How To Keep Your Air Conditioner Healthy In The Summer – Amtek Air
Beach vacations, barbecues, and pool parties, who doesn’t like summer? But the easiest way to ruin your fun in the sun is to turn off the air conditioner when temperatures are at their peak. Let us help you relax in your comfortable and cool home after completing your outdoor activities.
Schedule one professional maintenance check per year
The best way to do this is to find a reliable HVAC contractor to clean and inspect the system regularly. That’s it. You can use the rest of the tips on this list to keep things running smoothly, but no one knows air conditioning like a pro. A professional can help you spot and diagnose potential air conditioning problems before they fail during the hottest months of the year.
Clean and replace the filter regularly
Proper care of the filter is the easiest and most effective way to keep your air conditioner healthy. Find out which filter type is best for your air conditioner and follow our guidelines for proper cleaning or replacement.
Vacuum, rinse, and replace the reusable filter between service visits every few years to ensure optimal air quality. If you use disposable filters, mark the date you change them, and group household chores with recurring monthly events like rent or credit card payments to get into the habit of checking them.
Make sure there are no obstacles around the outdoor unit.
Soil, vegetation, tall grass, and weeds can block airflow and prevent your air conditioner from working properly, or most efficiently. Keep the environment clean so as not to affect the functioning of the system.
Do not open and close doors and windows frequently.
The summer breeze feels good. The air conditioner senses the temperature of the place and turns it on and off to adjust to your preferred temperature. If you keep opening and closing windows and doors, the temperature in your home will rise or fall accordingly, and your system will have to work harder to constantly adjust. Seal the openings that allow cold air to escape.
Leaking tires always need more air
The same way applies to home cooling. If there are cracks or gaps in your walls, doors, or windows that allow air to escape, your air conditioner will have to pump out more cool air to make up for the air escaping through those imperfections. Install gaskets, weather stripping, and insulation as needed.
Leave it alone when you’re not home
There is some debate as to whether you should leave your air conditioner on at a constant temperature or turn it up when you’re not home. The answer is that keeping your home temperature consistent and letting your system rest while you’re out and about will save you the most money and energy. United States The Department of Energy recommends leaving your home air conditioner on a 78-degree Fahrenheit thermostat and increasing the temperature by a few degrees when no one is home. If you don’t want to adjust every time you come in and out, consider investing in a programmable thermostat that automatically adjusts to the times and settings you choose.
Use Ceiling Fans
Fans allow you to set the thermostat a degree or two higher than normal. Specifically, turning the blades clockwise lowers the airflow and raises the hot air, signaling the air conditioner to switch. upon.
Regularly check and clean the ventilation openings.
Leaving the room’s vents open reduces the surface area available for cooling, allowing the room to reach the desired temperature more quickly with the room door closed.
Invest in window tints and films
Window tints and films help keep your home cooler by reducing the effects of the sun. If your home doesn’t get a lot of sun, you can turn the thermostat up a degree or two so the system doesn’t have to work as hard to compensate for variations in incoming sunlight.
Cold Drinks and Beverages
Stay hydrated with plenty of water and choose fresh fruits and vegetables and healthy cold snacks such as hummus. In addition to cooling the body from the inside out, these options can avoid the furnaces where air conditioners radiate heat.
Protect Your System and Your Budget with Home Warranty
In addition to taking care of your unit by following all the preventive tips here, your air conditioner can fail for a variety of reasons. The best way to protect yourself, especially your budget, is to purchase the Total Protects Progressive Home Guarantee. This reduces the cost of ac repair or replacing the system in case of failure.
Impact of High Humidity in Florida on HVAC Systems Humidity
In the house, the temperatures can reach very high levels and make homes uncomfortable. You might not think of it too much, but it can also do a lot of damage to your HVAC system. Discover the ideal indoor humidity range, how high humidity affects your system, and how to control it.
Effects of High Humidity on Air Quality
The effect on indoor air quality is one of the most important reasons to consider humidity. Poor indoor air quality increases energy consumption, strains systems, and leads to excessive heating and ac repairs. Rather, excess water intake is our bigger problem. High indoor humidity creates an environment where biological contaminants can thrive and clog filters and systems.
Other Effects on HVAC Systems Air conditioners remove moisture from the air while removing heat from the air.
If the air humidity is too high, more work has to be done to achieve both, making the system less efficient.
If you have any questions or need any help, Amtek is always ready to assist just a phone call away (855) 585-0219.