Enjoy Comfort and Convenience While Living Greener
Homeowners in La Jolla, CA and the San Diego area are fortunate to experience a temperate Mediterranean climate, with average high temperatures remaining in the 70s. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t an occasional spike in the summer months. Plus, the San Diego sun is fierce.
Even in mild climates, homeowners are looking for energy-efficient ways to keep their properties comfortable year-round. Climate control not only improves at-home comfort, but it can significantly take some strain off your HVAC system and put a little more money back in your pocket.
From a simple air filter replacement to upgrading to a smart climate control system, below are five ways to better regulate the climate within your home.
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1. Inspect Your Windows and Doors
Never overlook the importance of sealing your windows and doors. When sealed properly, windows and doors play a big role in keeping heat and cold inside during respective winter and summer months. On the flip side, improperly sealed windows and doors increase the likelihood of drafts, which will inevitably overwork your HVAC system and cause your energy costs to rise.
2. Put Your Ceiling Fans to Work
Ceiling fans are the underdogs of climate control. While you may use fans to create a breeze in warm months, fans can also help circulate hot air from your heater in cold months, warming a room faster.
In the summer, run your fans in a counterclockwise position at medium or high speeds to push air down and create an artificial breeze. In the winter, run your fans in a clockwise position on low to push rising heat up and outward, which will help circulate hot air and move it to the perimeters of your rooms.
When you use your fans strategically alongside your thermostats, you can set your thermostats more conservatively and reduce energy costs in the long run.
3. Replace HVAC Air Filters
Ideally, homeowners should replace their HVAC air filters once every one to three months to maintain healthy air quality. Beyond keeping your air clean, regularly changed air filters improve home temperature control by promoting proper air circulation. When your air filters are dirty and blocked with dust, your HVAC system must work harder to push air through, which results in more energy usage.
4. Invest in Motorized Window Treatments
Studies show that 75% of manual window treatments remain in the same position every day. How often do you operate your blinds and shades? If your habits align with this statistic, then you may greatly benefit from motorized window treatments for added convenience and energy savings.
Enjoy simple control of motorized blinds, shades, and curtains in one or every room of your home from anywhere—even while you’re out of the house. Use a mobile app, a handheld remote, or voice control to quickly adjust your window treatments without making tedious rounds to every room.
Set your window shades to open and close on a schedule to maximize natural light or protect sun-facing rooms from prolonged exposure. Integrated temperature sensors also ensure your shades close when rooms get too hot in the summer and open to let in warm sun when rooms get too cold in the winter.
5. Upgrade to a Smart Climate Control System
For the ultimate in comfort, convenience, and energy efficiency, consider upgrading to a climate control system. More than just a programmable thermostat, a smart climate control system by Control4 redefines the way you manage the temperature in your home.
From the Control4 mobile app or dedicated touch screen, monitor and adjust the temperature of any room that has an integrated remote temperature sensor no matter where you are. When driving home, set the perfect temperature from your smartphone so that your home is warm and cozy in the winter or nice and cool in the summer just before you arrive.
Control4 can automatically sense outdoor temperatures and time of day to adjust your indoor temperatures accordingly so that you don’t have to. Pair your thermostat and motorized shades under one easy-to-use platform for more comfort solutions at your fingertips. For example, climate control scenes like “Away” can set your thermostat to eco-mode and lower all your shades with a button tap.
Our team at Andrus Smart Technologies works with leading motorized shading and climate control system manufacturers like Lutron and Control4 to deliver customized solutions for any home or budget. If you’re considering a smarter way to control the climate in your home, we’re here to help.
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