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.
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.
In Florida, your residential HVAC system sees a lot of work in both the summer and the winter. For average homes throughout most of the year, heating and cooling make up more than half of your energy bill – and as any Florida homeowner knows, that can add up to a lot of money!
Winter is a great time to be in Florida – just ask the thousands of visitors who come here every year from November through January! The cool, fresh air is a relaxing change of pace from the hot summer, and your residential air conditioning probably spends much of the time turned off.
As temperatures begin to rise in Central Florida, you may be realizing that your home doesn’t seem to cool evenly. No matter how low you set your thermostat, you can’t seem to get the temperature upstairs to match the temperature downstairs. There are a number of reasons why this may be occurring, and there are also some easy ways to resolve this issue.
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?
We all have our individual preferences and resulting habits, but when it concerns the use of your thermostat those habits could be costing you money and putting undue stress on your HVAC unit. Recognizing these seemingly innocent routines can be the first step towards making positive changes that affect your wallet, as well as your unit.
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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