In general, Florida winters are mild-some may argue the mildest in the country. But that doesn’t mean that your home won’t get chilly during the winter months. If you’ve ever struggled to keep your home warm during the Florida winter, these tips are just for you.
When it comes to maintaining the temperature in your home—whether it’s summer or winter—your best option is a programmable thermostat. This allows you to set the temperature of your home according to when you’ll actually be home. Why have your HVAC running at full while you’re at work? Instead, you can set a schedule that aligns with your weekly routine and ensure that your home is warm by the time you get home. In general, we recommend setting the temperature between 68–72 degrees Fahrenheit when you’re home during the day.
You might be wondering-what does air quality have to do with how warm my home is? The answer is simple. When your HVAC system is bogged down with dust and debris, it has to work harder to circulate the air. That means that it’s not working optimally and the rooms in your home probably aren’t warming up as expected. The solution? Stick to a maintenance schedule. Be sure to change your air filters regularly and schedule your air duct cleaning with the Air Hawk team. This will ensure that your home has great indoor air quality which will not only help your system run better, it will also help you sleep better.
If you notice that your home isn’t heating properly and there’s no problem with your HVAC or thermostat, you could be losing heat due to poor insulation. Before the winter months, check the sealing around your windows and doors to ensure that there are no air leaks. Depending on the age of your home, it might be advisable to have your windows replaced to improve their effectiveness.
When’s the last time you checked your attic? If you live in an older home, you might consider having your insulation reinstalled. Today’s insulation is more effective at trapping heat and keeping your home warm or cool during the summer months. Proper insulation can also help keep your energy bills from soaring. A well-insulated home reduces the workload on your HVAC system—which helps prolong its life in the long run.
Florida winters aren’t the most intimidating in the country but that doesn’t mean that your house doesn’t get a little chilly. With these tips, you’ll stay warm and comfortable all winter long. And the best part is, this tips-with just a few tweaks-can also be applied during the summer months to help keep your home cool.