How to Prepare My AC For Winter In Florida

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Summer in Florida seems to last forever, but cooler temperatures will soon be on the way. The Tampa Bay area has had a particularly hot humid summer this year. Therefore, your air conditioner has been working overtime to keep your home comfortable. There are a few things you can do as a homeowner to ensure your HVAC unit will keep your home comfortable in the upcoming Fall and Winter months.

Check and replace air filters

  • Replace your air filter at least once every two months. Three to four weeks is recommended for high-use units or for people dealing with allergies or asthma.

Change your thermostat settings

  • Program your smart thermostat to new settings as temperatures drop and humidity follows. Set your thermostat to an updated temperature to reflect the seasonal changes and try not to change it a lot. A consistent setting ensures climate control and energy efficiency.

Clean your a/c unit

  • Before the heat is running at night, call an air professional to come over and perform basic maintenance by checking for any parts that need replacement or upgrade. Summer wreaks havoc on most air conditioners in Florida so scheduling maintenance with cleaning is ideal this time of year.

Call The Comfort Authority today to schedule maintenance or answer any of your questions regarding the upcoming cooler months at (813) 518-8030.