What To Do Before Turning Down the AC This Spring

In Tampa, Florida, here MaintenX is headquartered, we do everything we can to soak up the spring weather. From April to November, Florida experiences summer-like heat, so the more spring we get to enjoy, the better! Plus, with those long summer months, our customers have to carefully budget their energy costs. Air conditioning is one of the highest monthly bills for Florida businesses, which is why we’ve compiled this list of tips to help you reduce your summer cooling bill. 

 

Below are five ways to reduce your HVAC bill this spring and summer: 

 

Inspect your ductwork

If your ductwork has leaks or clogs, it may not be running as efficiently as it could be. You could be losing cool air through a leak, or might be working your HVAC system too hard if it does not have clear ductwork to run through. Check with your MaintenX HVAC technician to see if ductwork repairs are needed before the summer season. 

 

Ensure proper airflow through the vents

If your vents are dirty from unchanged air filters or blocked by furniture, you’ll have a harder time keeping cool. By providing proper airflow through the vents you can help your HVAC system run more efficiently. Remove any blockages or dirty filters from your vents and see the difference it makes. 

 

Update your thermostat

Most modern systems come with programmable thermostats so you can automate temperature changes by room, time of day, and season. If your thermostat is out of date, it may not be able to provide optimal temperatures, or may not even register correctly. Ask your MaintenX technician about thermostat upgrades available with your system. 

 

Inspect your outdoor units

Outdoor units that are dirty or covered in foliage will not run as efficiently as well-maintained ones. Check the individual condenser units to ensure that no debris or dirt is clogging the system. Be sure to clean outdoor units after landscaping services, as cut grass and fertilizer can get blown around and stuck in your HVAC units. 

 

Insulate refrigerant lines

If your refrigerant lines are not well-insulated, you could be losing cooling power throughout your system. The insulation can also break down over time, so be sure to ask your HVAC technician to inspect these elements during their routine checks. This is especially important during the spring and summer when your HVAC system will be working harder. 

 

These five maintenance services can help you keep cool at a lower cost. If you’d like to learn more about HVAC maintenance for your commercial facility, contact MaintenX today! 

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