How To Prevent A/C Issues In The Tampa Heat
April 01, 2022
The Tampa heat is on the way and our Red Cap Family wants to ensure your comfort this summer! Here are a few things you can do now to prevent A/C issues from creeping into your home on even the hottest of days.
1. Unplug Electronics Not In Use
You may not realize this, but when there are many electronics plugged in throughout your home, the energy needed to power them produces heat. This, in turn, creates more work for your air conditioner. This can be combatted by turning off light switches when you leave the room and unplugging electronics like small appliances, phone charging stations, and gaming consoles when not in use.
2. Install A Programmable Thermostat
Programmable thermostats cool your home efficiently and save you money on utility bills all in one! You can even set a schedule so your system is not cooling your home during hours when you’re not occupying it.
3. Remove Debris Around Your Unit
Over time, it’s bound for dirt and debris to get lodged in your system, which will impact your unit’s ability to keep you cool. By removing branches, twigs, and leaves from your outdoor unit, you can prevent blockages that will keep your system from keeping you cool
4. Schedule Preventative Maintenance
By catching minor issues now, an HVAC tech can make corrections before those issues become costly repairs. Plus, you do not want to be caught in the middle of the summer when the Tampa heat is at its worst with a broken-down system and have to wait for a team to come out to fix your unit.
Ready For A/C Service?
We hope that this information has been helpful to know what you can do now to prevent any costly A/C issues in the heat of the summer. If you’re ready to get started with preventative A/C maintenance, contact our Red Cap Family at (813) 452-5983 and schedule your next appointment today.
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