Homeowners often take their HVAC units for granted. They set the thermostat to the desired temperature and expect the HVAC systems to work efficiently and effectively. However, many fail to realize that weather can greatly impact the performance of HVAC units. Can weather impact an HVAC exterior unit? If so, how?
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Let’s start with the impact of hot weather on our HVAC systems. On a hot day, our air conditioners work hard to cool our homes. This increased workload can put a strain on the HVAC unit’s compressor, causing it to overheat and potentially burn out.
To avoid this, it is important to keep up with regular maintenance, including changing air filters, cleaning coils and scheduling annual tune-ups. Additionally, homeowners can reduce the workload on their air conditioners by using ceiling fans, closing curtains or blinds to block out sunlight and setting the thermostat a few degrees higher than usual.
In contrast, cold weather can also impact our HVAC units. When the temperature drops, our heating systems work harder to keep our homes warm. This increased workload can cause wear and tear on the HVAC unit, leading to breakdowns and malfunctions.
To prevent this, homeowners should again keep up with regular maintenance, including cleaning air filters, checking for leaks or cracks in ductwork and scheduling annual tune-ups. Additionally, homeowners can reduce the workload on their heating system by ensuring proper insulation, closing off unused rooms and using a programmable thermostat to regulate the temperature.
Extreme weather conditions, such as thunderstorms, hurricanes and snowstorms, can also impact our HVAC units. During these weather events, power outages and surges can damage the HVAC unit’s electrical components, leading to costly repairs or replacements.
To protect against this, homeowners can invest in surge protectors and backup generators to keep their HVAC units running during power outages.
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All kinds of weather can greatly impact the performance of our HVAC units. Regular maintenance, proper insulation and using energy-efficient practices can all help reduce the workload on our HVAC systems, ensuring optimal performance regardless of the weather outside.
Remember to keep up with routine maintenance, and if you notice any issues with your HVAC unit, contact your local professional HVAC technicians at ClimateSmith, LLC, for assistance. We can quickly diagnose your HVAC problems and recommend maintenance or service steps to keep you comfortable all year round. We also offer emergency heating and air conditioning services when your system has problems. Contact us right away for fast, efficient service to keep your family warm or cool.