Your HVAC system may be more complicated than you think. Most have both heating and cooling components (an air conditioner and a furnace) plus a system of ducts and thermostats to provide air flow throughout your house. An effective HVAC system is vital to a comfortable home. If something goes wrong, you need to address it immediately. Repairing an HVAC system can be an intimidating prospect, and, in some cases, a new HVAC system is the best answer.
Replace and Repair in the Fall or Winter
There are a number of reasons fall or winter may be the best time for inspecting your system, repairing your current system or getting a new HVAC unit. First, taking care of any leaks or inefficiencies in your air distribution system will ensure that you maximize energy efficiency throughout the winter. This can save you money on heating bills. Further, air companies may be in less demand during the cooler months.
How to Know When to Replace
If your HVAC system was not keeping up with warm weather during the summer, it likely won’t keep up in the cold weather either. The size and condition of your system may mean that it’s time to revamp it. The system can be too small, meaning you are not sufficiently heating and cooling your home year-round. Or it can be too large and costing you money on inefficient heating and cooling energy. If you live in a humid area like Tampa, the wrong-sized system will not balance humidity levels properly. Finally, if your heating and cooling costs seem too high, it might mean it’s time to upgrade to a new HVAC system that is more efficient. A professional HVAC specialist will be able to test your system to see which solution is best for you.
Your HVAC system also requires regular maintenance. Purchasing a Maintenance Service Agreement is the best way to ensure your HVAC system is properly maintained year-round. During routine maintenance appointments, your HVAC technician will replace filters, remove any debris, clean condenser fan blades and many other necessary tasks. IN addition to keeping your system running well during both hot and cold weather, routine maintenance can save you money in the long run and may help you avoid costly emergency repairs.
Don’t get left out in the cold if you need to revamp or repair your home heating system. The professionals at Cox Heating & Air Conditioning in Tampa can help.