As the weather begins to shift from the heat and humidity to more pleasant temperatures, maintaining a comfortable temperature in your Hahnville, Louisiana, home can be especially tricky. Follow these four tips to optimize the performance of your HVAC system and keep your family comfortable this fall.

Use Your Windows to Your Advantage

Your windows let in more than light. When the sun is shining during the day, keep your curtains open, so the sunlight can help heat your home. During the evening, close them again to help to keep the chill out. You should also check for drafts and weatherize your windows so that cool air can’t find its way inside. This will help to improve your home’s energy efficiency.

Set Different Temperatures for Day and Night

If everyone in your home goes to work or school, why waste money running your HVAC system all day? Install a smart or programmable thermostat so that you can set different temperatures for different times of the day. While everyone is away, set the temperature lower, so your heating system can take a break. Then set a higher temperature for later in the day so that your home will be comfortable when everyone returns.

Schedule a Fall Maintenance Visit

HVAC experts recommend scheduling annual maintenance so that a qualified technician can inspect your system. By making your appointment in the fall, you’ll be assured that your furnace will be ready for the heating season. You should also replace your HVAC filter regularly and consider duct cleaning.

Consider Upgrading Your System

Take a moment to think about the age and condition of your HVAC system. If its performance has been spotty, your energy bills have been rising, or you know it’s nearing the end of its lifespan, consider upgrading during the fall — when the weather is mild. At any other time, you risk going without the system when you need it most.

Fall is the perfect time to turn your thoughts toward HVAC repair and maintenance. To schedule your fall tuneup, call the experts at Bryans United Air Conditioning today at 504-208-2071.

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