During the summer months in Mesquite, Texas, the high temperatures can feel stifling. Managing the spikes and swings while keeping your home comfortable is a challenge that many local residents face. Follow these few tips to boost efficiency and keep your home’s temperature under control without spending a fortune on bills.
Program Your Thermostat
The first step in maintaining a comfortable indoor atmosphere is programming your thermostat. Whether you have a smart unit or a traditional programmable thermostat, you need to make sure to set up your ideal home temperature and the times you’re typically at home. Failing to program your thermostat can cost you money because the cooling system will continue to run when you’re gone all day or going to sleep at night. With a smart thermostat, a schedule serves as a starting point, although it can make automatic adjustments to reduce energy waste.
Maintain the System
An HVAC system requires regular maintenance to ensure efficiency and proper operation. During an annual tuneup, your HVAC technician will test the system to make sure it’s producing plenty of air and will take a look at the components to look for signs of damage. You can also do some DIY maintenance, such as changing the air filter regularly and keeping the vents and registers clean and unblocked. These tasks will help boost efficiency, which will help you better manage heat waves.
Supplement With Fans
Ceiling, floor, and box fans can also help maintain a cooler atmosphere. Although they don’t produce cool air, the wind chill effect can make it feel more comfortable in your home. Keep fans running in the rooms you’re currently using to allow air to flow more freely in your home. Turn the fans off when you leave the room to avoid wasting electricity.
Make sure your cooling system can keep up with the upcoming temperature spikes and swings by scheduling your maintenance service with our technicians at Advanced Home Comfort, available at (972) 996-2511.
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