Spring is right around the corner, and most Floridians are already mentally preparing for the extreme heat and the higher energy bills that come along with the warm weather. But no matter what the season is outside, the temperature in your home dictates how comfortable it will feel.
Living through a hot South Florida spring or summer, you’ve probably experienced the battle of the thermostat. It’s a never-ending tug-of-war between what you feel is a comfortable setting and an affordable setting. Ultimately, finding the right balance really depends on your priorities. As you can probably attest to, finding that sweet spot of balance between conserving money and having a comfortable temperature can be very challenging.
Many South Florida homeowners may not realize how much of an impact on energy savings your thermostat setting can make. You can easily save up to 10% annually simply by increasing the setting on your thermostat by 7 – 10 degrees than what you normally like it at during the summer. And the great thing about that is you don’t even have to do it the entire time, just for eight hours, like while you’re at work and not even home.
Additionally, South Florida homeowners can adopt some easy habits that’ll make the transition to spring and summer easier, more comfortable, and SAVE you money too!
Keep track of your monthly energy costs and make a note when there is a drastic change. Your power bills can tell you a lot, sometimes more than your monthly expenses. If you’re seeing a regular increase in your expenses but no noticeable difference in home comfort, something is definitely going on with your HVAC. A modern high-efficiency system can provide you peace of mind with more consistent energy usage, which means fewer surprises on your bill.
Set up a Maintenance Agreement. While changing your air filter and cleaning your vents are essential tasks to help out your system for a season change, a professional maintenance agreement is critical to conclude the process. During a routine visit, your HVAC expert technician will manage a series of tasks that help out the energy efficiency of your system. And while they’re there, your HVAC technician will keep an eye out for more severe issues that might be affecting your HVAC unit. That could save you an expensive breakdown in the future.
Select an HVAC company that offers emergency repairs. Even carefully maintained HVAC systems can have occasional problems, which always seems to hit at the most inconvenient times. Having your air conditioner stop working late at night, weekends or on holidays, can create near panic, especially in South Florida where the heat can become unbearable. We also understand that downtime at your office can not only be very uncomfortable for you and your employees, but also can be costly, so it’s very important to get back up and running as quickly as possible. A company that offers 24/7 emergency service can manage the headache and distress that comes with an after-hours service call.
Make a plan for your old HVAC system to be replaced. Well-maintained heating and cooling systems can last for 10 to 15 years, but they won’t last forever. Create an idea of what you want now to escape last minute pressure when your system takes its final bow. At CMi Air Conditioning and Electrical we’re known by the company we keep, which is why you’ll see only top brands in our line-up. And, we promise to match you with the systems and products that make sense for your lifestyle. Our air conditioning systems and home cooling systems will provide you with more comfort and efficiency than ever. Whatever size your home is, whenever you need cool, comfortable, cleaner air, we’re dedicated to providing the very best for your family.
If you hear any odd noises coming from your HVAC system, do not hesitate, call a professional. That noise is not just irritating, it indicates something is wrong with your system. Even if it seems to be a small issue, if it’s left without a repair it could make for a very costly repair down the road. Don’t try to fix it yourself. Leave it to the pros to figure out and fix it.
Your home comfort system not managed and maintained properly can be very costly. If you utilize these tips, you could save time, money and aggravation. And if your HVAC unit just isn’t keeping up anymore, think about calling CMi Air Conditioning and Electrical. We can help you select an updated energy-efficient system that’s perfect for your lifestyle.