The holidays are well underway, and temperatures in South Florida are beginning to reflect the season. 95% of the year we don’t have to think about the cooler temperatures (or how to deal with them), but, now that it’s cooling down, it’s the perfect time to open up the windows and let the breeze flow throughout your home.
If you decide to open your windows to enjoy the natural cool air, you’ll be saving money on your energy bill as you’re giving your air conditioning unit a break. Before you open all the windows, make sure you turn the A/C system off completely so that you aren’t unintentionally raising your bill. We also advise you to do a thorough dusting of your entire home to mitigate the chance of an outdoor breeze kicking up said dust and causing potential allergies.
It’s also important that you ensure the furnace filter is clean to allow your heater to work properly, especially since it hasn’t been on in almost a year. Old furnace filters that aren’t working correctly or are clogged with dust and debris cause the HVAC unit in your house to work harder and longer to produce that desirable warm air. The increased workload could result in accelerated wear and tear that could eventually lead to future mechanical failure and a higher energy bill overall. With a proper checkup on the furnaces filter and the AC unit before use, you are ensuring that the furnace is working properly and that everything is good to go for when you finally get to use it.
As our Florida Winter rolls in, get ready for the occasional cold fronts and seasonal changes with Steemer of South Florida!