The happy first day of summer! To honor the occasion, we want to share some tips for keeping cool in Florida’s hot summers.
All Florida homeowners know how brutal the summers can get. With temperatures rising well above 90 degrees, you want to make sure you are getting the most out of your air conditioner.
One of the first steps you need to take is to replace your air filters. You can order those here if you don’t have any. A new clean, fresh air filter will help your AC unit run better. You can also save some money on your electric bill if your unit is running optimally.
Installing and using ceiling fans while occupying various rooms throughout your home helps you stay cool without having to constantly turn the ac down. Remember to turn off lights and ceiling fans when not occupying the room to save on energy. **Remember ceiling fans cool people, not rooms ;-).
Finally, have your local air conditioning company come do a “check up” on your AC unit. Simple maintenance can help clean the air conditioner and make sure that it’s running properly. They will also be able to see if there are any potential problems before they become worse. You should have regular maintenance done a few times per year, but the beginning of summer is crucial because if something is malfunctioning, you may need to get a replacement cooling unit. You definitely don’t want to wait until your AC has died to call the air conditioning company. BHS is available 24/7 if that is the case though!
Just remember, proper cleaning and care for your air conditioner is very important and can save you money on your electric bill every month as well as on maintenance costs.
Keep cool Florida residents! If you should have any air conditioning questions or emergencies, please contact BHS.