How Your HVAC System Is Affected by Living in Florida

Riverview Pool and Electrical Contractors Serving Tampa

Hot weather and high humidity are trademarks of the Florida weather. No matter what time of year, no matter what part of Florida, you’re going to experience some hot and humid days, even in the winter! To say that Floridians depend on air conditioning is a huge understatement, and keeping those air conditioning systems is critical for their health and comfort.

The weather outside your home significantly affects how your HVAC will run. On humid days, the system has to work harder to eliminate water vapor from the air, putting additional stress on the system. This added load can even shorten the lifespan of your HVAC system.

If you live near the ocean, the salt in the air can cause corrosion, which can wear down the system and shorten its lifespan. But all is not lost. There are some things you can do to help your system perform better and last longer.


Installing a whole house dehumidifier will take some of the strain from your ac unit. Reducing the humidity in your home will also help prevent dangerous mold growth.


Adding additional insulation in your walls and attic will help our home stay cooler and will lighten the load on your air conditioning system.

Routine Maintenance

Your HVAC system is a machine and like any machine, it will perform better and last longer if it receives routine maintenance. It’s recommended that you have an HVAC technician inspect and adjust your system twice a year, once at the beginning of the summer, and again at the beginning of the winter. Your technician can spot and repair small problems before they become big ones.

Keep It Clean

In addition to the routine maintenance visits, you can help your HVAC system by keeping it clean. Change the air filters regularly, make sure your vents aren’t blocked by furniture or excess dirt, and keep the outside unit free of debris.

Being proactive when it comes to your HVAC system will keep it running longer, and you and your family will be more comfortable no matter how hot it gets outside.

For nearly 30 years, Hawkins Service Company has been serving the Tampa area. We are experts in all things electrical and have earned an excellent reputation for quality work and outstanding customer service. Our services include commercial and residential electrical, plumbing, and HVAC sales, installation, and service. Our team of licensed and highly trained professionals have hundreds of years of combined experience and can help you with any service issues related to your home.

While our technicians can handle service related to any brand of HVAC system, we are proud to have earned the designation as a Trane Comfort Specialist and Dealer. We are dedicated to excellence, which is why we go above and beyond to ensure that your needs are met.

To learn more about our company and the services we offer visit our website or call us at 813-488-0939. We look forward to hearing from you!