In the intermediate seasons (the transition periods from summer to autumn and from winter to spring), it is frequent that, on the same day, great thermal differences occur.
Thus, for example, it is very common to feel the need to bundle up early and late in the day. But, at the central hours, the temperature rises to the point of remembering the most summery days.
To maintain comfort despite so much change, how to use the climate control system of a home?
Check the thermal insulation of the home
Good thermal insulation is a fundamental factor if you want to maintain a stable indoor temperature, regardless of the thermal jumps that may occur outside.
Conversely, poorly insulated homes heat up quickly when the outside temperature rises, and are very cold when temperatures drop.
It is estimated that improving the level of thermal insulation of the facade of a residential building can generate savings of up to 50% in the energy bill, due to the more rational use of air conditioning systems.
Apply small insulation improvements
Although at the moment the communities of owners do not have among their plans to carry out works to improve the thermal insulation of their façade or roof, there are small actions that each neighbor can carry out in their home.
Thus, for example, it is convenient to detect the small nooks through which the outside air is filtered (windows, roller shutter boxes, doors …) and try to neutralize them with silicones or any other insulating element.
Ventilate the stay at the first or last hour of the day
Ten minutes is estimated to be enough to completely renew the air in a room. It is better to do it early or late in the day, rather than constantly opening the windows (which will only negatively influence the interior temperature if the air conditioning or heating system has been turned on).
Do not regulate the air conditioning system to an excessively low or too high temperature.
When it is hot, it is estimated that regulating the air conditioning system to a temperature close to 26 degrees Celsius is enough to feel comfortable inside a home. In any case, a temperature difference with the outside greater than 12ºC is not healthy.
When it is cold, and you have to turn on the heating, it is estimated that the temperature should be around 21 degrees Celsius. Up to 7% more energy is consumed for each extra degree Celsius!
Use appropriate clothing, depending on the outside temperature.
Using an appropriate type of clothing depending on the time of year is also important to be able to feel thermal comfort inside a room without having to turn on the home’s air conditioning system.
Use regulation and control mechanisms.
If this is not available, it is convenient to install regulation and control systems. These devices adapt the response of the air conditioning system to the thermal needs of the home, ensuring that the pre-established comfort temperatures are reached but not exceeded.
It is a really useful mechanism to achieve thermal comfort that people need without wasting energy!…