1. Not Changing Air Filters
Even if it looks like your home is clean and sleek, there are microscopic particles that circulate inside the house without your notice. Thus, neglecting to clean or change your air filters intensifies the chances of the buildup of air contaminants in your home. Be sure to replace the filters once a month if you want to keep your cooling system at its best performance this summer season.
2. Running Your A/C All Day
Personal preference plays a key role in the ideal temperature setting of your thermostat. Between 76 and 78 degrees is recommended while you are home and 78+ degrees when you are outside of the home. Many thermostats can be programmed to a schedule, which is very convenient and cost effective.
According to the State of Florida, Public Service Commission, setting your thermostat to 70 degrees instead of 78 degrees can almost double your operating costs. Florida summers are hot and humid! What should you do if your home is still stuff? Remember to use your ceiling fans, box fans, and floor fans. A single ceiling fan to lower a rooms temperature a many as four degrees.
3. Setting the Thermostat Too Low
If you think that setting your thermostat at a very low temperature would cool your room faster, you’re wrong! Air conditioners don’t work that way. So what should you do? Set your thermostat at your home’s ideal temperature and let your cooling unit do the work. This is another benefit to a programmable thermostat. Adjusting the temperature down a few degrees just before arriving home may help your comfort level but still reduce the cost, giving your unit a break while you’re out for the day.
4. Leaving A/C Vents Open
Your air conditioner works at its best in a closed platform or space. Leaving the vents open while your unit runs allows the cool air to escape. To maximize your A/C’s efficiency, never forget to close all rooms and vents while the unit is at work.
5. Neglecting System Tune-up and Maintenance
You have not thought of servicing your air conditioner until it stops running in the middle of the heatwave. Make the most of the spring for A/C tune-up and maintenance as it keeps your unit operating smoothly and efficiently throughout the season. Get it checked, maintained, and serviced while you can!
If you’ve encountered any issues with your HVAC system, let us know so we can help you keep it error-free all year-round. Call us at Ace Air Conditioning, Inc. to schedule your appointment.
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