Americans are serious about their AC: over three-quarters of United States homes have air conditioners, and air conditioners use about 6% of all the electricity produced in the United States, at an annual cost of $29 billion to homeowners. If that isn’t enough reason to think twice about your AC usage this summer, consider this: in a state as hot as Texas, the average household can spend as much as $600 per year on cooling alone!
If you’re looking to cut down on costs this summer (while still keeping your cool), try following these tips to take some of the pressure off your hard-working AC unit. Your wallet will thank you.
One of the best ways to trim down your cooling costs is to install a high-efficiency AC unit, particularly if your current unit is more than 10 years old. A newer unit will use between 20% to 50% less energy to keep your home at the same temperature as your older unit. Installing a programmable thermostat is another worthwhile upgrade: setting your home’s temperature higher while you’re away at work or after the sun goes down reduces wasted energy, and makes for one less thing you’ll forget to do in the morning.
Try some of these tips this summer, and you may just find yourself with some extra money at the end of the season. The home cooling experts at Goff are only a phone call away, whether it be for advice, maintenance, or a new energy-efficient AC unit installation to carry you through another hot summer. Call us today at 903-838-6923, or visit us online for all your home comfort needs!