Time to Fire Up the Heat
Here are a few Tips to make the transition smoother and worry-free.
Cooler weather has finally returned to the Sun Coast. All over Bradenton, Sarasota, Venice, Lakewood Ranch, Palmer Ranch, North Port and beyond, residents have shut off the air conditioning, and are now flipping the switch from OFF to HEAT.
FILTERS AND DUCTS
Dirt, dust, pet dander and more collects on filters. You’ve used the HVAC filters all summer, so before you switch to heat change the filters. Be sure to have a professionally installed UV light to protect your ducts from harmful bacteria that can grow inside them. Making sure your filters and ducts are fresh and clea will vastly reduce the unpleasant odor you often notice when you turn on the heat for the first time. You can call Tropic Air to get a quote on duct cleaning.
REPLACE WORN-OUT PARTS
Your AC / Heat Pump unit needs maintenance, and sometimes replacing moving parts or electronics is essential to having the system operate efficiently. Look for these problems:
• Air conditioning unit is not blowing cold air
• Banging or other unusual sounds coming from system
• No hot air coming from the system
• Unit not getting power, or shutting down before a full cycle occurs
Yard debris, bushes, grass and weeds can cause poor airflow around the outdoor HVAC unit. This can reduce airflow and cause damage. Keep the area clean. We live in Florida, so keep an eye for wasp nests and other pests around the unit. It’s no secret that the cooler months are slower for Air Conditioning companies, so we offer specials on maintenance, duct cleaning, and especially on upgrades to the units. Installing a higher efficiency unit now, will mean worry-free comfort in the spring and summer, and lower costs.