Here’s Why You Should Treat Your HVAC System Like Your Car
Yes, you read that right - your A/C and heating unit is like your car. Living in Florida, we know the importance of air conditioning when the brutal summer heat extends all the way into November and the importance of heating when the temperatures finally drop.
Many Florida residents don’t realize that their home A/C and heating system functions around 3,300 hours per year! If you happened to drive your car for the same 3,300 hours at 65 miles per hour, it would total a whopping 214,500 miles on your odometer. You wouldn’t want to make that trek without the proper tune-ups, such as an oil change or a routine check on your wheels, to assure you of a safe and efficient road trip.
Much like your car, your A/C unit needs regular tune-ups as it runs year-round so that it can run efficiently and be reliable when you need it. Check out these three tips for routine maintenance.
Changing or cleaning your filter is essential to your A/C unit’s performance.
We recommend switching the air filter once a month for optimal efficiency, especially if you have a furry member of your family that happens to shed a lot.
This is also helpful during allergy seasons because of the pollen in the air.
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Certain parts of your HVAC unit should be looked at yearly to ensure they’re tight, clean and working properly.
Neglecting of these parts, such as the electrical connections or fan motors, can lead to leakages, rusted parts, or larger problems because the issue wasn’t taken care of.
Lubricating the condenser fan motors needs to be done with any system tune-up. Along with cleaning the fans themselves, both of these will increase the efficiency of air circulation in your home.
It’ll keep your HVAC unit running smoothly year-round! Since your system will likely be running another 3,300 hours in the next year, feel free to give us a call here at 772-905-3527 to schedule a tune-up. Let our ELITE team bring your unit up to the maximum operating standards so it will be there for you in the long run!