Did you know that the Florida heat can IMPACT yourt A/C system? Let our Cool Today team explain below!
Heat, humidity, and airflow all contribute to how hard your HVAC operates. As the temperature outside continues to rise, your air conditioning system has to work harder to keep your Florida home cool. This extra strain can reduce the effeciency and lifespan of your A/C unit. A/C unit parts tend to wear out faster for homeowners who live in consistently hot areas of the country than they do for people that live in more moderate climates.
The constant running of your A/C can result in more frequent blockages and reduce the efficiency of your unit. This is due to the fans sucking up dirt and debris and inconsistent cleaning over time.
In addition to the high temperatures we experience in Florida, humidity levels also play a factor in how the heat can affect your HVAC system. High humidity levels can increase the risk of mold and mildew growth in your HVAC system. This increase may lead to blockages and reduce the efficiency of your system, as well as pose a possible health risk.
Your HVAC system may need to work overtime to attempt to remove all of Florida’s humidity from your home, which could cause extra strain on your system. With Summer on the way, you may notice your A/C system working even harder to remove heat and humidity from your home. Asking your system to work overtime can cause additional strain on the unit that can lead to more necessary repairs.
Higher-than-normal air moisture levels might cause your HVAC system's parts, such as coils, to corrode, resulting in a system breakdown.
Ensure your system gets the proper attention it deserves. When you schedule biannual tune-ups, our Cool Today techs will be able to detect issues before they become costly problems. Maintenance also prolongs the life of your system, allowing it to function longer and without major issues. This way you will not have any unexpected replacement costs!