How to Boost Your AC and Stay Cool This Summer in Tampa Bay
Summer in Tampa Bay can and will bring scorching heat and steamy humidity. We know one thing it doesn’t need to bring — an overworked AC, a high electric bill and continued sweaty days and nights! Keep reading to learn how to boost your air conditioner and stay cool this summer in Florida.
Change Your AC’s Air Filter Once a Month
Your air conditioner’s air filters may be small, but it has a big job to do. The air filter in your AC system is responsible for catching all of dander, dirt, dust and other indoor air pollution before they’re released into the rooms of your home. Over time, these pollutants will build up on your air filter, which is why it’s so important to change the air filter regularly — especially during the high-use summer time in Florida. If you don’t, your system will have to work twice as hard to provide the same cooling effect, meaning your energy bills will be higher and your efficiency lower! For good measure, change your air filter every month.
Install a Programmable Thermostat
Programmable thermostats are convenient because they allow you to set different temperatures for different times of the day. This means you can use energy when you really need it and reduce your energy consumption when you don’t. Even better, you don’t even need to be home to change the settings. With today’s high-tech AC gadgets, you can pre-program your thermostat for energy savings throughout the day.
Schedule AC Maintenance
You know how your car needs an oil change every few thousand miles to function efficiently? Well, your air conditioner does too! Having a professional technician perform regular maintenance on your air conditioning system at least twice annually will increase your system’s overall efficiency and avoid costly repairs, too.
Blair’s Preferred Customer Program Members receive 2 Preventative Maintenance visits a year. We will not only clear your condensate drain and check other AC maintenance points but also inspect your entire system! Call us at (727) 800-4148 to sign up or schedule your maintenance appointment online.
Tips for Staying Cool This Summer in Tampa Bay, Florida
- Dress to Keep Cool: How you dress is one of your first lines of defense in beating the heat. Dress in clothing that is light in color and a breathable texture, like cotton. Cotton is one of the most airy textiles and will keep you much cooler than many synthetic fabrics. Stay away from black-colored clothing, thick fabrics and denim if you can.
- Keep Hydrated: Many underestimate just how much water they need to be drinking to stay hydrated during summertime in Florida. During the warmest months, we naturally perspire more and lose more fluids (especially if you’re an athlete or spend lots of time outdoors). Always bring a bottle of water with you and make a point to refill it often. Snacking on foods with a high water content (think watermelon and cucumbers) can also help to keep you hydrated.
- Keep Your AC in Check: Some days it’s just too hot to be outside – but if your air conditioning system isn’t functioning its best, you won’t find very much refuge from the heat while indoors. Having a maintenance checkup performed on your AC is a convenient way to ensure your air conditioning system is performing at optimal levels. Not only will your system be more efficient at making your home cooler, but you’ll get to take advantage of these great perks:
– Lower Energy Bills
– Fewer AC Repairs
– Extended System Lifespan
– Improved Indoor Air Quality
– More Comfortable Home
A maintenance checkup from the professionals at Blair’s Air can ensure that your home is cool and comfortable this summer. When you join our Preferred Customer Program, you’ll get bi-annual preventative maintenance, priority service, and a 20 percent discount on repairs and more. If you’re ready to join the Preferred Customer Program, click here, or contact one of our friendly team members for more information.
Schedule Your Maintenance Checkup Today
At Blair’s Air, we want your air conditioning system to function efficiently year round. That’s why we provide quality maintenance checkups to ensure to your air conditioning system is in tune and functioning as efficiently as possible. If you’re in need of routine maintenance, give us a call today to schedule an appointment.