The hot, humid summer weather in Tarpon Springs, Florida, can make you and your family uncomfortable and increase your utility bills. The extra wear on your air conditioner could even lead to expensive breakdowns and shorten its life. For energy savings and comfort, use ceiling fans, add a dehumidifier to your home, and maintain your HVAC system regularly.
Use Ceiling Fans
Ceiling fans create a cooling breeze to help you avoid using your air conditioner. Many come with lights, and they’re available in a variety of colors and styles. You can use your ceiling fan in winter by changing its direction from counterclockwise to clockwise. That way, it will pull cold air toward the ceiling instead of pushing it towards the floor. If the fan doesn’t make you feel cooler, it could still be set for winter. Just flip the small switch in the center to change the setting.
Add a Dehumidifier
All humans keep themselves cool by sweating, which transfers heat away when the moisture evaporates. If the humidity is high, getting rid of excess heat is more difficult because evaporation is slower. High humidity can make your home feel hot and clammy. It can also lead to biological growth and bad smells. You can have a whole-home dehumidifier installed in your ductwork or use a smaller portable model in one or two rooms.
Maintaining Your HVAC System Regularly
Have your air conditioner checked by an expert in spring to prevent problems like warm areas, excessive noise, or dust. You should also replace your system’s air filter once per month and keep debris like grass clippings and leaves away from the top of your outdoor unit. Make sure there’s plenty of space around it for optimal airflow.
Advanced Cooling Systems is a Trane Comfort Specialist with more than 30 years of heating and air conditioning experience. We’ve been recognized as a Trane Top 10 Performer for the north Florida area since 1999. For more information about staying comfortable in summer from our friendly professionals, call us anytime at (727) 213-5888.
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