The outdoor air may not feel frigid in Florida, but holiday spirit is filling our indoor air. Whether you live or work near downtown Ocala or in the heart of The Villages, you as well as your HVAC systems are sensing the signs of the season, including holiday décor with twinkling lights, ovens heating up for cookies and casseroles, and a revolving door of holiday visitors.
What many Floridians do not realize is that heat expelled from lighting, high-temperature cooking, and open entryways can affect how HVAC systems cool our Florida homes and businesses. That is why the team at United Refrigeration, Heating, and Air has compiled a few solutions to optimize your HVAC systems during events of high-energy demands.
Seasonal Suggestions for AC Efficiency in Florida
- CELEBRATION EFFICIENCY: As holiday guests come and go, dollars could be escaping out the door along with the cool air. As opposed to cranking up the AC, United’s experts suggest running ceiling fans in a counter-clockwise direction for downward airflow to keep guests comfortable and rooms cool. Otherwise, you could find yourself with a hefty utility bill next month. Also, think about ventilation for heat and moisture. For example, be sure to expel humidity and steam from cooking by running your kitchen exhaust fan. As for reducing heat from décor and lighting, choose efficient LED lights as opposed to heat-emitting incandescent lights.
- BUDGET CONTROL: Older heating and air systems can run ragged due to extra work in maintaining comfortable temperatures. Delaying a simple repair can make matters worse. Costs will only increase as strain or damage cause additional parts to fail. United’s technicians always provide an upfront time and cost estimate before ordering replacement parts and completing necessary repairs. United’s experts can also provide guidance as to when a new system or energy-efficient upgrade is more cost effective than repairing an older unit (10 to 15+ years) reaching the end of its lifespan.
- PRE-HOLIDAY PLANNING: As always, preventative maintenance is important for identifying problems before a system failure. Schedule an HVAC check-up prior to your Thanksgiving events or holiday parties to ensure your system is up for the challenge. As a full-service residential AC repair and commercial HVAC service company, we understand the holidays are a hectic season for you, which is why we are fully equipped to provide emergency service as well as preventative maintenance to protect you now and throughout every season.
United Refrigeration, Heating and Air’s team has helped keep systems up and running for over 30 years. United’s technicians are prepared to offer you solutions for preventative maintenance, upgrading systems, or servicing your current equipment.We wish for you to enjoy a Happy Thanksgiving and a fantastic Holiday Season! 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, or upgrading your HVAC system.