Melbourne, Florida, is a beautiful community in a beautiful state. However, if you live in Melbourne, you don’t need to be told that temperatures in our area can get fairly warm at certain times of year. Homeowners in Melbourne thus rely on their AC units to ensure they remain as comfortable as possible during the hotter months.
If your AC system ever stops functioning reliably, our Melbourne, FL AC repair team can diagnose and address the problem quickly and conveniently. That said, we believe in making sure our customers know what they can do to avoid such issues in the first place. Our AC technicians specifically recommend protecting your system by keeping the following tips in mind:
Keep the Area Around Your AC Unit Clean
The steps you can take to protect an AC unit will depend in part on the type of unit you have. Next time you schedule AC repair service or an AC inspection with our Melbourne, FL technicians, ask if the type of system you have requires any unique attention or protection to keep it in good working order.
For example, perhaps you have an outdoor unit. One way you can protect it is to keep the area around the system free of weeds, greenery, and debris. If encroaching plants get too close to the unit, they can obstruct airflow. This will force your system to use more energy to cool your home. As a result, your utility bills will rise, and your system will be put through substantial wear-and-tear that can negatively impact its lifespan.
Cover it With a Waterproof Tarp
Winters in Melbourne, FL may not be nearly as brutal as they can be in other parts of the country, but nevertheless, during times of year when you might not be running your AC system as frequently as you otherwise would, protect an outdoor unit by covering it with a waterproof tarp. One of our technicians can recommend an ideal tarp for your needs if you’re not sure which type you should use.
Additionally, unless it’s a particularly warm day and you thus absolutely need to run your system, strongly consider covering your unit during harsh spring and summer storms.
Don’t Leave Items Near the Unit
If you have an outdoor AC unit near a section of your yard that you spend time in often, make sure you don’t leave any relatively heavy items (such as toys, sports equipment, etc.) out in the yard when you’re done using them. This is especially critical if you have reason to believe a storm may be on the way. Strong winds may cause such items to strike your unit. This could result in significant damage.
Additionally, schedule regular inspections with our AC repair team serving Melbourne, FL and the surrounding areas. If your system needs any repairs, we will identify and correct problems early, before minor issues become more serious. Learn more about how we can help by calling us today or contacting us online to schedule your free consultation.