It can be hard to keep an ideal temperature in your Highland Park, Illinois, home while maintaining energy efficiency. That’s especially true in the fall. During the day, you may experience warmer temperatures; by night, the temperature can drop suddenly. So how can you maintain the proper balance and stay comfortable without running up your utility bills? The answer lies in these simple fall energy tips:

Create a Fall Thermostat Program

One of the best ways to remain comfortable during the fall months is to create a day-and-night thermostat program based on your area’s fall temperatures. By having the temperature set to your comfort level, your system will be able to gradually cool down and warm up your home as needed without expending more energy than it should. As a result, you’ll avoid higher energy costs than needed to maintain comfort.

Stay on Top of Filter Changes

Your HVAC system runs most efficiently when it has a clean air filter. A filter that’s dirty will restrict airflow through the system. This means your system will have to work harder to push air through, causing it to use more energy. During the fall months, check your filter more often, as increased pollen can cause it to become dirty quicker than normal. You should aim to change it every 30 to 90 days.

Schedule Fall HVAC Maintenance

Not only does a dirty filter lead to poor HVAC system efficiency. Unclean components lead to problems, as well. A buildup of dust and debris on your system’s parts will reduce its heat transfer efficiency, which can lead to it expending more energy. Your service technician will clean your system, check for repair issues that can affect performance and efficiency, and make sure there are no restrictions to airflow.

Make your home more energy-efficient this fall by contacting Carefree Comfort Inc. at 847-388-0115. Our experienced HVAC professionals will schedule your maintenance and ensure your system is running as efficiently as possible.

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