Thermostat Best Practices for Fall

October 16, 2019

Fall is an important time of the year when it comes to home heating and cooling. Area homeowners get a break from the heat while having a chance to prepare for the cooler months, but the climate can be a bit unpredictable. It is not unusual to go from warm to cold to back again in a single week. Because of this, it’s important that you keep your thermostat working at its best.

Invest in a Smart Thermostat

At De Soto Electrical Products in De Soto, we specialize in heating and cooling, and we also install smart thermostats. This equipment is relatively inexpensive and can easily pay for itself in the first year through reduced energy costs. Programmable thermostats are certainly better than traditional thermostats, but smart products are even more effective because they can optimize your energy consumption with little to no interaction from you.

Avoid Adjusting the Settings Too Much

The weather in the fall can be fickle. Going from hot to cold and back again can have you adjusting the thermostat a lot, which leads to inefficiencies that will show up on your bill. If you have a traditional or programmable thermostat, establish a schedule and stick to it. Consider some additional airflow in the uncomfortable rooms, and if you feel big differences at the same temperature depending on the temps outside, this could be an indication of a bigger problem in the home.

Schedule a Seasonal Tune-Up

The start of fall is an excellent time to have your system professionally inspected. Your system likely took a lot of abuse during summer and will take it again during winter. One of our technicians can perform maintenance, identify problems before they manifest, and assess your thermostat and other equipment.

Get Ready for Fall

Need help getting your home HVAC prepared for autumn? Turn to the experts at De Soto Electrical Products in De Soto. We’re a locally owned and operated company that has been serving this area since 1965, and we offer a full range of heating and cooling Services. Our crew also provides electrical services, such as rewiring, and even provide backup generator installations. Call us or contact us online to learn more.

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