10 HVAC Tips for Florida’s Winter Months
In Florida, winter does not always mean cold weather. In fact, HVAC systems across North Central Florida often change gears from cooling to heating on a day-to-day basis. Taking care of your central air and heat-pump systems is critical for not only keeping comfortable, but also for extending the life of your systems.
United Refrigeration, Heating and Air has experts on standby to provide rapid services during this holiday season and into the New Year. It may not feel like your HVAC systems are working as hard during Florida’s milder winter months, but year-round system care remains important.
HVAC System Settings and Maintenance
As full-service HVAC experts, we have compiled these 10 tips to help our neighbors across Ocala, The Villages, and surrounding areas this winter.
- Avoid HVAC system failures during the winter months by pre-scheduling regular maintenance services. A professional inspection to assess any issues could mitigate future risks and keep your systems in tip-top condition.
- Add a programmable “smart” thermostat to your holiday shopping list for simpler adjustments in handling Florida’s winter temperature fluctuations. Simply install and use apps on your mobile device to control temperatures in your home or business.
- Ask United’s technician regarding thermostat settings to boost efficiency. Depending on the make, type, and model of your system, manufacturers will suggest different temperature ranges for heating and cooling purposes.
- Change your filters often. This is typically a monthly task, but United’s experts may suggest more frequent changes due to system usage or operations.
- Clean your air vents to make sure there is not anything obstructing or hindering airflow. Clean airflow is critical for proper functioning and comfortable room temperatures.
- Regularly inspect both your indoor and outdoor units to ensure there is no debris, dust, corrosion, build-up, or water disturbing the system.
- Monitor your systems for any visual changes, such as loose connections. These could lead to dangerous electrical issues, in addition to operational problems.
- Implement protective measures such as coverings or platforms to protect systems from water or debris. Enlist the help of United’s technicians for protective tips and advice.
- Prevent extreme temperature fluctuations by opening/closing windows, running ceiling fans, and running exhaust fans in kitchens and baths to reduce humidity.
- Make timely repairs and replace faulty parts. Proper operations require cohesively functioning parts. Remember, rapid response and prevention can be your protection against more costly issues or breakdowns.
Happy Holidays to our neighbors across Central Florida! Call United Refrigeration, Heating and Air today at 352-629-1187 to speak with one of our experienced professionals about your options for maintaining, repairing, replacing, or upgrading your HVAC system.