In South Florida between the months of April to October it’s hot — so hot that many homeowners keep their air conditioning running and the windows closed all the time.
Florida’s hot, humid weather is both a blessing and a curse. While we generally don’t have to worry about snow, sleet, or freezing temperatures the way people up north do, Floridians have to deal with extremely hot, damp weather most of the year.
House Cleaning Boca Raton — Sealing Up Your Home
Air conditioning is a lifesaver, but it also requires you to keep your home sealed up when it is running. Closing all the doors and windows keeps the cool air inside your house so your air conditioning unit doesn’t have to run as hard.
But providing your home with fresh air every once in a while is a good idea as well. Homes that are sealed up can build odors, allow germs to breed, and create a less clean atmosphere for residents to breathe.
Turning off your air conditioning, opening up the windows and doors, and letting fresh air into your house, condo or apartment at least an hour or so every couple of days — even during the hottest time of the year — lets you replace stale air with fresh air. The fresh breeze cycles new air throughout your home, improving air quality and making your home smell fresher and cleaner.
House Cleaning Boca Raton — When to Air Out Your Home
You probably want to air out your house when it is the least hot outside. If you turn off your air at high noon, for example, the air conditioning unit is going to have to work twice as hard when you turn it back on to get your home to a comfortable temperature.
A better plan is to open your windows and doors in the early morning or after the sun sets, when the outside temperature is at its lowest.