Opening the windows and using an air purifier are two great ways to maximize indoor comfort this spring. As the pleasant breeze blows through your home, the air purifier will reduce pollen and other airborne allergens. As a result, it’ll keep allergy and asthma symptoms at bay. Here are some other ways to maximize indoor comfort in your Saint Helena Island, South Carolina, home:
Install a Smart Thermostat
Spring is a tricky time of year. On cooler days, you may want to run the furnace. On warmer days, it may make sense to run the AC system. Adjusting the thermostat can become tedious. Therefore, installing a smart thermostat can prove to be very helpful. With this type of thermostat, you can easily adjust the temperature from the comfort of your smartphone.
On cooler days, keep the furnace set to about 68 degrees to improve energy efficiency. On warmer days, set the AC system to 78 degrees. As a result, you’ll help to keep your cooling bills under control through the spring and summer.
Turn Off the Humidifier
Since the air is dry during the winter, there’s a good chance you’ve been using a humidifier to put moisture back into the air. This is very helpful for keeping your skin from becoming dry and chapped. However, once the warmer weather rolls around, the air becomes less dry. Therefore, it’s best to quit using the humidifier.
You may need to use a dehumidifier to remove excess moisture from the air. You can have a dehumidifier installed directly to your HVAC system, making it simple to improve indoor comfort levels throughout the cooling season.
Clear the Condensate Drain
If your AC system has a drainage hole located at the base of its cabinet, you’ll need to clear it. This condensate drain usually sits underneath the evaporator fins. Using a thin wire, an HVAC service technician will clear the drain of debris.
If you don’t have it cleared, the drain will clog. When this happens, you may experience water damage in the house. It also negatively impacts humidity levels. A knowledgeable service technician can clear the drain as part of your spring HVAC maintenance session.
Check Refrigerant Levels
Also important for improving indoor comfort levels this spring is having the AC system’s refrigerant levels checked. When there’s too little or too much refrigerant, it hinders the system’s ability to effectively cool your home. This is another task that a certified service technician will take care of during a spring HVAC maintenance session.
Seal Windows and Doors
Ask your HVAC service technician to inspect your home’s windows and doors for air leaks. If there are any, the service technician can seal them with caulking. This keeps warm air outside where it belongs and the conditioned air inside to keep your home cool during spring and summer.
It also makes it easier for the AC to cool your home, which is essential to minimizing wear and tear on the unit. Additionally, since the AC can operate more efficiently. As a result, you’ll be able to keep your cooling expenses to a minimum.
Change the Air Filter Regularly
One of the easiest ways to maximize indoor comfort this spring is to change the air filter regularly. This optimizes the AC system’s ability to effectively cool your home. It also reduces allergens and other airborne contaminants, which is crucial to improving indoor air quality. Experts recommend that you change your air conditioner’s every 90 days. If you suffer from allergies or have pets, change it every month.
Install an Air Purifier
You can further improve indoor air quality by installing an air purifier. Speak with one of our HVAC service technicians about adding an air purifier that connects directly to your home’s HVAC system. This gives you a way to enjoy whole-home air filtration, which is especially beneficial when you open the windows to let in a comfortable breeze.
Contact Coastal Air Technologies, Inc. today at (803) 914-0900 to schedule a spring HVAC maintenance session. One of our NATE-certified comfort consultant will perform a variety of maintenance tasks to maximize your indoor comfort this spring.
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