All the Heating Hacks You Need to Know from The Lisa Show
Are you constantly fighting with your spouse over the temperature of your home? Many families have a strict pattern concerning their home’s heating and cooling system. From flipping the heating switch to letting the sunlight naturally heat your home, Autumn’s unusual weather patterns can leave homeowners in a thermostat daze.
To help you get into the fall furnace mindset, Adam Mose, Director of the HVAC Department at All Hours Plumbing and Heating, recently sat down with the hosts of The Lisa Show discussing all things heating and cooling. During the program, Adam talked all things budget-friendly and energy-saving, so you can discover how you can get the most out of your furnace this fall season.
Here are a few of the key takeaways:
Fall Heating and Cooling Hacks
· There Are No Strict Rules
Every home is different. Every person has their preferences. Really, it is up to you what temperature you want in your home. However, you should follow these guidelines for better heating and cooling efficiency.
· Weigh Your Budget
Perhaps the most significant reason why homeowners don’t switch on their furnace is the cost of running it at full capacity. Make sure that you are comfortable in your home without blowing your monthly expense budget.
· Consider Auto Changeovers
There are a few thermostats on the market that switch your system on and off automatically depending on where you set your markers. Typically, these thermostats allow a wider range that helps eliminate extra costs without making you sacrifice any comfort.
· Get an Annual Checkup and Change Filters Monthly
Your furnace and air conditioner need a professional check-up every year. These services give you a clear understanding of your home’s heating and cooling health, whether you need a repair, and help you prevent costly installations. The typical system also requires a monthly filter change.
· Know Your Symptoms
Having a better understanding of repair symptoms. For example, if your furnace or a/c is short-cycling or then that is often a symptom of a needed repair.
· Look at the Lifespan
Most manufacturers’ have a 15-20 year lifespan on their units. However, regular maintenance can increase that life span. If you are considering replacing your unit for a newer one, work with a technician to find which option promises better cost over time.
· Decide What Temperature is Best
The typical range is about 68-70 degrees. You can lower your thermostat when you are away from your home for long periods. However, some homeowners don’t like coming home to a cold house. It is up to you whether the cost-savings outweigh comfort.
· Try Natural Methods
Insulation is the best ways to keep heat in your home. Not having proper insulation, you are at risk of drastically losing heat. Another way you can lose heat is not properly winterizing your swamp cooler. You can also check your windows to make sure there is not an unusual amount of breeze coming in. If so, you should consider repairing or replacing the windows entirely.
· Check Online Reviews
If you are in the market for a new technician, check online reviews. These customer reviews give you a great idea of the type of work the company does and how they are likely to handle your service.
Want to hear Adam’s full Fall breakdown? Check out The Lisa Show on BYU Radio.