4 Tips to Keep Your AC Running At Its Best

When it comes to surviving another summer in Tampa Bay, we know that having the comfort of air conditioning is not just a luxury, it’s a necessity! The heat and humidity are a serious concern, not only for the safety of your family and pets but also for your home, where excessive heat and humidity could cause mold growth.

It is vital to make sure that your AC is running efficiently, so to avoid possible breakdown at the most inopportune time, follow these tips from your friends at Super Heat & Air!

Replace Air Filters

Replacing air filters is often the easiest and cheapest way to keep your AC running at peak efficiency year long. If your air filters are clogged, your AC unit will have to work harder to circulate air throughout your home, wearing out the unit’s motors and moving parts in the process.

We recommend that you change your air filter every month, especially if you have pets, and in the summertime when you spend more time inside with the AC running.

Further reading: Are Expensive Air Filters Worth It?

Remove Debris

The cleanliness of the outside AC unit is often overlooked by homeowners, but it is key to keeping your AC running at its best. Leaves, sticks, pollen, and first can all clog up the outdoor unit impeding the performance of your unit. The fans of the outdoor unit are only protected by a few metal grates, which makes them easily susceptible to damage.

Remove debris from the outside of your unit, and pull leaves or tall grass that is growing around it. This will ensure that your unit can run efficiently without obstruction.

Clean Air Ducts

Professional air duct cleaning will improve indoor air quality and the efficiency of your entire air conditioning system. Over time, the ducts in your home can become clogged with dust, allergens, and other air pollutants, which need to be removed in order for air to circulate properly.

While efficiency is important, here are some other great reasons to get your air ducts cleaned:

You want to prevent mold, pollen, tobacco odors, pests, dust, and accumulated dirt from circulating throughout the home.
You want to improve your indoor air quality
You are unsure of the last time your air ducts were cleaned
You want to alleviate the allergies or asthma triggers for those living in the home
You have just moved into a new home and would like to be sure that the air ducts are clear of construction debris

Keep it clean: Why Should You Clean Your Air Ducts?

Schedule Preventative Maintenance

Even if you are on top of the tips listed above, there are still things that only a professional HVAC tech can see and fix to keep your AC unit running efficiently. As part of maintenance services, we will be able to identify possible problems before they occur and perform energy audits to help enhance the energy efficiency of your home. We recommend having AC maintenance performed once every six months.

At Super Heat & Air, we offer an affordable Super Heat & Air Club Membership, which includes two free maintenance visits a year!

Save money: How Regular AC Maintenance Can Save You Money

Maintain Your Tampa Bay AC With Super Heat & Air

Keep your air conditioner running at peak efficiency with the Tampa Bay HVAC pros at Super Heat & Air. We can perform preventative maintenance, duct cleaning services, and 24/7 emergency repairs to keep your family comfortable and cool! Keep your AC running at its best, schedule an appointment today at (813) 355-0288!

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