HVAC Tips To help save money
Home comfort is a priority, and it is important to saving money on A/C. Most prominently here in Texas, everyone needs a home to go to in order to avoid the unbearable summer heat. For some people that means cold showers or sticking their head in the freezer. However, for most people, that means having a functional air conditioning system which ensures comfort throughout the entire home for the duration of the summer (and parts of spring and fall). What's that well-known saying? With great power comes great responsibility. An air conditioning unit has the power to comfort your home, but that comfort can be costly when it comes to energy use. Air conditioners come as a catch-22--they can be placed on full blast and keep a home ice cold, though, "full blast" means the unit is working very hard and is therefore costing the homeowner more money. That is why it is best to meet half way. Here's how you can make that happen:
Keep the temperature as close to 78°F as possible
You'll find by researching the experts that the ideal temperature for your home is 78°F. This temperature works as a happy medium in ensuring comfort and saving energy costs. The rule of thumb is to keep your home temperature as close to the outside temperature as possible. Heat will naturally seep into your home throughout the day and the more paralleled the outside temperature is with the inside temperature, the less the A/C unit will have to work. The less effort the A/C unit puts forth, the less energy it will use, and the lower your energy costs will be. Of course, the rule of thumb is far from reasonable when outside temperatures are consistently in the high 90s or triple digits in Texas. Thus, try your best to stick to the 78°F throughout the summer.
Appropriately program your thermostat throughout the day
This day and age most homeowners own a digital thermostat. If you are a homeowner that does not, it may be a good idea to purchase one. Digital thermostats provide numerous programmable features, including features that allow you to set different temperatures throughout the day, even when you are not home. As previously implied, the higher the temperature for your A/C, the less energy it will use. For example, say you work the typical 9 AM to 5 PM weekly work schedule. It would be beneficial in saving energy by programming your thermostat to 82°F from 9 AM to 4 PM, and have it switch to 78°F for the remainder of the day. This will relieve stress on your air conditioning unit for the hottest parts of the day, while having it back to a more comfortable temperature for when you arrive home.
Complete a Home Energy Audit
An informative, productive exercise to ensure your home is maximizing its energy savings is to complete a home energy audit. AC Repair Garland is a great source to have this completed. You can execute this on your own; however, you will obtain specific results and advice if you allow an A/C expert to take care of it. AC Repair Garland will complete a thermographic inspection. The thermographic inspection entails infrared scanning which can detect any thermal defects and air leakages that may be present in your home. Our experts will provide tips on how to make your home more energy efficient based on the audit results. We will also be happy to answer any energy inquiries that may come to mind.
Please visit our Home Energy Audit Page to gather more details. Additionally, please contact us for any of your air conditioning needs. We can set a home energy audit appointment, as well as assist with A/C repair/replacement/tune-up/installation. AC Repair Garland is the best and finest air conditioning/heating company in Garland, TX. We look forward to assisting you in making your home as comfortable and energy efficient as possible.