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With summer right around the corner, many residents in Lake Park, Florida, are starting to get their homes ready for the hot weather. Summer in Florida promises soaring temperatures, which can negatively affect energy efficiency levels. There are a number of cleaning projects you can complete before summer begins that will improve your home’s efficiency.

Change Filters

One of the first things you should do when the weather starts to change is to change your home’s air filter. Changing weather in Florida means higher levels of pollen, especially if you live in a neighborhood with a lot of oak trees. Plus, hot weather means your furry friends will start losing their coats.

All this extra debris can clog up your filter. Having a fresh air filter will keep your HVAC unit from working extra hard to push air through.

Inspect Seals

Cracks in caulk, seals, or weather stripping can lead to an unanticipated exchange of temperatures between your home and the outside. This can affect your efficiency by forcing your HVAC system to work harder to stabilize your home’s temperature. Keep unwanted air out by replacing or patching any leaks around your home’s windows and doors.

Clean Fridge

Many homeowners regularly clean out the interior of their fridge to help improve efficiency. After all, a fridge has to work hard to keep items cool. A jam-packed fridge can leave a major dent in your home’s efficiency levels.

However, many don’t think to check behind the fridge. The coils behind your refrigerator are extremely important components. If these are choked with dust, it can hamper the fridge’s operation and drain energy. Vacuum around the coils, and you may notice a performance boost almost immediately.

If you’re concerned about your home’s efficiency level, give the HVAC experts at Mechanical Air a call at 561-899-4587 today to schedule a consultation. We’re standing by to improve your home’s efficiency and help you save money this summer.

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