Summer can be the best time of the year in Clearwater, Florida. But keeping cool can quickly become expensive if you let your air conditioner run unchecked. By taking a few key steps to maintain your air conditioner, you can stay comfortable all summer long without overspending. From changing the air filter to scheduling AC maintenance, check out these four tips to beat the heat without breaking the bank:

Change the HVAC Filter

Did you know that the HVAC filter is the key to both great indoor air quality and efficient HVAC operation? To ensure that your HVAC filter does an excellent job at both, you’ll need to replace it regularly. At Aircom, we recommend changing the HVAC filter every 30 days during the summer. By replacing it frequently, you’ll help avoid blockages that can slow down your air conditioner and lead to costly breakdowns.

Clean the Registers

Poor airflow isn’t just uncomfortable for you and your family. It can also signal that your air conditioner isn’t cooling your home efficiently and may be driving up your energy costs in the process. To keep your air conditioner running as efficiently as possible, make sure all of your home’s registers and vents allow unobstructed airflow. Dust them regularly, and ensure that rugs and furniture aren’t blocking them.

Tidy the Outdoor Unit

Natural debris can block airflow in and out of the outdoor component of your air conditioner, too. To prevent efficiency issues or breakdowns, tidy the outdoor unit at least every other week during the summer. Remove any leaves or twigs, and cut back grass and other growth to ensure free airflow.

Schedule AC Maintenance

DIY maintenance can keep your air conditioner in good shape. But you’ll need a professional tune-up to identify and address potentially serious performance issues. Our team recommends scheduling AC maintenance annually to prevent expensive breakdowns and improve efficiency.

Whether you need AC maintenance, air conditioner repairs or advice on a cost-effective upgrade, we’re here to help you beat the heat. Call the HVAC experts at Aircom today at 727-213-8190 for fast and friendly AC service.

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