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Prepare Your Air Conditioning for Summertime with These Tips!

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In Florida, it’s always early enough to start preparing for the hot months ahead. While we have colder days in the wintertime, there are only two months when the average temperature dips below 70 degrees. Yikes!

With many hot days ahead in 2023, a perfectly functioning HVAC system will be essential for staying cool and comfortable. It’s time to start prepping your AC system for summer, and we’ve got just the tips to get you started! In this blog post, we’ll explore the best ways you and your family can prep your home’s HVAC system for summer.

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Change Your Air Filter

How often are you supposed to change your HVAC filter? The answer may surprise you – it’s at least once a month! Replacing your air conditioner’s filter will improve the efficiency of your unit and promote better air quality.

When summer rolls around, replacing your old air filter is especially important.

During the winter, your air filter might not need to be changed as often because you won’t use your system – but when temperatures rise, you’ll crank your air conditioning system on more and more. This means your air filter will work double-time to capture pollutants and particulates as air is pulled through your system.

Replace your old, dirty air filter before summer hits to make sur that you’re maximizing your system’s efficiency and performance!

Inspect and Clean Condensate Drain Line

If you’ve checked out our fantastic guide on taking care of your drain line with the power of vinegar, then you can skip this section. Otherwise, read on to ensure you know all about caring for your condensate drain line before, during, and after summer!

When your air conditioner runs, the condensate drain line removes the moisture produced during the cooling process. Over time, this line can become clogged with algae, mold, dirt, and debris. A clogged drain line can cause water damage to your home, leading to costly repairs or even making your AC stop working. To prevent such issues, regularly inspect and clean your condensate drain line – we recommend once a month.

Prep your AC system by cleaning out the drain line the first time you turn on your AC system in spring. You’ll make sure everything is cleared out for better performance!

Upgrade to a Programmable Thermostat

A programmable thermostat can help control energy costs and make your home more comfortable during the summer. It lets you pre-set your HVAC system’s temperature levels based on your schedule, reducing energy waste and keeping your home comfortable – especially in the summer.

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Schedule Professional Maintenance

Preventive maintenance is critical to optimal HVAC system performance, and scheduling professional maintenance every spring is highly recommended.

During your scheduled maintenance visit, a licensed professional will inspect, clean, and tune up your HVAC system, ensuring it performs optimally throughout the summer. You’ll also be able to ensure that your system is running smoothly (and even catch any upcoming repairs before they become significant problems).

Get Ready for Summer with Expert AC Service

Ensuring your HVAC system is maintained correctly is essential to keep it running efficiently throughout the summer. Don’t put off prepping your HVAC system until it’s too late – make sure you’ve made time to replace your filter, clean your drain line, and schedule service with a professional! Remember, if you need professional maintenance, repair, or replacement services in Brevard County, Cool Rays AC & Heating is here to help. Contact us today, and we’ll ensure your HVAC unit is ready for summer!

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