When the temperature dips down to the 50s or 60s in Florida, the flip-flops turn into boots. But let’s be honest – winter in Florida isn’t all that bad. Many people from other states come to our state during the winter to get away from worse weather. Nevertheless, it could still get pretty cold.
A cold front in Florida isn’t all that uncommon. This is especially true in the northern areas of the state. Temperatures can dip well below 50 degrees Fahrenheit during a cold front, sometimes even into the 40s or 30s if it’s a powerful one. Despite what you might think, this experience does not have to be uncomfortable. You can take some necessary steps before the temperature starts to drop without having to run your thermostat all day.
Check Your Heating System
The first thing you need to do is make sure your heating system maintenance is up to date. It would just be a waste of money for you to run your heating system at full blast and then shiver all night because your heating system was doing its best job but couldn’t keep up. At the very least, you should check to make sure heating system filters are clean and heating ducts aren’t obstructed.
Insulate Your Home Properly
To prevent heat loss, make sure all your doors and windows are appropriately sealed during cold weather. You should also check insulation levels throughout your home to ensure they are performing well so you can keep warm without giving yourself anything but “warm” bills!
Before the temperature drops too low, it’s best to grab any blankets or comforters stored away during summer and spread them around as necessary. If you haven’t been using heating pads, this would also be an ideal time because heating pads retain heat longer than other sources such as heating vents or fireplaces. You should also wear looser clothing, so your body heat has more room to circulate under those layers of fabric. Have sufficiently warm bedding materials handy, just in case.
Is Your Heating System Malfunctioning?
If your heating system is on the fritz, check the heating vents to ensure they’re not blocked. For heating systems that rely on hot water or steam, ensure all pipes are insulated and heating elements are working correctly. If you have a traditional heating system that relies on cold air, check to ensure nothing obstructs the fan blades. Also, ensure you have cleaned all filters used for heating systems before a cold front arrives.
When It’s Time for a New Heating System
Heating systems often get overlooked in Florida. However, they are essential features in your home during emergencies and cold fronts. Suppose recent heating costs are breaking your bank. In that case, it may be time to talk with heating system professionals about purchasing heating system models that provide equivalent heating while using less energy.
We Keep Brevard County Comfortable!
We want to make sure that you’re always comfortable in your home, especially when there is a Florida cold front. That’s why we offer various services to meet your needs – from routine maintenance to emergency repairs. We’re here to help you keep your home as warm or cold as you want, all year round.
JMAK is your local HVAC company. We’re here to help with all of your heating needs, from installation and maintenance to repairs and replacements. Our team of experts has the knowledge and experience needed to provide you with top-quality service that will keep your home comfortable year after year. Whether it’s a new furnace or air conditioner, we have what you need!
Your comfort is our priority, and you can count on us for reliable service at competitive rates. Call today at 321-720-7571 for more information about how we can make sure your home stays cozy this season! Don’t be afraid to keep up with us on Facebook!