How Do Extreme Temperature Fluctuations Affect Your Heating System?

As long as you’re keeping up with regulating your thermostat and it’s been recently serviced, your furnace will be up for the challenges that extreme temperatures can bring.

This time of year, we often notice our customers turning their furnaces on at night and off during the day. They may even crack a window or two to let some crisp fall air into the house!

One of the best tips our pros can give you is to check the weather forecast for the next day and to adjust your thermostat accordingly. It’s never fun coming home to a really hot house because the heat’s been running all day and the outside temps hit the mid-70s. Alternately, if you don’t have the heat on at night and the temps get down in the 30s, issues can also arise.

How Do Extreme Temperature Fluctuations Affect Your Central AC?

Generally speaking, temperature fluctuations aren’t going to affect your AC much. The outside part of your AC system is meant to withstand freezing temperatures without suffering much weather damage. One exception to this would be if it had been hit by something like a fallen tree limb. If you’re worried about turning on your AC when the temperatures get warmer, check your outdoor unit for any noticeable damage first. If you see noticeable damage, or you’re still worried, schedule a check-up with one of our trusted technicians. Even if you don’t see noticeable damage on the outdoor condenser unit, it’s good to take your garden hose and rinse out the system from any of the fall and winter debris that may be clogging it.

The team at TNC Mechanical Cooling & Heating, Inc. in Monson, MA., is ready to assist. Serving clients throughout Western MA, the family-owned company offers a wide range of HVAC services. Visit us online for more information or call (888) 284-3892 to schedule an appointment.