Does AC Maintenance Reduce Electric Costs?

Does AC Maintenance Reduce Electric Costs

Cooling your home in the extreme Houston heat can be difficult and expensive. If you are noticing your energy costs are soaring, staying on top of your regular HVAC maintenance can help to quickly reduce energy costs, resulting in a lower electric bill. Listed below are some of the best ways to reduce air conditioning costs, while also ensuring your cooling system is not have to work harder to give you the same level of comfort.

Long-Term Changes

Climate change means that in all likelihood, summer temperatures will continue to rise. Here are six ways to save money on your AC bills in the long term.

Get Your Air Conditioning System Serviced: One of the least expensive long-term money-saving tips is regular investment in your AC system. Get your HVAC unit serviced regularly—at least once a year—to ensure it performs optimally. Coils need cleaning, voltage connections need checking and refrigerant levels need topping off.

Install Ceiling Fans: Ceiling fans help circulate air and make your home feel cooler. If you don’t already have ceiling fans, consider installing them throughout your property. Simply switching on a ceiling fan can reduce the burden on your AC system and lower your energy usage.

Upgrade Your Windows: Energy-efficient windows help you take charge of your utility bills. In the winter, they keep heat in—and in the summer, they keep heat out. Some high-quality windows come with low-emissivity, or low-E, glass, which reflects long infrared waves to keep your home cooler. Other energy-saving options include anti-reflective and tinted windows.

Plant Shade Trees: Blackout curtains and reflective blinds can help keep your home cooler. But in the long term, trees can reduce sunlight, shading your entire property and reducing your energy bills in the process. Good shade tree species include river birch, dawn redwood, cypress and weeping willow. If you decide to plant shade trees, keep them away from your foundations and from septic tank drainage fields.

Install Solar Panels: Solar panels generate electricity, so they help reduce your energy bills. Today’s solar arrays are much more efficient than older panels—and they’re also much more affordable. You can lease panels, or you can buy an array outright. Some power companies even let you sell extra electricity back to the grid.

Insulate Your Walls & Attics: Inefficient windows leak air—and so do badly insulated crawl spaces, walls and attics. Older homes in particular can be notoriously leaky. If your home is on the leakier side, improve your insulation to make your home more comfortable and save money on your utility bills.

New Air Conditioner Financing Options in Houston

When your air conditioner is unable to control the climate of your space you can be left with a new set of issues, all the way from warped wood to mold, your issue can become expensive quickly. At Autumn Mechanical, we offer our clients financing options that help them get the services they need when they need them. Take advantage of special financing options available with approved credit when you purchase qualifying Trane equipment through Wells Fargo. Financing is provided with approved credit by Wells Fargo National Bank, an equal housing lender. If you have any questions about the financing options we offer to the community of Conroe, contact us today!

Affordable AC Maintenance in Houston

Autumn Mechanical — formerly Autumn Air delivers a single-point resource for mechanical contracting and service. Based in Spring, TX, Autumn Mechanical specializes in HVAC, plumbing, and refrigeration services. Serving customers in Houston, Dallas, and surrounding areas, our professional technicians serve with expertise and integrity.

With over 30 years of experience in the air conditioning and heating business, the team at Autumn Mechanical has built a trusted reputation throughout the communities of Houston. Our air conditioning services include but are not limited to, residential/commercial AC and heating, repair, service, installation, maintenance, and heat pump equipment repair.

Whenever you are looking for high-quality air conditioning and heating services at a day affordable price, we can help! We service and replace both commercial and residential HVAC systems in order to bring you the ultimate climate control. Autumn Mechanical proudly serves the Greater Houston area, including Briarpark, Midtown, Sugar Land, Cypress, Pearland, The West University Place, The Heights, Spring, Willowbrook, Houston, Spring Branch, and The Woodlands. Don’t hesitate to give us a call today to find out what we can do for your home or business.


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