Homeowners and business owners alike expect their air conditioning systems to function flawlessly when needed, but what do you do when a problem arises? While it is certainly an option for those who prefer a more hands-off approach, you don't need to immediately call maintenance at the start of every little issue. Occasionally a little investigation and a quick fix you can do yourself is all it takes.
Florida gets a jump start on the warm weather that many states can only expect during the summer months. This means ensuring your air conditioning unit is working to the best of its ability should be done long before the dog days of summer hit. Depending on your personal comfort preference, you may already be running your A/C with recent temperatures in the 80s.
An HVAC system is a big expense that fortunately also has a long lifespan. However, just like a vehicle purchase, it will need regular maintenance and tune-ups during this lifespan in order for it to continue to function. You wouldn't expect your car to work effectively for years without an oil change, and you can use the same logic in the care of your A/C. Keeping your system in tip-top shape with Spring and Fall maintenance appointments will help keep it functioning at its best when you need it most. Here are a few more advantages of regular HVAC maintenance.
With the arrival of spring in our great state of Florida, most heating needs are complete, at least until next winter. While springtime may not bring the insufferably high heat of summer, it does ramp up the humidity along with the return of higher temperatures. Humidity is not only a threat to the comfort level in your home, but it is also taxing on HVAC systems designed to remove it if not fit for the job.
The necessity of cleaning your home's air ducts has always been a controversial topic in the subject of maintaining your air conditioning system. Some prefer an out of sight, out of mind approach while others are more vigilant, opting for the suggested every three to five years mark.
Spring is right around the corner and with it comes the time for spring maintenance for your HVAC system. While your heat pump may have carried the workload for the chilly winter days, warmer spring temperatures offer some much-needed downtime as far as air conditioning is concerned. Most homeowners know to take full advantage of performing maintenance during the upcoming spring season, well before the rigors of summer's heat hit.
To help get the most out of your HVAC system and potentially increase its lifespan, you can take small steps to decrease its overall workload. Even heating your home during the few chilly days in a Florida winter can cause a surprising increase in your energy bill. While it will never be free, you can lower costs and increase efficiency with a bit of HVAC maintenance and adjustment that you can largely do yourself.
Lets face it, everyone has their ideal temperature they prefer to live, sleep, and work in. Dealing with a stuffy room or one that is far too cold can make any planned activity more frustrating and difficult. Even the most efficient heating systems can sometimes struggle to apply the exact same balanced temperature to every room and personal preference often doesn't desire it that way.
Few things can be more frustrating than your heating system failing to function when a chilly day finally hits. No one wants to spend the day waiting for a repairman, and all of us dread the ultimate bill from that fateful encounter. Once you are stuck in this situation your options are truly limited, but a little forethought and winter prep can help reduce the chance of this becoming a reality for you. Avoid these nasty last minute, midwinter surprises by being proactive.
Keeping your home warm during the winter months can be an expensive endeavor. Despite the very mild winters most Central Florida residents have, we still have our fair share of chilly days.
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