Not only should your air conditioner keep you comfortable this summer, but it should also keep your wallet comfortable. Keep cool and comfortable without breaking the bank – and avoid high utility bills as much as possible with these 5 tips and tricks.
1. Pay Attention To Your Windows
If the sun comes in through your windows, it’s automatically going to make your house warm. If you use things like blinds, curtains, or even blankets, you’re able to keep your house much cooler than it would be otherwise. The warmer your house is, the harder your AC has to work to keep it cool. Using something as simple as a window covering, you can put less strain on your unit and save money – while also keeping cool and comfortable.
2. Keep Your AC Clear of Debris
Removing obstructions around your AC condenser unit is a great way to ensure it works at optimal efficiency all season long. Clearing away debris such as leaves, branches, and dirt will not only help improve airflow but will also help prevent it from overheating and getting clogged. If there are any obstructions restricting airflow, your AC won’t work as it should to keep you and your family cool.
3. Seal Cracks & Openings
Chances are if you see a basketball-sized hole in your wall, you’re going to notice it – and fix it quickly. What many homeowners don’t notice are the small cracks and tiny openings. To prevent warm air from leaking into your home, you can add caulk or weather stripping to seal up any air leaks in your doors and windows.
4. Install A Smart Thermostat
Smart thermostats can maximize both your comfort and energy savings by automating temperature adjustments whether you’re home or away. With smart thermostats, you don’t have to worry about finding the perfect temperature or remember to turn the thermostat up or down. A smart thermostat will do that for you – and more. Not only will you be able to save money and energy, but you’ll also be able to have more control over the temperature even when you’re not home. For example, if you are coming home earlier than you thought and want your house to be cool before you arrive, you can adjust the cooling schedule for that day right from your phone.
5. Schedule Preventative Maintenance
We recommend you schedule preventative maintenance once a year to make sure your AC unit is working at peak efficiency. Preventative maintenances help homeowners catch problems early on before they become large, costly problems. When you get preventative maintenance on your AC unit before the dog days of summer, you can rest assured your unit won’t fail on you in the middle of a Texas heatwave.
Schedule Your Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas AC Maintenance With Dring Today!
Whether you need AC repair, installation, replacement, or annual maintenance, Dring is here for all your AC needs. Schedule your preventative maintenance with us and we’ll help you stay cool and comfortable all summer long. Your comfort is our top priority. Call us today or schedule your service now online.