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Heat Pumps: Transitioning to Autumn

Sadly, the end of summer is nigh. Those early sunrises, long days, late nights and hot sun will slowly start to fade and before you know it Autumn will be here. As summer gives way, we will leave behind sitting in the garden ‘til late and being outdoors all summer, cooling down at the beach and having picnics in the park. But it also means there are less humid nights to contend with and not struggling to get through the day indoors without constant aircon.

Autumn is a different kettle of fish altogether. Shorter days bring cooler weather and earlier sunsets. Evening strolls are followed by cosy evenings on the sofa trying to keep warm. To help you with the seasonal transition, we’ve put together some top tips to keep your energy use efficient when using your temperature control units.

  1. Change your timer settings: As sunrise and sunset times change to carve out shorter days, so should your automated settings on your air conditioning and heat pump units. As sunrises get later, it will be colder for longer, so you can slowly reschedule your heater to come on earlier throughout Autumn. If you don’t already utilise the timer function, you should do. This is one of the most underused features and the one that can save you the most money when it comes to your energy bills.
  2. On hot days, you can cool down by opening windows and allowing that cool Autumn breeze and on cooler days, open up your curtains and let the sun stream in to warm the house naturally. It’s easier to have some natural control over the temperature as opposed to the scorching summer sun.
  3. The temperature outdoors varies less in Autumn, which means less work for your aircon to overcome very high temperatures. Instead it will more efficiently achieve your desired temperature, placing less stress on the unit itself.
  4. Finally, why not make Autumn your time to book a unit service? We recommend doing this once a year and, for heat pumps especially, just before Winter kicks in is the perfect time. Our service and maintenance are as seamless and effortless as possible. By making sure your heat pump gets care and attention before something goes wrong, you’re decreasing the chance that it will stop working when you need it the most.

With these tips and tricks to transitioning into the colder months, you should have an efficient and well-working temperature control unit at your disposal. If you don’t contact us today to get one installed.