Heating tips for the winter
Winter is here, and we can’t seem to figure out whether to turn our ac or heater on. Florida weather can be unpredictable, but preparation is king. Cold fronts are common during the winter time in Florida. So, it may be time to get your heaters prepped and ready. Here are a few tips to ensure your heater is ready for the winter season.
Clean the air ducts
When is the last time you’ve had your air ducts cleaned? If its been awhile, now is the time to have it done. Air ducts play a significant role in the operation of your air conditioning system. Air travels through the air ducts and enters your home. If your air ducts are not regularly maintenanced, this can be a breeding ground for bacteria, mold, and allergens. Have a professional clean your air ducts and replace them if needed.
Now would be a good time to schedule a maintenance check. In the meantime, you can clean in and around the outdoor unit and remove any debris. Use the water hose to rinse down the unit. Accumulated debris can build up, causing poor performance.
Don’t forget about the filters
Your air conditioner runs for the majority of the year and your HVAC unit pulls in air from outside while operating. Because of this, pollen and other allergens enter into your home. If air filters are not replaced regularly, allergens can escape and pollute your indoor air quality. It is important to replace air filters at least once a month. Be sure to change your filters before the temperature change to ensure healthy air during the winter season.