As Floridians endure the long, hot summer, it becomes even more important that our homes stay cool and comfortable. Follow these tips if you want to get the most out of your A/C unit and achieve colder air conditioning.
A really effective A/C system is one which operates at maximum efficiency. To make sure that your unit does this, you need to look after it. Simple things like spraying down and washing off the outside compressor unit, and changing the filters at least once a month, can really help. You can also set up a comprehensive maintenance service agreement with a professional expert to regularly check all aspects of the unit’s operation.
Make sure you have the right A/C system to suit your living space, lifestyle and budget.Cranking the unit up to the max won’t lead to colder air conditioning quicker, but if you find yourself reaching for the control too often, it may be that you need to reconsider the system you have installed. New technology is constantly being developed, so it’s worth checking out if a new unit could help improve your comfort and deliver savings at the same time.
Think about installing a smart, programmable thermostat. These nifty devices help match your home’s temperature to your family activities and patterns. You don’t even have to be there to operate them, as many can now be controlled from your laptop or mobile device. Some programmable thermostats can even learn your energy habits and adjust their settings accordingly – smart indeed!
Check windows and doors for gaps that could be letting hot air in and cold air out. Also help your A/C unit by buying a fan as this will help the air circulate better.
While there’s much you can do yourself to achieve colder air conditioning, sometimes you do need the experts. If you live in the St. Petersburg and Tampa area, contact us at Cox Air Conditioning and Heating — we’ve been serving the region for more than 50 years, so can be relied upon to deliver fast, efficient and reliable service.