How to Prep Your HVAC System for a Cold Front
Living in Florida, we know how to combat the heat and humidity — but when the first cold front of the season hits, many of us are left unprepared and shivering. With the fall season in full swing, now is a perfect time to prepare your HVAC system for the impending cold fronts that will eventually hit the Sunshine State. As the temperatures drop, take the following steps to keep your home warm and comfortable.
1. Change the air filter.
One of the simplest and most effective ways to keep your heating system running as efficiently as possible is to change the air filter on a regular basis. Besides ensuring a comfortable environment inside of your home, clean air filters reduce energy bills and keep allergens to a minimum.
2. Clean the air vents and ducts.
During the warmer months, your HVAC system pulls in a fair amount of dust and debris, clogging the airways and making your system work harder than normal. Cleaning the air vents and ducts a few times each year maximizes air flow. While you clean, check for anything that may be blocking the vents, and keep an eye out for dents, punctures and other issues that require fixing. If you’re not comfortable performing these tasks yourself, your local HVAC professional can help.
3. Update your thermostat.
If you have an older thermostat, it may be time to upgrade to a digital or programmable thermostat. Having the ability to set the temperature for specific times throughout day keeps everyone comfortable while saving money on your energy bill.
Get Your HVAC System Cold Front Ready with Sea Coast Air Conditioning
Want more ways to get your HVAC system cold front ready? Give the professionals at Sea Coast Air Conditioning a call. For over 30 years, Sea Coast Air Conditioning has been offering air conditioning and heating services to the greater Fort Pierce area. Contact us today to learn more or schedule an appointment online.