Although it’s only January and technically winter has just started, the temperature has been unreliable as of late—some days are really hot, some are comfortable, and a few have been a little chilly. But warmer weather will be here before we know it. The intensity of a Florida summer can be made bearable by keeping your home cool and comfortable. Sometimes, though, keeping it at your ideal temperature can feel nearly impossible—especially after you get your electric bill. If this sounds familiar, a heat pump might be the solution you’ve been looking for.
If you look at any weather map this week, it appears as if Jack Frost has forgotten all about us this year. But that doesn’t mean that colder days aren’t coming and that we won’t need to flip the switch from “Cool” to “Warm” sometime in the next month or so. It’s important to remember that although winter in Florida may be short, a well-maintained system can keep utility costs down this season. Similar to your annual pre-summer AC cleaning, regular maintenance of your heating unit is a must. Below are additional cost-savings tips for a Florida winter.
It is estimated that two-thirds of homes in the US have air conditioning and that the combined approximate cost to power them tops $11 billion. Therefore, it is financially wise to do everything we can to keep air conditioning costs down.
Springtime in Florida goes by in a flash and puts us right into the hard heat of summer. Take advantage of the few temperate weeks we have to do a little springtime maintenance of your system. This will put you ahead of the curve when the heat sweeps in.
Florida’s extreme weather conditions can be very hard on an air conditioner and it’s important to keep a few things in mind when trying to preserve the life of the unit. High humidity and elevated temperatures keep our air conditioners working overtime close to nine months out of the year. What can you do to help keep the system running at peak efficiency? Here are six basic tips homeowners should remember: