The Texas summer sun can be relentless, leaving you feeling like you have to spend an outrageous amount of money to keep your AC running throughout the season. Fortunately, however, there are some simple things you can do to cut your AC costs without compromising on comfort.
Stay Cool, not Cold
While you may love it if your house is 65 degrees inside while it is close to 100 degrees outside, maintaining such a cold temperature indoors can cost you big time. Take some of the burden off your AC unit by turning up the thermostat to around 78 degrees. That might seem a little warm, but it will still spare you from the extreme temperatures just outside your door.
Turning on the oven or stove may make your air conditioner struggle to keep your kitchen at a comfortable temperature. Better yet, don’t use your oven or stove at all. Opt for a crock pot or toaster oven instead; they use less energy than larger appliances. If you have a space outside where you can grill your food, make use of it.
Use a Ceiling Fan
A ceiling fan will circulate the air in your home and help you feel cooler so you can turn up the thermostat a bit. If you don’t have the know-how for a self-installation, the fans will cost you more, but they are worth it when you consider the potential savings on your AC bill.
Get Your AC Tuned Up
Call in a professional to make sure your AC unit is functioning at maximum efficiency. The technician will do things like check the airflow and measure refrigerant levels. This annual maintenance call will extend the life of your air conditioner and ultimately help you save money.
Is it time for your air conditioner’s yearly checkup? Call BTAC at 806-589-1014 today!
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