Your Spring Hill, Florida, HVAC system requires regular maintenance to function properly. Read on to learn how you can protect your investment and extend its life span.
Schedule Regular Maintenance
Every piece of HVAC equipment requires professional maintenance at least once a year. Manufacturers of this equipment estimate that a furnace or air conditioner will last for about 12 to 15 years, and this estimate includes the assumption that you’re maintaining your unit. If you want your HVAC system to last, make sure to keep up with regular maintenance performed by an experienced HVAC technician.
You should have the air conditioner tuned up every spring and the furnace tuned up every fall. During this service, your technician will test the airflow and temperature, inspect the heating or cooling unit for signs of damage, and make sure that all components are working properly.
Change the Filter Often
Your HVAC air filter is an extremely vital component that impacts the indoor air quality and overall efficiency of the system. It’s important to change it often to prevent damage to your furnace or air conditioner. Most manufacturers recommend replacing the filter every month or two to ensure maximum efficiency. If anyone in your home suffers from asthma or allergies, you may want to upgrade to a filter with a higher MERV rating to remove smaller particles from the air.
Don’t Overwork It
If the temperature is nearing the triple-digit range and the humidity levels are high, your air conditioner simply won’t be able to cool down the indoor space to a brisk 65 degrees. Avoid overworking your system by setting a schedule and allowing the unit to operate efficiently. Dropping the temperature on the thermostat by 10 to 20 degrees won’t cool your home down any faster, but it may put excessive wear on your system.
Our technicians at Crystal Air Conditioning & Heating are here to help you care for your HVAC system. Contact us to schedule a maintenance service.
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