Winter is here and with it brings chilly homes, high heating costs, and leaving people to wonder if there are any money-saving steps they could take. The key to improved home comfort (and more money in your pocket) is understanding common heating mistakes you might be making and how to fix them.
Even Florida’s balmy climate can go on vacation during the winter months, and many Sunshine State residents find themselves reaching for the thermostat when temperatures dip into jacket weather. If you find that your furnace is constantly cycling on and off or just doesn’t seem to be getting your home as warm as it normally does, you may be facing a heat pump problem.
Did you know that your heating and air conditioning unit will need to run through a defrost cycle at various times of the year? This important feature is designed to help your unit work properly throughout the cooler winter months. In fact, without the defrost cycle, and the regular maintenance provided by trusted professionals, your HVAC won’t be able to operate properly.
A heating and air conditioning system is one of those pieces of equipment that we all take for granted and expect to be working to cool or warm our home whenever we need it. However, like all pieces of equipment, HVAC systems are susceptible to issues every now and again. One of the more troublesome problems that homeowners may face is a lack of adequate heating. To further complicate matters, this lack of heating may occur after a summer season where the air conditioning worked just fine.
As temperatures continue to cool in Jacksonville and homeowners kick on the heat for the first time since last winter, it’s common to notice a burning smell coming from the vents. This can be very unsettling, but luckily the smell (usually) only lasts for a short period of time.
Even though it may not feel like it, the hottest days of the year are almost behind us. Now is the time to give our A/C systems, which have been working overtime to keep us cool and comfortable, some much needed TLC. Here are a few pointers to keep your air conditioning and heating system running smoothly as we enter the fall and winter months.
Although July is historically the hottest month of the year, August is still known to bring extremely hot temperatures that can feel even hotter with high levels of humidity in the air. When you aren’t able to rely on your air conditioner to reduce the effects of extreme heat, here are a few tips to stay safe and avoid a potentially life-threatening heat stroke.