Have you been loving the moderate spring temperatures of Ocala, Florida, while dreading the rising temperatures that you know are coming? Spring may unfortunately be coming to a close, but we still have time before the brunt of summer hits. And why does that time matter? What you do to maintain comfort and efficiency in the spring will impact the rest of your year, and we’re here to help you make that time count. Here are a few simple tricks to keep you comfortable as the pleasant spring moves into a hot, humid summer.
Use a Programmable Thermostat
Programmable thermostats are one of the most reliable ways to maintain comfort in your home. With them, you can program different temperature settings for different times of day, which ensures that you’re comfortable when at home, but that you also don’t waste energy while away. Efficiently programming your thermostat will increase the energy efficiency of your system, which will increase the chances of your system being able to effectively cool (and later, heat) your home all year long.
The recommended thermostat setting while you’re home is 77 degrees Fahrenheit, while programming the thermostat to keep your home at 88 degrees while you’re away will reduce strain on the system and save you more money every month.
Humidity is simply Florida’s curse. It’s something that we live with every warm season, and while it may seem impossible to avoid, there are certainly ways to control it. High humidity makes your home feel warmer than it actually is, which will make you uncomfortable and decrease the efficiency of your system. Too much humidity can also lead to mold growth. Control humidity by ventilating your home well. Open doors to bathrooms, turn on fans, and get air moving. Installing a dehumidifier will also help you maintain healthy, comfortable humidity levels.
By applying these simple spring comfort tricks in your home, you can look to the oncoming summer in confidence and comfort. For professional assistance maintaining comfort in your home, call Sun Kool Air Conditioning at (352) 330-1067.
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