It's officially summertime, and that means the temperatures are on the rise. While it can be tempting to blast your air conditioning all day long, that can quickly lead to high energy bills. In this blog post, we will discuss some tips on how to keep your home cool while keeping your energy bills low.
Use Blinds or Curtains
During the peak of a San Antonio summer, blackout blinds or curtains can be a lifesaver. While it may seem counterintuitive, using window coverings to block out the sun's heat will help keep your home cooler and ensure your air conditioner is running efficiently. In addition to saving money on your energy bill, this can also extend the life of your AC unit.
Get Your Air Conditioner Serviced
If you want to reduce your energy costs, then you need to make sure your air conditioner is properly maintained. A routine tune-up can help keep your unit running efficiently, which can save you money on your energy bills. In addition, regular maintenance can help extend the life of your air conditioner, so you won't have to replace it as often.
If you need to get your AC tuned up, the expert technicians at Zimmermann Air Conditioning & Heating have got you covered. Their annual maintenance services will ensure all the mechanisms in your system are functioning correctly and spot minor problems before they become major issues.
Unplug Electronics Not in Use
One of the most underrated ways to cut energy costs while cooling your home is to unplug any electronics when they're not in use.
While it's convenient to just leave all your electronics plugged in, it's probably best to unplug them! Even if they're not turned on, plugged-in electronics can generate a surprising amount of heat.
The less heat in your home, the better it is for your air conditioner. By unplugging unused
devices, you'll help your air conditioner do its job more efficiently - and save yourself some money on your energy bill. So when you're looking for ways to stay cool this summer, don't forget the power of unplugging!
Call a Professional
If your energy bills are high and you're not sure why it may be time to call a professional. They can help diagnose the problem and recommend solutions to help lower your energy usage – and your bills.For All your air conditioner needs, the team at Zimmermann Air Conditioning & Heating is more than happy to help. Call (210) 880-0885 or contact us online to schedule your appointment today. We're here to help you stay cool all summer long!