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How to Stay Comfortable Indoors During Fall in North Carolina

living room couch with fall themed pillows

It’s everyone’s favorite season! Pumpkin-spiced goods have hit the grocery store shelves, the leaves are falling, seasonal activities are commencing, and the fun has only just begun. While we’re all anticipating the fall season in full swing, some essential home maintenance tasks must be completed beforehand.

When you’re in the middle of a pumpkin carving party or your upcoming Friendsgiving, the last thing you’ll want as a host is to have uncomfortable guests. It’s best to perform these maintenance steps ahead of time to catch issues before the fall fun begins. Keep reading to learn more about how to preserve your North Carolina home’s comfort levels this fall season!

Setting the Thermostat

With the click of a button, your thermostat can automatically communicate your temperature preferences with your home’s HVAC system. It’s the question on every homeowner’s mind: what’s the best thermostat temperature setting for the fall?

Our HVAC experts at Earnhardt Heating & Cooling, Inc. would like to remind you that every degree counts when it comes to energy efficiency! Your temperature setting has a more significant impact on your energy bill than you might think, so it’s always a good idea to be conscientious about your thermostat usage.

According to Energy Star, the ideal temperature for the fall season should fall between 70 and 78 degrees, depending on your local weather. While North Carolina weather can be tricky, attempting to find a comfortable indoor temperature that is energy-friendly can alleviate the pressure put on your HVAC system.

Replacing the Air Filters

The golden rule of HVAC ownership: change your filters! Fresh filters make for an efficient heating and cooling system, less stress on the components, and lowered monthly energy bills. If you struggle to remember to change your filters, set a reminder on your phone or mark your calendar so you’ll never miss a swap this fall.

Open the Windows

If you’re lucky enough to wake up to a crisp fall morning, don’t be afraid to let the breeze inside! Your HVAC system has repeatedly been working to serve your heating and cooling needs, and letting the fresh air in as substitution can give your system the break it deserves.

Monitor HVAC Performance

It’s crucial to keep a close eye on your HVAC system as the seasonal transition to fall occurs. At Earnhardt Heating & Cooling, Inc., we understand the importance of keeping your home comfortable for your household and guests. To keep your system running smoothly, trust our team for expert HVAC maintenance services. Call us today at (336) 814-2613 or fill out our online contact form for more information.