4 Tips for Saving Energy in Austin This Summer 

Spring is beautiful for many reasons: flowers start to bloom, you can open windows for fresh air and your energy bill is generally at its lowest. That’s because you’re not using your furnace or cooling. 

But as temps begin to rise, so do your energy costs. Here are a few suggestions for saving energy in Austin and keeping payments down. 

1. Schedule Yearly AC Maintenance 

Giving your cooling system an annual tune-up can help it run more efficiently and reduce costs. Replacing your air filter will help keep energy costs down. 

If your cooling equipment has had better days, spring is a great time to upgrade it. The energy-saving options in newer cooling systems is a definite plus in keeping your utility expenses down. 

2. Turn Down Your Thermostat 

There’s an easy way you can save up to 10% on heating and cooling bills. Just set your thermostat back 7–10 degrees for 8 hours a day. 

Learning how to efficiently work your thermostat is the best way to cut down on energy costs in the summer. 

  • Set your thermostat as high as comfortably possible when you’re around at home. Think of it this way, the smaller the difference between outdoor temperatures and indoor temperatures, the lower your cooling cost will be. 
  • When you’re away, set the thermostat to a much higher temperature or turn it off. There’s no reason to cool an empty residence. 

3. Take Advantage of Other Approaches to Cool Your Home

You can do a few other methods to help keep your residence cool: 

  • Use a ceiling fan—By using a ceiling fan, you can raise your thermostat setting an average of 4 degrees with no reduction in comfort. Have your fan turn counterclockwise during the summer, which forces cool air upward. This distributes cool air more evenly when you’re in the room. 
  • Keep blinds drawn—Sunlight quickly converts to heat as it moves through windows. Keep your residence cooler by drawing blinds and curtains when you’re not sitting in sunny rooms. 

4. Consider Installing a Smart Thermostat

You’ve left home and immediately realize you neglected to turn up the thermostat. Then you think about it the entire day! 

Smart thermostats pick up on your schedule and adjust the temp when you’re gone to help you save money. You can also change the thermostat from anywhere with your phone. 

These expert tips will all help keep summer energy costs down. If you decide it’s time to modernize your thermostat or need AC installation online. We’ll help you find the correct product for your house. And as usual, all our services are backed by a 100% satisfaction guarantee.* 

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