Operating the Air Conditioner of Your Mount Dora Apartment at Maximum Efficiency
Knowing how to get the most out of your air conditioner in Florida is very important, especially during our state’s hot and humid summers. From May to September, temperatures can regularly soar above 90 degrees Fahrenheit, which can lead to residents seeking refuge anywhere where there is a climate control system. Fortunately, all of our apartment homes at Veranda have air conditioning, but just like any appliance, air conditioning requires gentle care and proper use in order to ensure that breakdowns are kept to a minimum.
In order to keep the air conditioner at your Mount Dora apartment working at peak efficiency, we suggest that you use the following tips:
• Change your AC filters once a month. If you’re already a resident of our community, contact our front office for more information about your filters.
• Report any air conditioning problems to the management office right away. Even minor issues with your system can quickly become worse, or be symptoms of larger, undiscovered issues.
• In order to both save electricity and minimize discomfort, keep your air conditioner turned on at all times. If you will not be at home, raise the thermostat to a moderate temperature (around 77-80 degrees). Then, when you arrive home, you can lower the temperature by a few degrees until you reach a climate setting you prefer. This technique conserves electricity because leaving your air conditioner off while you are out means that it will have to work extra hard to lower your apartment’s temperature to a comfortable level when you return home, stressing the system and driving up your energy costs. By leaving it on at a baseline temperature all day, you circumvent this problem entirely, and potentially add years of life to your system.
• Don’t close the vents in any room of your apartment home. By forcing all of the air into fewer vents, you can cause the system to freeze up and stop working entirely.
• Finally, make sure that there are no obstructions to your air conditioner unit outside. Excessive leaves, foliage, or other debris covering the fans of the AC mean that the system may not be able to draw in the air it needs to work at its best.
By maintaining your AC unit in good working order, you should be able to enjoy comfortable temperatures year-round, even during Florida’s hot summers. In addition to air conditioning, our apartment units have many other premium features, including full-sized kitchens, spacious floor plans, and walk-in closets. To learn more about our community, contact our leasing office at Veranda Apartment Homes today.