With record-breaking heat over the past few years, it’s more important now more than ever to keep your Air Conditioning units maintained and managed by an experienced, professional Jacksonville AC company. Our local expert team put together 5 important tips to keeping cool this summer.
1. Close your window shades / blinds.
Keeping the heat source out of your home is going to be one of the best ways to keep your home cool. We can’t control the power of that giant ball of fire, but we can keep it out with quality shades and shutters. Keeping your window shades and shutters closed means less heat, and less work for your heater — which could save you hundreds each year on your electric bill.
2. Keep your doors and windows closed.
Leaving the back door or a bathroom window open sucks all of the cool air right out of the house and can leave what would be a very comfortable setting more like a sauna in just minutes. Closing your doors tightly and making sure the windows are closed seems simple enough, but it’s easy to forget.
3. Clean your AC drain.
A simple cup or two of vinegar into the drain of your AC unit will clean out any remaining debris, algae, or gunk built up in your pipes. This effective method makes a huge difference in keeping your unit up to speed.
4. Change out your filter.
Residential filters should be change out at least once a month, to help keep the air quality clean and pure — and to keep your unit working great. Clogged filters force the units to work much harder, and often can lead to serious issues down the line. To avoid having expensive maintenance work, it is vital that you clean your filter out.
5. Don’t try to fix it if it’s broken.
If you’re hearing a loud hissing or other sounds coming from your AC unit, don’t try to fix it yourself. This can just lead to a bigger bill for you in the end, and more time spent sweating. Call the professionals at Hammond Heating and Air. We are certified and experienced, and we know exactly how to keep you cool during the summer, and we’re professionals when it comes to AC repair.
Call our offices today to schedule a routine check on you AC unit today!