As the summer months roll in, so does the heat, and with that comes the inevitable rise in air conditioning costs. However, there are ways to keep your home cool without breaking the bank. In this blog post, we’ll be sharing some tips for lowering your home’s air conditioning costs.
Invest in a programmable thermostat
One of the easiest ways to save on air conditioning costs is by investing in a programmable thermostat. This will allow you to set your air conditioning to turn on and off at specific times, ensuring that you only cool your home when you need to. You can even set it to turn off when you’re away from home and turn back on just before you return. This way, you won’t have to worry about wasting energy and money cooling an empty house.
Use ceiling fans
Ceiling fans are a great way to circulate cool air throughout your home. By using a ceiling fan in conjunction with your air conditioning, you can lower your energy bills while still keeping your home comfortable. Make sure to set your fan to rotate counterclockwise during the summer months to create a cooling breeze.
Keep your air filters clean
Dirty air filters can restrict airflow and cause your air conditioning to work harder than it needs to. This can lead to higher energy bills and more wear and tear on your system. Make sure to replace your air filters every 1-3 months to keep your system running efficiently.
Seal air leaks
Air leaks in your home can cause cool air to escape, forcing your air conditioning to work harder to maintain a comfortable temperature. Check for air leaks around your doors, windows, and any other areas where air may be escaping. Use weatherstripping or caulk to seal any leaks you find.
Use shades and curtains
Direct sunlight can heat up your home quickly, causing your air conditioning to work overtime to keep up. By using shades and curtains to block out the sun, you can keep your home cooler and reduce your energy bills.
Schedule regular maintenance
Regular maintenance is key to keeping your air conditioning running efficiently. Schedule an annual tune-up with Texas Air Tech to ensure that your system is running at peak performance. Our technicians will clean and inspect your system, identify any potential issues, and make any necessary repairs. This can help prevent breakdowns and extend the life of your system.
By following these tips, you can keep your home cool and comfortable without breaking the bank. At Texas Air Tech, we’re committed to helping our customers save money on their energy bills while still enjoying the comfort of a cool home. Contact us today to schedule your annual tune-up and learn more about our energy-saving products and services.