In Florida, winter temperatures can range from 35°F to 70°F. Because these temperatures are much cooler than the summer temperatures, you likely will not be using your air conditioner too much during the winter months.
While you are not using your ac unit much or at all during these months, it still is important to keep up with AC maintenance. Your air conditioner may not necessarily be on your mind during this time but keeping up with maintenance will keep it working efficiently for the upcoming spring and summer seasons.
Read on to learn about the AC maintenance tips you should know.
1. Clean/Change Filters
Clean filters are essential for your air conditioner to work properly. Without a clean filter, the air you and your family members are breathing in is not as clean as it should be.
Because a clean filter is required for quality air, this makes it a very important step in ac unit maintenance.
A build-up of debris in these filters can cause a lack of efficiency in blowing out clean air. Changing and cleaning them regardless of if you are currently using your ac unit will keep it in better shape, as well as keep the air quality in your home better.
2. Inspect and Clean Coils
The evaporator coils in your ac unit need to be cleaned just as the filters do. If too much debris builds up in these coils, it can cause them to not work properly, which can lead to repairs.
Having a technician come do an AC unit inspection and cleaning can not only get this step of AC maintenance done more easily, but it can save you time in the spring when preparing your ac for use again.
You will avoid stressing out over possible issues in the spring because you had it cleaned and inspected beforehand.
3. Prepare AC for Winter
Cold temperatures can negatively impact the efficiency of your AC unit. That is why preparing it for winter is important.
If you have a window ac unit make sure you seal up around it as much as possible. You do have the option of removing your window unit or covering it. Sealing around the window and air conditioner prevents any heat from inside getting out, as well as cold air from getting inside.
For large exterior air conditioner units, you also have the option to cover them or not if you decide not to. Covering them can prevent possible damage from the winter conditions. This is optional but helpful in keeping your unit in good shape.
Not using your air conditioner is important as well. Using it during cold temperatures can cause damage to the unit.
AC Maintenance Services
AC maintenance is something you do not have to do on your own. You can reach out to a technician that can help with this process.
You may be wondering who you should contact for these services.
Bowersox Air Conditioning & Heating is dedicated to offering exceptional service for those in need of HVAC work. There are a variety of AC maintenance services we offer.
Contact us today if you are interested in any of our HVAC services or have any questions.
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