times and degrees that you want your home set to allows your unit to sit idle instead of running constantly and drawing energy.

Clean It Up

Inspect the condensation lines and coils and wipe them clean to make sure they are in proper working order. If one of these seems to be broken, either call the repairman or replace the piece yourself. Taking care of the problem in the spring keeps your unit from breaking down on the hottest day of the year. It will also eliminate other issues like a back-up of condensation into your home which can damage your flooring and other belongings. Also, you should clean off the fins so there is proper airflow to your unit.

Inspect the Area Outside

Once you have checked over the unit itself, take care of the area outdoors that surrounds it. Analyze the pad that the central air sits on to make sure there are no cracks and it is level. You will need to seal up any fissures and hoist it up with boards if there is damage or have a new pad laid altogether. You must keep the area of your yard free of extra garbage and debris that might get sucked into the unit and cause damage. It is advisable to do this a couple of times a week to keep your central air running well.

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