Thermostat flip to go from heating to cooling

We’ve turned the corner and flipped the page.

  • It’s March here and we are fully into the first part of spring.

There are beautiful, light green leaves on the trees that are like little babies. And the pollen is covering the cars everyday. In some cases, it’s like the trees are actually throwing pollen at my car. We are also about to enter the air conditioning season. While we’ve had the thermostat flipped over to heating since December, I bet we haven’t needed it but a half dozen times. So with March comes the annual flip of the thermostat back to cooling. Since we get all of our quality heating and air from the heat pump, we aren’t shutting down a gas furnace to start up air conditioning. It’s nice to have the simplicity of having one piece of heating and cooling equipment for all of our HVAC needs. Yet, it’s not as simple really as just moving the thermostat setting over to cooling. We are about to embark on the part of the year that demands the most from our heat pump. So I before the air conditioning comes on, I like to call the HVAC company first. They come out each spring to do the air conditioning tune up. Getting this HVAC maintenance done helps ensure that the heat pump can handle the heavy load it’s going to get come June. For sure, the HVAC technician inspects and replaces any worn parts that might end up causing an air conditioning interruption. But the air conditioning tune up also ensures that the heat pump is running at maximum efficiency. That goes a very long way toward saving me a bunch of money on cooling costs.