Is the cold weather overworking your HVAC system & wallet?

Why regular maintenance and repair makes for a more efficient air conditioning and heating system.

As Floridians, we're used to dealing with what a lot of our northern friends and relatives think of as "warm" winters. We may not agree with that description, but honestly, we're pretty lucky. With actual freezing temperatures being pretty rare here, we tend to do all right for ourselves. And this year, we’ve enjoyed quite a bit of above-normal wintertime temperatures. But now the fun really starts.

With everyone talking about the "Day After Tomorrow"-type arctic storm that's sweeping through the nation, we find ourselves bracing for a freeze after enjoying a balmy weekend in the seventies. We might not reach negative double-digits like Green Bay or Chicago, but changing from warm to freezing in a matter of 24 hours can take its toll on all of us. And it can also wreak havoc on our heating and air conditioning systems.

When we're dealing with either extreme heat or cold, we tend to overwork our heating and cooling systems. And with that comes a spike in our electricity bills. Many of us accept it as part of the trade-off of living here in Florida, but you don't have to. There are steps you can take to help make your system more efficient and bring those energy bills down.

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Regular heating and A/C maintenance can save you money

When it comes to your heating and air conditioning system, the key to efficiency is as simple as scheduling regular maintenance. It's true, nobody likes to pay for a service call unless there's a serious problem (and even then, who actually likes to pay?), but the truth is that scheduling regular a/c maintenance could actually save you tons of money, in both the short-term and the long run.

Here's how:

Repairing your A/C and heating system

You'd be surprised how much you can learn about your heating and A/C system by simply paying attention.

For example:

Is your thermostat telling you one thing but the air from your vents telling you another?
Have you noticed any odd smells coming from your heating or cooling system?
Is your system making any odd noises?
Is the airflow not what you think it should be?

If you've answered "yes" to any of these questions, chances are you're in need of some repairs. A technician can easily spot the issues and repair them quickly.

And let's face facts: If you're air conditioner or heating system is 20 years old, it might just be time to bite the bullet and start thinking "replacement."

Luckily, at Easy A/C we've got you covered.

We offer:

So don't wait for the cold weather to smack you in the face this week before you notice that your heating system isn't working. If you're in need of a repair or want to sign up for our maintenance package, contact Easy A/C today using the form on the right.

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