Summers in Palm Harbor, Florida, really put your air conditioner to work. It’s important to give this system the care and attention it needs when it’s working the most. Mark your calendar for regular HVAC maintenance tasks like tuneups and filter changes. Taking care of critical AC maintenance now will help ensure a cool, comfortable season in the months ahead.
A Professional Tuneup
The first thing you should do to prepare your air conditioner for the summer is schedule an annual tuneup. During this visit, our HVAC technicians will inspect and clean your unit, watching for signs of excessive wear and tear and pending problems. They will lubricate moving parts, tighten electrical connections, flush the condensate line, and adjust belts. Systems that receive this annual tuneup enjoy lower operating costs, fewer repairs, and a longer life span.
Smart Filter Swaps
Plan to change the filter in your HVAC system at least once every three months. Take a peek at the filter monthly to see if you need to make the change sooner. If you have pets or excessive dust in the home, you might want to switch to monthly filter changes. A clean filter is more efficient at pulling air through, so you’ll enjoy better cooling and a more affordable utility bill.
Inspect the Outdoor Condenser
Head outside and check the outdoor condenser. You should have a clear area of about two feet in every direction around this unit. Trim grass and remove dead leaves and debris around the condenser. This will allow for easy airflow. If the area surrounding the condenser unit has a dense buildup of leaves, grass, weeds, and other blockages, your system won’t have adequate airflow and your cooling will suffer.
If you’re overdue for your summer maintenance visit, give Pinellas Comfort Systems a call at (727) 315-0791. Ask about our maintenance plans to help you stay on top of this critical service. With regular tuneups, you can get optimum performance from your system all summer long.
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