In recent years, Florida residents have become increasingly concerned about climate change. At no other time are these concerns more evident than during the summer, which sees the beginning of the Gulf Coast’s hurricane season as well as broadly unpredictable spikes in temperature across the state.
How Climate Change Is Impacting the Way We Use Our HVAC Systems
Generally speaking, the chief way climate change is having an affect on your heating and cooling equipment is by forcing it to work overtime. Higher temperatures and levels of humidity in the summertime are wreaking havoc on poorly maintained air conditioners around the country. Meanwhile, as humidity levels keep drop during the winter months, your heater has to use more power to keep your home comfortable, too.
The national efficiency level for HVAC systems, known as SEER (seasonal energy efficiency ratio) has been shifted to reflect the country’s changing climate. As of 2015, central split AC systems must now have a 14 SEER rating or higher to be considered energy-efficient. The problem is that for people whose HVAC systems are not up-to-date or well-maintained, it’s going to be increasingly hard for their equipment to keep up with their home’s needs.
Keep Your HVAC Systems Prepared
Ultimately, the best ways to keep your HVAC system prepared to face the changing climate is to have it regularly serviced by a qualified professional. Thankfully, our Sarasota HVAC experts at Airrific Air Conditioning & Heating provide a range of options to ensure your equipment is ready for today’s modern challenges. Our factory-trained, EPA-certified technicians offer eco-friendly AC services and indoor air quality solutions such as humidity control keep you comfortable no matter what the temperature is like outside. And with top-of-the-line air conditioning and heater installation, we can help your home meet national HVAC guidelines. For energy-efficient, forward-thinking solutions designed to protect your home comfort, call Airrific Air Conditioning & Heating today.