Florida is blessed to have very mild winters, and the heating half of your HVAC unit is unlikely to get much thought until the temperatures begin to drop overnight. Of course, it may be tempting to not bother with HVAC maintenance for this small part of the year where it can get a little chilly, but this choice can be rather costly.
While you might find no shortage of reminders about the importance of HVAC maintenance, you may find yourself wondering what exactly happens during a maintenance visit. Not understanding the many steps that go into maintaining the smooth operation of your HVAC system can lead to failed attempts at DIY maintenance.
Let's face it, HVAC systems are an expensive investment into the quality of life at your home or business. Anyone who has sat through sweltering heat and humidity with little more than a fan or perhaps an underperforming window unit to help, knows how much worth an HVAC unit actually has.
Air conditioning units that turn on and off rapidly within minutes are said to be short cycling. While an HVAC system that does not turn on at all usually claims the top spot for air conditioner frustrations, a system that constantly switches on and off can come pretty close to testing your patience.
These days it is easy to find DIY blogs and YouTube videos to demonstrate how to perform nearly any task, supposedly saving you from ever having to pay the experts again. Needless to say, the risks are great when attempting such ventures and this includes attempts at self-repair and HVAC maintenance.
Pets are beloved members of many families and, few people would trade them for anything in the world. With an HVAC system on your property, pets can bring in additional challenges when it comes to keeping them safe, and your air quality at its best. Before you reconsider your furry friend, understand that the few extra steps needed are not time-intensive, nor are they expensive in any way. Keeping these tips in mind will make sure your HVAC system runs flawlessly for many years to come.
Summer is in full swing and the intense heat is undoubtedly bringing out the best, or worst of your HVAC unit. The realization that your air conditioning system is no longer performing to your expectations, especially when it is needed most, can cause a serious dilemma for a fix. Repairs or long overdue maintenance can often be the solution to a drop in efficiency or problems. However there are definite situations where replacing your HVAC system is the right choice to make in the long-term.
We’ve all been there: You want to call in an expert to get something done around the house, but you sure don’t want to spend the rest of your day waiting for someone. On top of that, there’s always the possibility that whoever you call won’t be able to fix the problem you’re having or even diagnose it the right way.
It’s May, and for Floridians, that means summer is all but here. What most people think of as “spring” lasts only a short time in much of the Sunshine State. From March to mid-September, many locals will be experiencing “spummer.” The change is particularly striking for those living inland in the central part of the state. It can feel like the weather transformed overnight. Once it does, the higher heat and humidity is here to stay.
The state of California made the news in March with a statewide ban on HFCs, a type of chemical in many cooling devices. HFCs – formerly known as hydrofluorocarbons – have seen widespread use in refrigerants for decades, predating today’s environmental standards.
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