3 ways to prep your home for Florida Summers

Air Conditioner Broken in Florida during the summerThere’s no denying that Florida weather can be pretty unpredictable at times. From beautiful sunny days to stormy nights and back to unseasonably cool stretches, it isn’t unusual for The Sunshine State to be anything but. However, when it comes to summer, there’s one thing you can always expect from Florida weather – heat. The kind of heat that is sweltering, oppressive, and exhausting.

Florida Summer is coming, and it’s coming quickly. It’s already getting pretty warm and if you haven’t started getting your home ready for the hot summer months already, you’ll want to start soon. There are many ways you can keep your home ready to take on the summer heat year after year. These methods will not only keep you comfortable but will help keep your home safe and structurally sound as well.

Take Care of Your Air Conditioner

Living through Florida summer weather would be difficult without functional air conditioning! It goes without saying that one of the most important steps you can take each year is to make sure your air conditioning unit is serviced annually. When temperatures climb, air conditioners have to work harder to keep your home comfortable. That can put extra strain on the inner workings and may even throw things out of tune – which may cause higher electric bills and nobody wants that. Stay ahead of the summer heat by scheduling an air conditioning tune-up appointment in the spring to keep your home and yourself comfortable during those especially hot days.

Keep Those Cracks Sealed Up

Over time, no home is impervious to cracks or small shifts that leave small open spaces. While some of these small cracks and open crevices may go unnoticed, it’s important to look for them early each spring. The cold air that your air conditioning unit works so hard to pump through your home can easily escape through these openings and warm air can filter in from outside, causing your air conditioner to work even harder.
With summertime and hot weather come a wide range of bugs as well. They want to stay cool and escape the heat too and that means they’ll find a way into your home – through those open spaces. When you take the time to seal up the cracks, you’ll be keeping out the bugs and keeping your home cool and comfortable.

Remember to Use Light & Heat-Blocking Curtains on Windows

It’s no secret that the sun shining through your windows brings added warmth into your home and nobody wants that in the summer! To keep this to a minimum, it’s always a good idea to use light-blocking curtains or other window coverings throughout your home. Many different curtain options are available, as are blinds, and you can even plants trees or shrubs in front of windows to block sunlight from streaming in. However you choose to block the light is up to you, of course, but doing so is sure to help keep your home cooler during warm Florida weather.
Now is the ideal time to undertake these projects to ensure a comfortable and cool home this summer. Get started today!


ECM Air Conditioning can help you with performing an annual AC Tune-up! Give us a call to schedule your next AC tune-up today at 561-585-9850 or click here to request an appointment.

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