The fall months are typically some of the hardest ones for your heating and cooling system because the days begin to have swings in temperature. It may be horribly hot during the day and very comfortable at night. When it comes to your home’s heating and cooling system, you may be worried about constantly adjusting the thermostat or determining the best way to keep your home comfortable. Here are a few tips for saving energy and keeping your home the perfect temperature:
- Program Your Thermostat – Adjusting your thermostat a few degrees every time you walk by doesn’t actually help your system cool or heat your home. In reality, your thermostat only tells your system when it should cut on or off. The best thing to do is program your thermostat for a certain temperature during the day and night and let your system do the work.
- Utilize Ceiling Fans & Your Shades – You can cut down on the fall heat by turning on your ceiling fans and closing your shades throughout your home. As the sun beats down on your home, it can often warm the rooms, creating a warmer temperature than you expected. Closing the shades blocks the sun’s rays and a ceiling fan provides that comfortable breeze you need to stay cool.
- Turn Your System Off -This may sound like a scary prospect, but with newer units that are more energy efficient, turning your AC off when it isn’t needed may actually save you on energy costs. If your fall nights are cool enough that running the air conditioner isn’t needed, rather than turning up the thermostat, simply turn your system off for the night and back on in the morning.
At Quality 1 Heating & Cooling, our number one goal is to keep you safe and comfortable all year long. Try out these tips and ask us about more ideas to improve your home’s comfort and energy efficiency. You’ll be enjoying the fall season even more.