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Air Conditioning Tips for the Coming Summer

Monday, April 28th, 2014 at 2:50 pm

Summers in Florida are both beautiful and rough. The same weather that draws tourists from around the world also means damp and uncomfortable days. To make the summer pleasant instead of a chore, you need an air conditioner in your home working at the peak of its abilities.

Here are some tips from the AC experts at Next Generation Air & Heat Inc. for receiving the highest quality from your air conditioning in Melbourne, FL. You’ll need a skilled AC repair and maintenance company to help keep your air conditioning system in the finest shape for the season so that you’ll stay cool without wasting money.

Look to the professional experience of Next Generation Air & Heat Inc. for skilled residential air conditioning service—24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call us today. 

Tips to receive the most from your air conditioner

  • Maintain steady, mid-range temperatures: Although most ACs will allow you to turn the temperature on the thermostat down to 60°F, you shouldn’t place this amount of pressure on the system too often. (Putting the temperature lower does not make the AC work harder, but it will make it stay on longer.) For most people, 72°F is a comfortable temperature, and the reduction in cost to operate the system when raising the temperature 12° from the lowest setting can be around 30%.
  • Invest in a programmable thermostat: An unfortunate myth that travels around concerning air conditioners is that it’s better to leave them running all day, even when no one is home. This is wasteful and prematurely ages the system. Instead of doing this, use a programmable thermostat (upgrade if you don’t have one!) to turn the AC off when you are not home and activate it 15 minutes before you come home. You’ll have the comfort you need without wasting energy and wearing down the system.
  • Change the air filter regularly: During the summer, as well as any time when you must run the air conditioner regularly, change out the filter once a month. This filter protects the interior of the AC’s cabinet from contamination drawn in through the return vents. As the filter traps debris, it will become clogged and choke off the airflow into the cabinet, and the air conditioner will struggle and overwork. Aside from raising your bills, a clogged air filter will also lead to dirt collecting in the ducts.
  • Schedule your regular spring maintenance: An air conditioner must have a maintenance session from an HVAC professional every year to keep it in good shape and to catch potential repair problems. Spring is the usual time to schedule maintenance so the system will be prepped for the season. If you haven’t arranged maintenance yet, take care of it as soon as possible: this is the most important step you can take for a comfortable season with your air conditioning in Melbourne, FL.

You can start your maintenance with a call to Next Generation Air & Heat Inc. to sign up for our Priority Savings Club. With membership, you’ll also receive a 100% money-back guarantee on our work. Get your summer off to the best start with our professional services.

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