Warmer temps are right around the corner in Austin, which means it’s nearly time to turn on your air conditioner. But just because it’s about to be the air conditioning season doesn’t mean you have to fork out a fortune to keep your home comfortable. From increasing your home’s efficiency to adding a programmable thermostat, there are a variety of ways to beat the summer heat without driving up your monthly energy bills.
One of the easiest ways to keep your air conditioner running at top performance is by changing your home’s air filter every month during the summer. Your air conditioner’s most-worked season is just around the corner, which means that you’ll be relying on it pretty heavily. Running your air conditioner all the time can quickly build up dirt and dust on your air filter, making it tougher for your system to move the same amount of air. Over time that can point to AC repair, which no one wants to deal with when the temperatures in Austin get their hottest. Keeping a fresh filter in your system can help you improve efficiency and keep your home more comfortable while you’re at it.
Programmable thermostats aren’t new, but they have evolved quite a bit over the last number of years, permitting homeowners to experience new levels of control and comfort. What often goes ignored is how a perfectly programmed thermostat can help increase your air conditioner’s efficiency and make a dent in your monthly energy expenses. By keeping your home warmer when you are away, you can give your air conditioner a break and utilize the savings that come with not cooling an empty home.
Keep Windows Covered
When you leave your home, closing your blinds and shades can help keep unwanted heat out of your home. When left open, that heat can trigger your air conditioner to turn on even when you’re not home, driving up costs and unnecessarily using energy that you’re not even feeling the benefits of. Even in environments like Austin you can take advantage of blackout curtains to help keep even more heat out of your home.
Recognizing that the temperature is on the rise in Austin brings about great joy, so don’t let high energy expenses change that. There are a host of easy changes you can make to improve efficiency and keep your home comfortable. If you’d like to hear more about beating the heat this summer, give the experts at Strand Brothers Service Experts a call at 512-596-1257 or set up an appointment online to get your air conditioner service completed before the temperatures soar.