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7 Tips For Reopening Your Florida Home

Welcome back, snowbirds! After several months away, returning to your Florida home is certainly an exciting time!

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As you prepare your golf swing and organize your beach gear, we have a few tips to help you avoid AC Repair and ensure your system is performing safely and efficiently.

Below are a few recommended To-Do’s to avoid AC Repair as you reopen your home.

Inspect Your Outdoor Condenser When Reopening Your Florida Home

Begin your reopening process by checking your outdoor condenser. Check for any visible signs of wear-n-tear, such as damaged or bent fins.

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Clear leaves or dirt from the fan. Look around for any leakage which could indicate a refrigerant leak.

If you notice anything concerning, it is best to call us for a complete inspection.

Change Air Filters When Reopening Your Florida Home

One of the first things you will want to do is replace your air filter. During your absence, dust may have built up on your air filter.

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Get into the routine of replacing it once a month for optimal airflow and quality indoor air. A clean filter also contributes to energy efficiency and reduces the strain on your system, resulting in less service calls for AC Repair.

If you need a recommendation on the appropriate type of air filter for your system, give us a call.

Check Thermostat Settings When Reopening Your Florida Home

If your thermostat requires batteries, take a minute to replace them.

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This will ensure your AC unit runs without interruption. If you have programmed schedules, make sure they are intact.

For energy efficiency and convenience, we highly recommend smart thermostats. These intuitive tools allow you to connect to your AC system no matter your location.

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Simply download the appropriate app and you’ll have the capability to adjust the temperature, program schedules, and even set up automation with other smart devices in your home.

Smart thermostats also remind you when it’s time to perform system maintenance, provide details regarding energy consumption, and notify you of any issues.

Test Your HVAC System When Reopening Your Florida Home

Once you have inspected your outdoor condenser and have your thermostat set up correctly, now is the time to turn it on.

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Be sure to check both heating and cooling modes, confirming the air is flowing evenly. Keep in mind, when you turn on the heat, you may experience a burning smell, which should dissipate after a complete cycle.

If you encounter any issues, it is best to contact us for a full evaluation to avoid major AC Repair.

Schedule A Tune-Up When Reopening Your Florida Home

To ensure the longevity and efficiency of your AC system, contact us for a professional maintenance tune-up.

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Regular maintenance checks and cleaning can prevent major AC Repair issues and keep your system running smoothly.

Check The Dryer Vent When Reopening Your Florida Home

When was the last time your dryer vent was checked? According to The Consumer Product Safety Commission, (CPSC), there are tens of thousands of dryer fires annually, leading to injuries or death.

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We recommend your dryer vent hose cleaned once a year, and the vent and hose inspected at least every 6 months. Give us a call to schedule.

Evaluate Your Pool Heater When Reopening Your Florida Home

Keep in mind, we can also clean or replace your pool heater. If you are considering a new one, give us a call for recommendations.

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We want your pool heater to be all set for the cool weather!

As you reopen your home, prioritizing the health and efficiency of your HVAC system is key to your system running smoothly and avoiding calls for AC Repair.

Contact Us When Reopening Your Florida Home

We’ve been serving homeowners in Fort Myers, Cape Coral, and throughout SW Florida for 25 years.

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We are your trusted company for AC Repairs and all things HVAC-related. You can count on us to take care of your system and ensure everything is working properly.

Call 239-693-9005

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