4 Tips for Saving Energy in Fort Worth This Summer 

Spring is great for many reasons: flowers start to bloom, you can crack windows for fresh air and your energy bill is normally at its lowest. That’s because you’re not using your furnace or air conditioner. 

But as mercury begins to increase, so do your energy costs. Here are a couple of tips for saving energy in Fort Worth and keeping costs down. 

1. Schedule Annual AC Maintenance 

Giving your AC system a yearly tune-up can help it run more efficiently and reduce costs. Replacing your air filter will help keep energy costs down. 

If your cooling equipment has experienced better days, spring is a great time to upgrade it. The energy-saving features in modern AC systems is a definite advantage for keeping your utility bill down. 

2. Turn Down Your Thermostat 

There’s an easy way you can save up to 10% on heating and cooling bills. Just dial your thermostat back 7–10 degrees for 8 hours each day. 

Learning how to efficiently work your thermostat is the easiest way to reduce energy costs in the summer. 

  • Set your thermostat as high as comfortably possible when you’re at home. Think of it this way, the smaller the difference between outdoor temperatures and inside temperatures, the lower your cooling cost will be. 
  • When you’re away, set the thermostat to a much higher temperature or turn it off. There’s no reason to cool an empty home. 

3. Take Advantage of Other Methods to Cool Your Home

You can do a couple other methods to help keep your home cool: 

  • Use a ceiling fan—By using a ceiling fan, you can raise your thermostat setting an average of 4 degrees with no decrease in comfort. Have your fan turn counterclockwise in the summer, which drives cool air upward. This distributes cool air more evenly when you’re in the room. 
  • Keep blinds drawn—Sunlight quickly converts to heat as it moves through windows. Keep your home cooler by drawing blinds and curtains when you’re not using sunny rooms. 

4. Consider Installing a Smart Thermostat

You’ve left home and immediately realize you forgot to turn up the thermostat. Then you think about it the entire day! 

Smart thermostats pick up on your habits and adjust the temp when you’re gone to help you save money. You can also change the thermostat from anywhere with your phone. 

These expert suggestions will all help keep summer energy costs down. If you decide it’s time to modernize your thermostat or need AC installation online. We’ll help you find the best product for your house. And like always, all our services are backed by a 100% satisfaction guarantee.* 

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