At Stay Comfy Minnesota, we’re all about helping each other live better lives by sharing ideas and encouraging each other—neighbors, coworkers, friends and family. In honor of this week, which starts off Monday with National Swap Ideas Day, we’re bringing you some of the best tips from Twin Cities Carrier heating and cooling experts.
- Programmable Thermostats: Programmable thermostats make sense for a number of reasons. First of all, they help you save money on energy costs by regulating the temperature in your home during different times of the day. Maybe your entire family is gone from 9 am to 5 pm, so the home can be slightly cooler in the winter or warmer in the summer during those hours. Programmable thermostats also improve your own comfort, because when you walk in the door the temperature will be set to a level that’s geared to your personal preference.
- Cleaning Air Ducts: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says that although there are no confirmed studies proving that cleaning air ducts improves health, there are certain situations when you really do need to get them cleaned. Instances include when there is visible mold on any hard surfaces of your cooling and heating systems, if ducts have a vermin infestation (such as rodents or insects) or if the ducts are clogged with excessive amounts of dust or debris.
- Furnace or AC Tune Ups: According to the EPA, research suggests that tuning up your furnace and air conditioning units help to increase their efficiency and prolong their operating lives. You can talk to your Minneapolis Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer if you have any questions. Also, be sure to change filters as recommended from manufacturers.
- Opening windows: Fresh air on a crisp fall day—it can be wonderful to have a breeze wafting through your home. But if you suffer from allergies, try to keep those windows shut between the hours of 10 am and 3 pm, when pollen counts are high. Remove shoes to avoid tracking in pollen as well.
Hopefully these ideas will help you have a more comfortable, cozy autumn season. If you have more questions about keeping your home or office comfortable, feel free to contact one of the many Carrier Twin Cities HVAC experts.
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