We are here to serve you and your family in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian. Be cautious when dealing with contractors during these difficult times and make sure you’re checking their licenses and reviews. Don’t be pressured. We offer free second opinions on A/C repairs and free estimates for new A/C systems. Give us a call or text us today at (941) 485-2222! We take our jingle seriously and we are working hard to fulfill it: “No matter what the weather, Tri County makes it better!”

Winter?  In Florida? Yeah right! We know what you’re thinking, “how much preparation for winter is really needed in Florida?” The answer: More than you think.

It hasn’t snowed in Florida in years and we don’t expect it to snow anytime soon (thank goodness; that’s why we live in Florida, afterall). However, parts of Florida do get the occasional freeze and we want to provide you some tips to protect your greatest investment: your home. Yes, we are saying that you should prepare your home for winter even in Florida.

  • Get your air conditioner maintained. Regular maintenance is crucial to the health of your air conditioning and heating system. Schedule your maintenance in the winter to make sure your A/C system is clear of debris and build-up before you turn on your heat.
  • Trim any branches that hang over your home.
  • Have your roof inspected for damage, corroded flashing, or leaking vents.
  • Have your air conditioning filters changed. We can do this for your during your regular maintenance.
  • Clean humidifier plates or pads to get optimal efficiency and reduce the humidity in your home.
  • Clean out your gutters.
  • Make sure your ducts are properly sealed and insulated.
  • Reverse your ceiling fans to create an updraft that will push heated air into the room.
  • In the event of a freeze, turn off exterior faucets to protect your pipes from bursting.
  • Check for drafts in windows and doors and get them sealed.
  • Drain the water heater and clean out debris.
  • When the weather is cool enough to open your windows, cycle your heat by turning the temperature way up and run it for 5 minutes. This burns off any dust/debris that builds up on the heat strip that causes a burnt odor.