Spring weather can be temperamental, often sparking the beginning of the “thermostat war” within households. We’re all familiar with this phenomenon: One person is too cold, while another is too hot, and next thing you know, the thermostat temperature is constantly being adjusted. Let the experts at Heating Specialties in South Jersey offer several tips to help stop the fight over the thermostat.
Use fans to your advantage
Ceiling or stand-alone fans are quick and easy solutions for family members who prefer cooler air. Fans won’t decrease the temperature of your home. However, they can make it feel several degrees cooler simply by moving around the air within a room. Thus, by using fans, you can even raise the thermostat by about 5 degrees without reducing the comfort level of your home.
Close window curtains
The spring season calls for a return of bright sunlight and warm weather. If someone in your family feels too hot, rather than fighting over the thermostat, opt to keep window curtains closed instead. Keeping curtains closed will block the sunlight, which will lower the temperature of certain rooms.
Invest in a programmable thermostat
You can now invest in a programmable thermostat for your home. These thermostats can be conditioned to learn your family’s daily patterns. Set the thermostat to a lower or higher temperature when no one is home, and it will automatically adjust to a comfortable setting when you return. Programmable thermostats even allow for the option to change or lock specific controls. These thermostats are a significant investment, putting an end to the thermostat debacle and saving you money on your energy bill.
Install a zoned or ductless HVAC system
With a zoned or ductless HVAC system, each “zone” of your house has its own thermostat, allowing different parts of your home to be at different temperatures. Individual bedrooms, home offices, and family rooms can all be set at various temperatures. This gives each family member control over the temperature in their rooms, accommodating everyone’s comfort levels.
Thanks to modern technology, there are plenty of solutions to the age-old “thermostat war.” Want to upgrade to a programmable thermostat or zoned HVAC system? The professionals at Heating Specialties have got you covered! Please schedule a consultation by calling us at (866) 923-2653 or contacting us online.