For Atlanta area homeowners, our weather extremes make it difficult to figure out how to maintain ideal indoor temperatures. During those “in-between months” when we’re on the cusp of a seasonal transition, the challenge is even more significant.
Switching between turning on the air to keep yourself cool during the day and turning on the heat to keep warm during the night will not help maintain an energy-efficient and comfortable home. It certainly won’t keep your utility bills in check.
Here are tips for maintaining an ideal temperature in your home no matter the season.
As unpredictable as Atlanta’s weather is, it’s never clear how early you need to turn on your air conditioner or heater to prepare for the upcoming season. But the last thing you want to have to worry about on a blisteringly hot spring day is a non-functioning air conditioner, the same for your heater during the fall.
Don’t spend the start of a new season wishing your house would warm up or cool down. Grab a CoolCare Comprehensive Maintenance Agreement and receive two yearly maintenance visits that will ensure that the heating and cooling parts of your HVAC system are in tip-top condition before you need to use them.
Unless your home has double or triple pane windows, there’s a good chance that your windows or their encasements are leaking. If this is the case, the pressure of forcing air into your home while your HVAC unit is running causes the air that was conditioned by the same unit to be forced out of your home.
Those leaks are compromising the efficiency of your HVAC system, throwing money out of the window. Literally.
Thanks to the advancements of technology and home automation, there are many tools you can use to control your temperature more efficiently. One of the best ways to do just that is to upgrade your thermostat. A programmable thermostat allows you to schedule your heating and air conditioning to turn off automatically. This technology will allow you to turn the heat off at night while you’re sleeping plus minimize the use of air conditioning when no one is home. When weather conditions change, you can reprogram the thermostat to accommodate those needs.
In addition to a programmable thermostat, consider installing a smart thermostat. Depending on which kind you choose, a smart thermostat is an ideal way to ensure that the temperature in your home is always perfect regardless of what it’s like outside, right from your smartphone.
Contact Coolray to find out how we can help you get the most out of your HVAC system and keep it in excellent working order, especially during extreme weather situations.