Winter isn’t exactly a term you associate with southern Florida. With average temperatures in the high sixties, it’s hard not to love spending time in Fort Lauderdale while the rest of the country freezes. Even though our temperatures can feel extreme (thanks humidity), our average temperature only ranges about 10 degrees. You may think there aren’t any seasonal implications on your HVAC systems, but you would be wrong.
Winter is one of the best times to have your system maintained. Because the temperatures are much milder, there is less strain on your system. You may not even have it on some days. This is also a good time to take advantage of new financing options like RenewPace which makes purchasing a high-efficiency HVAC unit more attainable.
If you’re looking to upgrade your HVAC system this year, considering adding a Nest thermostat (it’s free with qualifying system). Nest can not only help you be more efficient but it also gives you more control over your system. Nest factors in the current weather patterns as well as your habits to alter your temperature to fit your daily routine.
Another thing to consider during winter in South Florida is conserving energy to help offset the costs of higher summer cooling fees. Some ways you can conserve energy are:
- Buy energy efficient appliances
- Open windows and doors when possible
- Have your system maintained
- Use natural light to help heat your home
- Use lamps instead of overhead lights
- Go outside and enjoy the mild temperatures
These are all things to take into account during these winter months in Southern Florida and brace for summer humidity! We’re always a phone call away to help increase the comfort and efficiency of your home. Give us a call to talk about system maintenance, PACE or Nest.