Saving Energy in the Hottest Month of the Year

HVAC summer energy bills

As the summer weather heats up, you can expect your cooling bills to rise. How can you keep your Coastal Bend comfortable while preventing your bills from getting too high? Find out more about how to save on your HVAC summer energy bills.

Increase Your Thermostat Setting

Increasing the setting on your thermostat a few degrees or more can lead to big savings on your energy bills. If you still want your home cooler while you’re inside, you can leave the setting at its usual setting at these times. Consider raising it a few degrees when you leave for work and when you go to bed at night. 

Switch to a Programmable Thermostat

Raising your thermostat setting can lower your bills, but you have to remember to do it. Switching to a programmable thermostat can help ensure that your temperature setting changes at specific times, so that you don’t have to manually adjust it. With a programmable thermostat in your home, you can save significantly on your HVAC summer energy bills.

Change Your Air Filter

HVAC systems that have dirty air filters need to work harder to keep homes cool, especially during heat waves. Replace the air filter in your HVAC system, so that it can work as efficiently as possible. Your HVAC system won’t have to run as often when it has a clean air filter. 

Schedule HVAC Maintenance

Making sure that your HVAC system operates at maximum efficiency can help lower your energy bills. You can do this through routine HVAC maintenance. These maintenance visits involve having technicians check various parts and components of your HVAC system and make repairs or adjustments as needed, such as tightening loose components. 

Avoid Blocking Vents

Move furniture and other items away from vents throughout your home. This helps ensure proper airflow and allows your HVAC system to run with improved efficiency. 

If you need more help with lowering your HVAC summer energy bills, contact CCAC for more information. We provide HVAC maintenance, energy-efficient HVAC systems, and other HVAC services in the Coastal Bend area.

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