Deciding when to turn on your home’s heat may seem like a no-brainer, but it’s often more complicated than simply waiting for a Florida cold front to roll through. Is it better to wait for the right date or the right temperature, and how can delaying impact your HVAC system? Here are a few tips to help you decide when you should turn up the heat at home.
Waiting for a Specific Time
Some homeowners wait until a certain date on the calendar before turning on their heat. While less common in warmer regions like Florida, this practice allows homeowners to properly winterize their air conditioning systems so they can leave them turned off for the season. Unfortunately, it also means that they may end up having to suffer through some cold weather before enjoying the perks of a heated home. For those who choose to wait, it’s a good idea to have a backup plan in place in case of an early cold snap.
Waiting for a Specific Temperature
Other homeowners wait for the mercury to drop before turning their heat on. This prevents them from having to cope with cold snaps on their own. Since the first few days of cold weather may be interspersed with warmer days where heating isn’t necessary, many may find themselves having to alternate between heating and cooling until real winter weather sets in.
Delaying Fuel and Maintenance
Some people delay turning their heat on in order to avoid the cost of fuel or maintenance. Unfortunately, this is a bit of false economy–not only can neglecting necessary maintenance result in costly repairs down the road, sometimes it’s simply not possible to get emergency repairs or refueling done in a timely manner. A lot of homeowners wait until the last minute only to discover that their tanks have gone dry or their HVAC systems aren’t working properly, leaving fuel companies and technicians scrambling to address heating emergencies.
Contact Air Tech of Central Florida Today
Fortunately, if you live in central Florida, there’s no need to wait for winter weather to catch you unaware. Our team of NATE certified technicians are always ready to help solve any of your home’s heating or cooling needs. Reach out to one of the friendly on-call representatives at Air Tech of Central Florida today to make sure your home stays in tiptop shape this season. Contact us by phone at (407) 848-1123, or schedule service online to get started.