Springtime temperatures in Pflugerville, Texas, have already reached the 90s. If a 90-degree day in early April is a sign of things to come, you’ll operate your air conditioner a lot this summer. You don’t have to fear the cost of cooling your home, though. Read on to learn how to keep cooling costs under control in your home this summer.
Change the Filter Regularly
You don’t have to be an HVAC professional to perform this task, and it helps your air conditioner operate more efficiently. Ideally, you should start the cooling season with a fresh filter in place. Remember to check it every 30 days, and if it’s dirty, replace it. A clogged filter will strain your AC system and worsen your indoor air quality.
Use Your Thermostat Wisely
Maintaining a consistent temperature is key to keeping cooling costs under control. Therefore, you should avoid turning the thermostat up or down too much. Setting it at 78 is ideal. For every degree higher that you set it, you can save up to three percent on your energy bills. To save even more on cooling costs, upgrade to a smart thermostat.
Seal Leaks Around Your Home
Conditioned air that escapes via cracks or gaps in windows and doors can cost you hundreds in cooling costs. Walk around your home, and seal any air leaks you find. Use weatherstripping for doors and caulking for windows.
Schedule AC Maintenance
Of course, the best way to keep cooling costs under control is to ensure your air conditioner is running at peak efficiency. Scheduling an AC tune-up is critical to ensuring you not only keep energy bills under control but also avoid costly repairs later in the cooling season. It’s an investment that pays you back in many ways.
Do you want to keep your cooling costs under control this spring and summer? Contact Texas Comfort Air today at (512) 285-7182 to schedule your AC tune-up. We’ll make sure your AC system is operating at peak efficiency.
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