If you are a Florida homeowner, then you know there are only a few rare days when you must heat your home using your HVAC system. When temperatures fall and the heat turns on, a house is at risk for overheating. Too much heat after so much cooling all year can put a strain on your home’s HVAC system. Read our guide of tips to learn how to address overheating in a home:
Tip #1: Improper Ventilation Equals Overheating
When heat gets trapped in your home and doesn’t have a clear path of escape, your home can overheat. Determine whether your home has adequate ducts for air to escape. As a solution in the interim, open your windows in a particularly hot room to allow air to flow more easily.
Tip #2: Invest in Energy-Efficient Lighting and Appliances
While all appliances and lighting give off some heat — even on standby mode — you can reduce that immittance by using energy-efficient bulbs in your lighting fixtures and investing in Energy Star-approved appliances. Over time you’ll save in energy-related costs and be a greener homeowner.
Tip #3: Only Heat What You Need to Feel Comfortable
When you’re shivering, not a familiar feeling for us Floridians, it can be tempting to crank up the thermostat. Heat can very quickly become smothering, however, so be modest with the temperatures. You can’t expect your home to rise back to the usual 76 degrees that most Florida homes stay at throughout the year. We suggest a moderate 72 degrees when heating.
Let Climate Design Help Winterize Your HVAC
For years, Climate Design has been servicing the HVAC systems of more than 14,000 Floridians throughout Pasco, Hillsborough, Sarasota, Pinellas and Manatee counties. We know how HVAC systems like to act up in finicky, unpredictable Florida weather — and you can bet we will know how to get your heating and air conditioning back in working order. Contact us today for your consultation!