In Spring, TX we all know that summers can be unbearably hot, and due to that keeping out homes cool and comfortable can be very costly.  Air conditioning units do use a tremendous amount of energy, which results in higher energy bills.  We are going to talk about some simple was to help you increase your air conditioner efficiency without having to compromise with your comfort and save you money. One of the low costly maintenance you can do is making sure to change your filter at least every three months.  Having a filter that is dirty with dust and buildup can cause your AC unit to work harder to cool your home which will drive your energy bill up.  This can also result in causing damages to your unit which will lead to repair bills. Be sure to check outside and make sure that there is no debris or long branches from bushes close by are too close to unit.  This can cause air blockage that helps the unit run smoothly. Also, making sure to have your annual maintenance tune-up on your AC system will make sure it runs efficiently and prevents any further issues down the road. One big way to save on your electric bill is simply by turning it up to around 80 degrees or higher when you are not home.  And when you are home, keeping it set around 78 degrees will help you save as much as twenty percent on your energy bill each month.  This also helps your air conditioner run efficiently as it is not working as hard. Doing daily chores around the house such as running a load of clothes in the dryer or dishes in the dishwasher either in the early mornings or in the late evenings will help your AC system not work as hard, thus making it run efficiently and helping save some on your energy bill.  Also even turning on the exhaust fan above your stove while you are cooking a meal will help take out the heat. If you have ceiling fans in rooms will help drastically by circulating air throughout the room and creating a breeze.  Fans not only use much less energy than your AC unit, but it will create a breeze through the room so it will not seem as stuffy. It is also important to make sure that all your vents throughout the house are open.  If you close vents in rooms that you do not occupy often, this will cause a disruption in the airflow and your AC system will work that much harder. Finally, having black out drapes, shutters, blinds, or a mixture of both and leaving them shut on the windows where direct sunlight comes in will help keep your home cooler and keep your AC from working harder.  Having these, you will see a tremendous difference in the feel of the room as well as your energy bill. Following each of these small little tid-bits will not only help you save money on your energy bill or repair costs, but it will help your AC unit from over working itself and help towards prolonging it’s life. Make sure that your schedule your appointment today with us! > Company 13940 Bammel North Houston Rd #111 Houston, TX 77066