Your home is a great investment that requires regular maintenance as the seasons continue to change. Although household chores may emerge as an inconvenience, they are necessary to prepare and prevent your home from any unforeseen damage. Taking the time to sustain the interiors and exteriors of your home can save you big bucks in the long run.
Luckily, Floridians do not have to worry about raking up leaves or potential snow storms approaching. Whether you are getting your AC serviced or inspecting your roof, these are just a few of many preventative chores to fulfill. Air Boca has created a checklist to help you maintain your home for fall.
Check your roof
The roof of your home sustains a lot of harsh weather conditions throughout the year, so be sure to check for broken, damaged, or missing shingles that may need to be replaced. With unpredictable rainfall in Florida, the last thing your home needs is a leaky roof. Along with this, check for any debris that may be obstructing your roof’s gutter to avoid rain build up.
Clean your pool
As the days begin to get shorter, you can accept that pool season is coming to an end. If you have an inground pool, take the time to clean and cover your pool for the fall and winter seasons. Consider completing this task before the temperature starts to get chilly.
What Will I Need For Those Cooler Days?
Though the temperature rarely drops in Florida, there will definitely be those colder days where you might need to bundle up a little bit more than usual. You might find yourself asking, “Will my Air Conditioner be able to handle heating my house when I need it the most?”. Fortunately, most homes in Florida only need an average heat pump during those colder days. In some cases, they’ve been found to consume 50% less energy than their more burdensome alternatives, such as furnaces and baseboard heaters.
Maintain Your Systems
Regardless of any weather changes, you should still stay on top of your regular HVAC maintenance. Not only will it keep your AC running well when the temperature drops, but it will ensure the longevity of your unit and save you some money. Make sure you check and replace air filters periodically; the older your unit is the more frequently you may have to do so. Thankfully, filters are cheap and can be found at any store with a basic hardware section. If you have an older mechanical thermostat, you may want to consider upgrading to a modern, programmable one. At this point, most modern thermostats are smart and have apps with which you can control your home’s temperature while you’re out and on the go (which can be a great way to cut down on your energy consumption and save a few bucks on your bill). If you have an outside condenser unit, make sure you keep any shrubbery or plants nice and trimmed, and the unit generally free from dirt and debris. Don’t be afraid to contact your AC Repair company if you feel like something is wrong with your system; professionals are trained for a reason and they’ll be able to assess what’s wrong with your unit.
Energy Saving Tips
- Keep your windows open on nicer days. Allowing fresh air to circulate through your home can encourage you to keep your AC off for days it is not needed.
- Consider replacing windows with impact resistant ones. Impact resistant windows tend to be insulated and more energy efficient. Having worn out windows can allow air to escape your home.
- Use your ceiling fans. Although they do not produce cool air, they can help circulate air throughout the house.
Maintain your air conditioner with Air Boca
With fluctuating weather in Florida during the latter part of the year, is it harmful to your AC to keep having to change temperatures randomly day to day? Consider contacting the professionals at Air Boca to find out what is best for your home during the fall season. Call us now at 561-750-1625 to learn about our services that are most beneficial to you and your home.