How Should I Heat My Florida Home?

Heating our homes isn’t always something we need to do in Florida. But while there may be many mild, enjoyable days throughout the winter, a cold front can cause the temperature to plummet, leaving us reaching for a blanket. Unlike our neighbors to the north, Florida homes don’t require the same heating methods, but it’s still important to know the most cost-effective method for heating your home. If you’re investing in a new heating system for your Florida home, here are three things to consider first.

1. The size of your home.

There are two main types of heating options to consider: space heaters and central heating systems. Space heaters are designed to heat smaller areas, such as a single bedroom or living area. Central heating systems on the other hand will distribute heat evenly throughout the entire home. When you have a smaller home with just one or two occupants, using a small space heater may be sufficient. However, if you will need to invest in several space heaters to provide everyone with their own source of heat, a central heating system may be a better option in the long run.

2. Your energy savings goals.

Space heaters may have a more affordable up-front cost than a central heating system, but they also use up considerably more energy to accomplish the same job of heating your home. This means that it generally may be more affordable to use a central heating system on a regular basis. This is particularly true if you need to heat a larger area of the home.

3. Don’t forget about humidity.

Some people may be inclined to invest in a more affordable space heater and only use it sparingly. This is one option that works well for people who live in a very small home and who may not mind a chill in the air as they walk through other rooms in their home where the space heater is not located. However, it is important to note that many people in Florida will run a heater to keep humidity at bay. Humidity can make your indoor climate uncomfortable, and it can have a negative impact on electronics, furnishings and more. Using a central heating system is a more affordable and viable long-term option for accomplishing this goal regularly.

Find the Right Heating System for Your Home

If you’re not sure what the most efficient way to heat your Treasure Coast home is, the professionals at Sea Coast Air Conditioning can help. We offer quality installation services for new heating systems and can help you select the right system for your unique space. Give us a call today at (772) 209-3620 to learn more about heating system installation, or schedule an appointment online.

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