Why do we need energy management solutions? Most folks who live outside of California think that it doesn’t get cold here, but you know different. Nighttime temperatures in the low to mid-forties are deemed mild in other parts of the country. Here is San Jose, those numbers are clear indicators that it’s time to turn the heat on.
If you look back at the median temperatures for December, January, and February over the past few years, it’s clear that nights require heat and days do not. The same can be said for Spring and Fall. Days, if you’re in the home or office building, are warm enough to need air conditioning. Nights, on the other hand, are cool enough to sleep with open windows.
Energy Management Solutions for All Four Seasons
A thermostat that can be set by time block can help you control your heating and air conditioning output. Make sure the heat comes on when you come home from work at night or crank up the air conditioner in June or July. Controlling the timing of these actions will save you money and preserve precious natural resources.
Of course, all that switching on and off can put some wear and tear on your equipment. You’ll want to make sure that you have your furnace and/or central air conditioning system serviced when you add that multi-zone timed thermostat.
Here are a few suggestions to ensure optimal results:
- Have your furnace serviced and cleaned regularly.
- If you have central air conditioning, clean all vents and change all filters regularly.
- Replace older equipment and have interior pipes checked for rot/leaks.
These may seem like common sense, but far too many homeowners pay minimal attention to their equipment and wonder why their heating and air conditioning bills are so high. Replacing an older furnace with a newer, more efficient unit is a job that will usually pay for itself in the first few years. Your heating bills will be that much lower.
Cluttered vents and clogged filters make your air conditioning equipment work harder and cause your electric bills to skyrocket. Leaky pipes can be a health hazard in addition to a financial drain. Would you like to learn more?