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Heating and Cooling: Achieving Balance in Your Thermostat

HVAC Mechanicsburg PAIt is a miserable feeling when there seems to be no happy medium in the temperature of your home.  It’s too hot during the day, but too cold at night, and no one is comfortable, but everyone is complaining.  While there are no hard and fast rules about how to attain such a level of comfort, there are some tips that can help.

A programmable thermostat can provide help with attaining a balance, as it allows the temperature of your home to controlled in accordance with certain times and days of the week.  If you’re home all day long on Saturdays but often out of the house every other day of the week, set your thermostat to a higher temperature in the summer when you won’t be home.  Another way to keep the temperature of the inside of your home in check is to program the thermostat to kick on at a higher degree when you’re off to bed for the evening.

If a digital thermostat isn’t an option for your home, then part of the equation for the perfect temperature will be controlling humidity, mitigating external heat sources, and finding the ideal setting for your family.  Curtains can help with keeping out sunlight that will drive up the interior temperature.  Even with central air, the temperature of certain rooms will be higher than others, and closing curtains can help bring the temperature of those rooms down. 

If your problem is that it is too cold at night, try turning the thermostat up to a higher temperature.  It is recommended that budget conscious homeowners keep the setting around 74 degrees Fahrenheit, but if this is still uncomfortable for you at night, you can go up two to four degrees until you are able to find a balance and manage your comfort.  Temperature can have a strong effect on your sleep patterns, so maximize your comfort quickly, yet efficiently.

The issue with attaining a proper balance to maximize your comfort levels may be surrounding your heating and cooling system.  If it hasn’t been properly serviced or maintained, it is not going to function to its maximum potential.  An unbalanced system may also lead to a severe difference in temperatures in different rooms.  As always, we are here to help with any issues that you may be having with your cooling system. 

Don’t get burned this summer, have your system inspected, repaired, and maintained by professionals.  Check out our website for details of our services, or contact us today!

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