We’re all breathing sighs of relief as cooler weather begins to conquer the humid heat that’s held Florida in its grasp for several months. With the fall season creeping up on West Palm Beach, there will soon be new ways you can increase comfort and save energy. If you want to keep saving money as you have this summer, you’ll need to give your HVAC system some TLC and prepare your home for cooler temperatures. Here’s how to save money this coming fall.
With the fall comes another round of necessary seasonal maintenance for your HVAC system. Seasonal maintenance during the fall will ensure that your heater is prepared for the colder weather and address any damage your HVAC system might have suffered during the summer months. Investing in fall seasonal HVAC maintenance guarantees that your system will run smoothly and efficiently through the fall and into the winter.
Find and Seal Leaks
When the cooler weather finally takes hold, you don’t want the warm air of your home seeping out into the cold, or cold air seeping indoors. Identify any areas where air may be seeping out of or into your home. These breaches often occur around windows and doors and only require a fresh layer of caulk or some weatherstripping.
Adjust Thermostat Programming
During the heating season, program the temperature as low as is comfortable for you. If you have a programmable thermostat you will be able to regulate temperatures more effectively. The closer the indoor temperature is to the outdoor temperature, the less strain is placed on the heating unit. If you can keep the temperature a little lower and dress warm, let in sunlight, and keep moving, you’ll be raking in the savings.
Saving money in the fall can be simple. With some HVAC TLC, sealing off your home, and maintaining energy-saving temperatures, you’ll be comfortable and efficient through the fall and into the winter. To set up your seasonal maintenance visit and start saving money, give Preferred Air Conditioning and Mechanical a call at (561) 202-1422.
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