Heating and Cooling as the Seasons Change

Heating and cooling are important to indoor living year round. However, when the cool air seeps out too easily in summer or the cool air seeps in too easily in winter, your home is not as energy efficient as it can be. Your heating and cooling system impacts the comfort level of all areas in your indoor living space. You and all members and pets of your household depends on the circulated, temperature controlled air and ventilation for physical comfort and healthy breathing each day. As you depend on each temperature control function throughout any season, it puts inordinate stress on an older system. Though it is difficult to discover that you have issues with your heating and cooling system until you try to use it when the weather changes, there are ways to avoid surprises when you switch temperature requirements. 

The first step is to definitely perform regular yearly inspection. The second step is to always ask for direction when you have concerns or when you know that an issue is beyond your abilities to tinker with. It is often ideal for you to seek professional repair in order to experience the comfortable warm or relaxing cool temperatures all season long. 

All home heating malfunctions are the most evident in the winter when you are most dependent upon your system’s ability to pump out hot air and distribute it throughout your home. You may have a simple system that pumps air in every room to achieve a pre-set temperature from your thermostat. Or you may have an electronic system or a furnace system what allows you to alter heating in different rooms. Regardless of your mechanisms, one winter or perhaps every winter you encounter a least one of the most common heating malfunction issues, which include: low heat, no heat, and strange noises. 

The first step is to know when the last time your furnace or other heating aspect of your heating and cooling system was serviced. Once that information is known, you will want to look into how well your home is insulated and sealed from wintery drafts. This can greatly reduce the performance of your system. Therefore, improving sealants, window replacement, (if possible) and insulation improvements can help you to see an improvement of your heater’s output. 

On the other side of home comfort is your air conditioning system’s ability to cool the home and keep it cool. Frankly, the same causes for low heating performance, or the sensation of such, will be the same causes for insufficient cooling. If there are openings throughout the sealant and insulation of the home, not only can drafts slip in during the winter, but heat can slip in over the summer. 

Proper heating and cooling function is integral to comfortable indoor living. The system that you have in your home is dependent upon regular maintenance in order to provide ventilation, air transfer, and temperature control that you desire. Yet, all of the maintenance you can think of each year won’t change the fact that your entire home plays a vital role in your HVAC system’s ability to perform properly.