Routine Air Conditioning Maintenance Can Save You Money
Perhaps one of the easiest ways to save money as a homeowner when it comes to your air conditioning system is to simply have routine maintenance performed by a professional HVAC technician. In addition to this simple strategy it is always a good idea to leave your air conditioning running when you’re away from home. This includes even when on vacation. By turning the unit off it will ultimately have to work harder when you turn it back on. Even benefits like healthier indoor houseplants as well as preventing appliances from becoming damaged if your home becomes too hot should be considered.
Cooling Your Home Will Be Much Easier
Rather than turning off the AC unit it is best to set it a few degrees higher than normal and allow it to run continuously even if you intend on being gone for several weeks. This helps to ensure that your home does not become excessively warm throughout the day. Best of all, with the unit set at a higher than normal temperature that allows it to still run, cooling your home will be much easier when you return. In most cases cooling your home after being gone and using this technique will require less than an hour’s time to accomplish.
A Smart Thermostat That Is Programmable
Another great idea is to use a programmable thermostat as a way to reduce energy usage. As a matter of fact a programmable thermostat has been shown to reduce energy usage anywhere from 10 to 30% overall. Adjusting thermostat temperatures for differences in outside temperature during the day and night will ultimately save you money on an annual basis. Even better is something known as a smart thermostat – a programmable type thermostat designed to learn heating and cooling patterns in your home. This is also a great way to save money. Contact Comfort Star today to learn more about Houston Emergency AC repair and maintenance services with a proven track record.