Preparing for summer often includes finding that perfect temperature that is just right for you and your home. For some, it takes trial and error, and for others, they have no preference. No matter what you’re looking for, there are temperatures that are optimal for most homes.
McCullough Air Conditioning and Heating can help those who want comfortable temperatures and those who want the most energy-efficient temperatures!
Below is how you can determine the best temperature for your home and how to ensure your unit runs effectively during the summer months.
The Perfect Temperature
Getting the most out of your air conditioner means adjusting it seasonally. According to the U.S Department of Energy, home temperatures in the winter months should rest at about 68 degrees, and in the summer, they should be at about 78 degrees. But, this recommendation is just a starting point. The average Florida home is set to 72 degrees when the home is not empty. This puts homeowners at the sweet spot of comfort and shaving money off of their energy bills.
How To Prepare Your AC For Summer
The last thing you want to do is get caught in the heat of the summer. Taking preventive measures to make sure your cooling system will operate well, can save your home from becoming a sauna.
Change Your Filters
Although this seems routine, many homeowners forget to frequently clean or replace their AC filters. If filters are not changed, air can not flow properly through your system. Dirty air filters are not just an eyesore, but can lead to frozen evaporator coils that result in your AC blowing warm air or causing excess humidity in your home and recirculating dust throughout your air.
Check On Your Condenser
Your air conditioner’s condenser, which is typically located outside, takes a lot of stress throughout the year. Heavy storms can cause damage or debris to become trapped. These obstructions can block airflow or cause the motor to burn out.
Check Your Coolant Lines
Pipes run from your evaporator to your condenser outside. They are protected by a hard foam, but check whether any lines are frayed or unprotected.
Better Maintenance Means Better Efficiency
Finding the perfect temperature for your home is only a piece of the puzzle when it comes to navigating your HVAC system. AC maintenance plays an important role in how your unit will function from season to season. Routine maintenance should be done to ensure your system is ready for the next season.
Many homeowners can handle checking filters and coolant lines, but experts can service the detailed work best. HVAC professionals have the experience and knowledge to clean and arrange internal components, assess system performance and stitch up any minor issues before they become a problem.
Quality Service Is What We Do
We strive to cultivate a trustworthy and authentic relationship with every customer! As dedicated members of your community, we want you to get the most out of your HVAC investment. We have serviced Niceville AC units for over 40 years — let us take a look at yours before summer turns its heat up on you.