Temperatures in Palm Beach County, Florida, can skyrocket at almost any time of the year. This puts a lot of pressure on your air conditioning system, increasing the risk of a breakdown. Use these tips to avoid AC failure during heat waves and stay cool during the hottest days of the year:
Change Your Filters
One of the things that puts a lot of stress on your air conditioning system is a dirty filter. Clean or replace yours every 30 to 90 days. In addition to reducing the amount of energy your AC system uses, clean filters also help improve indoor air quality.
Take Care of Your AC System
Although you should leave any interior maintenance of your outdoor air conditioning unit to the pros, there are a few things you can do to improve its effectiveness. Keep debris away from the unit. Cut back shrubs, leaves, flowers or weeds that are encroaching on it.
You can also add fencing to help keep the area clear. Make sure any fence is at least two feet away from the unit.
Use Ceiling Fans
One easy way to ease the strain on your AC system during a heat wave is to use ceiling fans to your advantage. By creating a wind-chill effect, ceiling fans allow you to reduce your reliance on your air conditioner. In the summer, make sure your ceiling fans rotate counterclockwise.
Choose Regular Maintenance Over Repairs
The most important factor in keeping your AC system operating during a heat wave is to not wait until something goes wrong to give it professional attention. The best thing you can do for your air conditioner is to schedule preventative AC maintenance twice a year — once during early spring and again in late fall. This allows skilled service technicians the chance to address potential issues before they cause an AC failure.
Keep you air conditioner running efficiently through the hot season in Palm Beach County. Call Mechanical Air Conditioning at 561-899-4587 to learn more about our air conditioning maintenance and repair services.
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