One of the most common mistakes homeowners make with their home’s heating and cooling system is forgoing regular maintenance. Many are not aware that their system even requires regular maintenance, and those that are aware often don’t know how frequently maintenance is recommended. While most systems will need to receive maintenance annually, there are some factors that may influence the optimal frequency of service.
These three factors will help you determine how often your HVAC system needs maintenance.
How Frequently You Operate Your HVAC System
HVAC system maintenance is designed to restore your system to peak condition after a certain amount of use. In Florida, we tend to use our HVAC systems year round to keep the temperature comfortable and to keep humidity levels bearable inside of our homes. Because Floridians tends to use their systems more often than not, you may consider scheduling a maintenance checkup with a professional HVAC company more than once per year.
The Local Climate
Another factor to consider is the local climate. When an HVAC system must work in extreme weather conditions, wear and tear on the various components of the system can be more significant. With Florida’s warm, humid climate, HVAC systems may have to work harder than they would in other climates. This may increase the frequency that HVAC maintenance would be required.
The Number of People and Pets in the Home
A final factor to consider is the number of people and pets in your home. People and pets can generate more dirt, pet dander and other debris in the indoor air, which can cause debris to circulate into the cooling system through the ducts. As a result, the components in the HVAC system can get dirtier with regular use. It also can increase the need to replace filters and clean the air ducts more often.
Ready to Schedule Your Maintenance Checkup?
If you have not scheduled a maintenance checkup for your HVAC unit this year, what are you waiting for? At Engineered Air, our maintenance checkups are designed to help you get the most out of your HVAC system. Following your maintenance checkup, you can expect improved efficiency, higher indoor air quality and much more. Give us a call today to learn more, or schedule your maintenance checkup online.