Oct 16 2016

Texas Autumn

Autumn in Sugar Land, Texas, can be chilly on some days and warm during others. It’s not unusual to find that during this season, you might feel the need to use your heater as well as your air conditioner. Open drapes on cooler days to let the sun help with heating, and close them on warm days. You can also use ceiling fans, install a dehumidifier, and take care of your HVAC system to keep your home comfortable during this Texas, Autumn.

Using Ceiling Fans

On warm fall days, you can often use ceiling fans instead of your air conditioner to stay cool. On the cooler days when you need a little heat, change the direction of your fans from counterclockwise to clockwise. That way, the blades push hot air near the ceiling downward and make your rooms feel warmer. You can change the direction in which the blades rotate by flipping the switch on the housing just below the blades. Ceiling fans also help you lower your utility bills by allowing you to use your HVAC system less frequently.

Installing a Humidifier

On those cooler days and nights, you might start to notice a difference in the air quality. Lower humidity can cause symptoms including a runny nose or dry, itchy, skin. Too little moisture can also affect your furnishings. A humidifier will prevent these problems and make you feel more comfortable. You can have a whole-home humidifier connected to your ductwork by a professional or use a smaller portable model in one or two rooms at a time.

Taking Care of Your HVAC System

Before you start to use your heating system in autumn, have it inspected by a professional. Regular maintenance keeps furnaces efficient and prevents inconvenient or uncomfortable breakdowns. You should also clean and empty your humidifier often and check our HVAC system’s air filter once per month to make sure it’s clean.

Conditioned Air is a Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer with more than 50 years of experience. We can help you stay comfortable in autumn by installing, maintaining, and repairing a range of heating and air conditioning equipment. Call us today at 281-201-0356 for more home comfort solutions.

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