It baffles me that some people who don’t spend a lot of time in Florida believe that it never gets cold here.
If it didn’t get cold in Florida, we wouldn’t need central HVAC units in our homes.
I live in Cocoa Florida and as you probably know, it’s a beach town. And yes, we have palm trees everywhere blowing in the breeze, but just like any other part of the country, we experience cold weather during the Winter season. It is safe to say that our Winters are mild, and we are not seeing any snow any time soon or perhaps ever. However, we have had some cold days during the Winter months. In fact, the lowest temperature on record for us in Cocoa was 24 degrees. Of course, that’s not normal as our temperature usually ranges between 55 and 80 degrees during the colder season. And when our temperature hits below 55, I definitely use my HVAC for heating. And though I am not using my central heating for an extended time, it still gets used. Naturally, I use my HVAC unit more in the Summer because it is so hot here, which means I spend more to cool my home than I do to keep it warm. All in all, I love the weather that we have here in Cocoa Florida because even though it does get cold, it’s not as bad as it is in the other part of the country. And I love that my HVAC unit isn’t being overused to keep my home comfortable all year long.