Raleigh’s Weather With Heat and Air In The Same Day

Here in Raleigh, North Carolina we have become used to using heat at night and air during the day in the spring and fall months. Whatever the current weather is, as they say, “just give it a minute” and it will change.

But what does that do to your HVAC System?

When you switch between heating and cooling which we frequently do with Raleigh’s weather, your HVAC system has to work harder to adjust the temperature to the desired setting. This can cause increased wear and tear on the system and potentially lead to a shorter lifespan. 

Moreover, abrupt shifts between heating and cooling can make the air in your home overly humid, increasing the chances of mold growth, compromising air quality, and generally affecting your health. If you do need to switch between the two, make sure to give your system a break by waiting a few hours in between to let it stabilize before switching to the other mode.

To keep your HVAC system running smoothly and efficiently, it’s important to have regular maintenance performed by a licensed professional. As a general guideline, it’s recommended to have HVAC maintenance done at least once a year. At Greer’s, we suggest twice a year. We just can’t stress enough how regular maintenance saves you money and gives your system a longer life span.

Reasons Why Regular Maintenance Is Important

  • Improved Energy Efficiency: Regular maintenance can help your HVAC system run more efficiently, which can result in lower energy bills.
  • Longer Lifespan: Regular maintenance can help extend the lifespan of your HVAC system by identifying and addressing issues before they become major problems and create other problems.
  • Improved Air Quality: Regular maintenance can help improve the air quality in your home by cleaning your HVAC system and changing the air filter.
  • Safety: Regular maintenance can help identify potential safety hazards, such as gas leaks, carbon monoxide leaks, and electrical issues.

It’s also important to note that some manufacturers require regular maintenance in order to maintain the warranty on your HVAC system. Be sure to check your manufacturer’s guidelines to see what they recommend.

Overall, it’s a good idea to have your HVAC system routinely inspected and serviced by a professional. You have maintenance done on your vehicle all the time. Your HVAC system shouldn’t be any different. That is why Greer’s created their Comfort Club! Check it out.