It’s not exactly summer, however, this is Florida and therefore, it’s still (and always) AC season.  Our AC’s work year-round, helping us to stay cool. With summer temperatures reaching over 100 degrees, there is real fear to coming home from work to find hot, muggy air in your home. If overworked and overheated, your AC can trip up the circuit breaker. We can help you keep your AC from overheating.

Here are 2 tips to keep your air conditioner from overheating.

  1. Change your air filters regularly – This is one step homeowners can easily complete themselves. It should be completed every 1-3 months depending on the filter you are using. Your filter helps remove dirt, pollen and dust. It also helps to keep those contaminants out of your air conditioner. When the equipment is dirty, it has to work harder and can cause the system to overheat.
  2. Schedule maintenance regularly – Every AC has two parts, an inside and an outside unit. If either get dirty, your system will overwork. Outdoor coils become dirty from the environment around them. Remove leaves, grass clippings and other debris regularly to prevent clogging. This can easily be done by the homeowner. The inside coils are a little more tricky and should be handled by a professional. Contact Leonard’s Air to schedule a maintenance (which should be done yearly.)

If your air conditioner repeatedly overheats despite regular cleaning and maintenance, it might actually be time for a replacement. Energy Star suggests replacing your air conditioner every 10 years. But remember, newer, high-efficiency units can save as much as 30 – 50% on energy costs.

Contact us today with any questions!

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