Ways to Lower Your Home Cooling Bills

home cooling bills

A fan provides a cost-effective way to lower your home’s cooling bill.

As the temperature begins to rise throughout the late spring and summer, practically everyone looks to ways to lower their home cooling bills. Thankfully, plenty of proactive measures exist to accomplish this aim. Regardless of whether you rent or own, put these five tactics into place immediately.

Use Fans

Though fans do not technically cool down a room, they accomplish the “wind chill” effect. After all, a nice breeze can certainly make us feel more comfortable. Paired with an air conditioner, a fan can help circulate cooler air. This results in a more efficient use of energy, and prevents your air conditioning from running nonstop.

Programmable Thermostats

Programmable thermostat technology allows for the more efficient use of your home cooling system. Rather than allow the air conditioner to run non-stop, you can program it to turn off while you’re out or asleep.

System Maintenance

The proper maintenance of your air conditioner also provides an indispensable way to save money. Dirty air filters or damaged coils can force  your machine to work harder — and thus consume more energy. If it’s been awhile since you had any A/C maintenance, put in a call to the experts at TAM A/C and Heating.

Plan Your Day

Another way to make your A/C’s work easier is to not perform heat-generating activities in the middle of the day. If it’s already hot outside, don’t add to the machine’s burden with clothes washing or cooking.

Close the Shades

If you regularly close your blinds, shades, and windows throughout the day, you can keep cooler air in and hotter air out. These activities will lead to a lower overall temperature in the home, a scenario that enables your A/C to work less.

If you need any maintenance or repair to your A/C in preparation for lower home cooling bills, do not hesitate to call TAM A/C and Heating at 281-599-7878.