10 Cool Indoor-Air Tips to Beat Florida’s Heat
The cooling comfort of air conditioning is essential in Ocala, The Villages, and surrounding regions of Florida this time of year. Generally, our temperatures average between 72 and 92 degrees, but Floridian’s have seen recent surges into the upper 90s with heat advisories.
During our hottest months, air conditioning helps to support the health and safety of homeowners and business owners. Since the invention of A/C systems in the 1960s, fatal heat-related illnesses have drastically declined in homes and workplaces. To support optimal performance of your HVAC systems, the team at United Refrigeration, Heating and Air has put together a list of ways to reduce heat in spaces and improve efficiency.
Expert Solutions to Cool Down Spaces and Boost HVAC Efficiency
- Schedule maintenance checkups with United to clean, inspect, and enhance AC operations.
- Change filters to trap and prevent debris, dust, dander, and particles from hindering airflow.
- Ask United about air-purification systems to filter odors, allergens, bacteria, and viruses.
- Install a programmable thermostat to adjust temperatures in advance for optimum efficiency.
- Invest in a smart thermostat for continuous control via your smartphone apps and devices.
- Close entrance doors, garage doors, and windows to prevent cool air from escaping.
- Run ceiling fans in a counterclockwise direction for downward airflow to cool specific areas.
- Turn on exhaust fans in baths and kitchens to expel excess heat, humidity, or moisture.
- Add light-blocking blinds or window awnings to block sun from penetrating through windows.
- Consider light-colored or reflective roofing materials or upgrade your home insulation.
How Florida Business Owners and Homeowners Keep Cool
In addition to optimizing your HVAC systems and making property upgrades, you can take a personal approach by dressing for success. Stay cool by choosing lightweight fabrics or loose-fitting clothing whether you are spending time indoors or outdoors. Cotton, linen, and moisture-wicking blends are excellent choices, while silk, leather, wool, and nylon will retain heat.
We hope these tips keep you cool. There are many types of systems. Ask United which filters, maintenance schedules, air-purification solutions, and thermostat settings are right for you.Call United Refrigeration, Heating and Air today at 352-629-1187 to discuss your options for maintaining, repairing, replacing, improving indoor air quality, or upgrading your HVAC system.