September 14, 2015 Newsletter

Dealing with Fluctuating Temperatures

With the seasons slowly shifting, the Boise area is in a weird temperature limbo. In the mornings it’s cool, almost chilly, until the temperature climbs into the high 80’s once again in the afternoon. This makes it hard to keep the house at a comfortable temperature.

This time of the year many people open their windows at night when it cools off, but by morning it can get quite chilly. Then they are forced to shut the windows and turn on the heat. However, the afternoon brings much warmer temperatures, prompting many to turn on the air conditioning.

To battle the fluctuating temperatures during early fall, invest in a programmable thermostat. It can be programmed to turn on and off at certain times of the day, adjusting with the temperature. Many models allow for different programs to run on different days of the week.

Start saving money and coming home to a comfortable house by installing a programmable thermostat. They range in price and technology advancement, making it easy to find the right one for every home. Contact Diamond Heating and Cooling for help in selecting and installing the best thermostat for your situation.

Fall HVAC Maintenance

Fall is the perfect time to get the heating system prepared for the colder winter temperatures. To get the HVAC system ready, follow these tips:

  • Replace air filters

After the long summer months, the filters are definitely ready to be changed. Homeowners should get into the habit of changing them every three months at least. This way, dirty, clogged filters won’t restrict airflow and cost them more money.

  • Calibrate the thermostat

If the temperature is off by a few degrees, there could be an issue with the system that needs to be looked at. Doing this can keep the system is running as efficiently as possible.

  • Get a programmable thermostat

These devices can really help cut heating and cooling costs. They also make it easier to keep the house at the perfect temperature even while homeowners are away.

  • Inspect the furnace

Give Diamond Heating and Cooling a call for furnace maintenance. They can check the entire system and make sure it’s in working order for the colder temperatures.

Furnaces that aren’t performing at their best are costing homeowners money. That’s why it’s important to get the furnace inspected and maintained each year. Diamond Heating and Cooling offers a Silver Club HVAC system maintenance plan to save their customers money. Visit their website to learn more.

Winter Predictions

This winter could bring cold temperatures and a lot of snow according to the Farmer’s Almanac predications. The Pacific Northwest is set to see most of their snow in mid-December, early to mid-January and mid to late February.

Those who enjoy the snow by skiing, snowboarding and more will likely be happier this winter than last, although they might have to get as much fun in as possible early on. For those who don’t love the snow and colder temperatures, this might not come as good news.

Some are predicting El Nino might create warm and dry weather for the Northwest, but if El Nino weakens, this isn’t likely. Because it began to strengthen earlier than most El Ninos, there’s a possibility it will weaken further.

Be ready for whatever this winter may bring by getting the furnace serviced this fall. Diamond Heating and Cooling can have everything running perfectly before those colder temperatures hit the Pacific Northwest.

Pumpkin Spice Coffee Creamer

Say goodbye to iced coffee and hello to cooler fall weather with this homemade pumpkin spice coffee creamer. A hot cup of coffee on a chilly autumn day is a great way to start the morning. Make it fall festive with some pumpkin spice creamer.

Ingredients:

14 ounces heavy whipping cream, divided
¼ cup maple syrup
3 tablespoons pumpkin puree
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie extract
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk

Directions:

  • Whisk together 4 ounces of cream, maple syrup, pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice and vanilla extract in a microwave-safe bowl.
  • Heat in microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring in between, and heated through.
  • Pour sweeten condensed milk, remaining cream, and pumpkin mixture into a container, cover with lid and shake until mixed.
  • Store in refrigerator.