Summer A/C Savings Tips

air conditioner Everyone wants to save more money. During the long, hot Texas summers, air conditioning expenses can rapidly accumulate and cost you a significant amount of money. At Vance Air Conditioning and Heating LLC, we know that there is no better feeling than saving some cool cash. This is why we have gathered these summer A/C savings tips – to help our clients save on their monthly cooling expenses.

While there are a number of products available aimed at cooling a person or space, we find that the most effective way to save money on air conditioning is to supplement your air conditioning use with ceiling fans in combination with reducing the overall use of your A/C unit.

Raising the temperature on your thermostat just a few degrees can yield significant savings on your air conditioning bills. The closer the temperature indoors is to the temperature outdoors, the less difficult it will be for your A/C system to maintain a constant, comfortable temperature. Additionally, using ceiling fans to move air through a room will make the room feel cooler and cost you less than running your air conditioner.

Another effective solution that can help you save money during the summer on your air conditioning bills is changing your air filter every one to three months. Check you filters for accumulated dirt and debris once a month to ensure continued efficient operation of your cooling system. Dirty air filters reduce the capacity of your A/C unit to efficiently provide you cool, refreshing air and make your air conditioner work harder leading to increased wear and tear and ultimately more repairs.

We recommend purchasing products that carry the EnergyStar label because they have been proven to be energy efficient as well as environmentally friendly. Often, during the summer months air conditioners are the primary consumer of electricity and contribute up to 70% of your energy bills. Installing a highly-efficient unit can help you save big on your summer cooling costs.

If you are interested in more summer A/C savings tips, contact Vance Air Conditioning and Heating LLC to learn more or schedule a free estimate for any new system.