Prepare Your Florida Home For Winter

4 Ways to Prepare Your Florida Home For Winter

December 17, 2016

Even in Citrus County, Florida, winter must come. As the weather becomes more pleasant, it’s a perfect time to take care of those easy-to-forget tasks, so that you’re prepared for the colder days and nights ahead. We’ve put together a few tips to help you prepare your Florida home for winter.

Set Back Your Thermostat

Making sure that your thermostat is programmed correctly is a real energy and money saver. For winter, set the thermostat at the ideal comfort settings for when you’re home and awake. While away or asleep, you can save money by keeping your home cooler.

Clean Your Air Filters

Keeping your air filters clean is a simple and extremely important maintenance tip for all HVAC systems. It is easy to replace the filter or, if you have a reusable filter, it will be just as easy to keep it clean. When the air filter gets dusty and dirty, it forces your HVAC system to work harder to heat or cool your home. Replacing the air filter also ensures that the air in your home stays cleaner.

Reverse Your Ceiling Fans

During the summer, ceiling fans are a necessity but don’t just leave them idle during the winter. There’s a little switch on your ceiling fan that changes the direction in which the blades spin. During the cold months, ceiling fans push warm air that has risen to the ceiling back down to the floor.

Inspect Your Roof

Rain is still a possibility during the winter months. Check your roof, downspouts and gutters to make sure that they are free of debris and functioning properly. Better to find out on a sunny day!

Florida may only have a few really cold days every year, but don’t wait until then to find out that your heating system doesn’t work. Give Sun Kool Air Conditioning, Inc. a call anytime at 877-962-2120 if you have an HVAC problem or just want to set up an appointment for an annual maintenance check.

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