Although it’s officially spring on the calendar, the temperatures in West Palm Beach, Florida, already feel more like summer. Before the conditions become oppressively hot and humid, it’s important to prepare your home and air conditioning system. Here are four spring cleaning tasks every Florida homeowner should complete:

Dust the Ceiling Fans

When used properly, your ceiling fans can help you feel cooler without needing to turn down the thermostat. Take this time to dust your ceiling fans, and adjust their direction so they rotate counter clockwise. As a result, they will produce a wind chill effect. Remember, though, that ceiling fans aren’t of any use in unoccupied rooms. When leaving a room, turn your ceiling fan off to save energy.

Change the HVAC Air Filter

Changing your HVAC system’s air filter is important for saving energy and maintaining healthy indoor air quality. You should change your HVAC air filter every 90 days, or at the start of every season. If you suffer from asthma or allergies, change your HVAC air filter every month for even better filtration and cleaner air.

Clear Debris Around the Outdoor Unit

Residents in West Palm Beach don’t have to deal with snow and the associated debris. But leaves and other impediments can still collect around your HVAC system’s outdoor unit. Take a moment to clear debris around it, making sure it has at least three feet of space in all directions.

Schedule AC Maintenance

You’ve probably already turned your air conditioning system on for the cooling season. Have you performed proper AC maintenance on it, though? If not, you risk paying higher energy bills and experiencing a major breakdown through the spring and summer. Scheduling AC maintenance ensures your system is ready to handle the upcoming workload.

Take care of your air conditioner to ensure it keeps you cool and comfortable all spring and summer. Contact Preferred Air Conditioning & Mechanical at 561-202-1422 to schedule an AC maintenance appointment today.

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