Getting Acquainted With HVAC Control Settings

There’s nothing better than coming home to a house that’s warm and cozy during the cold months. Thanks to today’s latest advancements in technology, you can rest easy knowing it’s easy to control your thermostat even when you’re away from home. Before you start modifying the thermostat settings it’s important that you get acquainted with the HVAC control settings first. By understanding how the control settings work, you can make adjustments that improve comfort levels and reduce energy expenses in your Midland, North Carolina, home.

Understanding Setting Differences

Most HVAC units, particularly central heating and air systems, have different settings for the fan, furnace, and air conditioner. During the cooler months, you’ll need to switch the AC setting off and turn on the heating setting. A simple push of a button is all it takes.

With the fan setting, you can turn it to "auto" or "on." When it’s on the "on" setting, this means the fan will run at all times. When on the "auto" setting, it will only run when the furnace or air conditioner needs to circulate air throughout the home. Ideally, it’s best to set the fan to "auto." This way it’s not wasting energy when the furnace or air conditioner doesn’t need it to circulate air.

Invest in a Smart Thermostat

A smart thermostat allows you to sync your HVAC unit with your smartphone. Whether you’re inside the house or thousands of miles away, you can adjust the temperature. Being able to do this is especially ideal because it allows you to save money on energy expenses and it extends the life of your furnace and air conditioner.

Program the Thermostat

If your unit has a programmable thermostat, you can set the unit to automatically adjust indoor comfort levels according to your programmed preferences. The air conditioner or furnace will automatically adjust itself for you even when you’re not home, which is especially beneficial for controlling indoor temperature swings.

Dulin Mechanical specializes in quality HVAC services. Check out the information on this website or give us a call at (704) 237-3641 to learn more about getting acquainted with your HVAC control settings.

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