Trim Springtime Energy Costs

Springtime Energy Costs

As the seasons change in Ransom Canyon, Texas, you may notice an increase in your energy bills. The warmer months tend to hit homeowners hard in the form of higher monthly bills. With a few simple changes, you can reduce your cooling costs even when it’s warm outside.

Use Fans

During the spring and summer seasons, use fans as much as possible to keep air moving in the space. Although fans don’t produce any cool air, they can create a cooling effect as the air blows. Fans don’t require nearly as much energy to operate as your air conditioning system, so try to utilize them frequently. Both ceiling fans and freestanding fans can provide air movement.

Keep Registers Clear

< p>If you’re in the habit of piling stuff up around your HVAC registers, it’s time to break that habit. The system requires plenty of space around the vents and returns to operate efficiently. Even a piece of furniture that sits too close to one of these open sections could result in reduced efficiency. Poor efficiency causes the system to work harder to move the air, which means it’s using more energy and costing you more each month.

Maintain the System

Routine maintenance is one of the best ways to trim your bills throughout the year. Replace the HVAC filter once a month to keep the air moving and reduce the contaminants that can get into your system. Having the ducts cleaned can also improve efficiency, which in turn can help reduce your bills.

During a duct cleaning service, an HVAC technician will use strong suction to remove any dirt, dust, pollen, dander, pet hair, and other debris that settles in the ducts. Air can’t move as freely when the ducts get clogged with stuff, which happens over time. After cleaning out the ducts, your technician may also use sanitizing spray to kill any biological growth in the system. This service can help reduce your bills and improve the indoor air quality.

Learn more about HVAC efficiency by calling our experts at Bruce Thornton Air Conditioning (BTAC) at 806-589-1014.

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