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Heatwave Survival

It’s no secret the end of summer tends to accompany the harshest temperatures. The heat input rate from the sun continues to be greater than the cooling period at night, making it almost unbearable outside. Inevitably, we tend to crank up the AC to find relief while simultaneously cranking up the energy bill.

How do you combat this? Our team of experts explains alternate measures you can take to beat the heat without hurting your wallet.

Mini Splits

We all have specific rooms in our house we use more than others, so why waste the energy cooling parts of the home you barely use? Traditional central AC systems force air through the ducts to provide the same amount of AC to each room. Ductless mini-splits achieve temperature control to a certain room as opposed to all.

Mini-splits allow air to flow directly into the desired area without wasting the energy needed to travel through ducts. Homeowners have the freedom to create “zones” in their homes, meaning they no longer need to cool rooms they rarely occupy.

Smart Thermostats

Thermostats nowadays aren’t just wall panels controlling your heating and cooling. They can be made with Wi-Fi compatibility, sensors, and algorithms that help preserve your energy usage. The benefit of being Wi-Fi compatible means you can control your home’s temperature from your phone, even when you aren’t home. This feature encourages the possibility of scheduling your heating and cooling to ensure your AC is not working as hard in your absence.

Limiting the time your AC is running full blast helps save money while ensuring your home will be set to your desired temperature by the time you return. This helpful upgrade will also provide energy reports about your energy usage. They also show how your energy usage has changed over time and how much you will likely be paying. Many versions will provide informative tips on adjusting your temperatures to save money.

Regular Maintenance

Maintaining your HVAC system is not only necessary when improving indoor air quality but also for increasing efficiency. Regular maintenance and repair will cool your home more efficiently and require less energy. Remember to change your air filters regularly to prevent unnecessary strain on the system while preventing dust and debris from building up within the ducts.

Whatever type of HVAC technology you have in your home, Scott Harrison Plumbing and Heating, Inc. will ensure it’s working properly. Our team of highly-trained, licensed professionals is waiting eagerly to take your call, (714) 695-5566