With the drastic weather changes Montgomery, Alabama, sees in the spring, it may seem impossible to keep your home comfortable. Fortunately, there are easy ways you can transition to spring without having to spend ample money or to see drastic changes in your utility bills.
Make Use of Ventilation
People underestimate how ventilation affects the home. The heat from boiling water or from taking a shower will quickly increase the humidity in your home, making it feel hotter. Turn on the ventilation above your stove and in your bathroom when in use. Use natural ventilation such as windows in the spring to try to cool and ventilate your home naturally instead of cranking up the air conditioner. Just getting air to pass through your home can help to take pressure off your HVAC system.
Set Your Programmable Thermostat
The weather in the spring can be pretty unpredictable. Instead of running your air conditioner all day and night at one temperature, program your thermostat to adjust throughout the day. If you work outside the home, you don’t need your HVAC unit running on high when no one is there. Programming your thermostat to make easy adjustments throughout the day aids in keeping your home comfortable when you are there without using excess energy and creating a spike in your utility bills.
Make Smart Swaps
Now that winter is almost over and spring is arriving, make smart swaps for the changing weather. Change out your heavy window treatments for lighter ones. Change all the heavy flannel sheets to lighter material and ditch your heavy, winter comforters until next fall. Turn your ceiling fans back to summer mode. Double check that your home is still properly insulated and add it if necessary. These small swaps will help keep your home comfortable while you transition to spring and eventually on to summer.
If you’re looking to install a programmable thermostat or have questions about your HVAC system, we are the people to call. Contact Air Conditioning by Luquire at 334-230-5870 to speak to an experienced professional today.
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