Does it feel like spring is in the air? Welcome to Denver. It’s not unusual to have 30, 40, even 50 degree changes in just a few hours of time. While you might have your heat on in the morning to take away the chill, your air conditioner will be just as necessary in the heat of the day.
How can you ensure your home stays comfortable with that much change?
There are simple things you can do, and not all of them mean replacing your heating and cooling equipment. A few common sense measures now can leave you comfortable all year through. Give these a try.
Not enough can be said about this efficient little tools. Smart thermostats function in many ways like a programmable thermostat. They allow you to change your indoor temperatures based on a program that you set. However, the difference comes as the smart technology takes over and pays attention to your habits and programs itself. It also monitors the outside temperatures, and adjusts accordingly. Plus you can access controls and reports via your smart device, giving you full control over how your home is heated and cooled throughout the day.
Control Your Windows
Have you ever opened your blinds or curtains on a sunny afternoon to let the heat in? Feels good when the temperatures outside are freezing. But no matter which way your house sits on your property, you’ll only benefit from the sun for a few hours of the day. And if you let the sunshine in during the hottest summer months, the opposite effect occurs. Before you leave for work in the morning, use your blinds or curtains to help control the temperatures inside throughout the day. Better yet, invest in smart technology with your window coverings too. This will give you access to each window at the touch of a button, allowing your window treatments to move based on the sun’s movement. It also means your furnace and air conditioner will work less.
Use The Kitchen
When you turn the oven on in your kitchen, you’ll probably notice your furnace doesn’t run quite as much. That’s because the heat from your kitchen spreads and helps other surrounding rooms stay warm too. Obviously, it isn’t efficient to heat your home this way. But on the coldest of days, spending time in the kitchen can help keep you warm. Likewise, leaving it off on the hottest days will help keep you cool.
Want even more tips on how to keep your HVAC system efficient throughout the year? The best place to start is by scheduling your HVAC maintenance visit today.
When your HVAC system operates as efficiently as possible, you’ll spend less on your monthly utility bills, and you’ll be more comfortable all year long. Schedule your visit today.