While spring is officially here, the temperatures in Lake Park, Florida, have already been warm enough to warrant using your cooling system. To maximize efficiency and comfort, it’s important to perform a little spring cleaning before it gets too hot. Here are three spring maintenance tasks every homeowner in Florida should complete:
Dust Your Ceiling Fans and Change Their Direction
Your home’s ceiling fans aren’t just there for show; they serve an important purpose. But to maximize their use, it’s important that you know how to operate them in the heating and cooling seasons. Before adjusting their direction, though, take this time to clean them. Use a damp cloth, and wipe them gently to avoid damaging the blades.
Once all your ceiling fans are clean, adjust them so that they rotate in a counter clockwise direction. The warmer the temperature, the higher the speed you should set them on. Although ceiling fans don’t produce cool air, they create a cooling effect by forcing cool air that your AC system has produced down toward the ground.
Change Your HVAC System’s Dirty Air Filter
To maximize HVAC efficiency and maintain healthy indoor air quality, you should change your air filter at the start of every season. When the summertime temperatures hit and your AC works harder, consider changing it every month.
Schedule Springtime Preventive HVAC Maintenance
While you can change your air filter yourself, you should leave all other HVAC maintenance tasks to a trained professional. Otherwise, you risk injury and damage. A service technician will repair any outstanding issues during the service, helping you avoid a major breakdown during a hot summer day. Preventive HVAC maintenance also helps homeowners in Lake Park save up to 15 percent on their energy bills.
Don’t heavily operate your air conditioning system without first tuning it up for the hot temperatures ahead. Contact Mechanical Air Conditioning at 561-899-4587 to schedule residential or commercial HVAC maintenance today.
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