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Staying Warm During Florida Winter

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Living in Florida, it often feels like the weather has a mind of its own. This is especially true in the winter months, when some days feel like winter is here to stay and other days feel like summer never left. This makes heating the house frustrating — not knowing when you will need to use the heat or where to set it so it actually turns on when you need it. Here are some tips based on what our Kissimmee AC experts have seen:

Pay Attention to Windows

If you open your windows to enjoy the cool air during the day, then the temperature drops with the sun, make sure all of your windows are all the way closed. One easy way to waste energy is by heating the backyard. Also check to make sure your windows are fully sealed and without cracks. Getting windows repaired can save on both air conditioning and heating, which can help all year around.

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Add Rugs Around the House

Hardwood and tile flooring looks nice and is easy to clean. However, it never feels warm unless it has been baking in the summer sun. Rugs can make your space more inviting, and they will make the floor feel less cold. When your feet are warm, the rest of you won’t need as much heat to feel comfortable.

Replace Your Air Filters

Every couple months, or more often if you have furry pets, you should be replacing your air filter. This will help air circulate better in your home, which will make your air conditioning system work more efficiently. Without dust and other particles in the way, the unit will reach the target temperature quicker, which is a win for you and your electric bill.

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Use a Furnace

If you do not use a heater until the temperature takes a serious dip, consider a furnace. These come in gas and electric versions. A gas furnace is less costly to run but emits small amounts of carbon monoxide. An electric furnace costs more to run but is better for the environment. These will only heat one room at a time, so either one will save you money in the long run.

If you have questions about or need maintenance on your heating and air conditioning system, reach out to our team of Kissimmee AC experts. We also offer emergency repairs 24 hours a day, seven days a week. To learn more about our services, contact us online or give us a call at (407) 857-7800.

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