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April 1, 2021

Summer is coming! Get Your AC Ready, Winter Park!

Florida summers are notoriously intense, with the minimal average being 80˚F (if we’re lucky) and an average high of 90˚F degrees! Not to mention the many record-breaking days that can be over 100˚F! Your air conditioner is going to be working hard throughout this sweltering summer. Be prepared an follow this checklist to ensure your AC doesn’t break down in the summer heat.

Before performing any maintenance on your AC unit, make sure to shut it off!

Consider a Smart Thermostat

The right thermostat can really help your AC run efficiently. On a standard thermostat, once you set the temperature, the AC will attempt to maintain that temperature throughout the day. The issue with having a static temperature throughout the day is that it might leave your AC running the whole time. This is because some temperatures are just unrealistic depending on the temperature outside. If your AC was tasked with keeping the temperature at 68˚ and it’s a whopping 100˚ degrees outside, your AC is going to incur a lot of stress for not a lot of gain.

Installing a smart thermostat allows you to program the temperatures throughout the day. You also have access to your thermostat from your phone. You can set the temperature in your house from anywhere. While you are away from your house keep your temperature maximum at higher than normal, and just program it to start cooling your house at around the time you get home. This will greatly reduce your electricity bill and allow you to extend the life of your AC unit.

Check Ductwork

The entirety of your HVAC system is important, and that includes your ductwork. Have a professional check your ductworks for any leaks. Leaks mean that your AC must work harder to cool your home. Repairing leaking ducts is cheaper than paying the increased energy bill of an AC working twice as hard.

Clean Condenser Fins

Your outside AC unit is adorned with thin metal slat known as condenser fins. The fins move warm air away from the AC unit while it’s running. Keeping them clean is essential to keeping your unit running efficiently. Due to the delicate nature of the fins, it is important to use a tool called an air conditioner fin comb to clean condenser fins.

Clean Evaporator Coils

The evaporator coil is responsible for absorbing hot air inside your home. It is attached to your blower/furnace unit. You can open the door to the evaporator coils by unscrewing a few screws or removing the duct tape. Once you have access just use a soft brush or a fin comb to dust it off. Then spray a coil cleaner on the coil.

A few of these things you can do yourself, but to ensure you have a cool and comfortable summer this year, have Temperature Pro look. These tips won’t be able to save the oldest systems, and work best if your system is well maintain. Temperature Pro can help you determine your HVAC needs.

Call an Expert AC Company in Winter Park

If you have questions about how to get your AC ready for the summer heat in Winter Park, then call Temperature Pro! We have the experience and expertise to answer and address all your HVAC questions and concerns. At TemperaturePro Orlando, we can help with your questions and concerns. That’s what we’re here for. We offer the following for our customers in Winter Park, Florida:

  • Emergency service 24/7
  • Fast, and friendly service
  • Up-front explanations and pricing

Here are just a few of our many services:

  • Furnace Service
  • Thermostat Service
  • AC & HVAC Service
  • Dehumidifier Service
  • Ventilation System Service
  • Heater & Heat Pump Service
  • Residential iHVAC Construction

Contact your HVAC experts at TemperaturePro Orlando today.