Summertime is for lazy days and playing outdoors, so thinking about your HVAC system is the last thing on your mind, but it’s important to prepare your home for the hot, humid months. Installing the right HVAC system is vital, but so is operating it correctly during the changing seasons.
Manage Temperature Indoors
In order to keep your heating and cooling at a reasonable level, be sure to raise the temperature on the air conditioning at night.
Your children shouldn’t sleep in icy temperatures; it’s unhealthy for their bodies and affects their core body temperatures, thus leading to lowered immunity to colds and flus.
Daytime is a different matter; since it’s hottest at midday keep the air conditioner at a nice cool level. After your kids return from playing outside this will help cool them down.
Use Timers for Heating and Cooling Systems
Talk to Eastern Tech, your family heating and cooling specialists, to install a system that comes with timers.
Most HVAC systems with a remote have a timer function that you can set at from one hour, up to three. Turning them on at bedtime helps your family sleep in comfort, and the timers turn off just as the outside temperatures cool down the house naturally — usually in the middle of the night.
Doing this saves money on your utility bills and is more efficient.
Maintain the Heating and Cooling Systems Properly
Some people install a family heating and cooling system in their home and forget about it. This is a mistake, because poor managing of your system causes it to work poorly or breakdown.
In the summer, make sure the filter on your HVAC unit is changed before use. Regular maintenance calls for changing the filter every three months. The filter blocks grime and dust from coming in, and keeps the air indoors clean to breathe, so it’s smart to change it frequently.
Besides changing the filter, call in a professional to tune-up the entire system. Paying for expert maintenance will save you money later on.
Eastern Tech is a one-stop HVAC service for family heating and cooling. We install, maintain, and consult with you about the best units in the market. Contact our experienced technicians in your area to upgrade or choose an HVAC system now.