Setting Your Thermostat For Springtime
It’s always a hard choice to make during milder months - heat or air conditioning? And what happens if you need to use BOTH? An important thing to remember is that you should keep the air circulating in your home. For some people, open windows and doors is a viable option. However, allergy sufferers are not so lucky. Opening your windows and doors invite allergens inside your home - exactly where you don’t want them. Try to weigh the pros and cons of these options - you can also consider a whole-home air purifier or better-rated air filter for those with allergies. This is where you can consider using your HVAC system’s fan setting. If you set your fan to “on” it will help to circulate the air in your home and keep it moving. Also, try your best not to switch back and forth between “heat” and “cool”. Switching modes on your HVAC system, and the equipment kicking on and off, is one of its most energy-consuming jobs. Try to keep “the switch” at a minimum in order to conserve energy - and money! When it comes to temperature, it’s recommended by manufacturers and energy companies that 78 degrees is the most efficient setting for your thermostat. So try to keep that in mind when it comes to those hot days.
However, no matter what temperature you choose, stick to it! Constant adjustment of the thermostat’s settings will cause your system to work harder and cost you more money. And as always, ensure you are changing your filter! This is especially important in the spring when allergens are at an extreme high. Your filter captures the air particles that cause reactions to things such as animal dander, dust, and pollen. Allergy sufferers will benefit from regularly changing your filter. Set a reminder on your phone or calendar to help you remember. When is the last time you scheduled maintenance on your HVAC system? Thinking about a thermostat upgrade? Let us know and we can answer all of your questions! Or, you can easily schedule your appointment online with times that work around YOUR life. Book here!
#indoorairquality #programmablethermostat #maintenance This article was updated and republished April 2020.