How to Protect Your AC During Inconsistent Weather

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Florida weather can be very fickle. In the 2019-2020 “winter” season, temperatures on a daily basis could be in the mid-70s or low-40s. This inconsistency can be difficult to maneuver. Constantly changing your ac unit from hot to cool and back can be hectic on the system and could lead to repairs. Here are some tips on how to protect your ac during inconsistent weather.

Get “Smart” About Your “Thermostat”

One thing that can cause wear and tear on your system is constantly running your AC. As temperatures bounce back and forth due to inconsistent weather, make sure you are not doing the same with your AC settings. Instead, consider installing a smart thermostat.

Smart thermostats allow you to program days and times when it should, or should not, adjust the temperature. It is designed to reduce your budget, be accessible from your connected device and limit how hard your ac works on a daily basis. Many can provide information on how to set your system for optimal energy efficiency. Installing a smart thermostat can help you provide a roadmap to a healthier ac unit and a happier wallet.

Monitor Your Filters

The state of your filters can tell you a lot about the health of your ac. If you rarely clean or change them, you can probably bet that, at some point, your unit will break down. The dirtier your filters are, the harder your ac has to work to push air to your home. Be sure to check your filters and replace them regularly, especially if you have pets.

While you may be experiencing inconsistent weather right now, a very hot summer is around the corner. Before things heat up, it is a good idea to get your ac checked out.

Keep Your Temperature Setting Consistent

As discussed in the above smart thermostat section, bouncing back and forth from hot and cool can put a lot of strain on your ac unit. Your heating and cooling may be done by the same system, but they require different workflows. For example, you wouldn’t want to constantly accelerate your car and then slam on the breaks over and over. Set a temperature setting that feels comfortable to you and try to minimize major adjustments as much as you can.

Schedule Planned Maintenance

While you may be experiencing inconsistent weather right now, a very hot summer is around the corner. Before things heat up, it is a good idea to get your ac checked out. Scott’s Air provides a 20 point tune up to get your ac in the best condition possible.

Every 20-point maintenance visit includes:

  • 1. Check system for proper refrigerant charge
  • 2. Check compressor and fan amps
  • 3. Check and clean condenser coil
  • 4. Check capacitors
  • 5. Check contactor points
  • 6. Brush out electrical cabinet
  • 7. Check all caps and valves for seals and/or proper snug fit
  • 8. Check thermostat operation and mounting
  • 9. Check blower amps
  • 10. Check heat strip amps, circuit components and safeties
  • 11. Check/evaluate evaporator coil for buildup
  • 12. Check blower wheel for buildup
  • 13. Check all electrical connections and wires
  • 14. Change/wash filter
  • 15. Check temperature splits
  • 16. Lubricate all moving parts where applicable
  • 17. Flush and vacuum drain line/pan and evaluate drainage
  • 18. Check float switch operation
  • 19. Clean equipment exterior
  • 20. Check final performance and report necessary improvements

If you are in need of repairs or maintenance during this time of inconsistent weather, call Scott’s Air, the premiere air condition and heating experts in Central Florida.

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