How To Avoid Continuously Adjusting Your Thermostat During Fall
Posted On: October 14, 2022
In Richmond, the fall weather can be unpredictable and therefore challenging to keep your house at the temperature you want. Just when you’ve pulled out the winter blankets and fall-scented candles, and the leaves start dropping, the temperatures spike again.
With these temperature fluctuations, how do you avoid running back and forth to adjust your thermostat — or worse, switching on and off between your heating and AC systems? The best way to manage the fall temperatures and that transitional period is to install a programmable thermostat.
Although it varies from year to year, mid-to-late October is usually the most common time homeowners start switching their thermostats from AC to heat. With a programmable thermostat, you don’t have to worry about managing it manually.
What’s the Best Temperature To Set Your Thermostat In Fall?
The best temperature to set your thermostat in the fall is between 66 and 68 degrees Fahrenheit. This prime temperature setting ensures your HVAC system isn’t working harder than necessary while keeping your family toasty.
Of course, if that’s too chilly, turn it up to a comfortable level. With this fluctuating weather, this is also a great time of year to open windows and circulate some fresh, outdoor air in your home.
When the outdoor temperature drops below 65, your home’s indoor temperature can get too chilly and it’s time to switch off that AC.
The trickiest part about fall is the chilly mornings and nights and the warm sunny temperatures in the daytime. This is another benefit of having a programmable thermostat that automatically switches between heating and cooling.
What To Do Before Switching from Cooling to Heating
It’s important to get your system serviced before the temperatures really start to drop. During months of heavy use in Richmond, from November through February, your system experiences a lot of wear and tear.
Short Pump Heating & Air provides a thorough inspection, filter cleaning, or change and ensures your system is ready to handle the cold. They can also help ensure your programmable thermostat is set the way you want it.
Want a programmable thermostat or to assess your system’s efficiency?
Call our expert technicians at 804-364-9040 to schedule a service or preventative maintenance.