4 Tips for Saving Energy in Dallas This Summer 

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

But as temps begin to rise, so do your energy bills. Here are a few suggestions for saving energy in Dallas and keeping payments down. 

1. Schedule Annual AC Maintenance 

Giving your AC system a yearly tune-up can help it run more efficiently and reduce 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 AC systems is a definite advantage for 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 during the day. 

Learning how to expertly use your thermostat is the easiest way to reduce energy costs in the summer. 

  • Set your thermostat as high as comfortably possible when you’re around at home. Think of it this way, the smaller the difference between outdoor temperatures and inside temperatures, the lower your cooling cost will be. 
  • When you’re away, set the thermostat to a much higher temperature or switch 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 residence cool: 

  • Use a ceiling fan—By using a ceiling fan, you can raise your thermostat setting an average of 4 degrees with no reduction 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 residence 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 abruptly realize you neglected to turn up the thermostat. Then you think about it the full day! 

Smart thermostats pick up on 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 suggestions will all help keep summer energy costs down. If you decide it’s time to upgrade your thermostat or need AC installation online. We’ll help you find the right product for your home. And as always, all our services are backed by a 100% satisfaction guarantee.* 

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