Winter is coming. Unfortunately, the Arizona weather didn’t get the memo — summer temperatures have persisted into fall. How do you keep comfortable when the weather won’t cool down? How does it affect your HVAC system? Here’s how to deal with an unseasonable warm spell.
Saving Energy in an Unseasonable Warm Spell
One drawback of warm winters is that your HVAC system works overtime, which drives your energy bills up. Fortunately, this can be mitigated using many of the same energy-saving tips you use during the summer.
Run your ceiling fan in tandem with your AC. The wind-chill factor makes the air feel cooler on your skin than it is. This means you can turn your thermostat up a few degrees, saving energy without decreasing comfort during an unseasonable warm spell.
If you have whole-house humidity control, turn the humidity down a little as well. Lower humidity also makes you feel cooler, so you can turn the thermostat up and reduce energy consumption.
Your Annual Tuneup
The other thing to remember during an unseasonable warm spell is your fall HVAC tuneup. It’s easy to forget to have your furnace looked at when you’re not using it much. However, your HVAC technician still needs to inspect it to make sure it’s running properly and efficiently.
For one thing, you’ll want to make sure your furnace is ready to jump into action once the weather does cool down. If there are any problems, it’s important to catch them now, as by next year, they could be worse — and more expensive to fix.
Your HVAC technician can check your thermostat settings and make sure they’re optimal for home comfort and energy savings. This will help reduce energy consumption and make sure your AC doesn’t wear out from overuse during this unseasonable warm spell. Your annual tuneup will help you save money and energy year-round, keeping your system running smoothly for years to come.
For more tips on dealing with an unseasonable warm spell, contact us at Hansberger Refrigeration and Electric Company. We keep Yuma comfortable through any weather.