Your Energy Costs: Cool Ways To Beat The Heat

Summers can be hot in San Antonio, so how can you keep your energy costs down without breaking the bank?

Programmable thermostats

The first thing you can do is install a programmable thermostat. These units have a proven track record of savings. By installing one you can control the temperature in your home 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Settings allow you to program different temperatures for different days and times so even if your schedule varies you can make sure that you’re not cooling an empty house.

Upgrade your A/C

So you’ve already got a programmable thermostat but it just isn’t enough? Why not update your A/C unit? If your current model is over five years old, it is likely that it is significantly less efficient than many of those on the market today.

Seal leaks

One of the reasons that homes don’t stay cool in the summer is air leakage through the ventilation system and older, poorly-insulated windows. Replacing your windows with Energy Star-approved models can save you up to 15 percent on your total energy costs for the year. Leaky ductwork is a bit harder to recognize but checking the areas where registers come through the floor or out of the walls is a good place to start. Seal these areas with foam tape insulation to prevent cooled air from leaking into the dead spaces behind the walls or under the floorboards.

Reduce water usage

Air isn’t the only thing that leaks, pipes do too. Fixing a leak in a hot water line not only saves money on the water bill, but on the energy to heat the water in the heater as well. Another way to reduce water usage is to install low flow showerheads and toilets.

Keeping your energy costs down can be done simply by upgrading the hardware in your home. For more information on how to keep your summer utility bills from draining your bank account, contact us at Beyer Boys today.

Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).

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