Heating And Cooling Advice

Understanding some of the ways you can go about efficiently heating and cooling your home can save you a lot of money and leave everyone in your household feeling more comfortable. Here is a guide to give you a clear picture of ways you can maintain more control over the inside temperature without overworking your heating and cooling system:

Cold is down and hot is up

Heat rises and this means the upper floors will naturally be easier to warm while the lower floors will naturally be colder. If you live in a two-story home with a basement then that upper floor will be where the majority of the heat can be found, while the basement will be the coldest spot in the house. This is important for you to know so you can control the temperature better. In the summer, you may want to close off the upstairs and spend more time on the lower levels. In the winter, you may want to do the reverse and try staying upstairs more while making sure the basement is sealed tightly.

Fans can be helpful with controlling the temperature year-round

You can use fans to push both cooler and warmer air where you need it. In the summer you will want to set your ceiling fans so they push the air downward. This means setting it so it runs counter-clockwise. In the winter, you want them set to pull the air up, or run in the clockwise direction. The warmer it is outside, the higher setting the fan should be set on. When it is colder outside, the fan should be set on the lowest setting. You can use stand up fans to push air down hallways and around corners.

The way you decorate your house can also make it easier to control the inside temperature

If you decorate your house so it is quite bare and has hard flooring, then you may find that it is harder for you to heat up during the winter months. The more padded flooring and furniture you have in the house, the more things the heat will have to absorb into, helping to keep the place warmer. In the summer months, you'll find that removing large area rugs to display hard flooring can make it easier for you to keep your home cooled down to a temperature that helps keep everyone comfortable without needing to run the air as cold.

Talk to an air conditioning installation professional to learn more tricks to keeping your home comfortable.