Your A/C unit is an integral aspect of your home, especially for South Floridians. So, when your A/C unit breaks down, it can be devastating. 

With a little helpful advice from the experts, you can maximize the efficiency of your air conditioning system and keep your home cool for longer. Here are a few tips on how to keep your A/C system running cooler for longer.

Keep Your A/C Unit Clean:

A clean filter is a happy filter. Keeping a clean filter in your air conditioning system will make a huge difference in the performance of the system as a whole. A dirty filter can impede your airflow, which can make your system work harder and run hotter.

Having a dirty are filter can also waste tons of energy and prevent your home from getting cooler. Make sure to change your air filter as well to maintain healthy, clean airflow for you and your family. You should replace your air filter every 30 days or so to maintain proper A/C care. 

In addition, you may want to rinse the outside of your compressor unit with a water hose. Dust and debris may collect on the outside of the unit, which can impede the transfer of heat from the inside to the outside. This hinders your A/C unit’s efficiency. 

Rinsing your unit is a simple way to increase energy efficiency so that your A/C runs cooler for longer.

Check For Air Leaks:

Your windows and doors may have cracks around them that allow air to leak out. This also allows the cool air within your home to leak outside, causing your home to become less cool while making your A/C unit to run a lot more than it needs to. 

Check for air leaks around your windows and doors. Caulk and weather stripping will seal those cracks to ensure that your precious cool air doesn’t escape. 

Invest In A Ceiling Fan:

Ceiling fans can help you supplement the cooling effects of your air conditioner by circulating more air throughout the house. Ceiling fans cool your home by moving the air from your A/C unit throughout various areas in your home, both optimizing energy efficiency and “coolness.”

Also, a great benefit of having a ceiling fan is that they may help you cut down on energy costs. Because more cold air is flowing throughout your home, the less amount of work your A/C unit has to do. You don’t need to turn your thermostat as low as you normally do, thus offering a more energy-efficient solution. 

Hire A Professional For A/C Replacement:

If you find that your A/C has to run longer for it to expel cool air, or if it only expels hot air, then you may need an air conditioning replacement. Our HVAC contractors are highly experienced in replacing all types of HVAC systems. 

Maintaining your heating and cooling system is essential, especially for those residing in South Florida. With a little help from your friends at USA Home Improvement, you can keep your head cool, calm, and collected all year round. Call USA Home Improvement for all of your A/C replacement needs. 

And, remember to practice all of the suggestions mentioned earlier so that you can properly maintain and care for your A/C unit.