The Florida Climate Institute reported that Florida has experienced above-average temperatures for the past 11 years. This is according to Florida Climate Center's 2021 annual weather and climate summary.
It looks like this year is no different. As usual, Floridians will rely heavily on their HVAC systems to stay comfortable over the summer.
HVAC preventative maintenance is critical if you live in Florida and hope to beat the summer heat. But it is an expense you might skip if your HVAC system is working fine.
Read on to learn about three benefits of preventative maintenance for an HVAC system, no matter how well your system runs. Two of these benefits can save you more than enough money to cover the cost of paying an HVAC company to maintain your system regularly.
HVAC Maintenance Can Reduce Repair Costs and Prolong the Life of the Unit
Unsurprisingly, an A/C unit is the most expensive appliance to replace in a home. They aren't cheap to repair either. However, it is much cheaper to prevent problems than to have them fixed. This is why HVAC maintenance is beneficial not only for your HVAC system but for your budget, too.
An occasional HVAC repair and an eventual replacement are inevitable. But bi-yearly HVAC maintenance can go a long way in avoiding repairs and extending the unit's life. The professionals at Florida HVAC companies have the expertise to detect issues that are likely to become problems. They can also address them when they are often less costly to correct.
Preventative Maintenance Can Reduce Energy Costs
The harder your HVAC unit has to work to cool your home, the more energy it uses. Energy bills in Florida are high enough without the added cost of an overworked HVAC system.
If your inefficient system isn't keeping your home cool enough, you might also be flipping on fans more often. Continually running fans will also add a bit to your summer energy costs.
The cost of keeping your HVAC system well-maintained can easily be covered by your summer energy savings.
HVAC Preventative Maintenance Can Keep You More Comfortable
The reason you have an HVAC system is to keep your home comfortable - cooling you in the summer, warming you in the winter, and even reducing the your humidity in your home.
A Florida summer without A/C is not only uncomfortable. It can be downright unbearable. So the worst time to have your HVAC system limp along or stop working is during the hottest part of summer.
Performing preventative maintenance before the start of summer can help ensure your comfort no matter how high temperatures get. It can also help you avoid waiting for a repair during the hottest months when many HVAC companies are at their busiest.
Have You Had HVAC Preventative Maintenance Performed This Year?
As you can see, the benefits of regular HVAC preventative maintenance far outweigh the savings of skipping it. Even if you think your system is running at its best, an HVAC professional can determine if your system is beginning to show early signs of a potentially costly problem that can be reversed.
If you need a knowledgeable and dependable Southwest Florida HVAC company to perform preventative maintenance on your HVAC system, contact us today to schedule a service call.