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5 Ways To Avoid an AC Breakdown This Summer

Posted on July 19th, 2018 by Jupiter Tequesta

Air conditioning is a summer essential. That’s why we want to make sure that we are always doing everything that we can to prevent air conditioner breakdowns. Here are a few AC maintenance tips that will help keep you and your family cool for the rest of the summer.Male homowner uses smart phone to control thermostat

1. Schedule a Tune-Up

The first and most important way to prevent an AC breakdown this summer is by scheduling a tune-up. Maintaining your air conditioner can keep your system running smoothly, keeping you and your home cool.

For AC tune-ups in the Tampa area, contact the experts at Jupiter-Tequesta.

2. Keep Up With Cleanings

Don’t forget to clean your system as much as possible — it will help maximize its efficiency and reduce any extra pressure on the system. Check and change your air filters because dirty filters make it harder for air to flow through your home. Also, clean the outdoor condenser unit of any branches, plants, or debris.

3. Open The Vents

Many homeowners believe that you should shut the vents in any unused rooms in your home. But please, don’t do this! This can actually end up causing problems with your HVAC system. When your system was installed, a load value calculation was recorded that determined the size and layout of the system, so closing the air vents can cause uneven cooling throughout your home. Keep all vents open!

4. Use Energy-Saving Settings

To avoid putting extra pressure on your AC, use energy efficient settings on your thermostat during the summer. And please, don’t turn your thermostat as low as it can go in hopes to cool your home faster — it won’t work and it will only put more stress on your system. Use ceiling fans to keep the air moving.

5. Check For Water Leaks

If you notice any water leaks around your air conditioning system, this could be a sign that your condensate drain is clogged. It is important that you correct this as soon as possible to prevent future problems with your A/C system.

If you notice any problems with your system, don’t delay getting them fixed. The longer that you wait to address an issue, the more serious the problem will become!

If you do run into any problems with your home’s air conditioning system, or it’s time to schedule your annual tune-up, don’t hesitate to give Jupiter-Tequesta a call. Our professional HVAC technicians are here to help you with all of your AC repair problems.

Tequesta: (561) 747-5740

Palm Beach: (561) 626-6822

Martin: (772) 546-2822

St. Lucie: (772) 546-2822

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