How to Cool and Heat Your Home During the Winter Months

During the fall months we should be making the transition from the heat to the cold. This is the best time to call an experienced and licensed technician to come out and do a tune up for your HVAC system. Even in Florida, it will be cold before you know it, and you do not want to be stuck with unnecessary emergency repairs because your HVAC system is not keeping you warm at night. Regardless of the season, you want to be able to conserve energy at all times, while keeping you and your family comfortable.

Starting around October 1st, when it is still warm outdoors, you may still need to still use your air-conditioning. You want to be able to cool your home as effectively as possible, while keeping your energy bill from getting out of control. You should first make sure that any appliances that put off a great deal of heat, such as televisions, ovens, stoves, dryers, lamps, etc, are used sparingly, not at the same time, are turned off when not in use, and are kept as far away as possible from the thermostat. It is also a good idea to make sure that your home is properly sealed so that no air is seeping out. If the air from your home does seep outside then it is basically defeating the purpose of running the air-conditioning system because it isn’t doing its job of properly cooling your space. One of the best things that you can do to keep your home cool and comfortable is to run fans throughout your house. The fans can help to cool individual rooms as well as circulate the air coming from your HVAC system.

When you are in between temperatures and it’s not hot enough to run your AC and it’s not warm enough to run the heating system there are things that you can do to ensure that you and your family are as comfortable as possible. If your residence is feeling slightly warm, but not warm enough to turn on the air-conditioning keeping fans running will do the trick. The fans will not only keep you cool, but will also circulate the air in your home. Also, if you feel as if your home is chilly, but not cool enough to have to run the heating system, you can use a space heater. Space heaters are plugged into an electrical socket and will just heat the area that they are placed in. When using a space heater you can keep the space that you are occupying cozy, but not waste as much electricity as you would when running an HVAC system.

As the season progresses the air will become chilly and you will feel the need to begin operating the heat inside of your residence. You will also want to try to save money on this utility as well. You will only need to heat your home when it is occupied so when you are gone for the day turning the temperature down or the system off all together can save a great deal of energy. Fire places are also a great way to heat the home.

Fall is the time of the year when you are transitioning from extreme hot to extreme cold as temperatures moderate downward. Being able to adjust the temperature in your home accordingly is important for your comfort and for saving energy. Having a well maintained HVAC system will help you do just that. Contact Romark AC & Plumbing today to schedule your HVAC tune up.

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