St Petersburg, FL -- Hot temperatures are around the corner -- and so is the potential to throw away money. Homeowners can't afford to ignore their air conditioning equipment because inefficient equipment and potentially costly home cooling problems could equal wasted expenses.
"Proper care of cooling equipment can keep your unit running efficiently, which saves money and helps avoid costly repairs," said Steve Hale, Owner of Hale’s Air Conditioning Service. "Now is the time to make sure your cooling system will keep you cool without wasting your money."
Homeowners play a vital role in making sure their cooling systems operate at peak performance to maximize home comfort and money savings. It’s important to realize that operating a dirty unit can cause unnecessary loss of efficiency and can damage the unit. "A few minor steps are a small price to pay for the high efficiency, which means lower energy bills and improved total comfort," Hale said.
A qualified service technician should handle major maintenance tasks, but homeowners can take a few simple steps to ensure their systems are running properly.
- Trim brush and shrubbery near outdoor units to prevent airflow obstruction
- Remove grass clippings, leaves and other debris from outdoor coil
- Replace indoor unit's filter monthly and clean the blower
- Reduce clutter in attic to maintain proper ventilation and reduce the system's cooling load
"The most effective steps consumers can take to help ensure they’ll get the efficiency they paid for is to contact an experienced, reputable air-conditioning contractor to check their system’s refrigerant charge and operating safety controls," Hale said.
For more about how to avoid throwing away your money this summer, call Hale’s Air Conditioning Service at 727-398-5515. Hale’s A/C has been providing service in Pinellas County for 33 years.