Summer is finally here! The weather is warmer, the days are longer, and it is time for BBQ’s and warm evenings spent outside. While we love this time of year, sometimes the summer heat and humidity can be too much, especially in Florida. We count on our air conditioners to make those sweltering hot days a little more bearable. Summer is fast approaching and as your heating and cooling experts in Gainesville, we wanted to address some of the most common air conditioner mistakes you might be making.
Unit Is Not Properly Sized
When you are searching for an air conditioning unit, you obviously want a unit that is big enough to cool your home. However, you do not want to invest in a unit that is too big for your home. Bigger does not always mean better. If your air conditioning unit is too big, it will continuously cycle on and off, which is highly inefficient.
Incorrect Positioning of the Unit
While it may not seem like it matters where your AC unit is located, it actually has a direct effect on your unit’s ability to efficiently cool your home. It is always best to keep your air conditioning unit in a cool and shady spot. The more direct sunlight your unit receives, the more power it has to use to cool your home. So, by reducing the amount of direct sunlight it is exposed to, the less amount of energy it will use to cool your home.
Improper Thermostat Setting
What do many of us do when we come home to a hot, sticky, and uncomfortable home? We turn the thermostat way down to get that AC pumping. However, this is actually extremely inefficient. It is always best to keep your thermostat at your desired temperature.This will allow your unit to efficiently cool your home.
Keeping these things in mind this summer will not only help save you money, but it will also keep your air conditioner running more efficiently for a longer period of time. If you want some more tips and tricks for keeping your air conditioner running smoothly and efficiently, call the experts at North Central Florida Air Conditioning. We know how to beat the Florida summer heat.