If you’re like most homeowners in San Antonio, the rising cost of your cooling bills each summer stings your wallet. Constantly running your HVAC system while cooling your home can cause a pretty steep spike in your electricity bill. While this is mostly unavoidable, there are some things you can do each summer to help reduce the expense. Here are some tips you can use to help reduce your cooling costs in the scorching summer months while keeping your home as comfortable as possible.
TURN THE THERMOSTAT UP WHEN YOU’RE NOT AT HOME
If your house is empty for long hours during the day while you’re at work, turn up your thermostat a few degrees. This may seem like a small difference, but it will really add up over time when it comes to reducing monthly bills. Simply turn it back down to your desired temperature when you get home and you’ll be at your desired temperature in no time.
CLEAN THE AIR FILTERS REGULARLY
The HVAC system in your house has filters located throughout the duct system. When they’re clogged with dust, dirt, and debris, the system has to work harder to distribute cold air around the home. The harder it has to work, the more money you’re going to have to shell out at the end of the month. Clean your air filters at least twice a year to help alleviate this issue.
Make sure your thermostat isn’t placed in direct sunlight in your home. This will cause the unit to get a false reading, making it think your house is warmer than it actually is while still cooling the air. This is another instance where your HVAC system will have to work harder than it needs to.
DON’T RUN IT AT NIGHT
Turn up the thermostat a little bit at night. The air is colder in the evening, meaning your AC won’t have to work as hard. You may even want to open the windows in your bedroom to let the cool night air in.
If you live in San Antonio and think your cooling bills are higher than they should be, call Quality Star Services today. We’ll be able to diagnose and fix your issue. Our team can also help you with heating and cooling repair, installation, and maintenance as well as ductwork services.