If you're like most people, you probably want to come home to a comfortable and cozy house. But sometimes, it can be tough to keep your home comfortable during the colder months or during extreme heat waves. Temperatures don’t exactly drop to below freezing here in Florida, but that doesn’t mean your home can’t be kept comfortable during the fall and winter.
In this blog post, Florida Southern Air will give you some tips on how to keep your home comfortable all year long. Follow these tips, and you'll be able to relax in a cozy environment no matter what the weather is like outside!
Change Your Air Filter
The air filter is one of the most important parts of your HVAC system. It helps to remove dust, pollen, and other particles from the air that can cause allergies or respiratory problems. It's important to change your air filter regularly, especially if you have pets or live in a home where dust collects easily. You never want these indoor contaminants to circulate throughout your home, so changing your air filter at least every 3 months is vital. Make sure you check the size of your current air filter before heading to your local home improvement store to buy a new one!
Keep the Vents Open
Another tip for keeping your home comfortable is to keep the vents open. This will allow air to circulate properly and prevent hot or cold spots from forming. Many homeowners believe the myth that closing vents in unused rooms will make other rooms warmer or cooler, however this is false. Closing the vents will only result in stress on your HVAC system, because it will work harder to push the air out of the closed vents. Also, always make sure there is no furniture blocking your vents. Be sure to seal any cracks or gaps around doors and windows, too. This will help to keep cool air in during summer months and warm air in during winter months.
Clean the Outdoor Unit
Overtime, your outdoor unit can become blocked by outdoor debris such as leaves, dirt, and branches. If this debris blocks your outdoor unit, it can affect the system’s performance and airflow. To ensure your HVAC system is working at optimal efficiency, keep at least a few feet of clear space around your outdoor unit.
Schedule Seasonal HVAC Maintenance
Scheduling seasonal HVAC maintenance is one of the most important things you can do to keep your home comfortable year-round. When you schedule HVAC maintenance with Florida Southern Air, we will do a full inspection of your system and make sure it is running properly. If we find an issue, it will be caught early enough to fix instead of becoming worse over time. You can save money in the long run by keeping up with regular maintenance and avoiding costly repairs.
Open the Windows
Finally, one of the best ways to keep your home comfortable is to open the windows on cooler days and nights. This will allow fresh air to circulate and help to regulate the temperature inside your home. Just be sure to close the windows when it gets too hot or cold outside!
If you follow these tips, you'll be well on your way to keeping your home comfortable all year long. However, it's also important to schedule HVAC maintenance with Florida Southern Air to ensure any issues with your system are caught ahead of time. Contact us today to schedule an appointment! We would be happy to discuss our HVAC maintenance services with you and help you keep your home comfortable all year long.