As seasons and temperatures change, so should your heating and cooling repair program. Let us look at how to manage home temperatures through the seasons.
The first step to managing winter temperatures is to check your heating system to ensure it is in good working condition. Check the heater filter for clogging and wear.
Clean or change according to need. If your heater is not producing enough heat or starts then stops, it's time to call a heating repair technician.
These checks should be done at least one month before winter. You do not want to find yourself with a broken heater in winter.
Set your thermostat at the right temperature for winter. Find out your average winter temperatures and set your thermostat one degree higher or lower. Set the temperature about 6 degrees lower at night.
Finally, dress warm while indoors. At night wear warm clothing and use warm beddings such as flannels. Running a humidifier will also help to keep your home warmer.
It's time to gradually get out of winter mode. Dress warmly. If you are still cold, adjust the temperature by one degree. Also, try to keep active while indoors. That will help to keep you warm. As temperatures rise, turn off the heating.
Check your AC to see if it's working properly. Common problems include not blowing enough cold air, failure to start, leaks in walls and ceilings and noise.
Call an air conditioning services team to diagnose the problem and to do the necessary repairs. A regular maintenance schedule is essential. Clean your condensing unit at least one month before the start of the cooling season.
Set your thermostat higher during summer to reduce the gap between exterior and interior temperatures. If the gap is bigger, your AC will work harder and you will run higher bills.
The ideal daytime temperature is 78 degrees. If it's too warm, dress appropriately and use the ceiling fan.
When away, set your thermostat at between 85 and 88 degrees. Programme it to a more comfortable temperature before you return.
At night, open the windows. If it's still too hot, close the window and set your thermostat at 78 degrees.
Begin to gradually reduce AC use in fall. Seal cracks and insulate your home in preparation for winter.
The key to getting maximum benefits from your cooling or heating system is by having a regular maintenance and repair schedule, keeping the right temperatures and dressing appropriately throughout the seasons. For more information and assistance, contact a company like HELP Plumbing, Heating, Cooling and Electric.