After what could have been a very expensive energy bill this summer, it is time to give your wallet and your AC unit a breather. Even if you are turning up the heat as fall and cooler weather rolls in, there are some energy-saving tips that we can offer.
Our main tips revolve around your thermostat use. Setting your thermostat is like setting a prediction for how high your energy bill will be the next month. Don’t fall into a money pit with the energy company, follow these simple tips from your Dallas air conditioning service company.
Don’t Be Afraid to Lower It
Whether you are going out for the evening or for a few days on a quick getaway, lowering your thermostat will help you save on heating this fall. On the longer trips, we recommend that you lower the thermostat to a cool 55 F. Keep in mind that a lower thermostat also helps you save on the energy costs that your refrigerator and freezer rack up each month.
If you are unsure how low to program your thermostat, try to reduce it by one degree at a time until you have found your comfort and saving zone at once.
Install a Programmable System
If personally keeping track of the temperature set on your AC unit’s thermostat is too much to handle, call your local air conditioning company to have them install a programmable set-back thermostat. Working with this type of technology in your home is not only easier on you, but it could help you save money on your energy bills this fall.
With a programmable set-back thermostat, you can plan it so the heat turns up before you are awake, and cools down while you are asleep. Working on this type of schedule could put you on track for saving between 5 and 10 percent on your heating bill, depending on the temperature you have set your thermostat at.
Install Individual Thermostats
Not all Dallas homes are heated with gas, and this can be used to your advantage. If your residence is heated with electricity, you can have your local air conditioning repair company come to your home and install individual thermostats around the house. By installing individual thermostats, you could be saving quite a bit of money by not using up energy in the rooms that are rarely in use at your home.
Remember Body Heat
The seasons after summer usually bring about large holiday gatherings. From Halloween to winter celebrations, your home may be a hub for company. Keep in mind that each guest at your house is the equivalent of a 175-watt heating system and a large group of people will deem your heating unit unnecessary, saving you money.
Call Lex Air Conditioning and Heating for Installations
If you are eager to save money on your energy bill, call Lex Air Conditioning and Heating today. We offer residential and commercial HVAC services and will be happy to perform AC maintenance on your unit to ensure that it is prepared for fall. Get in touch with us today to find out more ways to save this season.