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Don't Overload Your Air Conditioner

Even if you have a high-efficiency air conditioner in your Melbourne home, it efficiency is influenced by how you use it, how well you maintain it and the condition of your home. All of these things effect the overall cost of energy for you every month. These are a couple of things that will help you keep your energy usage to a reasonable level and keep form overloading your air conditioning system.

Tips for Keeping Your AC Unit Operating Efficiently

Regular System Maintenance
Follow your manufacturers suggestions, and we recommend you get your hvac system inspected once a year. All routine maintenance should be preformed at this time. The professional team at EXTREME AIR AND ELECTRIC will do the following: replace the air filter, clean the indoor and outdoor coils, test the safety system, check and refill refrigerant if needed, clean and lubricate the blower fan, and other brand specific maintenance tasks. A well maintained AC unit will reduce the amount of energy used and lighten the load during the operation of your system.

Check Your Air Filter
You should get in the habit of regularly checking your air filter. In peak months when you use your air conditioning around the clock, you should check your air filter at least once a month. The more you use your air conditioner the quicker the filter will clog. A clogged filter restricts airflow, which lends to overheat and overloading your ac unit.

Follow Up on Air Leaks
Leaks in your home and ductwork cause your air conditioner to work harder than it needs to, essentially it is cooling more air then it needs to. If cool air is escaping your home, your air conditioner has to cool more air to keep up. Check all your windows, doors, plumbing and electrical fixtures. Caulk and weatherstrip where needed. Check the insulation in your attic, walls and ductwork and insulate where needed.

In Home Heat Generation
The hot Florida sun can really heat up your house, having to battle the sun can overload your unit. If you shade your windows you can significantly cut down on the daytime heat that is created by the sun. Use awnings, shades, blinds or heavy curtains and shade your windows. Make sure to turn off appliances and lights during the day.