Tips for your A/C to beat the record heat

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Tampa Bay is experiencing the hottest summer on record . 

Yes, hotter than hot. 

Many of you may be having issues  with cooling your homes in this high humidity and heat. If you believe your A/C is struggling to keep up, there could be several reasons for this. 

Here are some tips and advice to help you cool off: 

  1. Be sure to always use a fresh filter. This gives the airflow a completely unobstructed path through the unit. 
  2. Your A/C unit may be undersized for the existing heat load in your home. 
  3. Your A/C unit may need a tune up. We offer comprehensive 20-point inspections and tune – ups for much less than a day at Disney! 
  4. You may not have enough insulation in your attic.  Your precious, cool air is rising and escaping. 
  5. Prune back your shrubs and eliminate debris around your outdoor AC unit. 
  6. Spray down the condenser with your hose. 
  7. Do your laundry and run your dishwasher early in the morning or at night when it is “cooler” outside.
  8. Do not close vents, as your A/C unit has to dispense air evenly without excess pressure.
  9. Keep your blinds closed during the day-light hours.
  10. Cook outside instead of using the stove or oven.

A/C not cooling properly? Call us now. We are here for you 24/7 with no overtime charges, ever. (813) 234-2419