With Fall in full force now, the outdoor temperatures have dropped, and your Hollywood, South Carolina, household has become less dependent on the air conditioner for comfort. You may not need to turn on the heat full-time just yet either, so you can save money on your utility bills this time of year. Here are some tips for keeping your home comfortable as you transition into fall, even without the HVAC running.
Install a Programmable Thermostat
Fall is notorious for fluctuating temperatures. One day is warm enough for short sleeves, while tomorrow you need your winter coat. You can help your HVAC unit manage these unpredictable months more efficiently by installing a programmable thermostat. Set the unit to let the house become warmer or cooler than usual during the hours when no one is home. Then, you can set it to come on shortly before you arrive home.
Another helpful feature of a programmable thermostat is the ability to switch automatically between heating and cooling as the outdoor temperatures change. Your home stays at a consistently comfortable temperature and your HVAC doesn't waste energy with unnecessary heating and cooling.
Consider a Whole-Home Dehumidifier
If the humidity level in your home gets too high, you may feel as if it's warmer than the temperature indicates. Another risk that comes with high humidity is the growth of dust mites and other allergens that love a moist environment. One way to address these issues is to install a whole-home dehumidifier, which removes moisture from the air as it circulates through your house. If you think one of these devices might be a good option for your home, call in a professional who can tell you what size you need.
Fall brings colorful leaves, brisk air, and dressing in layers. However, it doesn't mean you have to be uncomfortable at home. While these tips can help you get started, a full evaluation of your Hollywood, South Carolina, home by our professional team can give you many more options. Call M&B Heating and Air at 843-628-1775 to set up your appointment today.
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