Summer is almost here, and you know what that means here in San Antonio: high temperatures and high energy bills. That’s why today we bring you four tips for a more efficient AC this summer.
Check for Air Leaks
Checking for air leaks is one of the simplest ways to improve the efficiency of your air conditioning. Air escapes often through doors and windows, reducing the comfort of your home, and forcing your unit to work harder. Here’s an easy way to detect leaks: stand outside your house with your AC on and pass your hand in front of your doors and windows. If you can feel the cool air coming out, it means you have a leak that needs repair.
Upgrade Your Thermostat
We know, we have mentioned it before but we insist because it works! A good thermostat goes a long way toward ensuring that your AC unit works at its best. A smart thermostat allows you to set weekly schedules, so that your unit works only as hard as it needs to, and only when you need it. And while this sounds pretty simple, the savings can be spectacular.
Install Energy-Efficient Window Treatments
Energy-efficient window treatments help insulate your windows, which are the area where most heat gain and loss occur in your home. For example, during hot weather seasons, energy-efficient shades can reduce unwanted solar heat through windows by up to 80%, easing the burden on your AC unit—and on your pocket.
More Air Conditioning Tips and Ideas
These are some previous posts you can check out for more ideas, and interesting facts about your air conditioning system:
- How to tell when it’s time to replace your Air Conditioning
- 9 Common HVAC Terms You Should Know
- 4 Benefits of programmable thermostats
- What does HVAC stand for? (and other useful ac terms)
- 4 New year’s resolutions to keep your AC running smoothly
Need to Repair or Replace Your AC in San Antonio, TX? Contact us today!
When it comes to installing, repairing, maintaining, and replacing all brands of air conditioning in San Antonio Texas, Zero Heating and Refrigeration offers the best service delivered with the utmost professionalism.
We are located at 4142 Hickory Sun, San Antonio, Texas. Contact us today using our website, by telephone (210-900-0824), or through our social media accounts on Facebook and Twitter and to schedule a repair or to get a free estimate. We also offer financing plans for your convenience!