4 Tips for Saving Energy in San Antonio This Summer 

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

But as temps begin to increase, so do your energy costs. Here are a couple of tips for saving energy in San Antonio and keeping costs down. 

1. Book Annual AC Maintenance 

Giving your air conditioning system a yearly tune-up can help it run more efficiently and scale down costs. Replacing your air filter will help keep energy costs down. 

If your HVAC equipment has experienced better days, spring is a great time to upgrade it. The energy-saving options in newer air conditioning systems is a definite plus in keeping your utility bill down. 

2. Turn Down Your Thermostat 

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

Learning how to efficiently schedule 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 at home. Think of it this way, the lower the difference between outdoor temperatures and interior temperatures, the lower your cooling expense 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 house. 

3. Experiment with Other Methods to Cool Your Home

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

  • Use a ceiling fan—By using a ceiling fan, you can raise your thermostat setting an average of 4 degrees with no decrease in comfort. Have your fan turn counterclockwise in the summer, which forces cool air upward. This disperses 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 home cooler by drawing blinds and curtains when you’re not staying 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 whole day! 

Smart thermostats learn your habits 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 always, all our services are backed by a 100% satisfaction guarantee.* 

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