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Whether you’re buying your first home in Fort Myers Beach, Florida, or you’ve owned one for decades, you need to know the ins and outs of homeownership. This means that anything dealing with plumbing, electrical, and HVAC in your home is now your responsibility. The problem is there’s an endless wealth of knowledge regarding these homeownership aspects. If you remember just a few things about HVAC in your home, make sure you know the type of system you have, proper maintenance, and failure warning signs.
Knowing What System You Have
Knowing what system you have in your home is important for many reasons. It allows you to maintain the unit properly, as well as change the filter and provide light maintenance. In addition, it helps us know what to expect when we arrive for a tuneup or repairs. If you’re shopping around for a new unit, it’s also helpful so you know whether you want to stay with the same type of heat pump or air conditioner or change to something new.
Maintaining Your System
Once you know what HVAC system you have, it becomes easier to maintain it properly. Some units need more attention than others, and proper maintenance helps maximize efficiency, reduce repairs, and lengthen the lifespan of the system. You can also locate the air filter with ease. When replaced regularly, these filters improve airflow and indoor air quality.
When you’ve invested thousands of dollars in an HVAC system, you probably want to know if it’s in need of a technician. Strange smells, drafty portions of the home, and skyrocketing energy bills all mean your HVAC system needs a technician to check it out.
While there are books and websites that cover nearly every aspect of HVAC systems in detail, these three factors are the most important to memorize. If you find that maintaining your system is difficult or you spot some early warning signs, call Island Aire of Southwest Florida today at 239-201-3946.
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