4 Cooling and Heating Tips

During periods of extreme temperature knowing that you’ll be protected from the elements gives you peace of mind. Wicked cold spells and brutally oppressive heat waves can play havoc on your state of mind unless you’ve taken the right steps to ensure that HVAC system operates properly.

Whether you’re living in a warm or cold weather climate use these cooling and heating tips to make sure things run smoothly.

Set Your Programmable Thermostat

Set your thermostat at a temperature for optimal savings. Maintain a comfortably high temperature during summer months and a moderately low temperature during winter months to boost your energy bill savings and to place less stress on your HVAC system.

When you’re in bed or out of the house adjust your thermostat temperature accordingly. Lower the temperature during cooler months and raise it during warmer months if you want to establish a comfortable indoor environment and save money when you’re sleeping or at work.

Do Regular Maintenance

Clean filters once monthly to make sure everything is in working order.  Air conditioner and furnace filters may need to be replaced every few months for optimal results. Carefully follow your owner’s manual or listen to the advice of specialists if you want to keep things working properly on the HVAC front. Performing regular maintenance alerts you to problems and also increases the efficiency of your air conditioner or furnace. Do the leg work now to avoid future problems and to keep your home’s environment comfortable.

Radiators, baseboard heaters and warm-air registers should be cleaned regularly.  Remove drapes, furniture and carpentry from circulating areas to facilitate ventilation.

Consult Professionals

Despite your best intentions you may do more harm than good trying to fix and maintain your heating or cooling system. Licensed, trained professionals can spot problems in seconds while your untrained eyes miss these issues. Contact an HVAC specialist to make your life easier. Leverage their experience to create a comfortable home environment without losing your mind in the process. Even if you enjoy doing work around your home you may sacrifice your comfort or incur added steep expenses by not identifying problems with your heating and cooling system quickly.

Speak to technicians to address any potential issues with your system. A skilled pro can address problems you may not be able to see.

Research specialists online to learn more about the services they offer. Whether you need upgrades on equipment, maintenance and repair or a second opinion you can speak to professionals for a wide range of heating and cooling needs.

Make Your Home Work for You

By using shades, drapes and windows efficiently you can create a comfortable environment and cut your energy bills at the same time. During cold weather months keep drapes and shades open to allow maximum sunlight into your home and to raise indoor temperatures. Keep shades and drapes closed during warm months to lower the temperature inside of your home. Lower your energy bills and maintain a comfortable temperature while placing less of a strain on your HVAC system.