There’s no doubting that the summer in the Houston area is an oppressive mix of heat and humidity and that such temperatures result in an astronomical monthly energy bill. However, there’s a chance that you’re spending more than you should on air conditioning. If the summer utility bills for your League City, Texas, seem unusually high, try some of these tips for cutting energy costs.
Use Your Thermostat Wisely
When you get home from a long day at work and your house is too warm, it’s natural to turn the thermostat down as low as it will go. However, doing so won’t cool your home any faster. In fact, it just wastes energy. To reduce this type of energy waste, set the temperature to 75 to 78 degrees. It allows you to cut costs while staying cool on a sweltering hot day.
Take It Outside
Although it’s tempting to cook dinner in the oven or on the stove, such appliances can substantially increase the indoor temperature. Try using the outside grill for some or all of your cooking needs. It’s easy to barbecue vegetables and meat or boil water in a pot for corn on the cob Plus, it usually cools down in the evening; cooking outside gives you a chance to enjoy the outdoors.
Get a Tune-up
While there are many things you can do on your own to lower energy costs, sometimes you need a professional’s touch. An air conditioner tune-up can improve its efficiency and performance. However, if you don’t have specialized training, it’s dangerous to do it yourself at home. A trained technician can do tune-ups and fix major problems for AC units quickly and easily, saving you the hassle of extra work and giving you a cool, comfortable home.
Don’t let the summer temperatures drain your energy and your bank account. Instead, give Maxx Air Conditioning and Heating a call at 281-409-3890 today. Our expert technicians will provide helpful advice and service to keep you cool all summer long.
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