Do you find that your AC bills begin to rack up as soon as summer comes around? During the hotter months, your air conditioning unit has to work harder to cool down your home, which can lead to expensive energy bills. We’ve come up with 5 tips and tricks on how you can save energy and cut air conditioning costs this summer.
Purchase a Programmable Thermostat
Programmable thermostats are a great investment for your home, helping you to save energy and air conditioning costs. These devices are programmed to automatically lower the temperature while you’re sleeping, which is a great way to reduce costs. Since your home has been cooled overnight without the extra heat coming from the sun, the temperature will often remain cool throughout the morning. Often times, you won’t even need to turn on your air conditioner until the afternoon. Ultimately, this means that you are saving money and energy by cooling overnight.
Clean Air Conditioner Filters Regularly
Dust and pollutants can easily build up over time if your AC filters are not properly taken care of. When your filters are clogged, your air conditioner will use more power to reach its desired temperature, leading to wasted energy and increased costs. Make it a routine to clean your AC filters weekly to avoid dust build-up and to increase efficiency.
Use Fans for Air Circulation
Using fans can be a great way of spreading coolness throughout the home and cutting energy costs. Fans help to disperse cool air efficiently, which means your air conditioning unit does not have to work as hard to cool down your home. You can even turn the temperature up by a few degrees and you won’t even notice a difference when your fans are turned on. Always remember to turn off your fans when you’re not using them, or you can be at risk of wasting electricity.
Close Curtains, Blinds, & Shades
Closing your curtains, blinds, and shades can be a simple solution for cooling down your home. On hot summer days, sunlight begins to beat down on your windows and increase the amount of heat in your house. This means that your air conditioner has to work extra hard to cool down your home, leading to increased energy costs. It is in your best interest to close all curtains, blinds, and shades during hot, summer days to avoid excess heat and improve your unit’s efficiency.
Annual HVAC Check-Ups
Schedule an annual checkup with your local, HVAC experts to inspect your air conditioner. They can:
- Ensure that your AC is working properly and make repairs if needed
- Remove dirt in hard to reach places
- Replace filters
By following the above tips and tricks, you can ensure that your air conditioner is working efficiently and that you are saving money. Call Twin Tech Heating and Cooling at 1.844.894.6832 to schedule your next HVAC check-up, and we will ensure your air conditioner is in good working condition.
When our old oil furnace finally broke down we decided it was time to finally convert to natural gas and finally install central air conditioning at the same time. Knowing it was going to be a significant investment for us, we wanted to make the right choice. Twintech came highly recommended by a friend and we were not disappointed. From the first contact with the salesperson, until the final touches on the installation, we were so pleased with their service. Everyone from the company was so friendly, efficient and a pleasure to deal with. Best of all, the cost was very competitive. We would certainly recommend Twintech to anyone requiring HVAC work in their home.
Mitch from Twintech came out for our annual furnace inspection. We found him to be friendly, conscientious & he left the work area clean. We were also very impressed with the thoroughness of the job he did. This is the 2nd job weve had Twintech do for us & have been very happy with the results for each. We highly recommend this company. Thank you, Mitch, Dave & Greg.
Work was done on schedule, professionally, according to quote and with minimal inconvenience to building users. Very happy with the end result. The only area for improvement from my experience - need more timely quoting process.
The team was great! Very knowledgeable, professional and extremely helpful. A few days after install the unit didnt seem to be working, user error, but within minutes of contacting them..on a Saturday.. a tech was on the phone troubleshooting with us. I highly recommend Twintech for your cooling or heating needs. They stand by their products and a pleasure to deal with.
During the hottest week in the summer our old A/C decided to call it quits. I called Twintech Heating & Cooling after receiving a referral from a family member; came highly rated for being an honest, family-run business, who appreciates their customers. Dave was able to accommodate my hectic schedule and book a late evening appointment to walk through the specifics. Greg and Mitch arrived exactly on time a few days later, were very polite and friendly, and within a couple of hours had a new unit up and running. I also received a follow-up call to ensure we were happy with the Amana.
They were on time and very professional. I'm so glad I decided to go with Twintech, thanks!
Timely and appreciated - this was during the hottest days this year when our Air and Furnace way.
Efficient. Professional. No BS or overselling. What was promised, was delivered at a cost-effective price point.
Down to earth.
Professionally done and took care to cover all entry floors to the house for the installers to remove the old furnace and install a new furnace.
I also made recommendations of the tankless water heater that we had installed and items to address. We did not know they also installed tankless water heaters.
Price was not the cheapest nor the most expensive of my quotes. It's the quality of the installation that makes for a good AC system. The twins' knowledge & professionalism was evident in the small details:
Very clean work. Greg made sure that the refrigerant level & temperature were correct. They reinstall the insulation & vapor barrier around the wall. The outside electrical cords were secured to the wall. Proud to support this local company. Thank you.
Great team of guys came to do the work. Very professional. Arrived on time worked very efficiently and were very clean. They answered any questions we had without hesitation. The air conditioner works great and is so quiet. I highly recommend them and they don't try to up-sell anything right from the start.