This year’s flu season has been one of the worst in recent memory for Florida. By the end of January, 61 of Florida’s 67 counties reported increased flu activity. Several residents have been killed by flu, with the death toll highest among children and the elderly.
There’s nothing quite like an East Coast “bomb cyclone” to remind Floridians exactly why they love the Sunshine State. We won’t be digging out the driveway or warming the car each morning, but the past year has led to some remarkable situations – including snow in Tallahassee.
When it comes to weather, Florida is a funny place. Even in the HVAC industry, lots of locals spend most of the year not thinking twice about the heater. Some years, winter might seem to pass right by. But when temperatures drop below 70 – BRRRR! 55 degrees can seem pretty fierce, especially at night.
Although most of Florida tends to enjoy a toasty November, December and can January bring an unusual guest to Sunshine State homes: The cold.
Standard manual thermostats work well enough if you’re only interested in the most basic functions and don’t mind micromanaging the temperature controls. However, most people will notice a significant difference in their HVAC efficiency by upgrading their thermostat to a programmable, smart, or wifi option.
Florida is lucky to have very mild winters. You’ll find yourself using your heating system only occasionally, as daytime temperatures are typically quite comfortable for most. However, even with infrequent use, you may find yourself with a stuffy house after a few days of running your heating system.
When a cold snap hits, you might finally notice that “Em Heat” setting on your thermostat. While it may be tempting to turn it on, just to see what happens, it’s important to note that “Em” stands for emergency. So, when is it appropriate to use emergency heat, and what does that even mean?
When you're living in Port Orange, Florida, you may not think you need to rely heavily on your heating system. However, when the first cold front of the year hits and you scramble to turn on your heater, it can be a very unpleasant surprise to find that your heater is unable to bring your house back to a comfortable temperature.
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