switching between heating and cooling

I really don’t like this time of year

I live far enough south that I never need to worry about snow and sub zero temperatures. Even in the middle of the winter, it’s rare for the conditions to drop below forty degrees. However, the summers are long, hot and humid. We often experience temperatures in the nineties or even the triple digits. Because of the climate, it’s necessary to have both heating and cooling for the home. We have a packaged unit that is installed outside, links to ducts concealed in the attic and provides year round comfort. There are supply and return vents in the ceiling and a thermostat to adjust comfort levels. For the majority of the year, the system is switched to cooling mode. Our winter weather only lasts a couple of months. Currently, we are at the time of year when the weather transitions from chilly to hot. The nights are cold, with temperatures dropping into the forties. Once the sun comes up, the temperature gradually rises and gets up into the mid eighties. I switch the system to heating mode before I go to bed at night. When I get up in the morning, I shut the system off entirely. Right around noon, it’s necessary to turn on the air conditioning. This seems very counter-productive. I try to conserve energy, minimize wear and tear on the system and keep my monthly utility bills as low as possible. I really don’t like this time of year. I am thankful that this type of weather doesn’t usually last long. Within a few weeks, I should be able to run the system in cooling mode at all times.

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