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How to Avoid Thermostat Issues at Home

How to Stay Comfortable Without Changing the Thermostat

It's no secret that temperature is one of the most common sources of discomfort in a home. But what if there were ways to stay comfortable at home without constantly changing the temperature setting on your thermostat? Read on to find out how.

Layer Up

The easiest and most cost-effective way to stay comfortable without messing with your thermostat is by layering it up. Depending on the season, you can layer up with sweaters, scarves, or even blankets around your living area.

This will help keep you warm without having to crank up the heat. Plus, it’s easy to adjust as needed. If you need more warmth, add another layer or two. If you’ve gone too far, peel off a layer and enjoy your home's airy comfort again.

Curtains and Blinds

Curtains and blinds are great for blocking out unwanted cold drafts during winter months and keeping cool air inside during summer months. To maximize their efficiency, choose window treatments made from thermal materials such as insulating fabrics or foam-backed curtains, which can provide extra insulation against cold air coming in through your windows.

Additionally, closing curtains on windows when exposed to direct sunlight throughout the day helps keep rooms more relaxed and comfortable naturally.

Replace Your Filters Regularly

Your HVAC system works hard for you all year long, so it’s important to ensure it’s running efficiently by regularly changing its filters. A clogged filter or dirty coils affects indoor air quality and puts additional strain on your HVAC system, leading to inefficient operation and higher energy bills over time.

Replacing your filters every 2-3 months ensures efficient operation of your HVAC system so you can be sure you’re getting maximum comfort without running up high bills each month due to an inefficient system.

Let AWS Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Keep Your Home Comfortable!

Staying comfortable at home doesn't have to mean turning up the thermostat all day long. If you are concerned about your home’s general comfort, our team here at AWS Plumbing, Heating & Cooling will inspect your thermostat to ensure it’s working correctly or if there are any issues. Give our professionals a call today to schedule an appointment at (516) 217-2196.