Spring Into Action With Safety Tips
As your SW Florida AC Company, we care about our customers. That’s why we’ve created a list of safety tips for you to put into action as we move into Spring and higher temps.
1. Safety Tips Include Changing Air Filter
Replacing your filter every month helps you avoid repairs and a potential AC replacement. This tip also extends the life of your system.
Plus, it increases efficiency, keeping your home cool and comfortable. In addition, a clean filter means your family breathes easier with healthier air.
2. Spring Into Action By Replacing Smoke Alarms
Three out of five home fire deaths result from fires in homes with no smoke alarms, according to the National Fire Protection Association.
Test your smoke alarms monthly, replacing the batteries at least once a year.
3. Safety Tips Include Check CO Detectors
Carbon monoxide (CO) can leak from any fuel source that is burned in your home.
The colorless, odorless, gas can be deadly if you do not have a properly working detector. Check the detector monthly and replace the batteries every year.
4. Safety Tips Include Replacing The Window Unit
A window AC unit can be a target for burglars who potentially can remove the unit, easily accessing your home. Window units are also invitations for pests and dust. Think safety first.
A mini split AC unit is secure, more efficient, whisper quiet, and extremely flexible. In some instances, homeowners choose a ductless mini split when facing an AC replacement.
5. Safety Tips Include Replacing Thermostat Batteries
If you have a thermostat that requires batteries, Spring is a good time to replace them. Ignoring this task can cause your AC to stop working.
A programmable thermostat is an option to make your life easier and save you a few dollars each month.
According to energy.gov, when you program your thermostat to 78° for 8 hours a day, you can save up to 10% on your heating and cooling bills in a year. (Source: https://www.energy.gov/energysaver/thermostats)
6. Safety Tips Include Inspect Your Dryer
Inspect the hoses behind the dryer for any kinks, folds, or pressures that could compromise airflow. Then, remove lint buildup and any other blockage.
Also, remember to empty your dryer’s lint filter after each load to avoid a potential fire hazard.
7. Spring Into Action By Removing Debris
Leaves, branches, accumulation of grass, and other materials tend to find their way near your condenser. Remove anything within 3 feet that may block air flow.
8. Spring Into Action By Cleaning Vents
Clean both the supply and return air grills and vents and be sure they are open and free of debris.
Consider vacuuming to remove any pet hair or dust that might have accumulated.
9. Spring Safety Tips Include An AC Tune-Up
Preventive maintenance is critical to improving AC efficiency, optimizing your system’s performance, and ensuring a safely operating AC system.
A thorough inspection of your system now can help us find any underlying issues before you face a potential AC replacement.
Spring Into Action
If you have questions or need advice about AC replacement, give us a call and talk live to one of our friendly customer service representatives, 239-693-9005