Groundhog Day is quickly approaching, and this means that it is time to start a spring maintenance checklist for your Florida AC. This includes thinking about some ways that you can cut back on your energy bills when the first heat wave strikes. Read ahead for a look at maintenance tips you can use to improve the efficiency of your HVAC system and your home’s insulation.
Inspect the Attic and Crawlspaces
There can be quite a bit of heat transfer through an attic and crawl spaces if they are not properly insulated. Depending on the type of insulation that is used, homeowners might need to add more insulation or replace old insulation as often as once every two or three years. When inspecting these areas, you should be looking for issues such as moisture around the insulation or signs that a pest has been chewing through the material.
Inspect the Doors and Windows
Older doors and windows can create some major efficiency and insulation problems. Families that are willing to spend a little extra money should consider investing in high-efficiency windows and steel doors. Even those who aren’t ready to upgrade their doors and windows should still look for any small cracks or openings that will let warm air in and cool air out. Thermal window film is another great investment and can be applied to each window in as little as a few minutes.
Schedule Seasonal HVAC Maintenance With Energy Air
One of the most important spring maintenance tasks is getting your HVAC system serviced by an HVAC technician. Any number of issues might have developed throughout the winter, and these specialists can help you catch the problems early. Our technicians will thoroughly inspect the entire system and ensure that your AC is working at maximum efficiency. If you have not had your home’s air conditioner serviced within the last year, please contact Energy Air today to schedule an appointment.