Though you may have had your AC on at full blast over the summer, temperatures in Irvine and other parts of Southern California tend to be more moderate in the fall. When the weather outside is not too hot and not too cold, it can sometimes be difficult to maintain a comfortable indoor temperature. Like Goldilocks, you are left trying out different things until you find the comfortable home environment that’s just right for you.
Indoor Climate Control for Moderate Weather
Typically, homeowners will use their HVAC system to help create a more comfortable home environment. But it can be difficult to find just the right indoor climate when the weather outside is not too hot or too cold. Use these tips to help you find a home comfort level that’s just right for you:
Use a programmable thermostat to make sure the temperature is just right.
One of the best ways to make sure that your home climate is just right is by using a programmable thermostat. A programmable thermostat allows you to adjust temperature settings on a schedule to ensure that you are saving energy while you’re away, and your home is the perfect temperature when you return. Smart thermostats get to know your temperature preferences and also allow you to adjust other environmental elements like humidity levels. This can help ensure that you are conserving energy while also keeping your home comfortable year-round.
Keep air circulating throughout the room by turning on your ceiling fans.
Though fans cannot take the place of your HVAC system as they don’t actually cool the air down, they can help with air circulation. Adequate air circulation helps regulate temperature, control moisture levels in your home, and reduce the level of allergens that accumulate in your home and have the potential to impact your family’s health. The better the air circulation is in your home, the easier it is to get comfortable. If you decide to turn off your air conditioner and open your windows to let fresh air in, use the fan to help circulate this cooler air around your home.
Use curtains, drapes, and blinds to help control the heat levels entering your home.
One affordable and effective way to help make the temperature inside your home more moderate is by using blinds, shades, curtains, drapes, and other window dressings to help control the amount of heat and light that enters your home. On sunny days, you can close the blinds or shades to keep some of the heat out, helping you to maintain a more moderate indoor temperature. When the weather is slightly cooler, you might open the curtains to let more sunlight in.
Make sure your home is well-insulated.
Insulation also helps you maintain a comfortable home climate. Poor insulation can lead to air loss, which wastes energy and increases electricity costs. Proper insulation can help keep the warm or cool air in your home from escaping through cracks and leaks, which offers you a more moderate and consistent home temperature that is not too hot and not too cold.
Are you having a hard time getting comfortable? There may be a problem with your HVAC unit. Call us today for an inspection or tune-up.