As the summer heat beats down on your Sarasota, Florida, home, you rely on your air conditioner to keep your home comfortable. No matter how old your air conditioner is, there are a few techniques you can use to help it perform its best. From performing regular maintenance to keeping your doors and windows tightly sealed, using these techniques will keep your home more comfortable throughout the summer.
Seal Your Doors and Windows
Your doors and windows may seem like solid barricades to the outside world, but as they age, their seals begin to break down. Aging seals can let your cool air seep outside; depending on how many leaky seals you have, your home may have the equivalent of a fist-sized hole in the wall. If you can find the leaks, though, it’s a relatively simple fix. Apply caulk or weatherstripping, as appropriate, to block the leak and seal your home.
Clean and Replace Your Air Conditioner Filters
Your HVAC filter protects the delicate inner workings of your air conditioner from dirt and debris. However, as your filter begins to clog up with trapped dust, it will impede air flow into your unit. Your clogged air conditioner will work harder to produce the same amount of cooling, and it won’t be able to cool as much when running at full blast. Have a professional clean or replace your HVAC filters as part of your regular maintenance schedule to keep your unit in top condition.
Stay on Top of Maintenance
AC maintenance is critical to help your system last as long as possible. Dirty evaporator coils reduce the cooling potential of your air conditioner. Blocked or dirty condenser coils likewise sap cooling power from your unit. Although you can perform some basic AC maintenance tasks yourself, it’s best to entrust your annual maintenance to a professional.
Taking care of your air conditioner will help it take care of you throughout the Florida summer. At Climatic Conditioning Company, we’ve been helping our friends and neighbors in Sarasota keep their homes cool for more than 40 years. To learn more about the importance of AC maintenance, check out our maintenance plans or call us at (941) 758-3080.