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Clearwater, Florida, residents often need to use their air conditioners year-round, which means having to stay on top of AC maintenance. If you’re planning to keep the AC running this winter, here are four tips to keep in mind.

Change the Filter

You should already be changing your air conditioning filter every one to three months, but it’s a good rule of thumb to check it at the start of each season. Cleaning or replacing a dirty filter will help your system run more efficiently, allowing your home to reach your preferred temperature more quickly.

Check the Thermostat

Most Florida residents don’t need the same thermostat settings in the winter as they did in the summer. Even if you’re continuing to use the AC, set a new thermostat program based on milder weather. Making these periodic adjustments keeps your home comfortable year-round.

You can also save energy by dialing back your thermostat 10 to 15 degrees for up to eight hours a day while you’re at work. Doing so will translate to immediate savings on your energy bill.

Turn On the Ceiling Fans

Using your ceiling fans in conjunction with the air conditioning can help circulate air and even push warm air back into the room when needed. Press the reverse switch on fans when you need warmer air, and run them regularly to create a wind-chill effect to keep your family cool.

Schedule Your Annual HVAC Maintenance

There’s no substitute for having a professional HVAC technician inspect your system. Ensure your air conditioner is in prime shape and ready for a winter by scheduling your annual maintenance just before the new season sets in. Our licensed and certified technician will clean any dirty coils and perform a thorough inspection that can help you avoid costly repairs down the road.

Enjoy cool, comfortable air no matter the season. Contact Advanced Cooling Systems at (727) 213-5888 to schedule your HVAC appointment before the holidays.

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