Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready For The South Florida Heat

The weather in South Florida is very different than the rest of the country. Even though we use our air conditioners almost year-round, the intense heat kicks in around Springtime. You will want to make sure your home is ready for the big demand on your AC units from the hot temperatures by preparing your air conditioner in advance.

The worst feeling is turning on your A/C only to find hot air blowing from it’s vents. To avoid such a disappointment, you should perform a number of cleaning and maintenance tasks to keep your A/C functioning properly. When your A/C system is in a good working condition, it creates comfort in your home, promotes your family’s health and keeps your power bills low.

Here are a few things to do when getting your air conditioner ready for the summer heat.

1. Clean your air conditioner’s outdoor unit
Storms and heavy winds have probably tossed debris, leaves, sticks, etc. to your yard. Some of these materials may have fallen around your A/C outdoor unit. Clean up the area around the system and clear any unwanted plants that may be growing in that space. You should also trim the trees around your unit so that there leaves don’t fall all over there.

2. Check or replace your filters regularly
It’s time to replace your filters. Both your heating and air conditioning units use the same filters making their maintenance easy. Most people neglect their filters over the spring season but they need to be in their best condition now that summer has arrived. To keep your system running efficiently, it’s advisable to replace your HVAC filters every month because of the heavy demand they take on year-round.

3. Check your systems vents
Blocked vents reduceairflow and make your air conditioner work harder than is necessary. They couldbe blocked by anything from dirt to curtains and furniture. Check all the airvents to ensure they are open for maximum airflow.

4. Program your system’s settings
Once you have ensured that all things are ready, it’s time to program your air conditioner. With a programmable thermostat, you can easily set the schedule and temperature forthe hot weather. This way, when the first heat waves strike, you will be readyfor them.

5. Schedule an inspection
Your air conditioning system needs an inspection at least twice a year or every 6 months from a reliable HVAC professional. A good HVAC company usually inspect and tune-upyour system. They will conduct maintenance tasks like testing the wiring andcapacitors, cleaning condensers and coils, and checking to confirm that boththe interior and exterior units are functioning properly.

Keeping your A/C unit in the best shape, especially during the long stretches of warm weather here in South Florida requires some maintenance on your part as well as the input and advice of a professional. At Cool Bear Services, we offer quality inspection of HVAC systems. Our team of HVAC professionals is knowledgeable and well-experienced in this field. Apart from inspecting and tuning your HVAC system, they also advice you on how to best maintain your unit. You can find the wide-range of services we offer on our website, Contact our friendly customer care for any consultation or to get a quote at (561) 572-3636

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