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Is Your House Ready For Hot Weather?

Wow is it nice outside in Florida during the winter! Blue skies and mild temps are pretty much perfect conditions this time of year in the sunshine state. While you're enjoying the rest of a fabulous Florida winter, don't forget that the scorching heat of summer is just around the corner. Your comfort pros at Total Air are here to help make sure your home is a cool oasis when the temperatures start to soar. Read on to learn some essential tips to get your house ready for the summer heat ahead!

Air Conditioning Maintenance - Your Summer Lifesaver

Let's start with the heart of your cool haven – your home's air conditioner. Regular maintenance might not sound as exciting as a brand-new gadget, but trust us, it's the key to a comfortable summer. A simple tune-up can work wonders in ensuring your AC runs smoothly, saving you from unexpected breakdowns during the peak of summer.

Not only does maintenance save you from sweating it out in a hot home, but it also brings noticeable cost savings on your energy bill. It is estimated that up to 30% of a home's energy bill comes from its heating and cooling system. A well-maintained AC is more energy-efficient, meaning it doesn't have to work as hard to keep your home cool. This translates to real dollars and cents staying in your pocket.

Think of it as an investment – by avoiding costly repairs and extending the lifespan of your AC, you're getting more bang for your buck. A little TLC now can add years to your air conditioner's life, and who wouldn't want that?

Sign up for the Total Air maintenance club today for regular tune-ups, discounts, and other perks!

Change Air Filters - Breathe Easy, Stay Cool

Your air filters play a crucial role in the performance of your AC. Over time, they accumulate dust and debris, hindering the airflow and making your system work harder than it needs to. Regularly changing your air filters is a small but impactful task that can significantly improve your AC's efficiency.

Experts advise changing your air filters at least every other month. This is especially true if you have pets or suffer from allergies or other respiratory illnesses. To make sure you don't forget, set a reminder on your phone or calendar. It's a simple step that pays off big time in terms of both your indoor air quality and your AC's performance.

Consider a Smart Thermostat - The Cool Commander

Upgrade your cooling game by investing in a smart thermostat. It's not just a fancy gadget – it's a game-changer. A smart thermostat allows you to monitor and control your home's temperature from anywhere, giving you the power to adjust settings even when you're away.

But that's not all – these intelligent devices learn your habits and adjust the temperature automatically to maximize comfort and save you money. It's like having your own personal climate concierge, making sure your home is cool when you need it and energy-efficient when you don't.

Switch Ceiling Fans - Keep Things Cool

Remember to switch your ceiling fans from their winter setting (clockwise) to the summer setting (counterclockwise). This simple adjustment helps circulate air, creating a breeze that can make rooms feel cooler. It's an easy and cost-effective way to enhance your comfort - without cranking up the AC.

Plug Leaks - Seal the Coolness In

Did you know that a significant amount of cool air can escape from your house due to poorly insulated attics or gaps in doors and windows? Plug those leaks and keep the coolness inside where it belongs. Proper insulation not only keeps your home cooler but also saves you money on your energy bill.

Upgrade HVAC - A New System

If your air conditioning system is on its last legs, now is the perfect time to upgrade. With the weather still comfortable outside, AC companies aren't swamped with emergency calls. Take advantage of this and shop around for the best quotes without feeling rushed. Upgrading now ensures you're ready for the heat without any last-minute stress.

Interested in a quote from Total Air on a new air conditioner? Connect with us today for a FREE no-obligation estimate!

Winter Prep for a Cool Summer

We hope you've learned a lot from our guide to getting your house ready for the summer heat. Don't wait until the thermometer hits the roof to think about your AC; tackle these tips now and thank yourself later. And if you have any questions or need assistance, remember that Total Air is just a call away at (727) 822-7700 .

Let's make this summer your coolest one yet!

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