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.
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.
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.
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.
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