As residents of McKinney, Texas, we fortunately don’t have to pull out all the stops to care for our homes and family when winter hits. We don’t have to put extra insulation around our pipes to prevent freezing or put snow tires on our cars. In most cases, a light jacket will do. But even if you don’t require too many lifestyle changes, your HVAC system needs a little help to maintain its efficiency during cooler seasons. Maintain HVAC efficiency by caring for your HVAC system and you’ll build a stronger heating unit and a more comfortable home.
Humidity plays a significant role in temperature control and indoor air quality, no matter what the season. If there’s too much humidity, like in the summer, you can exacerbate mold growth. If there’s too little humidity, like in the winter, illness abounds. Humidity also affects your HVAC system efficiency by making your home feel warmer than it actually is in the summer and cooler in the winter. During the winter, when there isn’t enough moisture in the air to maintain efficient temperatures, consider installing a whole-home humidifier to regulate moisture.
The best thing you can do for your HVAC system is to prevent it from working too hard. Strain on your system causes efficiency to plummet and reduces the lifespan of the system. It can be tempting to keep your home exceptionally warm despite the increased utility costs. Such temperature control habits also affect your system. The greater the difference between the temperature outdoors and indoors, the harder your system has to work to maintain comfort. Keep your thermostat as close to 68 degrees Fahrenheit as possible.
Care for your system and your system will care for you and your family. To take your HVAC winter care a step further, turn to the pros. Schedule your HVAC maintenance today by calling Bill Joplin’s Air Conditioning and Heating at 888-414-4655.
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