Record Lows: Florida’s Coldest Days

Record Lows: Florida's Coldest Days

In Florida, we are lucky to have amazing weather almost all year round. We only have few short cold snaps, and then we enjoy warm, beautiful weather all year round. Because of this, most Floridians find themselves woefully unprepared for those few days when it does get below freezing. Believe it or not, Florida has seen its fair share of cold days. Temperatures have even dropped into the negatives! Learn about some of the coldest days in our state’s history, and how to prepare in case of a polar freeze.

Record Lows

While we’re used to seeing Florida as a year-round paradise, the sunshine state has seen its fair share of colder days. Here are some of the coldest days on record, according to The Old Farmers Almanac:

Miami 30°F
Orlando 19°F
Tampa 18°F
Pensacola 5°F
Gainesville 10°F
Jasonville 7°F
Key West 41°F
Tallahassee -2°F
West Palm Beach 27°F

Get Ready For the Cold

When winter hits, most Floridians get left out in the cold. We’re not expecting cold weather, so we are not ready for it. This year, don’t be caught off guard by low temperatures. Get your house ready for the cold weather by following these simple tips.

  • Have Your System Checked. Before you heat up, make sure your heat pump has been checked and cleaned recently. You should have your entire system cleaned twice a year. After all, the last thing you want is to find out that your heater isn’t working the one time in the year you need it most.
  • Insulate. Get your home ready for winter by making sure your attics and walls are well insulated. This will keep the warm air in, and the cold out.
  • Stop the Breeze. Block out the draft by caulking your windows and doors. To make it last, use a water resistant caulk when working on the outside of your home.

Don’t be caught off guard by the cold temps this year! Get your heat pump ready with Climate Design. Our experienced technicians will make sure your system is ready for the winter freeze. So don’t wait, call Climate Design today!