Florida gets a jump start on the warm weather that many states can only expect during the summer months. This means ensuring your air conditioning unit is working to the best of its ability should be done long before the dog days of summer hit. Depending on your personal comfort preference, you may already be running your A/C with recent temperatures in the 80s.
After a day out in the heat, few things are more satisfying than relaxing in your air-conditioned home. As long as that cool air is flowing, you may believe that all is well until it isn't. Summer maintenance for your HVAC system is not simply about keeping it running, but also about keeping your monthly energy usage costs down at a time when they will be highest.
Welcome to Florida’s warm season, also known as “most of the year!” It’s the middle of May, and that means it’ll soon be hot enough in most of Florida to fry an egg on the pavement. Lucky ducks living on the coast can enjoy a nice breeze and lower average temperatures, but even they have some sweltering days ahead.
Staying comfortable in Florida relies on having the best air conditioning for the job. While many homes have central AC, there are also those – like older homes or smaller bungalows – that tend to rely more on window air conditioning. They’re also popular for use after a hurricane or other severe storm when a power outage has your the temperature in your home rising.
While the rest of the country sits in the grip of a winter deep freeze, Florida residents already know the truth: For us, winter is nearly over and summer will be here before you know it! It’s true that winter comes but once a year, but things are a little bit different in the Sunshine State. Much of Florida sees only about two weeks of winter temperatures and then it’s back to balmy 70’s and 80’s – on the way to the 90’s and beyond that summer brings.
A residential heating and cooling system is easy to forget about until something goes wrong. Since it may go months or even years between maintenance periods, it’s not unusual for a HVAC to accumulate a number of small problems that can be difficult to catch on to. Then, all of a sudden, those issues rack up until they cause a serious performance problem.
To extend the lifespan of your HVAC system, the onset of fall is an opportune time to consider a few maintenance practices. With dipping temperatures that give your air conditioning a break it’s the perfect time to schedule your seasonal maintenance and repairs.
Central Florida summer temperatures often soar above the 90s, and humidity levels hover near or at 100% for the majority of the season. This sweltering and sultry weather can be miserable for you and your family while outdoors, but you can always depend on a comfortably cool oasis to retreat to in your own home. Or can you? This summer, don’t take your home’s interior air conditioning for granted.
Hurricane season is closing in, and for Central Florida this means it’s time to start preparing for the worst. If you’re a Florida resident, you’re probably familiar with the general precautions that need to be taken prior to an impending storm, such as fortifying the physical structures of your home and stocking up on water, non-perishable foods, first-aid kits, flashlights, radios and batteries. However, people commonly overlook the importance of protecting their HVAC units from the forces of Mother Nature.
With temperatures already reaching well into the 90’s, you’re probably beginning to think of ways to make sure your home stays comfortably cool without breaking the bank. Ensuring that your HVAC unit is running as efficiently as possible is the most important step you can take to make this a reality.
Here are a few ways you can minimize strain on your air conditioning system while also keeping your home’s interior at a comfortable temperature;
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