To make sure that your home is refreshingly cool, especially in those long summer months it is common practice to install an HVAC system. However, just like any other piece of equipment in your home, HVAC units can encounter problems that lead them to stop working as they should until they are repaired.
The good news is there are some smart tactics you can use to minimize the chance of any problems occurring that need repair. Read on to find out what they are.
Replace air filters
One of the most critical things you can do to make sure your AC runs efficiently, and minimize any wear and tear on the unit is to regularly replace the air filters. This is because dirty, dust-laden old filters can block the flow of air in your HVAC system, something that means it will have to run at an even higher rate to work effectively.
Of course, this means that it will not only use more energy and so cost you more to run but that the parts it contains will wear out and need replacing faster as well. With that in mind, replacing your filters every one to two months is the best course of action here. Remember, to never let them go longer than three months because a new filter is invariably cheaper than having to repair your machine, in the long term.
Don’t run your HVAC on full at all times
While it can be tempting to ramp your AC unit up to full power when the sun is shining, or it’s particularly humid, doing so all the time can cause some serious issues. Indeed, running your HVAC unit on full power, once again means it is much more likely to wear out faster, and need repair or replacement.
To that end, using other tactics to help keep your home comfortably cool is a good idea. For example, you can shut your curtains and shutters to keep the sun out, use ceiling fans to create a cool airflow, and even upgrade your insulation to ensure that the cool air stays inside your home for longer. At the same time, you can turn your thermostat up a little, allowing these additional strategies to take the strain, and lessen the deterioration of your unit.
Get a SMART thermostat
While we are on the topic of thermostats, investing in a SMART one is another great way to reduce the strain on your AC unit. Indeed, a SMART thermostat will allow you to control the temperature in your home more efficiently. Thereby making sure that you do not waste valuable energy or add to the wear on your unit when you are not at home.
Professional AC Repair in Florida
While there is much you can do to prevent problems and wear on your HVAC unit, issues will on occasion still occur. Fortunately, if this happens you can call on our experts to provide effective and fast AC Repair. Call us today on (727) 242-3531 to schedule a service or repair at your convenience.