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Living in the Bay Area has many wonderful perks, including beautiful landscapes and proximity to mountains and beaches. However, with these benefits come the California winters and springs, where temperatures rise throughout the warm and sunny days only to drop significantly with the evening chill that lasts through the morning.
While wearing lots of layers may increase your comfort during these inconsistent temperatures, many homeowners also adjust their thermostats. You can run your AC and heating system on the same day, but you need to do so properly to avoid unnecessary strain on your system.
Learning to properly change your thermostat from heating to cooling and vice versa is necessary to maximize energy efficiency and comfort. Here’s how you do it:
Switching from cooling to heating or heating to cooling this way limits the strain on the system.
If you attempt to shift between systems too quickly, your compressor can lock up. Resist the temptation to crank your thermostat up or down, thinking this will quickly give you the warmth or coolness you need. All this will do is strain your unit.
When you’re switching between heating and cooling on the same day:
To ensure that your HVAC system is ready for whatever the California weather throws your way, trust the experts at AIS Heating & Air Conditioning. We’re the Bay Area’s premier family-owned and locally operated HVAC company with a reputation for exceptional customer service.
Whether you rely on an air conditioner and furnace, ductless mini-split, or heat pump, annual tune-ups will increase your system’s efficiency and lengthen its life span so you can continue to keep your home comfortable for many years to come.
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