In sunny California, our winters are kind, but that doesn’t mean you can’t save money and energy on heating and cooling. By following these seasonal temperature control tips, you can keep your home cozy during the rainy days and cool during sunny seasons.

Hot Weather Tips:

  1. Regular Filter Changes: During hot summer months, your HVAC system works overtime. Ensure its efficiency by changing air filters every 1-2 months. This keeps the air flowing smoothly, reduces strain on the system, and maintains cool indoor temperatures.
  2. Programmable Thermostats: Invest in a programmable thermostat. They allow you to preset temperature changes based on your schedule, so your HVAC system isn’t running full blast when no one’s home.
  3. Sealing Leaks: Seal any gaps or leaks in your home’s insulation and around windows and doors. This prevents cooled air from escaping and hot air from entering, reducing the strain on your HVAC system.
  4. Regular Maintenance: Schedule regular HVAC maintenance, preferably before the hottest months. Professional maintenance ensures that your system is clean and operating at optimal efficiency.
  5. Consider Zoning: If possible, install a zoning system to cool specific areas of your home, reducing energy waste when no one is in the room.

Cool Weather Tips:

  1. Programmable Thermostats: The same thermostat that helps in the summer is equally helpful in the winter. Set lower temperatures when you’re asleep or away to reduce heating costs.
  2. Ceiling Fans: Reverse the direction of your ceiling fans to clockwise. This pushes warm air down, keeping you cozier without raising the thermostat.
  3. Weatherstripping: Replace or reinforce weatherstripping around windows and doors. This prevents drafts and keeps warm air inside.
  4. Curtains and Drapes: Open curtains during the day to let in natural heat, and close them at night to trap warmth inside.
  5. Efficient Heating: If your HVAC system uses a furnace, make sure it’s running efficiently. Have it inspected for proper combustion and venting, and consider upgrading to a high-efficiency model if yours is outdated.

A mild winter on the West Coast is no reason to neglect HVAC efficiency, so be sure to implement these smart heating and cooling tips to enjoy energy savings all year. At Earth Air Systems, we’re here to assist with maintenance, upgrades, and expert advice tailored to your specific HVAC needs.