The change in seasons results in unpredictable weather; one day it’s nice and sunny, then the next day there’s a blizzard. This makes deciding between your air conditioner and furnace tricky. But this also gives you the chance to get creative in saving energy and staying comfortable. As temperatures slowly climb out of the negatives in Toronto, but still remain cool, there could be lesser need for both heating and cooling. When temperatures reach this happy medium, you can properly decide if your home needs an HVAC upgrade.
Right now with Constant Home Comfort, you can earn some major rebates and energy savings by upgrading your HVAC systems, and adding some energy-saving upgrades to your home. Learn how you can manage your Lennox HVAC and home fixtures to stay comfortable as the seasons change.
Save Energy this Spring
There are some simple ways you can save on energy during the Spring. Before you turn on the air conditioning, you can try closing the drapes or opening the windows. On cooler Spring days, you can open the windows and let your home cool naturally. You can also close the drapes to reduce the amount of heat that the sunlight brings into your home. These will keep your home comfortable enough without having to turn up the thermostat or turn on the AC.
It also helps to run a dehumidifier to remove moisture from the air and regulate the temperature so that stays perfectly warm and cozy. If you find that you need to cool down your home just a bit, but going back to using the AC will instantly make your house too cold, a ceiling fan is a good alternative. You can install fans in areas where you spend the most time, keeping these spaces cool. When taking a shower, you can run the exhaust ventilation to usher moist and warm air out of your home, keeping it cool.
When the warmer weather hits the outdoors become a lot more inviting. If you’re starting to venture outdoors again, it would be a good time to cooking on your grill rather than opting for the oven. The oven’s heat could warm up your house a little too much, causing your AC to need to work harder to regulate the temperature in your home, and increasing your monthly energy expenses.
Stay Comfortable throughout the Seasons
As the temperatures climb and the days become warmer, it’s a good time to think about what your house needs, and look into scheduling some necessary upgrades, such as a new, energy-efficient HVAC system. Plus, when you get a new HVAC system installed, you can earn thousands of dollars in rebates. For example, if you noticed that your furnace did not keep your house as warm as it did in past years, that could mean it’s time to replace it. Lennox has some high quality furnaces that will not only save you on monthly utility bills, but will get you some money back with rebates as well.
You can start your home’s HVAC upgrade with a routine maintenance check. Since it’s the end of furnace season, it’s a good time to look back at your energy bills over the winter to get an idea of how well your furnace performed. If you notice that your bills kept increasing, or are significantly more expensive from previous years, it’s time to start thinking about replacing your furnace. You can also look into upgrading insulation and sealing air leaks. This will aid in preventing heat from entering your home as warm spring and summer days roll around, helping you save on AC expenses. By the time the next cold days come, good insulation and sealed air leaks will also prevent heat loss, keeping you warm and comfortable.