As a saver, you probably know how to prepare for planned future expenses. A new house. A new car. A vacation. But budgets can really take a hit from large surprise purchases, like coming home to find you suddenly need a new HVAC system. The HVAC system in your Clearwater, Florida, home should last between 10 and 15 years, but if you don’t take good care of your system, you could lose your system earlier than expected. A few simple habits will improve your system’s efficiency so it can live out its lifespan.
This is the number one key to keeping your HVAC system as long as you deserve. During a maintenance appointment, licensed HVAC technicians will clean the components of your system and examine and resolve any potential issues. Regular maintenance prevents minor problems from becoming budget-killers. It also reduces strain placed on the system, which helps your air conditioner run more efficiently for a longer period.
In the hot summer days of Florida, it can be tempting to keep your home as cool as possible, maybe even in the 60s, but while that sounds nice, the more distance between the outdoor and indoor temperatures, the more strain it places on your system. If you want your HVAC system to live out its lifespan, keep your home as warm as comfortable, but not much below 75 degrees Fahrenheit.
Get an HVAC Load Calculation
Your HVAC system is built to heat and cool a particular space, which is called an HVAC load. If your system is too small or large for the load of the home, the air conditioner will experience more strain and cool less efficiently. Get an HVAC load calculation from your local HVAC contractor, which will ensure that your system is fitted correctly for your home.
Saving money is difficult enough without surprises coming around the corner, but these few simple habits will prevent a surprise HVAC failure. To extend your system’s lifespan with professional HVAC maintenance, call Advanced Cooling Systems at (727) 213-5888.
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