Florida weather makes our systems work really hard, with average life expectancies much lower than the rest of the country. But there are a few things you can do to elongate the life of your HVAC system.
- Regular Maintenance
This is, by far, the most important thing you do to prevent a system failure. Regular maintenance from licensed and trained professionals will help keep your system running efficiently.
- Frequent Filter Changes
When it comes to changing your filters in Florida, we say the more the merrier. If the filter is thicker, you’ll need to swap it out even more.
- Keep Brush From Condenser
I always recommend using weed killer around the condenser. Avoid weed whacking, because lines tend to get cut and the condenser gets damaged. Just spray some weed killer around it to prevent growth.
- Check Ductwork
When you’re trying to cool down your house, heat can seep into your duct system. Make sure everything is sealed properly to prevent that heat from getting into the home and restricting efficiency.
- Storm Kits
A storm kit is very important here in Florida. We are the lightening capital of North America. It’s crucial to install some surge protection, which will prevent damage coming through the lines. It’s also important to have a delay on your thermostat and condenser so when the power comes back, it will engage properly.
The best thing you can do to prevent a system failure is schedule regular maintenance with the professionals at Scott’s One Hour Air Conditioning and Heating. You do that at 813-676-9032.