When your HVAC system is working properly, it’s likely that you don’t think about it very often. That is, of course, until it stops working. This is often when people call us in a tizzy, trying to figure out what went wrong with their system, as well as how they can get it repaired as quickly as possible.
For the most part, improper maintenance, or no maintenance at all is likely the culprit that has caused your heating and cooling system to stop working. If you want to make sure that you are ready for summer to end and your HVAC system is as well, you should follow the tips below.
Have Your Filters Replaced
Your filter is likely reaching the end of its life if you haven’t replaced it since the beginning of summer. When a filter is used for a certain period of time, the efficiency it offers begins to drop off. The good news? Filters are inexpensive, extremely affordable and can be replaced quickly by you. Replacing that old filter will also save you money in the long run because the new filter will be much more efficient. Additionally, not changing your filter can lead it to becoming clogged or damp which can spread mold spores through your home, which is a major health hazard for you and your family.
Check Your Vents
While it would be nice if it were true, your HVAC system is not hands off. In fact, it requires a good amount of attention if you want to make sure that it lasts you as long as possible. In order to keep your system running the best it can, you need to make sure it is clean. The intakes and the vents should never be blocked by dust or debris. If they are, you are blocking airflow, which can run up your energy costs while your system still is inefficiently cooling your home.
Warm It Up
Living in Tampa, you probably don’t think much about your heating system. On the other hand, when it comes to weather in Florida, it can be a bit unpredictable from time to time. Keeping this in mind, it’s good to know that your heating system will work should you need it. We would suggest that you try to warm it up so that it can work the way you need it to should a cold front come in. You don’t have to blast the heat by any means, but make sure it is in working order to prevent being without heat should you need it.
Call The Experts
If you want to make sure that your heating and cooling system is prepared for the seasons to change, we would suggest calling the expert HVAC contractors at Momentum AC Pro. We will check out your heating and cooling and ensure that everything is ready to work this fall and subsequently throughout winter. Call us now to schedule an appointment with a member of our talented and passionate HVAC team.