Many people in Garland, Texas, wait as long as they can in summer or winter to use their HVAC system to save money on utility bills. However, waiting until it’s very hot or very cold and then turning the thermostat up or down a lot forces your heater or air conditioner to work harder. It could eventually cost you more than using your system sooner. To maximize costs savings when using your HVAC system, you should check your home’s humidity, install a programmable thermostat, and use a variable-speed unit.
Checking Your Home’s Humidity
High humidity makes people feel warmer, and low humidity makes them feel cooler. Even if the temperature in your home seems comfortable, it may feel stuffy if the humidity is high. You can run your air conditioner to prevent this problem. If you have dry eyes, a sore throat, or a runny nose, in the winter, you might have low humidity. To add moisture to the air in your home, boil some water or take a hot shower.
Using a Programmable Thermostat
You can set a programmable thermostat to adjust your home’s temperature when you go to sleep or work and then change it back to a more comfortable level half an hour before you wake up or return home. That way, you’ll always feel comfortable when you’re home or awake and you’ll be able to resist the urge to make your home very hot or very cold. This way, you won’t shorten your HVAC system’s life and you’ll only be using it when you really need it.
Running a Variable-Speed System
Instead of turning on and off constantly, a variable-speed HVAC system can work on a low setting. This is a great compromise when you need a small amount of heat or air conditioning.
Willard Heating and Air Conditioning can help you install, maintain, and repair a variety of heating and air conditioning equipment. Call us anytime at (972) 564-9785 for excellent service from one of our expert technicians.
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