5 Common Factors that Affect Your HVAC Efficiency

When you have weather like the kind we have in Seminole, Florida, you want your HVAC system to run as efficiently as possible. Many factors might affect your HVAC efficiency.


The older your HVAC system, the less efficient it might be. Age can reduce efficiency for two reasons. Either your system is obsolete and needs to be replaced with a modern, more efficient one, or wear and tear have taken a toll on your system.


No matter how much you invest in an HVAC system, it can’t do its job if it’s not the correct size for your home. If it’s too small, it will work too hard to maintain the temperatures you set. If it’s too big, it will reach those temperatures too fast, causing it to turn on and off again repeatedly throughout the day to maintain that temperature. Either way, you’re losing efficiency.

Dirty Air Filters

Air filters keep unhealthy particles from entering your home and your HVAC system. The more they collect, the more they clog. Replace the air filters in your system at least once a year, or whenever you can’t shine a light through it. Make sure your system isn’t running before you take the filter out.

Energy Ratings

Take a look at the Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating for your HVAC system. If you find it’s subpar, it may be time to upgrade to a more efficient system.

Lack of Maintenance

No HVAC system can last forever, and they don’t maintain themselves. Scheduling regular maintenance visits ensure that your system is in top shape. Checkups from a certified technician can also help you stop damages to your system before they happen. We suggest scheduling a maintenance visit at least once a year.

When you’re ready to bring your HVAC system back up to maximum efficiency, give our team at Arctic Air Systems a call at (727) 877-3396.

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