Lower Your Energy Bill & Maintenance Costs
Here are a few tips from our air conditioning experts that will help you keep your AC repair bill down. Besides, it is too hot in St. Petersburg not to keep up with your air conditioning service!
- Change your air conditioning filters monthly, especially thru the summer months. A clean filter ensures proper airflow and keeps your air conditioner from freezing up.
- Keep the outside condensing unit clean of debris. Turn off you unit and spray it with a garden hose straight down to push dirt and leaves from the vents.
- Have your air conditioner condenser cleaned yearly. It is possible to lose up to 1 SEER rating each year the unit is not cleaned.
- Have your air conditioner inspected yearly. Yearly cleanings help keep the efficiency rating at which your furnace is suppose to run. It will help keep your utility bills down.
- Your furnace & air conditioner is probably one of the most expensive pieces of equipment in your home. Having regular tune-ups help prevent breakdowns, improves comfort and helps your equipment last longer, also when the equipment is tuned up it performs closer to specifications and does not use an excessive amount of energy.
Before you call for AC service, check this:
- Check your breakers, inside and outside. Storms and power surges sometimes will trip them.
- Check the disconnect on the air conditioner unit. This is the box on the outside of the house by the unit.
- Check your filter. Make sure it is clean. A dirty filter can block airflow and freeze up the unit; it cannot be serviced until it is thawed.
- If you have ice build up on the black line running from the air conditioner into the house, it is frozen up. Shut the unit off, check your filter and change it if needed, let it thaw and see if it starts cooling properly. If not, you possibly have a freon leak and the unit will have to be serviced.