Utility bills can creep up unexpectedly, especially in hot Spring Hill, Florida, weather. To help you save money on your cooling bills, keep your air conditioning (AC) system cleaned and properly maintained, check it for leaks, and replace the air filter.
Replace the Air Filter
When the air filter in your air conditioning system becomes filled with dust, dirt, and other debris, your system won’t run as efficiently, and your home’s ducts can get clogged. When the ducts become clogged with dirt and particles, the ducts can restrict how much air flows through them, leading to inefficiency in the unit. With clean air filters, however, your system can run much more smoothly and produce cold air without having to work as hard.
During the summer months, experts recommend changing the filter about once a month, as your AC unit is likely to run more often during this season.
Keep It Clean
While the air filter helps reduce how much dirt and dust can get into the ducts, other areas need a thorough cleaning every few months. Start with the outdoor AC unit and make sure no obstructions, such as plants and trees, are present. Bring a shop vacuum outside and use it to remove dirt from the exterior of the unit.
Next, have a professional clean out your home’s air ducts periodically. Having the ducts cleaned will increase the efficiency of your cooling system and improve indoor air quality.
Inspect for Leaks
If you have a leak in your cooling system, you’ll spend more money on cooling costs without reaping the benefits. Holes in the ducts or other damage within the system can not only decrease efficiency, but also cause problems throughout other components. Visually inspect the ducts for holes or tears, particularly at the exposed duct joints.
Reduce your utility costs by making sure that your cooling system is running efficiently with proper maintenance. Contact Senica Air Conditioning, Inc. at 866-881-5935 to talk to one of our service technicians.
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