Serving Treasure Coast & Northern Palm Beach Since 1974

Even in Hobe Sound, Florida, sometimes it can be tough to stay warm in winter. You could have to deal with cold drafts, trouble sleeping or high utility bills. Stay comfortable in cooler weather by using your ceiling fans correctly, upgrading your insulation, and opening your windows.

Use Your Ceiling Fans Correctly

You can use your ceiling fans in winter as well as summer. Use the switch in the centers of your fans to change the directions of the blades from counterclockwise to clockwise. Instead of creating a cooling breeze, the blades will push air toward your ceiling to increase circulation and keep cold air from collecting near your floors. You should turn off fans in empty rooms to save energy.

Upgrade Your Insulation

Many types of insulation settle and become less effective over time. Pests can make holes in it, or it could have biological growth.

You can save energy and prevent drafts by upgrading your insulation and replacing damaged areas, even in a newer home. Add weatherstripping underneath doors and windows, and use caulk around switches and electrical outlets. Find hidden drafts by turning off your HVAC system and holding a string near doors or windows. If the string moves, you could have a draft.

Open Your Windows During the Day

There aren’t many opportunities to let fresh air in when you live in South Florida without wasting energy. The average daytime temperatures between December and March are perfect for opening the windows around your home. Open your windows for a couple of hours each day. As a result, you’ll improve your home’s indoor air quality and enhance comfort. You’ll also give your HVAC system a break.

Ranger Air Conditioning is a Trane Comfort Specialist with more than 40 years of heating and air conditioning experience, and we’re a family business. We offer flat-rate pricing, free estimates and guaranteed same-day service. For friendly, honest service from our expert comfort specialists, call us at 772-205-3293. We can help you stay comfortable in your home no matter the weather conditions outside.

Image provided by Shutterstock