Our homes are no longer simply dwelling places. They are our last refuge after a hassle-filled day and as such, it is important that they provide a comfortable space to relax. Now, if the weather is cold enough for heat and not warm enough for AC, we have some simple tips you can use to maintaining your HVAC system during “gap” months where temperatures are moderate.
Tips for Maintaining Your HVAC System During Moderate Weather
When it’s not cold enough for heat and not warm enough for AC, it can be hard to get comfortable. Here are some tips for maintaining your HVAC unit efficiency and staying comfortable in moderate weather:
Open up the windows to let in some fresh air.
If you want to save some energy while making your home comfortable, try opening up your windows to let in some fresh air. If you are not running your HVAC fan, make sure that you use ceiling fans to help circulate the air in your home. This will keep the atmosphere from getting stale and help you distribute air to every room in your home.
Monitor humidity levels in your home.
If you’re not using your AC system, and you want to keep the windows open, make sure that you monitor humidity levels in your home. Moisture is a breeding ground for mold and mildew, which can impact your family’s health and happiness. When humidity becomes too high, you may need to turn your AC system back on to help better control your home environment.
Update the schedule on your programmable thermostat.
A programmable thermostat is a great way to maintain comfortable temperatures throughout the year while saving energy and cutting down on electricity costs. However, as the seasons change and weather begins to warm up or cool down, it is important that you adjust your programmable thermostat to account for these changes in temperatures.
Clean vents and replace your air filter.
Now that you are using your HVAC system less, it is the perfect time to make sure that your system is clean and working efficiently. Clean or replace your HVAC filters, and clean all of your vents. This may also be the ideal time for an HVAC tune up. An experienced HVAC technician will come to inspect your unit and catch any problems ahead of time. He or she will also make sure that your HVAC system is clean and well-oiled.
Though it can be hard to stay comfortable and keep your HVAC system running efficiently when the weather is moderate, these tips will help you put less stress on your HVAC system and make sure that it’s ready for the months ahead.
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