February in Brevard County is pretty temperate. Your thoughts may not be on the hot days to come, but maybe they should be. And no, we don’t mean it’s time to start planning those beach days yet. Your HVAC unit probably hasn’t seen too much action lately except to warm up the house on some of the cooler nights. Before it gets kicked up into high gear to combat that Florida heat, you should schedule your annual HVAC maintenance.
Yearly HVAC maintenance can help save you money in the long run. Having a professional clean and maintain your unit can make it run more efficiently and makes it easier to catch problems before they become big and costly. While some simple tasks like changing an air filter can be completed by a knowledgeable homeowner, other tasks, like checking refrigerant levels, require the care and skills of a trained HVAC technician. (And speaking of your air filter, while some websites suggest replacing your filter every 90 days, the Energy Star page recommends doing so monthly. While it may not make sense to change it monthly during times of infrequent use, it is a good idea to do so during the summer months. This helps your AC run better and more efficiently.)
Properly maintaining your HVAC unit can extend its lifespan and increase its energy efficiency. That means that by proactively calling a local Brevard county HVAC company and scheduling a maintenance call, you can actually save money in the long run. Plus, if the time has come for your unit and you’re ready to purchase a new one, some local HVAC companies like Page Air, Inc. not only offer expert installation but can also provide you with financing options.
The different maintenance tasks an HVAC professional will perform will depend on the type of unit you have. If you have any questions, feel free to ask beforehand. For example, if you have a rooftop unit, you may be wondering if we’ll need to get on the roof or if we can check everything from the ground. (The answer is yes, we’ll need access to the roof.)
Most Floridians have outdoor units. These units need to be checked for debris and for any drain clogs. Technicians will investigate the condition of the coil and check refrigerant levels. The fan blades and motor will be checked for wear, as will control box components. Moving parts will be lubricated as needed to ensure the unit runs smoothly. Inside units require much of the same maintenance as well as additional checks for any heating components.
A technician will run your system to ensure it is working properly. Make sure to inform them if you have experienced any issues with the system, including any noises or inefficiency cooling. Those tidbits of information can help us identify small problems before they become costly issues.
Whether you need emergency service or just a regularly scheduled visit, Page Air, Inc. is ready to help keep you comfortable. Our highly-trained team members are experts at HVAC maintenance, HVAC repair, and HVAC installation. We work with both residential homeowners and commercial enterprises in our bid to provide all out Brevard County neighbors excellent HVAC service.
Page Air, Inc. is proud to be a veteran-owned business. We currently service the Brevard County area, including Titusville, Merritt Island, Satellite Beach, and Melbourne. Our HVAC technicians are happy to schedule an appointment with you to check out your system. If you’re experiencing an HVAC emergency and need your system checked immediately, we do offer 24-hour service to help keep your home or business comfortable. Give us a call today.