7 AC Tips for the Holidays

7 AC Tips for the Holidays

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7 AC Tips for the Holidays

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Getting ready for the holidays involves many items on your TO DO list. From determining the menu to decorating and cleaning, we understand you want everything to be perfect and in order prior to your guests arriving.  This should include ensuring your AC is operating efficiently. Therefore, we have compiled 7 AC tips for the Holidays to help ensure your home is comfortable for you, your family, and guests.

#1. Check your air filter.

Air Filter – 7 AC tips for the Holidays - Fort Myers - Sunset Air & Home Services

Routinely replace or clean your air filter. This can lower your air conditioner’s energy consumption by 5 to 15% and impact your indoor air quality.

7 AC Tips for the Holidays:  #2. Examine your AC vents.

Check your vents for any dust or debris.  If you notice any build up around your grills it may be time to have your duct work inspected.

#3. Clean your ceiling fan blades.

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This is one of those areas that can get skipped over during normal housework.  Therefore, be sure to dust them off to help keep your air clean.

#4. Remove debris from around the outside condenser unit.

You may be surprised to find how quickly debris can collect near your unit. For example, distractions such as shrubs, branches, leaves or debris can block the airflow, reducing the unit’s cooling capability.

Condenser unit – 7 AC tips for the Holidays - Fort Myers - Sunset Air & Home Services

7 AC Tips for the Holidays: #5. Inspect around the drain line outside.  

Remove any debris from around the drain line allowing it to terminate properly. As a result, you will avoid any unnecessary damage.

#6. Schedule a Maintenance check-up.

Regular maintenance helps prolong the life and effectiveness of your AC system. In fact, there are several plans from which to choose. If you are in need of a recommendation, contact us for advice.

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#7. Double check your thermostat setting.

Make sure your thermostat is set to the AUTO COOL position. In fact, your thermostat should be set to the AUTO COOL mode, year-round. Do not use the FAN ON position.  This is a common mistake you should avoid.  Setting your AC fan to AUTO COOL provides better dehumidification and increased comfort for you and your guests.

In summary,  we recommend including these tips as part of your TO DO list as you get ready for your holiday party. We want you to rest easy knowing your AC equipment is in good working condition, so you can fully enjoy this time with your family and friends.

Sunset Air & Home Services has been serving SW Florida for over 20 years. The foundation of our culture is finding the right solution for our clients and never selling them something they don’t need.  Contact us before the holidays for an AC check-up.  www.sunset-air.com, 239-693-9005.

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