Although your family’s well-being is your priority, you’re thinking of ways to be more efficient without sacrificing comfort. Follow these winter HVAC tips in your Florida home to help you enjoy comfort and energy savings this season:

Install a Programmable Thermostat

A programmable thermostat is an amazing tool for keeping your home comfortable efficiently. For example, if you leave for a vacation, you can lower the temperature and bring it back up to a comfortable degree on the drive back by using an app on your smartphone. As a result, you’ll never have to worry about high energy bills ever again.

Perform a Home Energy Audit

Schedule Preferred Air Conditioning & Mechanical to visit your home and check how much energy it consumes. During our energy audit, a service technician will check if you need to seal windows, replace doors or perform any other repairs to improve efficiency. That way, you’ll lessen your heating system’s workload and lower your monthly utility bills.

Don’t forget to check your insulation, too. New or additional insulation can help your home retain heat better, which will help lower your energy bills and keep your family more comfortable. Check your attic insulation, in particular, for this is a major source of lost heat.

Consider an HVAC Upgrade

Routine HVAC maintenance and cleanings will only go so far. In some cases, replacing an old system is the best way to enjoy modern energy saving conveniences. Schedule a service technician to look at your unit. He or she will determine whether another season or two of maintenance will be more economical than upgrading now to something more efficient. If not, it’s time to consider an upgrade.

These are a few ways to enjoy comfort and energy savings in your home this season. If you have any questions, call Preferred Air Conditioning & Mechanical at 561-202-1422 in West Palm Beach and 772-905-3358 in Port Saint Lucie.

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