Floridians quickly turn on the A/C in their homes without giving it much thought. Warm weather is the norm in Florida so few homeowners may take the opportunity to have their A/C unit serviced before temperatures soar into the 90’s.
Although the spring might be a time for backyard barbecues or lazy afternoons on the beach, it’s also the best time to have your A/C unit serviced and also look for any needed repairs in preparation for the upcoming hot summer season. Taking the time now to make sure your A/C is working properly will ensure that your home is safe and comfortable all summer.
How do you know if you need to have your A/C unit serviced or repaired? Read on for some tell-tale signs that your A/C might need some work and also some tips on how to keep your unit running smoothly.
- Keep your unit clear of bushes and shrubs. One of the easiest and money-saving things you can do to ensure that your A/C unit runs smoothly is to keep the area around your unit clear. Be sure to trim or cut back any bushes or shrubs growing near it. Sticks, branches, and leaves can find their way into your unit, which can cause a clog resulting in a malfunction.
- Replace the filter. The most common reasons for A/C unit failure is due to a dirty filter. Replacing the air filter in your unit is easy and relatively inexpensive. By taking the time to check and replace your filter as needed, your A/C unit will not only run smoothly but also keep the air in your home clean.
- Schedule an annual check up. Every A/C unit should be inspected by a pro at least once per year, even if you are good about checking it on a regular basis. The best time to get your A/C serviced is now – before the summer really heats up.
Although it may cost a little to have a service tech look at your unit or to perform an annual “tune up”, this can actually save you money. If your A/C unit goes down in the middle of the summer, then it can end up costing you more to get emergency repairs.
If the A/C unit in your home is acting or sounding a little funny or if it isn’t turning on at all, then it is time for maintenance and service. Even if your A/C unit sounds or seems to be running fine, there could be some issues you may not be aware of.
If you’re going to be replacing your A/C unit, make sure and talk to your insurance agent first. They will be able to find you the best ways to keep your homeowner’s insurance premiums affordable.
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Spring is the Best Time for Routine Maintenance
Spring is by far the best time for scheduling routine maintenance, service, and making any necessary repairs to the A/C unit in your home before it gets too hot. Take the time now to schedule maintenance on your unit to ensure your home is safe and comfortable for the summer.
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