Yes It Does Get Cold In Tampa Florida
I Live in Florida and even the 60, 50 and 40 degree temperatures are cold to me. And January is one of the coldest months of the year in Florida.
One of the things we need to make sure we do is maintain our Heating & Cooling Systems. This should be done throughout the year. The weather in Florida changes sometime like we change our clothes. Last January, the temperatures dropped down to almost freezing a few times. The last thing you want is the heat to go out when the temp drops down to 40 degrees. Of course, this also applies for the warmer months. When its hot, its HOT. It always seems they go out on the hottest days. Proper maintenance can help prevent this from happening as often. Here's a few simple steps to keep your Heating & Cooling System operating at peak condition.
* Always make sure to change the filters, usually monthly. Some filters are designed to last longer depending on which ones you purchase. Also, make sure to clean permanent ones. Maintaining filters will save money on your electric bill and save your system from having to work so hard.
* Always keep debris away from your outdoor unit. Make sure unit is free from branches, vegetation, etc. This will also cause it to works harder and break down if debris gets into the coils.
*You should always have a yearly Maintenance Inspection from a Qualified Licensed Heating & Cooling Specialist.
I personally use (and know others that have used them also) Lloyd's Heating & Cooling. I have called them many times and have recieved prompt and courteous service each time and they've done an excellent done for a great price.
They have a troubleshooting area on their website which includes various things you can check if your having a problems with your heating & cooling unit. A few of those includes checking the circuit breakers to the unit(s) and see if they need to be reset and to also see if you have a emergency cut off switch to also reset. They also recommend the above maintenance tips when troubleshooting. You may also have a clogged drain line and they have tips to troubleshoot this.
As with anything, it is recommended to call a licensed professional. They will help you keep your Heating & Cooling System in top operating condition all year round to keep your home comfortable and save you money.