During a hot Texas summer, nothing feels better than walking into an air conditioned home that’s perfectly cool and comfortable. However, as every homeowner knows, with great comfort comes great cost. It’s true that running your air conditioner constantly will cause your energy bills to skyrocket, but fortunately, there are techniques you can use to cool your home more efficiently and save a substantial amount of money each month.
Purchasing a programmable thermostat is probably the best thing you can do in an effort to cool your home more efficiently. A programmable thermostat allows you to set periods when your air conditioner runs at a set temperature and periods when it’s not running at all. This is particularly useful for the majority of Americans who work a full time job and spend as much as a third of their time outside of the home. By not running the air conditioner when no one is at home, you can cut costs tremendously and still walk into a home that feels perfectly comfortable.
Using fans to push air throughout the rooms in your home is another way you can cut costs and increase efficiency. The fans won’t actually lower the temperature inside your home, but the extra air circulation will often make you feel more comfortable at higher temperatures. Since every degree you raise your thermostat can amount to substantial savings, this method can help you spend less while feeling the same level of comfort.
If you’d like to install a programmable thermostat in your home, or you’d like to schedule a tune-up to ensure that your air conditioner is running as efficiently as possible, the experts at ACT are ready to help. With years of experience in AC repair and maintenance, our contractors have the skills and expertise to solve any cooling problem you have this summer. Contact us today for a free estimate!