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How to Keep Cool in Jacksonville This Summer

How to Keep Cool in Jacksonville This Summer

Posted by
Ed Miller on Tue, Jul 02, 2013



When winter’s set in, we all look forward to summer and hot days spent on the beach or water-themed amusement parks or weekend barbeques with friends and family. When spring is in, you step out of the heated indoors into the warm spring air and are happy to be in the sun. You talk about enjoying the spring sunshine. Then the Florida summer sets in, with its heat and humidity, sending you running inside for the air-conditioned air. Even with the air conditioner working at full blast, it can be difficult to cope with the sweltering heat of a Jacksonville, FL summer.

Here are some cool ways to stay cool during the summer in Florida:

  • Keep your curtains and blinds closed and windows shut; it will keep the daylight out and also the ambient heat and glare of the bright summer sun out of your home, during the hottest times of the day.
  • Keep your front and back doors closed as much as possible; when you have to sign for a parcel or something, don’t do it with the door open. Step out and close the door behind you. This will help you to keep the cooled air from escaping and hot air from outside rushing in.
  • Check for leaks and insulate your attic; many people forget about their attic while cooling the rest of their homes; the attic gets overheated without proper insulation. There have been occasions when the attic air has touched 120 degrees; this can be a dangerous fire hazard in the summer in Jacksonville, Florida, not to mention a drain on your HVAC unit.
  • Ensure that your HVAC system is regularly serviced and maintained for optimum performance. This will help you to stay cool and relaxed, and also save on your energy bills.
  • Florida has amazing beaches and plenty of waterfront localities; there are numerous water-based amusements parks where you and your family can spend your hot summer days, having fun, while also staying cool. Head to one of these water parks or the beach to beat the Florida heat in the summer.
  • Most home ovens do not have an outside exhaust; so when you use your oven to cook during the hotter months, in the daytime, the heat nullifies the cooling effect of your air conditioner. This will also lead to an increase in your energy bill which can be avoided. To prevent this from happening, try not to use the oven during the daytime in the summer months in Jacksonville, Florida.
  • Take it to the pool; there are plenty of beaches in Florida, not to mention public pools. There are indoor Olympic sized swimming pools that can be fun for you and your children. There are also plenty of adventure parks with water slides and wave pools, and kiddie coves for you to spend time with your children and stay chilled.

If you practice simple measures like keeping the heat out, doors closed, your attic well-insulated and your HVAC unit in good condition, you can weather the hot and humid summers of Florida in relative cool and comfort. At Snyder Heating and Air Conditioning, we know the importance of a well-maintained ac unit when you’re living in the Jacksonville area of Florida. We’ve been helping the residents of Northeast Florida live in cool comfort for over 40 years, and so we know what we’re about. We are proud to be your Jacksonville, FL air conditioning contractor for all your HVAC unit needs – whether air conditioning installation, ac service & ac repairs or HVAC maintenance. Call us today for a free quote!



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