The smell of cinnamon, decorated pumpkins, the first cool night when we can open up the windows and the changing of the clocks are all signs that Fall is finally here. As our fellow Floridians would agree, the hot summers and hurricane season are worth it, just for our beautifully cool and dry autumn and winters. But before you get too cozy in the crisp air, you have to do your chores. Below are five tips from the air conditioning professionals at Home-Tech who want you to get the most energy savings and performance out of your AC and heating systems. If you have any additional energy saving tips you would like to share please visit our Facebook page and post them there.
You’ve changed your clocks. Did you think to change your thermostat? Changing of the clocks is a great time to change the temperature settings on your air conditioning thermostat. With cooler temperatures, you may want to lower or increase the temperature based on your comfort. If you would like a thermostat that makes adjustments automatically according to how you live you should check out the NEST.
Run Your Heat . . . and Yes That Burning Smell is Ok
Let’s be honest. We all freak out a little the first time we run the heat every year because it smells like something is burning. The burnt smell is dust that has settled on the heating components. It’s normal and the smell will quickly go away. If your heat doesn’t come on at all, then you may need to put in an air-conditioning and heating repair call to Home-Tech.
Reverse the Direction of Your Ceiling Fans
Want to cut heating costs? Try changing the direction of your ceiling fans to reverse. This can help circulate the warm air, ultimately cutting down on your heating costs. If it is still warm in your home and you would like to keep the air-conditioned cool, then maintain the current fan direction.
You should be regularly cleaning and/or replacing your air-conditioning system filters. We recommend changing filters once a month. Just by doing this on a routine basis your energy bills could be reduced by 5 %- 15%. Also, it cuts down on the dust and allergens that can aggravate your sinuses.
Schedule an Autumn Clean and Check
If you haven’t done so already, schedule your annual clean and check air-conditioning service with Home-Tech. As the cooler temperatures approach, our technicians will be available to service your air-conditioning system quickly. We want to make sure all of the elements of your heating and cooling systems are in top notch condition so it can provide you the level of comfort you deserve. Call today to schedule your clean and check by calling (800) 800-8356.