Tips to Cut Your Cooling Costs this Summer

Tips to Cut Your Cooling Costs this Summer

With daytime temperatures consistently over 90 degrees, there’s no doubt that we’re in the thick of summertime in Texas. These constant, hot temperatures can send your AC bill skyrocketing, leaving many homeowners scrambling to find ways to reduce their cooling costs. Arthur Hagar Air Conditioning and Heating has been providing leading HVAC services to the Fort Worth area for more than 65 years, and our pros know a thing or two about air conditioning! Today, we’ll share a few tips on how you can cut your cooling costs this summer. For more information or an estimate on a quality Carrier® air conditioning unit, contact us at 817-478-1122 today!

Ceiling Fans

If you’re lucky enough to have ceiling fans in your home, summer is one of the best times to put them into use! If you don’t have a ceiling fan, a simple oscillating table or floor fan can also help slash your cooling costs. By mimicking the wind-chill effect, a fan can make the room feel between five and 10 degrees cooler when paired with thermal curtains, which means you can set the thermostat higher than you normally would and still enjoy cool, circulating air. For optimal results, be sure that your ceiling fan is in the right setting, with air blowing downward to help disperse and keep that cooler air circulating in the proper direction.

Programmable Thermostats

For optimal efficiency and indoor comfort, a programmable thermostat is a must. When you have one, you can program different temperatures for when you are home, when you’re away, and when you’re sleeping, allowing you optimal control over the temperature fluctuations in your home. When your thermostat maintains a constant program, it is easier for it to keep up with the cooling demands of your home. This means your AC unit won’t be working overtime to cool your home when you’re not there, resulting in more efficient cooling when you need it most. Carrier offers an entire line of state-of-the-art thermostats that are sure to meet your cooling needs. Ask one of our technicians about them today!

Air Conditioning Service

Your AC unit is the workhorse of your home in the summertime, and no piece of equipment works harder to keep your home comfortable. Just like a car, garage door opener, or any other large piece of equipment, you’ll notice better operation and increased efficiency when you have your AC unit serviced on a regular basis. Many homeowners are surprised to learn that something as simple as replacing filters and removing debris can lower energy use by as much as five to 15 percent. That may not seem like a drastic savings, but overtime, the savings can be dramatic!

Has it been awhile since you had your AC unit inspected and serviced? For leading air conditioning service and quality Carrier HVAC equipment, contact Arthur Hagar today! We look forward to working with you!


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