As the summer months approach, it’s important to make sure your HVAC system is ready to handle the heat and humidity that comes with living in Tampa Bay. However, maintaining your HVAC system can be challenging if you don’t know what steps to take. That’s where The Pro Team comes in. Our team of experienced professionals has put together a list of tips to help you extend the life of your HVAC system and keep your home cool all summer long.
- Change Your Air Filters Regularly
One of the easiest ways to keep your HVAC system running efficiently is to change your air filters regularly. A dirty air filter can restrict airflow and cause your system to work harder than necessary, which can lead to increased energy costs and potential system breakdowns. We recommend changing your air filter every 1-3 months, depending on your usage and the type of filter you use.
- Keep Your Outdoor Unit Clean
Your outdoor HVAC unit can accumulate dirt, leaves, and other debris over time, which can restrict airflow and cause your system to work harder than necessary. To keep your outdoor unit clean, we recommend clearing any debris around the unit and spraying it down with a hose to remove any dirt or grime. However, be sure to turn off the power to your HVAC system before cleaning the outdoor unit.
- Schedule Regular HVAC Maintenance
Regular HVAC maintenance is crucial for extending the life of your system and preventing breakdowns. We recommend scheduling a professional HVAC maintenance visit at least once a year to have your system inspected, cleaned, and tuned up. This can help identify any potential issues before they become major problems, as well as improve your system’s energy efficiency.
- Use a Programmable Thermostat
A programmable thermostat can help you save energy and money by allowing you to set your system to run only when you need it. We recommend setting your thermostat to 78 degrees when you’re home and raising it a few degrees when you’re away or sleeping. This can help reduce the workload on your HVAC system and extend its lifespan.
- Keep Your Ductwork Clean
Dirty ductwork can restrict airflow and reduce the efficiency of your HVAC system. To keep your ductwork clean, we recommend having it inspected and cleaned by a professional every few years. This can help improve your system’s efficiency and extend its lifespan.
By following these tips, you can extend the life of your Tampa Bay HVAC system and keep your home cool and comfortable all summer long. At The Pro Team, we are dedicated to helping our customers maintain their HVAC systems and providing the highest quality service possible. Contact us today to schedule your next HVAC maintenance appointment or to learn more about our services.