Temperatures in Nashville, Georgia at this time of the year can fluctuate a lot. Some days will feel like fall, some a bit reminiscent of summer, and then there are those really cold days and nights. These inconsistent temperatures can make regulating your indoor temperatures difficult, and can even be costly. However, there are a few strategies you can implement so you can stay consistently comfortable in your home this fall.
Program Your Thermostat
Smart and programmable thermostats offer great options for managing fluctuating temperatures in your home. The Côr™ WiFi thermostat, for example, provides 4-day forecasts of the local weather so that you can more accurately program your system in advance. Some thermostats can automatically adjust to changes in temperature – even between heating and cooling. This is extremely useful in ensuring that your indoor temperatures are more comfortable throughout the day, and so that you use your system more efficiently and avoid energy waste.
Install Better Window Treatments
On those warmer days when the sun lands directly on your window, heat transfers into your home. Use curtains to help block the amount of heat that enters your home. On cooler days, you can open the curtains and use that solar energy to warm your home. In both cases, you save energy by reducing demand on your HVAC system.
Reduce Your Home’s Humidity Levels
High levels of humidity can make your home feel warmer even when you lower your thermostat’s temperature. Have an HVAC professional evaluate your home’s indoor air quality (IAQ). If he or she detects high humidity, consider installing a dehumidifier to control the problem.
Run Your Ceiling Fans
If you are looking for a low-cost way to be more energy efficient, ceiling fans offer the perfect solution. On warmer days, don’t lower the temperature on your thermostat. Use the fan to help circulate the air from the air conditioner. You might even be able to get all the cooling you need in a particular room by only using your ceiling fan. The ceiling fan can also help to circulate warmer air during those very cold days, so you won’t have to rely on the furnace as much.
For more energy-efficient ways to improve comfort in your home, contact the pros at Ray & Son Heating & Air Conditioning at (229) 686-5531. We have the solutions to keep you comfortable no matter what the weather has in store.
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