Winter is coming fast … can you depend on your heater?
The first cold snap of the year has descended from the North and Fort Myers temperatures are dropping. The fact that this is a little early for the cold weather to reach us here in SW Florida is a pretty good indication that this will be a longer and colder winter than most. As cold fronts can pass through pretty quickly in Florida it is entirely possible to wake up in the morning with temperatures in the 80’s … and to have the temperature drop into the 30’s by the time you go to bed.
This is the time of year you need to be certain your heater is ready to go!
To be certain your HVAC equipment is ready to face the challenges of winter it is a good idea to have it looked over by a licensed air conditioning contractor. An inspection of your heating equipment should include:
Checking the thermostat for proper settings and operation.
Inspecting the wiring for proper installation and connections.
inspecting the element for proper operation.
Regular maintenance of your air conditioning equipment should also include an inspection of your heating equipment as well. Far too often home owners aren’t aware there is a problem with their heater until they actually need it. Typically when the weather turns cold air conditioning contractors receive numerous calls for help and the home owner is without heat until the contractor can get there. By inspecting the heater before the weather turns cold you have full control over the comfort level in your home with the flick of a switch.