Weather Fluctuations and Your HVAC

In South Carolina, the weather this time of year is crazy! One day it’s rainy and 40 degrees, then two days later it’s 70 degrees and sunny. That’s not cooooool! Hey y’all, Cool Cat here with the 411 on how you can help your HVAC navigate all these wacky weather changes. Here are some tips to help you during the weather roller coaster.

1. Instead of turning your HVAC from heating to cooling to heating and back again, choose a steady temp that’s comfortable and run your system on the “Auto” setting. The system will only kick on when it absolutely needs to and you’ll save money by not switching back and forth manually.

2. Set your heat to a lower temp (around 67 degrees) and forget it. This will give you a bit of heat on those cold nights and days and on warmer days, your system won’t need to run. While you might get a little warm up in the house on the hotter days, use ceiling fans to circulate the air and keep you cool during the day.

3. Install a smart thermostat. A smart thermostat can learn your routine and chart your energy use. Then it can turn the system off when you aren’t normally home so you save money and wear and tear on your HVAC system. That’s coooooool!

4. Keep up with a regular maintenance routine. Change your filters at least every other month and make sure to have the cats from Carolina Cool out for a full maintenance and serving appointment at least once a year (preferably twice). Having professional maintenance service on your HVAC unit keeps everything running as efficiently as possible, which saves you money and reduces wear and tear on your system. Regular maintenance can also help your technician find a small potential problem before it results in a major breakdown.

Get off the weather roller coaster, at least inside your home, with these 4 tips. You’ll reduce wear and tear on your HVAC system and most of these tips will help you save money when the weather goes wonky. If you do have a problem, the cats at Carolina Cool are the pros in the know on all of your HVAC needs.