Transitioning from the hot Florida summer to the cooler fall and winter seasons requires a bit of preparation. If you want to make sure that your home can efficiently maintain it’s warmth these cooler seasons, we have a few transitional tips for you. The experts at North Central Florida Air Conditioning have created some simple things you can do that will make a big difference in your home.
In an effort to keep your energy bill at a reasonable price, think about investing in a programmable thermostat. These type of thermostats allow you to efficiently use the heat in your home by lowering the heat when you’re gone or sleeping. While it may not sound like an efficient idea, it takes less energy to warm a cool home than it does to maintain a temperature.
Make sure that the vents in your home are open and not blocked by furniture or other items. This allows for steady airflow, keeping your home warm. This also provides for a more efficient system. Closed vents can actually do damage to a heating system because of the inconsistent airflow and the built up pressure. Closed vents also make for cycles shorting, that can wear down your heating system and furnace.
Wrapping insulation around any exposed water pipes will help keep water warm even as temperatures drop. Not only does this benefit you, but it also lowers the cost of your energy bill as the work your furnace needs to do is lessened. This is especially beneficial for the exposed pipes that are in the basement.
In Florida, temperatures won’t drop too drastically. One very simple thing that you can do to increase the warmth in your home is to make sure that the blades of your fan are rotating clockwise. When they rotate clockwise air is being pushed toward the ceiling. When this happens, the warm air that has risen gets pushed down, providing more warm air to fill your home.
North Central Florida Air Conditioning Inc. has the tools to keep your home warm during the cooler seasons. Contact us today for a consultation on your home’s heating system.