With November approaching, comfort will depend on heating rather than cooling very soon. Your AC unit will last longer if you continue to perform routine maintenance on it, before the cold season hits. Here are some tips to keep your AC running as efficiently as possible throughout the autumn and winter.
1. How to Run Your HVAC Unit
During the autumn, temperatures can range widely from warm and hot during the daytime, to cold and freezing during the nighttime. This means that you'll have to adjust the temperature throughout the day accordingly.
Now you don't want to run the AC and the heat at the same time (unless your AC has that option). Some ACs have industrial safeguards, but if yours doesn't, and you run both of them together at the same time, you can fry your wiring.
If you want to run both at once, then this is possible with a mini-split system. Check with your AC company if you aren't sure what kind of AC system you have.
So, if you can't run both at once, then how should you run your AC during autumn weather?
Generally speaking, you'll want to run cooling on warmer days and switch to heating at night before the temp reaches below freezing.
We're now in the middle of fall, and no doubt you've felt the cold winds already. With the cold seasons approaching, it's time to prepare your home's air conditioning system. Here are some tips from experts to help you do just that:
Prepare Your HVAC System For Winter
Another term for this is "winterizing." You want to winterize your HVAC system for colder weather. Typically you'll want to do this before temps reaches below zero. So, here are Jade's professional tips for winterizing: