Can Extreme Changes In Temperatures Harm My HVAC Unit?
Living in Southern California, we know all too well the ever-changing temperatures that accompany our changing seasons.
From thunderous down pours to clear blue skies, it seems as though each day brings different weather patterns than the one before it.
This constant change in temperatures seems to result in multiple trips to the thermostat to adjust for comfort.
When going back from hot to cold and back again, does this cause our HVAC systems harm?
Luckily, we have an answer for that burning question: Switching from hot to cold or visa versa does not damage to your system, as that’s what it’s built for.
Although fluctuating temperatures do not cause harm to your system, failing to properly maintain your system will cause problems down the road.
Be sure to have your system checked regularly by a professional as the seasons change to ensure everything from refrigerant levels to condenser coils are stable and all working parts are free and clear of debris.
Another major factor that can contribute to a weakened HVAC system are dirty air filters.
Air filters should be changed out regularly to ensure your system is running smoothly. These filters should be changed every 30-60 days for best results.
Luckily, living in Southern California, winters are never as extreme as other parts of the country, but that does not mean parts of our state are spared from freezing temperatures.
If you live in an area where it may snow and temperatures tend to dip below freezing levels during the winter months, be sure to prevent freezing of pipes by utilizing foam insulation via the help of a professional.
At Alps, we understand that HVAC systems are one of the biggest investments that can be put into a home, and should be treated with the utmost care and professionalism to ensure the extended life of your system.
With over 30 years of service throughout Southern California, we have just what you need to keep your home comfortable regardless of the season.
Contact the Alps team at 800-994-2577 if you have any questions or would like to request a quote on maintaining your system.’