We’re all looking for ways to save money, and making sure our appliances are properly maintained is one way to avoid needless spending. With help from our air conditioning service in Tampa, along with some things you can do yourself, you can make sure your air conditioning unit continues to work efficiently. Here are a few steps you can take:
Change the filter regularly: Most air filters are either 30-day fiberglass filters or three-month pleated filters, but filters should be checked regularly and changed ahead of schedule if they are extremely dirty. A dirty filter forces your unit to work harder, especially the fan, but can be very taxing on the entire system.
Use the “auto” fan setting: Most HVAC units have two fan settings, “auto” and “on.” The “auto” setting instructs the fan to run only when the system is actively cooling or heating, and the “on” setting instructs the fan to run constantly. While using the “on” setting has the benefit of trapping more dust, it forces the HVAC unit to work harder, which shortens its life. Keeping the fan always on also causes your filter to get dirty faster, so if you aren’t diligent about changing it, this could also be detrimental to the entire system.
These are just a couple of the steps you can take to prolong the life of your HVAC unit. Check back for part II of this blog for more tips from Sun Air Services, providing reliable air conditioning service in Tampa.