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What To Do With Your HVAC System When The Seasons Change?

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It’s that time of year again when the weather cannot make up its mind.  One day it may feel like the dead of winter – a frigid 30 degrees with a chance of snow – and the next day its sunny and 70 degrees.  During these fickle few months in Maryland and Washington, D.C., it’s not only difficult to determine how to dress for the outdoor elements, but programming your HVAC system is almost impossible!  While you are deciding which HVAC system – heating or air conditioning – you should turn on each day, there are a few steps that can be taken to help you ease into a warmer season.

Programmable Thermostats

By installing a programmable thermostat into your home, you can lower your utility bills and increase your home’s comfort level.  With a programmable thermostat, you can set your thermostat to change temperatures as frequently and as infrequently as you want.  For instance, you can set your HVAC system cooler or turn it off all together during the middle of the day or when the home is unoccupied.  When the temperature drops at night, you can have your HVAC set slightly warmer to maintain a comfortable indoor temperature.  And best of all, you can change your programmable thermostats settings as frequently or infrequently as you want to keep up with the ever changing outdoor temperatures.

Air Conditioning Maintenance

The best way to save you money and keep your HVAC system working throughout the year is with bi-annual check-ups on your heating and cooling systems. By having your HVAC system serviced regularly, the HVAC technician can correct small problems with your HVAC system before they become larger, more expensive problems.  At this point in the year while the temperatures are still relatively cool, is the best time to get your air conditioning serviced.  If you wait until it’s 90 degrees outside and your A/C unit is making a funny sound – well you’re going to be in the same boat as literally hundreds of other people who need their unit serviced ASAP! Not only will you have a better chance of scheduling air conditioner maintenance now, but you will also have the reassurance that your air conditioning will keep you cool all summer long.

If you want an HVAC company to install a programmable thermostat in your Montgomery County, Maryland or Washington, D.C home or if you want to have your air conditioner checked in Montgomery County, Maryland or Washington, D.C. before the warm weather comes, call the pros at Michael Bonsby HVAC.

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