“I love shelling out money on my A/C bill in this Texas heat!” said no one ever. If you hold your breath when you open your electric bill, you aren’t alone. In Fort Worth, Texas, the odds are that during a typical year, your energy bill is higher in the spring, summer, and early fall than in the dead of winter because of high temps and humidity. HVAC systems can be intimidating, as they are arguably the most expensive appliance in your home, and they keep you and your family at a safe, comfortable temperature year-round.
Here are a few tips for saving money this upcoming hot season from the HVAC pros here at Hawk Plumbing, Heating, & Air of Fort Worth.
SEAL IT UP!
Ensuring that doors and windows have proper seals is imperative to keeping energy costs associated with cooling your home low. This process can range from low-cost foam tape that you can install yourself around doorways, all the way to replacing the windows in your home.
DON’T FORGET THERMOSTAT PLACEMENT
Many people don’t know that where the thermostat is placed in the home can make a huge difference in energy efficiency! Make sure that your thermostat is not placed on an exterior wall or near a window or door. An HVAC professional will help you reposition your thermostat to prevent the A/C from kicking on too frequently.
TURN UP THE TEMPERATURE
They say some like it hot, and if you do, it might just save you money! Experts recommend setting your thermostat about 10 degrees higher than you typically would like your house to be for eight hours per day during the summer for maximum cost-benefit. For example, if you work eight hours a day and like to sleep at 68 degrees, set the house to 78 while you’re gone.
Sometimes the best step to take is to have your AC system serviced before the weather reaches the highest temps. Contact the pros here at Hawk Plumbing, Heating, & Air of Fort Worth today.