Florida Home Maintenance Tips for the Winter Season
If you’ve invested a lot of time and money into your Florida home, then it’s important that you protect this investment by performing some home maintenance steps for the winter season. One of the most vital parts of home maintenance is regular HVAC upkeep, as it ensures that you can rely on your AC and heating when you need it most. Here are some tips to maintain your Florida home this winter.
Schedule Routine Maintenance
The best time to perform routine maintenance is in the spring and fall months when the temperatures are still relatively mild. This job only needs to be done once a year for each of your units (heater and air conditioner) and should be completed by a trusted professional who will know what to look for and how to service common parts. Inner components will be inspected, cleaned and repaired if needed.
Pay Attention to Indoor Air Quality
While some people may enjoy opening doors and windows as the temperatures drop, many people like to keep them closed to stay warm, which can contribute to poor indoor air quality. When possible, try opening up for a few minutes to let in fresh outdoor air. You might also consider investing in an air purification unit, which can help clean the air even when the weather outside is not comfortable.
Adjust the Moisture and Humidity Levels
Generally speaking, humidity levels should be kept at around fifty percent. Although Florida is very humid year-round, winter weather often brings drier air, so you may need the help of a humidifier to raise moisture levels in the air.
Contact Sea Coast Air Conditioning & Heating for Help
In order to utilize peak performance and optimal comfort levels, routine home maintenance on your HVAC system is necessary. It is far more cost effective to have this maintenance done now, rather than pay later for expensive repairs or unit replacements. Sea Coast Air Conditioning & Heating is available to help with any of your HVAC and heating needs. Call us to make an appointment, or schedule maintenance online.