Getting ready to fight the heat and save on HVAC

Ah the fleeting last vestiges of winter are upon us.

For much of the country that has to be a very welcome set of circumstances.

And I can’t say as I blame them. If I had to deal with month after month of freezing temperatures and all that snow, I’d be ready for spring myself. Where I live, it’s just not the same sort of circumstances. Winter is simply a respite from the heat. We don’t have all that HVAC heating with furnaces and all that. Shoot, the HVAC heat pump hardly even comes on to knock the chill of a morning. That’s my kind of winter. But, it’s not as though we get off scott free when it comes to weather. There’s a tradeoff there and it’s the heat & humidity. Come about the first few weeks in March, the HVAC cooling will start kicking on. Just as so much of the rest of the country will be gladly thawing out, we’ll be starting up the HVAC cooling. It’s not too bad at first. But by June, that heat and humidity is thick. Most are retreating to an HVAC cooled place indoors during the peak heating hours. But left unchecked, HVAC cooling can cost a person a bundle. It doesn’t have to be that way if you’re willing to get a bit proactive and stay a bit disciplined. The first place to start is making sure the HVAC guy comes out and tunes up the heat pump prior to the heat setting in. This will ensure that the heat pump is operating at its most efficient. Then it’s seal up the house and keep the thermostat at a reasonable setting.

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